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23949
Mexico

Oaxaca & Puebla: A Modern Look Into an Ancient Land

Ancient cities, handmade textiles and chocolate making are just the beginning of an incredible learning adventure deep in the heart of Oaxaca and Puebla.
Program No. 23949RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,199
Mexico

Oaxaca & Puebla: A Modern Look Into an Ancient Land

Ancient cities, handmade textiles and chocolate making are just the beginning of an incredible learning adventure deep in the heart of Oaxaca and Puebla.
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,199
Program No. 23949 RJ
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Dec 6 - Dec 13, 2021
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Jan 10 - Jan 17, 2022
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Mar 7 - Mar 14, 2022
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Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2022
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Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2022
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Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2022
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Dec 5 - Dec 12, 2022
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Dec 6 - Dec 13, 2021
Starting at
2,749
Jan 10 - Jan 17, 2022
Starting at
2,749
Mar 7 - Mar 14, 2022
Starting at
2,749
Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2022
Starting at
2,749
Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2022
Starting at
2,749
Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2022
Starting at
2,749
Dec 5 - Dec 12, 2022
Starting at
2,749

At a Glance

Walk in the footsteps of the Zapotec, Maya and more during a modern-day exploration of Oaxaca and Puebla in southern Mexico. Beginning in Oaxaca City, get a taste for the region as you explore local markets and enjoy a field trip to the Mayordomo Chocolate Factory, where you’ll learn about a drink once made for Mayan royalty. Immerse yourself in Zapotec culture as you explore the archaeological sites of Monte Alban and Mitla, and marvel in the 2,000 year-old cypress tree that calls El Arbol del Tule its home. In Puebla, explore the city’s historic district that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Journey to Cholula to thrill in the history of the Great Pyramid before returning to Puebla to take in the award-winning architecture of the International Museum of the Baroque, and enjoy a field trip to the ancient site of Cacaxtla.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-2 miles daily over varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn about ancient cities and holy places as you join an expert on field trips to archaeological sites, including the Zapotec city of Mitla and the ceremonial centers of Monte Alban and Cacaxtla.
  • Examine the artistry of handmade textiles during a field trip to the village of Teotitlan del Valle, and enjoy a weaving demonstration by a local expert.
  • Marvel in the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest pyramid in the world and a feat of Aztec engineering and construction.
Featured Expert
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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 View biography
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.
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Suzanne Barbezat View biography
Suzanne Barbezat grew up in Montréal, Canada, but holds a deep love and appreciation for Oaxaca. After graduating with a degree in anthropology, she lost her heart to Oaxaca on a solo trip through Latin America. Moving to Mexico in 1998, she has worked as a teacher, group leader and writer Suzanne spends her free time discovering off-the-beaten-path locales around Oaxaca with her Mexican husband and children. There's nothing she enjoys more than getting to know Oaxaca better and sharing her love for it.





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