Folk Arts of Ocotlan : Wed & Sunday

In Brief: Visit the recognized great masters of the Ocotlan Valley.


Pottery, weaving, embroidery, woodcarving and artistic heritage are the focus of the day. Our journey takes us into the Ocotlan valley to visit the workshops of artisans who are once traditional and innovative. We’ll see fine back-strap weavers, black clay sculpture work, meet a golden-hearted potter who is blind and smiles through every pour in his body, and visit a highly recognized wood carver. All of the artisans we visit are recognized great masters from the amazing Great Masters books of the Banamex Foundation, and each of them is filled with an inspiration that shines in their work.

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* 8 hour tour (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
* Private Transportation
* Bilingual guide
* Lunch
* Entrance fees
* Artisans fees
* Hotel pick-up and drop-off
* Small group (no more than 10 people)

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Rate: US$120 per person
SPECIAL PRICE: If we have 3 or more passengers, the price drops to $85 each. Bravo!

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2. Booking in advance. Since we are visiting the homes of artisans and traditional chefs we need a minimum of 36 hours to reserve a tour in order to make the proper arrangements with them.

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3. Small groups. Our day groups are always small; no more than 10 people per tour, so not to overwhelm our hosts, and so our visits can be personal and meaningful.

4. Cancellations. You have up to 4 days prior to your tour time to email and cancel your tour with no penalty incurred. A US$35 fee per person will be charged if you cancel less than 4 days prior to your scheduled tour time. Cancellations less than 24 hours prior to tour date are non-refundable.

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6. Our trips are lead by unique individuals who are more cultural ambassadors than guides. They are specialists and aficionados, authors and long-term students of the cultures of Oaxaca, experienced, involved, and totally in love with what they do!

7. Minimum numbers apply. We require a minimum of 2 travellers to run a trip.