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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 Oaxacan 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.
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, hand-produced by fourth-generation mezcaleros who we’ll meet in person. All the while, connect with shamans and weavers, local artists and chefs, and relaxing in a design-forward boutique hotel in the heart of the city. This is the only way to savor everything Oaxaca has to offer.
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Travel the world with Park House! Outside our walls is an entire world waiting to be seen—and there’s a group of fun, creative, open-minded Park House members who can’t wait to join you.
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Oaxaca packs in so much of the complex, fascinating culture of Mexico. We’ll experience it all—at artist studios, local markets, street-food stands, agave farms and boutique hotels.
Bienvenidos a Oaxaca! Famed for its vast artistic culture, incredible and complex flavors, indigenous heritage and fine mezcal, this region of the country packs in so much of what makes Mexico, Mexico. We’ll meet up with the group this evening at our hotel and toast the start of our adventure with local mezcal—of course—then get acquainted with the group at a delicious open-air dinner together. Tomorrow we explore the streets, but tonight we celebrate the start of something incredibly special!
Today we get the true farm-to-table experience. First, we’ll walk through the cobblestone streets and snack through Oaxaca’s central markets, a feast of the senses where open fires grill delicious tlayudas (toasted tortillas topped, with Oaxacan string cheese and thin-grilled meats), and vendors scurry past offering chapulines (roasted grasshoppers). We’ll also visit Oaxaca’s incredible textile museum to see a sprawling array of textiles from the region to set the tone for our trip.
In the afternoon, we’ll head to Rancho 314 (Tres Catorce to the locals), an urban farm on the edge of the city that supplies the top local restaurants with produce. We’ll break into small groups and take turns making mole, tamales, ice cream, Oaxacan cheese, and get a hands-on look into the local flavor profiles. We savor our creations al fresco to enjoy all the local delicacies. Back in the city, the night is ours to explore Oaxaca’s vibrant culture, and maybe just one or two of those bars and mezcalerias…
Who’s ready for art and mezcal? We begin this epic day meeting local artisans and ceramicists, with a first-hand look at the multi-generational craftsmanship Oaxaca is famous for.
Next, on the way to the village of Santa Catarina Minas, we’ll stop for lunch in San Martin. Feast on succulent barbecued meat the traditional way—cooked in the ground and generously in our honor as guests. Full from lunch, we take a quick drive by rows of agave plants in the mountain valleys, to meet up with a fourth-generation mezcalero in Santa Catarina Minas. Agave is everywhere here. We’ll learn how these passed-down, timeless techniques turn agave hearts into the smoky cousin-spirit of tequila. After a tasting, or two, of the artisanal mezcal on hand, we’ll return to Oaxaca for downtime at our hotel, and then reconvene for a grand farewell dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants.
All great things come to an end, alas. We’ll have a big farewell breakfast: hot chocolate (not too sweet, not too rich), hand-patted just-made tortillas, huevos rancheros blanketed in a richly flavorful mole. Then we’ll bid farewell to each other and to Oaxaca, and head for a short drive back to Oaxaca’s airport. Buen viaje!
Our peaceful city oasis in a contemporary boutique property is the ideal way 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.
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Three nights at boutique four-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; 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 and ends at the El Callejon Hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico. The closest airport is the Oaxaca International Airport (OAX). On our last day together, your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 1pm or later from here.
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 $1,000 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 Park House members and 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 September 15, 2021 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after September 16, 2021, there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after November 14, 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 of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).