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Oaxaca Extension

4 Days FROM USD 550

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Overview

Journey to the heart of Mexico’s state of Oaxaca with a visit to Oaxaca City.  This colourful city is considered a foodie haven and the gateway to explore some of the archaeological ruins left behind from the Zapotec and Mixtec civilisations who once ruled this area before the Spanish conquered the city in 1533. Taste some of Mexico’s best cuisine on a walking tour of the local markets and learn more about the history and culture of the Zapotec’s on a tour to the Monte Alban archaeological site.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

Trip Code: MXCVOE

Travel Style: Extension package

Location: Mexico

Flights: Ask us to help book your flights to/from Central America.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Explore Oaxaca City including it’s bustling Zocalo (main square) and Cathedral

  • Enjoy local delicacies during a walking tour of Oaxaca City’s local markets

  • Uncover the mysteries of the Zapotec civilisation with a visit to the Monte Alban archaeological site

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

You will arrive in the World Heritage listed city of Oaxaca. Today is an arrival day and you are free to explore. Once the centre of Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations, there are numerous archaeological sites to be found within the city including the settlements of Monte Alban and Mitla. At the city’s centre you’ll find the main square, or Zocalo, as well as the Catedral Metropolitana de Oaxaca and its attractive baroque façade. Considered the foodie capital and gastronomical hub of Mexico, be sure to also visit one of its colourful rooftop restaurants and bars.

Oaxaca Arrival

Today you will take a walking tour of the Benito Juarez and Mercado 20 de Noviembre Markets and have the opportunity to taste some of Oaxaca’s local cuisine. Some unusual things to try are grasshoppers (chapulines), Tejate (a fermented drink), Nieves Oaxaquenas (Oaxacan ice cream), Nicuatole (a gelatinous dessert made from ground corn and sugar) and Tlayudas (a Mexican pizza that uses folded tortillas).

Oaxaca Tour

You will enjoy a tour of the Monte Alban World Heritage site. Situated on a mountain in Oaxaca’s west, Monte Alban is one of the largest remaining archaeological sites of the Zapotec civilisation. The city was founded in 500BC and was once the capital of Zapotec culture. Considered a triumph of engineering, there are a number of structures to visit including the Gran Plaza, the Ball Court, the Observatory, the Palace and the North and South Plazas.

Monte Alban Archaeological Site

You will be transferred to the airport to fly to your next destination.

Depart Oaxaca
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Pricing per person & date


Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

4 Days FROM Now USD 550 Enquire Now
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Superior

Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

4 Days FROM Now USD 670 Enquire Now

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

4 Days FROM Now USD 980 Enquire Now

Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in itinerary
    Other meals where stated 

    Exclusions

    International flights
    Visa & reciprocity fees
    Travel insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides & drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    Designed to enhance your Signature Mexico experience.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking. 

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your Latin American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first-hand experience, our consultants will piece together one of our Signature Packages and can customise your travel plans by adding Extension Packages.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so, and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion, and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equipped with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals, or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums, and landmarks, our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e., shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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