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Address: Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 226 2742
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Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996...

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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A nine day tour of Oaxaca and places near-by

My husband and I travel to Mexico frequently and have taken a few tours but this was by far the best...a small group makes it so much easier to interact with the people who live... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
rmrhoads
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Sullivan, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I recently went on the Thursday day trip tour to the artisans of the Ocotlan Valley, and was more than a little disappointed. Our first stop was the best , visiting a black clay potter who with his wife both demonstrated and displayed his work. However, as we then went to the town Artisans Market, it soon became clear that... More 

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EricMindling, Owner at Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys, responded to this review

Dear CtFreddie, First, I thank you for having travelled with us and for your input, which provides us the insight to hone our content, presentation and skills in our ongoing efforts to maintain exceptional standards at Traditions Mexico. I am very sorry to hear that your tour was much less than you had hoped for! We are a small tour... More 

Sullivan, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I travel to Mexico frequently and have taken a few tours but this was by far the best...a small group makes it so much easier to interact with the people who live there. To experience the day of the dead has always been on our wish list and it was wonderful in every respect. Eric speaks fluent... More 

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Thank rmrhoads
Sullivan, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This was an amazing adventure. I experienced people and places that I would never experience any other way. Our tour guide, Eric Mindling, knows the people and the area intimately and his friendships opened doors for us that wouldn't be possible under any other circumstances. Artisans demonstrated their skills for us - weavers, a renowned Oaxaca chef, aguave "farms", and... More 

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Thank lorraine652
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you are dreaming of traveling on your own and really get to know the people (not just the interpretation by the tour guide) this is your trip. We were a small group of 9 and our leader, Eric,made the traditions come alive. He brought us inside homes to meet with families who actively welcomed us. They always offered us... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We chose Traditions Mexico after reading the website and were excited to think that we would be on a small tour that delivered a true cultural experience more than other Mexican tours. Unfortunately we were a party of 22. As well as the bus there was a car packed with as many people possible (some just for one day and... More 

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Thank MarilynDM
EricMindling, Owner at Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys, responded to this review

Hello Marilyn and thank you for your review. I am extremely sorry that this trip came off poorly. We very much pride ourselves on creating unique cultural experiences, and we are known for that. But in this trip this year we fell short in a couple of important areas which I acknowledge and recognize. As you know by now, I... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

How to describe a week long plunge into the history and customs of Oaxaca, their traditions, unique foods, textiles, beverages and style? Just ask the dynamic duo of Alex and Iliana, the awesome carriers of the passion of the hardworking people of Oaxaca! It was a week of new images, flavors, colors, civil structure and, above all, unique individuals. Their... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was a fabulous trip exploring the culture and customs still alive in Oaxaca. We met with artisans in many of the villages in the state, visited Zapotec ruins, and ate wonderful with families that we met. It was a very busy week culminating in the Day of the Dead celebrations. I would recommend this group and especially our guides,... More 

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Thank Kathy E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We spent 8 days exploring the Zapotec villages around Oaxaca with Traditions. The access that they provided to local artisans was truly unique. Helping us navigate through the bustling markets of Tlacalula and Etil made the experience more memorable than I expected. The guidance on food, language, customs and health were invaluable and every day was a wonderfully satisfying adventure.... More 

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Thank Steve S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We have taken quite a few trips exploring culture and folk art in various countries, and have been fortunate to have excellent guides. However, this trip in the Zapotec area of rural Oaxaca ranks as one of the best, if not the best, due to the knowledge, experience, local connections, respect, and wisdom found in Traditions Mexico. We wanted to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My family and I sampled almost the entire catalogue of Traditions Mexico day trips over a 9 day stay in Oaxaca. This type of trip is my kind of thing. I've spent half a lifetime trying different ways of visiting indigenous communities in the Americas and Tradition Mexico do this well. The obvious starting point are traditional artisan crafts and... More 

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EricMindling, Owner at Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful review, and of course for travelling with us on several occasions. I'm so pleased that our kind of travel matched your kind of travel. We absolutely strive to give people the real thing, which is fabulous and fascinating and, well, real. Your constructive criticism is more than welcome and heard with... More 

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