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Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys

Porfirio Diaz 409, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 226 2742
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Ranked #8 of 49 Activities in Oaxaca
Owner description: Cultural tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996 pioneering small group tours into the world of...
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Owner description: Cultural tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996 pioneering small group tours into the world of indigenous traditions, textiles, folk art and festivals of Southern Mexico. Our expertly guided, off-the-beaten track journeys take travelers into Zapotec, Mayan and Mixtec villages, into home workshops, into the midst of festivals, into smokey kitchens filled with good food and into an authentic world seldom visited by outsiders.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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
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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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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our trip with Traditions Mexico was outstanding! We began in Villahermosa and ended in San Cristobal. We learned so much about the Mayan culture and were able to experience it through the ruins and the villages. The Lenten celebrations were a high point, and I know we wouldn't have been as welcome at them if we hadn't been with Traditions... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As I end my 3-month stay in Oaxaca I have to rank this trip as one of the highlights of my time in Mexico. Every aspect of the day-to-day organization was smooth, but that is to be expected. The magic of the tour is the opportunity to visit remarkable craftspeople scattered throughout the mountains in the vibrant state of Oaxaca.... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It is difficult to write a review about a tour that was pure dream to me but I shall try to do it because it seems the right thing to do and because the people who put this together deserve to be congratulated. Real respect and admiration for the ancient traditions of this country is what I experienced during this... More 

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