Extension: The Best of Oaxaca & Oaxaca City
Begin your learning adventure in Mexico with a three-night pre-extension as you delve into the archaeological sites and colonial-era architecture of Oaxaca.
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Program No. 22741RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Though Oaxaca City was “founded” in 1529, its beginnings were really established by prehistoric civilizations that thrived in this lush, mountainous region. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Oaxaca and its capital city as experts share their insight into fascinating archaeological sites, colonial architecture and the welcoming modern people who call this region their home. From the brightly colored folk sculptures of San Antonio Arrazola to the home of the stoutest tree in the world, Oaxaca’s treasures await!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three hours daily over varied terrain. Elevations up to 5,200 feet.
Program Extension
Program Extension
Since you’re already traveling to your program, why not arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to dig deeper or explore a new place or topic? Before you enroll in an extension, be sure you are enrolled in the main program first.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into Zapotec culture, religion and daily life at the Mitla and Monte Albán archaeological sites.
  • Meet a local family in Teotitlán del Valle — a town known for its textiles — and observe their techniques for wool carding and dyeing.
  • Delight in the impressive sight of the El Arbol del Tule, a 2,000 year-old Montezuma cypress that is the stoutest tree in the world.

General Notes

This program is a pre-extension only to program 22668, Great Global Get-Together in Mexico City.
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Haydee de Hoyos
Originally from the northern state of Sonora, Haydee de Hoyos learned English through her interest in American television, especially “Sesame Street.” Her affinity for American culture led her to pursue a career in the travel industry with a degree in tourism and business form the University of Guadalajara. Haydee has worked for Geronimo for more than 20 years and served as a Group Leader on programs focusing on art, culture, history, the environment and Mexican cuisine, developing an encyclopedia of knowledge of all things Mexico.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Haydee de Hoyos
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