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15 Days | 14 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Dec 20, 2013
7 pm Welcome Dinner
You will be staying at the Hotel Casa Conzatti that night.
Location: Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Nearest highway: 1 mile
Nearest airport: Xoxocotan airport
Transportation to site: Participants who do not use or miss the Group Motorcoach Transfer will be responsible for securing their own independent transfer from Xoxocotlan Airport to Hotel Casa Conzatti in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, by using Taxi transportation. Independent Taxi Transfer Instructions: (1) Process through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs. (2) Locate a porter in the airport for directions to the Taxi Stand located inside the Airport. (3) At the Taxi Stand, purchase a ticket to Hotel Conzatti in Oaxaca City. (Approx Cost $15. USD) (4) This ticket purchase provides you a ride in a government sealed taxi and is the fare to the hotel. If the service warrants, you may wish to tip the driver at the end of the ride.

End of Program
Jan 3, 2014
Immediately Following 8 a.m. Breakfast
You will be staying at the Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico the night before.
Location: Mexico City, D.F
Nearest highway: 1 mile
Nearest airport: Benito Juarez International airport
Transportation to site: At the program conclusion, the Geronimo Group Leader will provide participants travel details regarding the transfer from the final program site hotel to the airport in Mexico City. Airport transfers are provided only on designated group arrival and departure days. All other arrangements are considered independent travel at personal cost. Taxis are available to the airport. The cost is about $250 pesos per taxi.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Casa Conzatti Hotel has adapted from a lovely colonial style house in a peaceful residential area in the Historic Center, and it was former home of Mr. Cassiano Conzatti. Mr. Conzatti was a renowned Italian naturalist and botanist who lived in Oaxaca During the end of the XIX century. The people from Oaxaca, grateful of his remarkable work, has named Jardín Conzatti the park where he planted and made search on the regional flora. The Casa Conzatti Hotel faces this historial and beautiful building.

Contact info:
Gómez Farías 218 Centro Historico
Oaxaca, 68000 Mexico
phone: +52 -951-513-8500
web: www.oaxacalive.com/conzatti

Room amenities: Hotel offers you 45 colonial style rooms, including 2 junior suites and 2 master suites, all of them with Color cable T.V. Phone with Modem port, air conditioned, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant-Bar, Meeting Room, Room Service, Taxi Service, Medical Service, Baby Sitting, Safete Boxes, Gift Shop, Money Exchance, Laundry & Drying, Travel Agency,Parking Lot.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $75 - $100
Participants may contact the hotel to request additional nights. Speak with the Reservation Dept. and inform the hotel representative you are with the Road Scholar Geronimo Educational Travel Studies LLC group. Rate is dependent upon availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All rooms are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Parking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $75 - $100
Participants may contact the hotel to request additional nights. Speak with the Reservation Dept. and inform the hotel representative you are with the Road Scholar Geronimo Educational Travel Studies LLC group. Rate is dependent upon availability.

Check out time: 11:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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