Oaxaca with Suzanne Tracht
February 19 - 25, 2023 | Reserve Your SpotBook Now
Explore the region’s best food, art and culture with Chef Suzanne Tracht
February 19 - 25, 2023
Likely to sell out – reserve your spot!
7 Day, 6 Nights
Best of Oaxaca City, Teotitlan del Valle, Monte Albán
As twilight descends over your farm-to-table feast, you’re raising your glass of mezcal to a week’s worth of pure exhilaration. Smoked meats and roasted chiles perfume the air, as you bite into the most delicious tamale you’ve ever tasted and one that you helped to create—and suddenly it hits you. This is more than just a meal. It’s a symbolic ode to your entire journey. Mezcal tastings with a fourth-generation mezcalero, the homemade mole served in the studio of a master potter, your first bite of a tlayuda at the central market, the cleansing ritual with a traditional Zapotec shaman. This week has been a direct deposit of joy and adventure. You take another sip as local musicians strike up a song, toast your fellow seekers, and settle in to this joyful celebration of Oaxaca.
Along with us is Suzanne Tracht, the multi-award winning chef and culinary force behind LA’s iconic chophouse, Jar. She’s appeared on Top Chef Masters and Hell’s Kitchen, and is recognized among the leading female chefs in the United States. She’s also one of the most philanthropic-minded humans in the City of Angels and, despite all the accolades, is down-to-earth and ready for adventure. Culture and art, craft and design, a thousand years of culinary traditions—Suzanne is ready to experience it all with us in Oaxaca.
If you travel to stimulate all of your senses, this trip is for you. Wander colorful markets, taste incredible street food from moles to tlayudas, then wash it all down with the finest artisanal mezcals. All the while, connect with shamans, weavers, artists and chefs. This is Mexico like you’ve never imagined.
Rich moles, spiced chocolate, street tacos—more flavors than you can imagine
At Oaxaca’s colorful food markets, artist workshops, agave farms, ancient pyramids
Traditional weavers and sculptors, modern artists and shaman healers
With Oaxacan traditions, its vibrant art scene and culture, with Chef Suzanne Tracht
3 Reasons to Travel with Suzanne Tracht
Who wouldn’t want to travel with Suzanne, a badass business woman who can sear a steak that’ll make your eyes water? Her plate might be full of awards, accolades and commendations, but she’s as salt of the earth as they come—and ready to take on Oaxaca and indulge in all of its incredible offerings.
Simply the Best
Suzanne was awarded Best New Chef by Food & Wine after opening Jar; the late restaurant critic Jonathan Gold consistently agreed, including Jar among his LA favorites.
When it comes to creating a menu, Suzanne knows that the best flavors come from sourcing fresh from the land (or sea) closest to her restaurant. A feast through Oaxaca will be taken with the same approach: rich mole sauces, spiced chocolate, street tacos—even toasted grasshoppers!
Suzanne is no stranger to hard work. She quickly rose up the ranks at the prestigious Hotel Bel-Air, Noa Noa in Beverly Hills, and under Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton at iconic Campanile, where she worked in the kitchen until the final days of two consecutive pregnancies.
El CallejónOaxaca 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.
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Book Oaxaca with Suzanne Tracht
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What does the price include?
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.
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.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins and ends at the El Callejón Hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico. The closest airport is Oaxaca International Airport (OAX). On our final day, Modern Adventure will organize a complimentary transfer to OAX for all guests who’s flight home departs at 1pm or later from OAX airport.
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 $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited; we recommend booking early to secure single accommodations.
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.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before October 22, 2022, and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after October 23, 2022, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after December 21, 2022 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).