Experience of a Lifetime

Oaxaca, the cultural gem of southern Mexico. Oaxaca is well-known for production of chocolate and mezcal. Delight in a tasting of both while uncovering their historical and community importance. Restaurante Catedral’s elegant dining room is full of local art and treasures. It’s here that you will taste mouth-watering Oaxacan dishes whose colorful ingredients are bursting with family history and tradition. Just a few steps from the Santo Domingo convent and the Ethnobotanical Garden, Casa Carmen, a true oasis for art lovers, is an intimate boutique hotel bursting with human warmth, light and color.

Day by Day

Day 1:

  • Arrival at Oaxaca International Airport (OAX)
  • Transfer to Hotel Azul
  • Free time to explore the artistic vibe of the city
  • Dinner at your leisure

Day 2:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Hotel Azul
  • Explore Oaxacan museums, historical sites, artisan shops, and markets
  • Chocolate and mezcal experience at Hotel Azul

Day 3:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Hotel Azul
  • Visit art galleries in downtown Oaxaca
  • Enjoy the ambiance of Oaxaca Zocalo
  • Culinary adventure at Restaurante Catedral with mezcal tasting

Day 4:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Hotel Azul
  • Free day to explore the city
  • Optional visit to Jacobo and María’s alebrije workshop
  • Transfer from Hotel Azul to Casa Carmen boutique hotel
  • Check-in at Casa Carmen for two nights

Day 5:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Casa Carmen
  • Continue exploring the city’s renowned plastic arts scene
  • Graphic Art Workshop & Mezcal Tasting with Doña Rebeca at Casa Carmen

Day 6:

  • Complimentary breakfast at Casa Carmen
  • Transfer to Oaxaca International Airport (OAX)

Please note that the itinerary mentioned above already includes accommodations, key experiences, breakfast at the hotels, and some free time for independent exploration and meals. You are welcome to customize the itinerary further according to your preferences and add any additional activities or sightseeing that you may be interested in. Enjoy your trip!

What's included

Suggested Airport: Oaxaca International Airport, served by some airports in the US and Mexico City International.
Enjoy traveling through Mexico in our fleet of luxury SUVs with a private driver.
Stay in the most historic and beautiful boutique hotels in all of Mexico.
Oaxaca City, State of Oaxaca

What's not included

  • International Airfare into Mexico
  • Local transportation when exploring on your own. We recommend asking your hotel to recommend the best mode of transportation depending on your destination.
  • Tips for Experiences
  • Meals and activities not indicated on your itinerary

Starting from $2995, 3N Oaxaca at Hotel Azul, 2N Oaxaca at Casa Carmen (6D/5N)

Your Suggested Itinerary:

Artisanal Chocolate Workshop and Mezcal Tasting at Hotel Azul

Have you ever wondered where prehispanic xocolatl (chocolate) was born and how mezcal is processed? This sensory, hands-on workshop delves you deep into Oaxacan culture and identity. Close your eyes, allow the complex layers of hot chocolate made from scratch to penetrate your taste buds. It’s the perfect precursor to the smoky flavor of a locally produced mezcal to follow.

Oaxacan Menu Tasting at Restaurante Catedral

Oaxacan cuisine is an art. Colors, flavors and preparation are intentional and distinctly Oaxacan. The owners of Restaurante Catedral infuse family recipes with regional tradition to create a truly beautiful tasting menu. Sample a variety of dishes in an elegant dining room centrally located inside the bustling historic district.

Oaxaca Roots & Private Art Gallery Exploration at Casa Carmen

Explore the innermost creative universe of Maestro Amador Montes and discover why it is that the memory of Carmen, his mother, is at the center of his work as an everyday reminder of how precious life is. Witness how art itself becomes a home for him to go back to–beyond time and space.

Graphic Art Workshop & Mezcal Tasting with Dona Rebeca at Parador San Miguel

Experience the process of making an engraving using ink, graffito, and press with the advice of artists from the Máscara Negra workshop to create a unique work that will remind you of your time in the Verde Antequera in Oaxaca. Afterwards, you will be offered a mezcal tasting and learn about the origin and identity of this special Mexican spirit.

Starting from $2995, 3N Oaxaca at Hotel Azul, 2N Oaxaca at Casa Carmen (6D/5N)