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Activities in Oaxaca

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Ranked #1 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
Owner description: En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the... more » Owner description: En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the power of microfinance by connecting them with local women either through visits to their towns, or through our volunteer program teaching free English classes to women and children. On the visits, travelers meet women who are applying for micro-loans to start or expand their small businesses, from making tortillas to weaving beautiful rugs, to selling flowers in the local market. Participants hear about the women's lives and projects, and what they plan to do with their loans. At the end of the day, 100% of the fee is then used to give interest-free micro-loans to the women we visited. « less
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Ranked #2 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: tierraventura is a small ecotourism company that has been hiking, touring, trekking, swimming and wandering around since... more » Owner description: tierraventura is a small ecotourism company that has been hiking, touring, trekking, swimming and wandering around since 1999.The state of Oaxaca has deep pre-Hispanic roots and a wide variety of amazing landscapes in different ecosystems. Yet there are many places here that tourists rarely visit.We specialize in trips to these places. We offer day trips and tours of up to three weeks.Our intention is to show you the “real” Mexico, connecting culture with nature.Among the tours we offer are hikes from village-to-village high in the mountains, trips to see crocodiles and sea turtles at the beach and visits to healers who use ancient traditional healing methods.We are working to develop a sustainable tourism. One that brings economic resources to small communities and gives you the opportunity to discover Mexico in a different way, off the beaten trail. « less
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Ranked #3 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of Oaxaca and passes on time honored recipes and... more » Owner description: Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of Oaxaca and passes on time honored recipes and techniques and some new ones of her own to her enthusiastic students. « less
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Ranked #4 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca offers spirits aficionados visits into the hills of Oaxaca's central valleys and... more » Owner description: Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca offers spirits aficionados visits into the hills of Oaxaca's central valleys and beyond, of one to four days in length. Learn, photograph, sample, discuss. We visit distilleries using clay pot production, traditional copper stills and more modern facilities. Inquire regarding our expertise, testimonials, etc. Ask about our group weeklong packages where you learn not only about mezcal and pulque, but also Oaxacan cuisine, craft beer and pairings with food, chocolate, etc. « less
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Ranked #5 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of... more » Owner description: Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana leaf-wrapped tamales and the vast array of soups, all using typical Oaxacan ingredients.Experienced chef and owner of La Olla, Pilar Cabrera, offers you the opportunity to learn, hands-on, the complex cuisine of Oaxaca. Pilar´s cooking classes, held in La Casa de Los Sabores (House of Flavors), are set in her spacious, newly remodeled traditionally styled Oaxacan kitchen. In a warm and inviting atmosphere, you will learn to create the traditional Oaxacan dishes of your choice, made famous throughout Mexico and spreading worldwide. Shared and private classes include an explanation about the ingredients, a tour to the local market, hand-made meal preparation, mezcal tasting and, of course, the five course meal you prepared which you get to enjoy at the end of the class. Pilar will teach you her family´s generations-old cooking secrets so you can learn and enjoy a Oaxacan culinary legacy. « less
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Ranked #6 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day & overnight... more » Owner description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day & overnight guided riding adventures. Check out our new Ride, Cook & Eat tour. Ride through rare cacti forest and trek ancient mountain trails to breathtaking vistas. Picnic in the back country or relax over lunch at the ranch. Decades of experience. Knowledgeable, English / Spanish speaking guides. Calm but fit horses for all levels of riders. Instruction available. Rates include transport from our city office. « less
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Ranked #7 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #8 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Custom-designed private tours for one or more people, economical and flexible. An extension of our very popular Mexico City... more » Owner description: Custom-designed private tours for one or more people, economical and flexible. An extension of our very popular Mexico City service, we arrange the day and get the guide to fit your interests, covering anything from handicrafts and village visits to meeting healers, midwives, artisans and artists, trying street food, and walking tours that take you through neighborhoods, parks, markets and ancient alleys, to the side of Oaxaca beyond the sight of most tourists. « less
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Ranked #9 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996 pioneering small group journeys into the world of... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #10 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Hiking Trails

The Pueblos Mancomunados are a group of 8 commonly linked or affiliated villages located in the Sierra Norte or also known as the Sierra Juarez between 50 and 75 km. from the city... more »

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Ranked #11 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #12 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Small spanish language school in oaxaca, located in the historic center of the city, only 3 blocks from the main square.... more » Owner description: Small spanish language school in oaxaca, located in the historic center of the city, only 3 blocks from the main square. School offers 4 students in a group class, private classes available. Students of all ages, spanish levels, nationalities are welcome.Two culturales activities included after classes per week and workbook included with no additional fee. Such as walking trips, corn tortillas workshop, oaxacan cooking classes, excursions, dance classes, painting workshops, ceramics workshops, etcetera.Member of the union of schools for spanish as a second language in oaxaca.10 years of experience teaching spanish as a second language.School offers homestay with local families including meals.Reasonable rates and discount for families and for students with a long staying. « less
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Ranked #13 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Theaters; Theater and Concerts
This theater, constructed in 1903, is still a popular place for performances.
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Ranked #14 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #15 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Wellness Spas
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Ranked #16 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #17 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #18 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Performances
Desde 1978 es reconocido por su cocina, ademas de ser uno de los principales foros musicales de la ciudad de oaxaca
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Ranked #19 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: If you love SPORT FISHING, you have found the right place.... here in Huatulco, Mexico. Whatever your level of experience,... more » Owner description: If you love SPORT FISHING, you have found the right place.... here in Huatulco, Mexico. Whatever your level of experience, our team will ensure an unforgettable adventure. We are a small personal company with years of experience. In keeping with our commitment to protect Marine Fauna, fishing for Marlin and Sailfish is catch and release only, using circle hooks. « less
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Ranked #20 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Cooking classes are held at CASA CRESPO Restaurant. Casa Crespo is a cooking school devoted exclusively to the cuisine of... more » Owner description: Cooking classes are held at CASA CRESPO Restaurant. Casa Crespo is a cooking school devoted exclusively to the cuisine of Oaxaca. What better way to learn more about this region´s culture than by savoring Oaxacan cuisine? « less
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Ranked #21 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Other food and wine; Food and Drink
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Ranked #22 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #23 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Walking tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #24 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Wellness Spas
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Ranked #25 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Zapotrek is a responsible tourism organization located in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico. We provide one-of-a-kind bicycle, hiking... more » Owner description: Zapotrek is a responsible tourism organization located in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico. We provide one-of-a-kind bicycle, hiking and vehicle tours and specialize in Eco-archeology, indigenous cultural experiences and traditional medicine. We also feature an authentic Mezcal plantation tour and offer custom nature excursions, such as various birding and botany expeditions. « less
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Ranked #26 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Academic Tours Oaxaca is a boutique tour company specializing in quality programs, custom'designed to suit individual or... more » Owner description: Academic Tours Oaxaca is a boutique tour company specializing in quality programs, custom'designed to suit individual or group interests. Our main goal is to have each traveler leave with a greater understanding and appreciation of Mexico's Cultural Heritage, Spiritual Traditions and most importantly Contemporary Community Life; for the true heart of Mexico are its people. « less
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Ranked #27 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #28 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #29 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Other food and wine; Food and Drink
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Ranked #30 of 54 activities in Oaxaca
Category: Classes/Workshops; Sightseeing Tours
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