Tour Oaxaca 1

Fire & Clay, Ancient Innovations


Folk Art


Jan 19 - 27, 2018


* Book early and
save $160 usd

Immersion in a world of ancient Oaxacan potters, handmade cookware, smoky kitchens, small villages, innovation and deep experience.

Fire! Pre-Hispanic controlled bonfires to stone, updraft kilns and subterranean firings thick with carbon… to the flames that cooks your lunch and the fire in the sip of mezcal at dinner. Clay! Dug from the earth before our very eyes, made by hand and wrought into shape with the skill of generational masters. Clay finished in red, smoke black, green glaze and tannin-dyed brown. Clay that smells of earth and is made for cooking, carrying water and leaving a very light footprint on this planet.




This is a potter’s journey, a mixture of hands-in-the-mud experiences and going-a-visiting; meeting and learning from potters who’ve got a hundred generations of ancestors behind them as teachers. Our journey focuses around a small handful of Zapotec and Mixtec pottery villages in the highlands of Oaxaca. Each community forms, finishes and fires its pottery in a distinctive way, and we’ll witness these different approaches, and even get in on the action ourselves.

And better still, our exploration is done in partnership with Innovando la Tradicion, a non-profit working to generate better livelihood for the traditional potters of Oaxaca. The potters we meet are all collaborators and beneficiaries of this excellent initiative. See for yourself, from the inside out, what social enterprise and forward thinking look like working hand in hand with ancient masters of fire and clay.

B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner included in trip cost


Date: Jan 19 - 27, 2018

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Category: Folk Art

Where: Valleys and Mixtec Oaxaca

Departing and Ending point: Oaxaca City

Cost: $2,150 usd per person

Early Bird Discount $1,990 usd
Register and pay your deposit before Sep 20th

Single Supplement $285 usd

* All Lodging during trip based on double occupancy
* Most Meals (listed on itinerary Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
* Superb Guide
* Transport in private van
* Entry fees

Not included:
* Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
* Lodging before and after the trip
* Personal items purchased during the trip
* Alcoholic beverages
* Some meals are not included. On these trips, Traditions Mexico invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
* Gratuities for your Traditional Mexico Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.
* Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.
* Room Service
* Travel Visa Fees

To reserve your place please fill out our Registration Form.


You will have a choice to either mail in your payment by check or pay online by credit card.

A deposit of $450 usd per person is required to reserve space on this trip.

Final payment is due 90 days before departure. Any registrations made within 90 days of tour date must be paid in full at time of registration.

After we've received your payment, you will receive a confirmation email along with information specific to your trip.

You may register up to 15 days before the trip, but please don't hesitate; trips often fill up quickly.