OUR LIST OF PRIVATE ONE- AND TWO-DAY TRIPS
During April, and the following few months, Another Oaxaca will be only offering our daytrips as private trips. In other words, as an "on demand" service. So check the list of offerings below and give us a call or an email - we can usually provide an outing of your choice given a few days notice.
The list is organized informaly by theme, but there are some overlaps, so please be sure to peruse all of our offerings. The trip titles link to detailed descriptions.
- Day trips run 9AM till about 5 PM unless otherwise noted.
- Lunch included!!
- …HOWEVER seats are assigned on first come/first serve basis and we only take 12 passengers so reservations are recommended.
- To reserve call us at 951 514-4131 or email email@example.com.
- Tours are presented in English (and sometimes in Spanish)
- Cost is US$75 unless otherwise noted.
- Payments in cash only, dollars or pesos accepted.
- Minimum group size is 4, maximum is 12 passengers.
Masters of the Loom. (folkart) A village of 5,000 weavers. Tapestry weaving, spinning, dyeing
Flying Loom, Hidden Tomb (folkart/roots) Tlacolula valley - Flying shuttle looms, a fascinating but almost unknown Zapotec tomb and a splash through the big Tlacolula Sunday market.
The Artisans of Ocotlan. (folkart) Famous potters, the unknown hatter, weavers, blacksmiths, and leather tanners.
Backstrap, Baskets and Cornhusks. (folkart) Traditional fiberarts in the Ocotlan valley - A village of backstrap weavers, fine cane basket makers and the art of corn husk crafting.
There’s Silk in the Sierra Madre! (folkart/social change) The last inheritors of a 450 year-old silk cultivation and weaving tradition.
The Folk Art of Oaxaca City. (folkart) Weavers, jewelers, tin smiths, traditional toy makers and an artisan turning garbage into art.
Sculpted Clay: From Roots to Fame (Folkart) Ocotlan valley. Some of Oaxaca’s most famous potters, their predecessors and a master whose blindness hasn’t silence his hands.
Ancient Clays, Living Ways (Folkart)From the site of the oldest pottery found in Oaxaca to the thriving pottery village of Atzompa that may have once produced it, plus the most complete collection of Oaxacan pottery on Earth!
Quickfire Wizards!(folkart) A Zapotec open-air pottery firing, the most traditional, rural pottery village in the Oaxaca valleys and an old-time urban production pottery workshop.
Pottery from the Underworld (folkart) The legendary night-black pottery of Coyotepec. Meet the last of the old-time masters and contemporary potters who push the clay in new directions.
The Original Craftsmen (folkart) Journey into the village workshops of old-time trades people whose products have been the cornerstone of village life for centuries.
Paper, Clay, Threads, and Cane (and a bit o Flame) (folkart) A jaunt through the Zapotec artisan villages of the Tlacolula valley.
Food and Drink
Tejate, Tlayudas and Alegrias (food/culture) A pre-Colombian power drink, a uniquely Oaxacan tortilla and the lost grain that once powered empires.
MEZCAL! (drink/folkart/culture) Into the world of this smoky delight. From fields of agave and the special pots used in the process to backcountry stills- we immerse ourselves in the culture of mezcal. Lunch, samples and designated driver included. U$85.
The Blind Potter and a Mirror to Build a Church (folkart/social change) A potter loses his sight and continues working; a village church and local jobs rebuilt one mirror at a time.
Ecology, Environment, Sustainability
Rooted Past, Growing Future (ecology/social change) From ancient farming wisdom to inspired modern efforts at living sustainably.
The Wisdom of Simple (TWO-DAY) (environment/sustainability/hiking) Mountain farmers, a town of potters, a thriving village market- We explore simple technology, sustainable practices, local self-reliance and wisdom born of deep experience. Moderate hikes.
Walking Between Kingdoms (hiking/nature/roots) Follow ancient footpaths joining the fallen kingdoms of Yagul and Mitla.
Apoala: The Mixtec Garden of Eden (TWO-DAY) (nature/roots/hiking). A small village in a hidden canyon of sheer cliffs, waterfalls, spectacular views, lovely hikes, and the legendary birthplace of the Mixtecs.
Fiesta! Mitla! (festival/village life) This tour only offered late January. The yearly village party with parades, music, fireworks, food, etc.
Teotitlan: A Village Portrait. (village life/folkart) We meet a village up close-, a candle maker, woman’s coop, weavers, social traditions & inclusive government.
Calpulapan: Pueblo Magico TWO-DAY (village life/nature) Small and lovely village in the pines of the Sierra Madre. Visit a center for traditional medicine, learn about the workings of indigenous government. Adobe cabins, village run eco-tourism and options for sweat lodge and massage. US $225