Oaxaca with Ray Garcia
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Oaxaca Art & Soul
Explore Oaxaca's food, art and culture with chef Ray Garcia
April 11 - 17, 2021
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7 Days, 6 Nights
Oaxaca City, Teotitlan del Valle, San Sebastián Teitipac
“This is the best thing I’ve ever tasted.” It’s a phrase you’ve said more than once today, let alone this week. You’re eating your way through a bustling central market, sampling everything you can get your hands on. Seared meats a la plancha send smoke into the air, baskets brim with fresh produce, mole powders, flowers and coffee beans. You crunch into sweet and aromatic nixtamalized corn elote like you can’t get anywhere else. How can such deceptively simple ingredients yield such intoxicating flavors? You’re in Oaxaca, that’s how.
Sampling beside you is Ray Garcia. He’s the multi-award winning chef behind famed Los Angeles restaurants Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria. A native Angeleno, Ray’s roots are in Mexico, and his cooking prowess flows from his grandmother’s after-school meals to his own brand of perfectly inauthentic cuisine.
Want to explore the heart and soul of Mexico? This trip is for you. Get ready to meet artisans whose generations-old techniques define Oaxaca’s vibrant feel. We’ll prep our own farm-to-table lunch and eat the tastiest street foods. We’ll drink mezcal right from the source. This is Mexico like you’ve never imagined.
Yourself in Oaxaca: colorful food markets, artist workshops, agave farms, ancient pyramids
Rich mole sauces, spiced chocolate, street tacos—even toasted grasshoppers!
Traditional weavers and sculptors, modern artists and shaman healers
Oaxacan traditions, its vibrant art scene and culture, alongside award-winning chef Ray Garcia
3 Reasons to Travel with Ray Garcia
Ray thrives on the unknown. This multi-award-winning Los Angeles chef honed his skills working his way through every chapter of Cooking For Dummies; today he runs some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. He’s the perfect person to discover and revel with us in the flavors of Oaxaca.
He's a Little Loco
Ray opened two LA restaurants—Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria—within a three-month span. Where many chefs would’ve dropped the proverbial taco, Ray succeeded with the accolades to prove it—including Esquire’s Chef of the Year 2015.
He's Got Mexican Roots
Ray is a third-generation Los Angeles native, with roots nestled firmly in Mexico. He’s ready to explore Oaxaca through the lens of a chef and with his familial connections.
His Ingredients Matter
Ray's commitment to responsible food production has granted him awards like StarChefs' “Rising Star” for sustainability and the crown of “King of Porc” at the Cochon 555 heritage pig breeding event.
El CallejonOaxaca City
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.
Ex Hacienda San AntonioSan Sebastián Teitipac
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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What does the price include?
Six nights at unique four- and five-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.
What does the price not include?
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.
What are the arrival & departure details
Our adventure begins at 10am on Sunday, April 11, 2020 at the El Callejon Hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico. The closest airport is the Oaxaca International Airport (OAX). We recommend arriving on or before April 10 to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. Our last day is Saturday, April 17, 2021. The closest airport is the Oaxaca International Airport (OAX) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 1pm or later from here.
What travel documents are needed?
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.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,200 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.
Who is going on this trip?
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.
Who is leading this trip?
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.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before December 12, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after December 13, 2020 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after February 10, 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 for unforeseeable reasons (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.
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