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Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys

Address: Porfirio Diaz 409, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 226 2742
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Ranked #9 of 54 Activities in Oaxaca
Type: Cultural tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996 pioneering small group...
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Type: Cultural tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996 pioneering small group journeys into the world of indigenous traditions, folk art, food and festivals of Southern Mexico. Our expertly guided, off-the-beaten track journeys take travelers into Zapotec, Mayan and Mixtec villages, home workshops, festivals, smokey kitchens filled with good food and into an authentic world seldom visited by outsiders.

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new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Four of us traveled with Carlos Ortega to the different craftspeople and markets of Oaxaca. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot about the traditions and people who live there.

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

An exceptional day trip to a market and a village outside of Oaxaca. The guide was wonderful, very informed,very patient with our questions, our needs, our curiosity. This was my third time in Oaxaca and Traditions really made the experience one of the best I have ever had - we were able to see what is off the track of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We wanted to know more about the roots of the delicious food that we were eating all over the city of Oaxaca, and this was the perfect opportunity. Off the beaten path - literally! This one-day tour took us from puebla to puebla on dirt roads to meet ordinary people with extraordinary skills. After being picked up at our hotel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My husband and I took the three day Dia de Los Muertos tour in Oaxaca. Oaxaca is really a special place and our guides, Alex and Cynthia, were really great, and helped us see and experience so many wonderful things during this special holiday. We are so glad we had the opportunity to take this trip. We got the trip... More 

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seattle
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Chip Morris knows so much. I learned something new every day. There were a few missed things such as dyeing but overall it was a good trip. Very congenial group helped a lot. I recommend this trip. You do need to be able to walk up hill and down, up stairs and down to really participate.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although this was our fourth trip to Oaxaca, it was our first with Traditions Mexico. We signed on for their 3 day Day of the Dead Tour, a chance to participate in one of Oaxaca's unique customs, the celebration of life by honoring deceased ancestors. The entire area is involved, and everywhere there are special memorial altars with offerings of... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was delighted to be able to customize my tour to Monte Alban, and to spend an interesting and comfortable day visiting craft villages in the countryside around Oaxaca, Ernesto Reyes, (www.tourguideoaxaca.com), made the ancient history of the Monte Alban archaeological site come alive. He wisely began our tour in the museum, and after explaining and clarifying the meaning of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

As a Traditions Mexico first-timer, I was thoroughly impressed with the thoughtfulness and care that went into creating such a unique and compelling itinerary. The Murex, Silk and Threaded Flowers trip was very well organized, yet left enough flexibility to allow for memorable unplanned experiences, like sharing dinner with a local family in their historic colonial home, to being invited... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Traditions Mexico Hands-on-Tours is hands down the best tour company. I just completed my second tour and plan to sign up for more. On "Cultura Maya" we observed several centuries old Mayan celebrations for lent, shopped at village markets intended for villagers, climbed Mayan ruins, learned about the ancient Mayan symbols that are still being used in textiles today. Our... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had never been to Mexico, and expected more (unexpressed?) hostility/danger, less comfortable accommodations, and more difficulty with language, transportation and eating. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by what I experienced, undoubtedly due to Eric Mindling's comfort with the language and customs of Mexico, and his extensive exploration and planning for the trip. The addition of Chip Morris in the... More 

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