TOTAL OAXACA 2014

JULY 12 TO JULY 19

 Departure Saturday July 12, 2014

JULY 12 o 19 MEXICO CITY – TEOTITLAN DEL VALLE – THE TULE – OAXACA

Departure at 6:00, towards the city of Oaxaca, to reach the entrance of the city we’ll take the riddance to Teotitlan del Valle, where wool rugs are made of sheep that are dyed with natural dyes from plants and animals, the place has diverse restaurants so we can choose where to have lunch. Then we will move to Tule tree, which possesses it the world’s largest trunk’s diameter. It is a bald cypress with a perimeter of about 42 meters and a height of 40 meters. To surround the trunk surface it will requires at least of 30 people holding hands. His shadow holds approximately 500 people. Besides admiring the tree we can eat typical local food in the market or in various restaurants. After the visit we’ll return to check us in to the hotel. Accomodation and relaxation time.

JULY 13 o 20            MONTE ALBAN –- MITLA – MATATLAN – SANTO DOMINGO

Departure at 8:00, heading to the archeological site of Monte Alban an archaeological site is 10 km from the city of Oaxaca. It was the capital’s most important indigenous valley from the region of Oaxaca during the called classical period (400-800 AD) when it was inhabited by the Zapotec culture. At 11:00 we’ll leave this archaeological site to head to another gem of archeology: Mitla, the most important ceremonial center in the region after Monte Alban, Mitla or Mictlan word is of Nahuatl origin that means “Place of the Dead” or “Underworld, in Zapotec is called ”Lyobaa” that means ”place of burial “, whoever was in Mitlan in Mexican ”the place of the dead” and it were hispanicized as Mitla. The residents of this town sell all kinds of handicrafts and textiles representative. At 14:00, we’ll depart towards the Matatlán municipality to Oaxaca wich was historically concentrated for the cultivation and production of mezcal, we’ll visit a factory which manufactures the mezcal

At 17:00 hrs we’ll return to the city of Oaxaca to visit the Temple and the Cultural Center of Santo Domingo, built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by the Dominican Order; the colonial construction is perhaps the largest standing and most important of Mexico and probably across America, because of its monumentality, it artistic value and his role as a center of evangelization and cultural promotion for the territory of what is now the State of Oaxaca. Accommodation in Oaxaca.

JULY 14 o 21        ST. BARTOLO COYOTEPEC – ST. MARTIN TILCAJETE – ST. THOMAS

                              JALIETZA – OCOTLÁN OF MORELOS – PUERTO ESCONDIDO

Morning free to rest or when match date, attend at the celebration of the Guelaguetza. We will leave the hotel at 12.00, so we store luggage on the bus before going to the Guelaguetza. At 14:30 we head to San Bartolo Coyotepec, a beautiful village, located about seven kilometers from the city of Oaxaca, in that place the people only dedicates to work the black clay crafts, been there you can visit the market where you also can found several places to eat. At 17:00, we’ll continue our journey to St. Martin Tilcajete where we’ll admire of the alebrijes making; the alebrijes are wooden handicrafts with many imaginary elements. Then we’ll continue to St. Thomas Jalietza, where textiles are made of cotton, maintaining the way of make it from the pre-Hispanic times by means of a technique called ‘waist loom’, these fabrics represent the work of the artisan hands of men and women who strive to improve their quality of life.

Later we’ll continue the journey to Ocotlan of Morelos, where we’ll visit the Temple and Ex-Convent of St. Domingo of Guzmán, where the facade is ornamented with floral decoration. In the interior, highlights the chapel of Lord of the Sacristy, decorated with neoclassical details. It has a community museum located in the former convent of the Dominicans (in the space adjacent to the temple of St. Domingo Ocotlan). The museum was part of a social contribution made ​​by the painter Rodolfo Morales, native of this township. In this place you can find red clay handicrafts, leather, baskets made ​​by the inmates of the local jail and many more. We will take advantage for having tea or dinner and we’ll board the bus at 22:00, to continue our way to Puerto Escondido.

JUL 15 o 22 PUERTO ESCONDIDO

Approximately 8:00, we’ll arrive at Puerto Escondido where we’ll visit Puerto Angelito beach with his calm water, been there we will take breakfast and you can decide swim there or go to the main beach. At 13:00 hours, we’ll head to the hotel for the accommodation. Free afternoon.

JULY 16 o 23 BAYS OF HUATULCO 

At 12:00 we’ll leave the hotel in Puerto Escondido to head to the Bays of Huatulco, passing through Puerto Angel. Accommodation and relaxing time.

JULY 17 o 24 HUATULCO – BOAT RIDE 

After breakfast we’ll head at Huatulco pier (optional output) to board a boat that takes us through the Bays, we may descend at Maguey beach to swim and eat, the boat will pick us up in the afternoon to return to the pier and then to hotel. Hotel accommodation. 

JULY 18 o 25 OAXACA – MEXICO CITY

We will leave the hotel at 13:00, We’ll save the luggage on the bus, then we’ll head us to the town of St. Cruz Huatulco, where we’ll eat, tour the center where you can buy crafts and souvenirs, also you can purchase snacks for dine on the bus which we’ll board at 20:00, because it won’t stop for dinner, in order that we will be returning directly to Mexico City.

JULY 19 o 26 MEXICO CITY

We’ll be arriving at approximately 9:00.

PRICE INCLUDING TAXES US DOLLAR:

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

QUAD

$365.00

$350.00

$300.00 

PRICE INCLUDING TAXES MXN PESOS:

EXPECTED OR SIMILAR HOTELS

  • City Oaxaca             Mision Oaxaca
  • Puerto Escondido   Hotel Aldea del Bazar
  • Huatulco                   Hotel Plaza Huatulco

The price includes

Land Transport round trip and all trips planned (ADO)

5 nights’ accommodation:

  • 2 in the city of Oaxaca
  • 1 in Puerto Escondido and
  • 2 in Huatulco
  • guide on tours
  • Travel Insurance

The price does NOT include

  1. Food
  2. Entrance to the Guelaguetza
  3. Personal Items