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Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 185 4801
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Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Annual Meeting a Great Success!

Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC assisted Weave A Real Peace, a non-profit organization assisting... read more

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ClothConspiracy
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Berthoud, Colorado
VALUABLE TOUR OF OAXACAN ARTISANS STUDIOS WHERE NATURE BECOMES ART

I am not a tour attendee, I'm an intrepid independent traveler but I would participate in another... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SanMiguelPatrice
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Oaxaca Cultural Navigator introduces you to the social, cultural, historical, archeological and creative world of Mexico, through arts and cultural learning activities. We organize study tours, workshops, retreats, residencies, and educational programs for all who are interested in learning about the rich cultural, arts and social history of Mexico. Meeting artists and artisans is our specialty. No experience required! Our programs are low-impact in small groups. Topics include creative writing, yoga, weaving, natural dyeing, textile and fashion design, photography, painting and art history. Customized programs are our speciality! With over 35 years of experience developing award-winning programs for Indiana University, University of Virginia, George Washington University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Program development and conference planning is part of our toolkit! Our programs include Oaxaca, Chiapas, State of Mexico, Michoacan, Mexico City and Puebla.
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC assisted Weave A Real Peace, a non-profit organization assisting textile artisans worldwide, in planning their 2017 annual meeting in Oaxaca. I was in charge of planning the program and worked with Norma for 10 months to organize the two day meeting....More

Thank ClothConspiracy
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not a tour attendee, I'm an intrepid independent traveler but I would participate in another tour by Norma Schafer in a heartbeat. Our tour group visited the amazing and highly creative family owned independent talleres or studios of natural spinners, dyers, and weavers...More

Thank SanMiguelPatrice
Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Patrice, thank you so much for taking the time to write a thorough description of your experience, and for your enthusiasm and support for Mexico and her people. I appreciate your endorsement of my services. It was a pleasure to have you travel with us.

Reviewed 5 days ago

While Oaxaca is a relatively easy city to navigate, it is always helpful to have a local close at hand to show you around; to take you to those shops you would never think of entering, of explaining the cultural history of the myriad of...More

Thank Irene S
Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Irene, no words can fully express my thanks for your review. I am so pleased to have met you, to know that you were satisfied with the experience, and I look forward to welcoming you back. I am more than happy to help you plan...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to Oaxaca to attend a WARP (weavearealpeace.org) annual meeting. The location was fabulous and Norma made the trip beyond fabulous. The highlight to me was a day trip to visit natural dyes/weaving studios/families in Teotitlan. In addition to being a lovely person, Norma...More

Thank dbernadon
Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Deb, thanks for your kind and generous words. I'm so happy you enjoyed the conference and it was wonderful to meet you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

As the leading NC State professor of this study abroad program, I connected with Norma by a reference. After a short meeting, follow up emails, and conference calls, Norma was able to fulfill and exceed all my expectations. She created an itinerary full of intimate...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Professor Hernandez, thank you for putting your confidence in Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC and me to organize the NCSU sustainable agriculture study abroad program. It was a pleasure to accompany you, the other faculty members and the group of terrific, smart and culturally aware...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a group of young American college students--many of whom have never been outside the U.S.--going to Mexico as a class for a week to learn about Sustainable Horticulture. Norma was the perfect guide and ambassador to Oaxacan culture, history, gastronomy, and crafts. Her impressive...More

Thank ProfAnne
Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Anne, so happy to hear about your experience, grateful for your comments, and delighted to know the students learned a lot and had a great time. Thanks so much for this testimonial. -Norma

Reviewed April 14, 2017

My husband and I just came back from our first trip to Oaxaca city yesterday and we already miss everything about the city, especially the people, the climate, and the culture we experienced through Oaxaca Cultural Navigator! The weaving/natural dye tour was excellent and very...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

I'm so pleased to read about your experience and I know that Elsa is very appreciative of your kind comments, too. Thank you for putting your trust in us to show you the Oaxaca that we love. You are welcome back any time! So many...More

Reviewed February 14, 2017

Like many other travellers I was extremely impressed by the great variety of cultural offerings in this town: It is known all over for its exquisite cuisine. It offers lectures (in English) guided tours in many languages, splendid museums, especially those supported by the Fundación...More

1  Thank marlisc2015
Reviewed December 4, 2016

This website should entice anyone interested in Mexican crafts, cuisines, textiles and ways of life. Norma writes from the weaving town of Teotitlan del Valle, but she also travels to many other places in search of textile beauty. She has even written recently about Indian...More

Thank Katharyn R
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is one of the best blogs around if you are interested in textiles of the world, or maybe just Mexico, or maybe just travel. Be it India or Mexico, Norma is a tough traveler in some of the toughest places, but she seems to...More

1  Thank masked_dancer
Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2016

Dear Masked Dancer, thank you VERY much for your endorsement of our programs, our blog, and our interest in textiles. You have our appreciation! -Norma Schafer

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