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Address: Porfirio Diaz 409, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 226 2742
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Description: Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since...
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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Fiber Arts of the Oaxacan Coast

Two enthusiatic and informed guides, Denise and Carlos, led us on an exploration of the textiles arts of the Oaxacan coast from homes to cooperatives to dyeing using the "milk" of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Two enthusiatic and informed guides, Denise and Carlos, led us on an exploration of the textiles arts of the Oaxacan coast from homes to cooperatives to dyeing using the "milk" of well hidden sea snail. In addition, we participated in village carnivals prior to lent, met budding artists and basked on remote beaches. Only wish that we had planned for... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Festival Maya, led by Chip Morris, fulfilled all our expectations for a guided tour. Chip know Chiapas, speaks the languages of the villages, and offered a learned commentary. We felt this was a highlight of our travels.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is the second time I've toured Mexico with Traditions Mexico. This time I joined 10 other women from Canada and the US for the amazing Profound Oaxaca tour. Once again I was transported into a magical world of Mexico's indiginous potters and weavers, spending 7 days touring the north west area of the state of Oaxaca. Eric and Iliana's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Just returned to my everyday life after an enchanting week in Oaxaca--city and remote villages--with Eric and Iliana and the Profound Oaxaca tour. The entire week was a perfect peak experience which took our gringo group of 11 U.S. and Canadian women to places and people we never could have accessed on our own. Eric has forged deep and meaningful... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Carlos Ortega and Denise Lechner took us on a 9-day adventure investigating the textile crafts of the Mixtec, Chatino, and Amuzco people of the Oaxacan coast. We learned about growing the coyuche cotton (some was green!), the spinning, and weaving of some gorgeous fabrics from the local women's cooperatives and single craftspeople. We also spent a glorious day on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food tour was an irreplaceable experience. Alejandra had great connections, and we really had a great adventure the four of us on the tour that day - it was intimate and while Alejandra was knowledgeable and conveyed our questions she never was an 'overriding' presence and we all got to experience things on our own. Great! Carlos - the... More 

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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Our Guide, Alex, led us into the somewhat private world of small artisanal food producers in the Oaxaca area. It was a day trip, but was dense with information and experiences. A cheese maker, a bread baker, a basket maker, a tortilla making lesson (over a wood fire), a delicious lunch of Estofado, and a chocolate making demonstration..from raw beans,... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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