The Magical OAXACA Retreat
UNESCO World Heritage Site
In March, the jacarandas bloom, emphasizing the greenish of its original quarry stone. Oaxaca is one of the cities where all the historical periods of Mexico shine: pre-Hispanic, colonial, independent, modern, and contemporary are expressed with its natural elegance in every street, colonial building, museum, magical festival, colorful crafts, pre-Columbian ruins, and the many splendorous baroque churches that are to be found in every corner of the city.
ITINERARY: March 15 to 22
March 15 (Sunday)
Arrival in Oaxaca
Transfer from Airport to Hotel then Check In
March 16 (Monday) Walking City Tour
07:00 am - 9:00am Breakfast
09:30 am We will walk to the meeting point at Macedonio Alcala Teatro
10:00 am - City Walking Tour
We will visit Santo Domingo church, a library, organic market, chocolate shop, textile factory, art galleries. We'll talk about culture, music, arts, history, architecture, social and political movements.
Discover the best hidden places in town!
12:30pm - Pay Your Own Lunch
The rest of the day is yours
5:30pm - Yoga (optional)
Dinner on your own
March 17 (Tuesday) - This Day Is Yours: SEE ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES IN OAXACA below
Street Art Tour, Culinary Tour (may incl market) or Cooking Class.
Day Tour to The Hierve el Agua is one of the most scenic natural attractions in Oaxaca’s Central Valleys
07:00 am - 10:00am Breakfast
08:00 Yoga (optional) at the Park
March 18 (Wednesday) - Monte Alban and Mitla Ruins Full Day Tour with Lunch
07:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am - Tour Pick Up
The remains of the ancient sacred city of the Zapotecs, Monte Alban served as a holy center for the ancient Zapotec culture and is usually considered to be one of the most majestic and architecturally harmonious ruins in Mesoamérica. This place is a must for everyone visiting and discovering Oaxaca.
After the visit of Monte Alban the tours goes to the east side of the Valley and we might visit there a nature wonder: the giant tree known as the Tule tree. It has the largest trunk in 'South Americas' and is more than 2000 years old.
The next place to visit is the stone lace decorated wall of the palaces of Mitla.
IF we have time on the way back we do visit the weavers village of Teotitlán del Valle, famous for its delicate and beautifully woven rugs.
The Evening / Dinner is Yours.
March 19 (Thursday) - Tour / Hike of Capulalpam de Mendez
One Day In one of Oaxaca's Pueblo Magico (see picture below)
Yellow quarry buildings, steep cobbled streets, huge green hills in the horizon: such is the landscape of Capulalpam...
- READ more info AT THE BOTTOM
Lunch and Dinner on your own
March 20 (Friday) - This Day Is Yours
Wander in the City
Mercado Benito Juarez 'great shopping'
Mercado de la Merced 'great food stalls'
Sitting in the Zocalo 'guaranteed wholesome entertainment'
Shopping at the street vendors near Mercado 20 de Noviembre
Eating chocolate from all of the shops that gave away free samples (follow your nose!)
07:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
08:00am - Yoga
March 21 (Saturday) - The Day Is Yours or SHOP!
07:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
08:00 am - Yoga
05:00 pm - Dinner at an agreed restaurant (pay your own)
March 22 (Sunday) Departure in Oaxaca
Hotel to Airport Transfer, Check Out Hotel
Welcome Back to USA!
High in Oaxaca’s Sierra Juarez, the mountain range to the east of Oaxaca city that borders the state of Veracruz, nestles Capulalpam de Mendez, one of Mexico’s Pueblo Magicos. The village is terraced into the mountainside and the views are breathtaking. Indeed, the altitude can take your breath away at almost 8,000 feet.