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Address: M. Bravo#210-A Plaza San Cristobal Centro, Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 514 8271
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Description: The Pueblos Mancomunados of the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca constitute one of...
The Pueblos Mancomunados of the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca constitute one of the most outstanding examples of community social organization in Mexico. Their Nature trails integrate a network of more tan 100 kilometers of rural footpaths and country roads suitable for hokers and mountain bikers of all abilities, designed to show its visitors the most relevant aspects of this exceptionally beautiful natural area. This is an intercommunity cooperation initiative which promotes the communities preservation of natural and cultural heritage through the promotion of responsible tourism of high quality, linked to the natural environment, traditions and customs of the pueblos. Please, help us to improve our services and complete our Satifaction Survey (only in spanish, available on our facebook page.Thank you!
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Beautiful hike and Outstanding Bungalows---Hike from Latuvi to Lachatao

My husband and I are 62 and we started our trip to the Pueblos Mancomunados by visiting the Expediciones Sierra Norte office at Calle Bravo #210-A in Oaxaca. The office has maps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I are 62 and we started our trip to the Pueblos Mancomunados by visiting the Expediciones Sierra Norte office at Calle Bravo #210-A in Oaxaca. The office has maps and descriptions of all the trails of the 7 villages that are part of this excellent ecotourism project. The staff help you plan your trip and can help... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We’re a 60-ish couple who did a three-day hike with Expediciones Sierra Norte in December 2014, travelling between Cuajimoloyas and San Miguel Amatlan. The friendly staff at the Oaxaca office (Luisa, who spoke good English) quickly helped us decide on a route and length. We’d highly recommend this experience, starting with the bus/taxi/truck trips to and from the villages and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We did an overnight stay in Llano Grande with Expediciones Sierra Norte. Nice guided hikes (in Spanish) and good simple meals. Be aware that you need to arrange your own transport by local bus or cooperativo. Some basic transactional Spanish at minimum is advisable to do this trip. The mountain forests are beautiful and the cabins have a big open... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We reserved our stay in the Pueblos Mancomunados with the community run travel agency Expediciones Sierra Norte. Unfortunately, their only office in Oaxaca is open weekdays and their website isn't great, so we were only able to stay for 2 days. They will tailor a package to suit your needs. The helpful staff in the office speak English. The villages... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The ecotourism in these tiny mountain towns is administered by Expediciones Sierra Norte, and we booked an overnight hiking trip with them by emailing their Oaxaca office, then going in to pay them. It worked fine, but I couldn't help feeling I'd been slightly scammed, because we paid almost double what we would have paid had we gone directly to... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful preservation of culture in different indigenous communities. These communities have worked together to provide great options for tourists to get into these villages. Beautiful cabins to stay in for a very economical price. Great ecotourism with spectacular views. You will find that the communities are all in on the service of the visitors. Each of the people you encounter... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hiking through the cloud forest was a magical experience and we were really glad we chose to do it. We did a three day hike with Expediciones Sierra Norte - Cajimoloyas to Latuvi, Latuvi to La Neveria, and La Neveria to Benito Juarez - and overall we were happy with it, but there are some things to be aware of:... More 

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Loreto, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited three of the communities on a tour with Tierraventuras. Hiking through the natural beauty of the area was visually stunning. The Zapotec guides were fantastic. The cabins were surprisingly comfortable. Although I have read of travelers getting to the area and arranging guides ( required), lodging and meals, this would be daunting to the average traveler. I'd recommend... More 

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Gill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was great to leave Oaxaca city life for the weekend and get out to the extremely fresh and cool air of the Sierra Norte. We loved the cabins and the food. One word of planning- bring warm clothes! My thin sweat shirt did not keep me warm enough. I was wishing for a warm ski hat and a wool... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We hiked from Cuajimoloyas-Llano Grande- Amatlan during four days and loved the experience. The villages are very different from each other and the nature and sights vary along the way. Our visit was during the rain season, which in our experience means it rains about half the day. In Llano Grande the rain was quite heavy and cold, due to... More 

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