Celebrate the culture and cuisine of Oaxaca alongside star chef Gregory Gourdet. Meet traditional weavers and sculptors in mountain villages. Relax and recharge in our secluded hacienda retreat.
Experience the region’s best food, art and culture with Gregory Gourdet
One departure only with Chef Gregory Gourdet
Oaxaca City, Teotitlan del Valle, Monte Albán, San Sebastián Teitipac
Another bite won’t hurt. Let alone two or three. You’re marveling at the farm-to-table feast on the long table—one you helped create alongside an all-star chef! The spread is complete with roasted, ground chiles, handmade tamales and moles, traditional Oaxacan cheese. It’s a cornucopia of everything the region is known for, grown, made and served the way it’s supposed to be. Smoke meats tinge the air with a savory aroma and fresh herbs of the urban farm around you balance with sweet freshness. This is Oaxaca—and there’s nothing comparable.
Your traveling companion is Chef Gregory Gourdet. Portland’s acclaimed chef has cooked everything from French to Thai, draws inspiration from his Haitian roots, but got his true taste of Mexico competing in the Top Chef finals. He’s been dreaming of going back ever since and is ready to sample anything and everything with you in the name of culinary exploration.
If your tastebuds are your travel guide, this trip is for you. Wander colorful markets and prepare a farm-to-table feast, taste incredible street food from moles to tlayudas, then wash it all down with the best mezcals. All the while, connect with shamans and weavers, local artists, and cap it off relaxing in a secluded colonial hacienda. This is the only way to savor everything Oaxaca has to offer.
From humble street stalls to award-winning kitchens, we'll savor the freshest mole sauces, the smokiest mezcal, the crispiest—even toasted chapulines (grasshoppers)
We'll explore an agave farm with a fourth-generation mezcalero, Oaxaca City's hippest mezcalerias—and we'll meet traditional weavers and sculptors in nearby mountain villages.
Reset your emotional spirit, and connect with Gregory Gourdet and a group of like-minded cultural explorers. (Or just laze on the hacienda grounds with a spa and two pools!)
Oaxaca is a gift. Just the light and colors. And obviously the food.
“For everything bad, there's mezcal. And for everything good, as well.” -Local Wisdom
We believe the world has a lot to offer beyond our building’s walls. Battery Travel is a collection of expertly curated experiences in the world’s most extraordinary destinations. Each experience is designed to change how you see the world and to create lasting connections within our community and beyond.
A peaceful oasis in Oaxaca City, a historic hacienda gone chic in a private valley of mountains—our accommodations are small-scale and boutique, the ideal ways to get acquainted with Oaxaca life.
Off a central side street, a few blocks from the zocalo and central shops and eateries, a street gate opens into a breathtaking oasis that’s our Oaxaca City home: a boutique hotel with a dozen spacious rooms blending the city’s distinctive styles. Serenity reigns in its thoughtful garden spaces, with palm trees, covered walkways and an outdoor patio bar.
A 300-year-old hacienda tucked away in the mountains, just 45 minutes’ drive south of Oaxaca City. Mountains press on the cacti-filled premises, where arched walkways look in toward an open, interior courtyard and bell tower. Each of the 16 rooms has been lovingly restored in a mix of traditional and contemporary designs. There are two pools (one inside, one out) and an on-site spa, plus hiking, horseback riding and biking options. The hacienda is relaxing and private, the ideal place to soak in the golden dusk with a cocktail.
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Six nights at unique, 4-star boutique accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Our adventure begins at 10am at the El Callejon Hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico. The closest airport is Oaxaca International Airport (OAX). Our adventure ends in the mountain village of Teitipac. The closest airport is Oaxaca International Airport (OAX), about an hour away from our hotel. Modern Adventure will organize a complimentary transfer to OAX for all guests who's flight home departs at 1pm or later from OAX airport.
US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Mexico, but are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over. On arrival in the airport, you will be issued a visitor’s permit, known as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple). For citizens of other countries, please check with the Mexico Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
You may cancel on or before August 12, 2021, and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after August 13, 2021, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after October 11, 2021 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).