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Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys

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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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Food! Culture! Landscape! What more is there?!

I was so glad I found this tour. It's easy enough to go out and see Zapotec and all that, but I think the heart and soul of Oaxacalies in their food, their culture, and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Steffani C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I was so glad I found this tour. It's easy enough to go out and see Zapotec and all that, but I think the heart and soul of Oaxacalies in their food, their culture, and their traditional way of life. This tour was super! There were only 5 of us along with guide Alex in a comfy Honda Pilot SUV,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We recently ( 4 female friends travelling together) experienced the Timeless Cuisine tour in Oaxaca. After spending 3 weeks in Mexico, we all agreed that it was one of our highlights. We were privileged to experience the generosity of the local people & witness (& taste) their skill in cheese, chocolate, bread & tortilla making & truly appreciated their humble... More 

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Thank Genny M
Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I have now done four excellent tours with Traditions Mexico and a few day tours as well. The groups have always been small, allowing us to go into the homes and workshops of the artisans to learn how they make their wares and to see how they live. It is truly a cultural experience to travel with Traditions Mexico. My... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This was the first organized tour I have ever taken after traveling for many years to many places by many means for extended periods of time. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and found it to be very well-organized, comfortable, and exceeding my expectations in the experiences offered. I am fairly knowledgeable re: textiles, weaving, etc. and have made a personal... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This unique and exceptional experience should be included during your stay in Oaxaca. Knowing that Oaxaca is an ancient culture with artisians both of food and materials is one thing, spending a day fully engaged in the culture with people that open their homes and hearts is a previlege few have access to. This is the real Mexico that is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

To experience a culture first hand is to discover the people, the history and the land. Traditions Mexico knows how to do this.. We visited vibrant bustling markets with women in the dress of their village, experienced the pagentry of celebrating the patron saint of Chamula and Zinacatan, San Sabastian, with flowers and ritual processions in Chiapas, shared meals with... More 

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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 

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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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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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San Diego, California
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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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