Oaxaca México, is a charming city with a diversity of culture, traditions, entertainment, fantastic cuisine and world renowned Mezcal. One of the most culturally rich places in Mexico. This region, and the city in particular, is widely known for it’s mezcal, chocolate, and mole; as well as the diverse indigenous groups still calling the Oaxaca Valley home after hundreds of years.
Welcome to Oaxaca and be ready to be delighted with one of Mexico’s most intricate cultures of Mexico. Upon arrival check into your hotel and enjoy an evening with a fabulous welcome dinner at one of the cities most authentic restaurants.
Start your day with a traditional Oaxacan street breakfast of Torta de Tamal and/or fresh fruit and Chocolate Caliente. After breakfast we will visit one of the two most important sites in Mesoamerican history.
Monte Albán, site of ruins of an ancient centre of Zapotec and Mixtec culture, located in what is now Oaxaca state, Mexico. The initial construction at the site has been placed at circa 8th century BCE. It contains great plazas, truncated pyramids, a court for playing the ball game tlachtli, underground passageways, and about 170 tombs, the most elaborate yet uncovered in the Americas. Enjoy a late lunch at Conica de Lena in Portezuelo, you’ll be back in downtown Oaxaca by early afternoon. The rest of the day is to enjoy at your leisure.
Enjoy a delicious Oaxacan breakfast at your hotel and depart to Santiago Matatlan the Capital of Mezcal. We will arrive at the Pulqueria and sample some of the traditional drinks such as AgualMiel, Pulque, and Tepache. You will enjoy a delicious lunch at Azul Adobe followed by learning more about the Mezcal process and tastings. You’ll end the experience by tasting the different types of Maguey and exemplify uniquite notes on the spectrum of Mezcal characteristics, such as flavor, aroma, age, process and region. You will be arriving back in town in the early evening. Get some rest and be ready for a fun night in town. Enjoy all of these and more when you book our Oaxaca culture & culinary tours & trips package. Book Now.
The general process for mezcal production is integrated in various steps: harvesting and cutting agave, cooking, mashing, or milling to obtain agave juice rich in sugar, fermentation, first distillation, second distillation, cask maturation (if the mezcal is rested or aged), and finally the bottling.
The night will start with a walking tour of the city where you’ll get to drink and eat delicious Oaxacan food in this Oaxaca culture & culinary tour.
We’ll start at the Botanero Cantina for a round of beers and snacks before heading to Mezcalogia for a round of drinks (mezcal, cocktail, local craft beer) & live music in the heart of town before heading out to sample the city’s most popular late night eateries including; Lechoncito de Oro, Chefinita Tacos y Pozole, Libre’s Tlayudas. Your host is familiar with downtown nightlife and happy to mix in refueling stops along the way.
Tlacolula de Matamoros is a city and municipality in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which leads east to Mitla and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It is part of the Tlacolula District in the east of the Valles Centrales Region. You will have a walking tour of the Tlacolula Central Market and a delicious Barbacoa lunch. After lunch you’ll visit the Teotitlan del Valle and local market where you'll be able to buy many artisanal items for you to take back home as part of our Oaxaca culture & culinary trip package. You’ll arrive in Oaxaca in the early evening. Rest, reenergize and get ready for a delicious goodbye dinner at Casa Oaxaca.
Learn about Oaxacan culinary culture as part of our Oaxaca culture & culinary tour package, using the freshest of ingredients that include both the familiar and the exotic, with a special focus on local herbs and chiles unique to Oaxaca.
Chef Oscar sprinkles his lessons with tidbits about the history of Oaxacan cooking and its impact on the national and international gastronomy scene.
In a typical class you will learn how to make tortillas, create 3 different types of salsa, an appetizer, a soup, a mole, a dessert and a drink.
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