Christmas and New Year's in Oaxaca and Puebla
Leave the snowmen behind as you experience an authentic Mexican Christmas and ring in the New Year Oaxaca-style! See ancient rituals and visit well-known archeological sites.
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Program No. 8696RJ
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A delightful and informative alternative to the ususal holiday activities (and I did not have to deal with unpleasant relatives!).


In general, the website worked pretty well for me. However, a number of links lead to dead ends. As a default, I keep being sent to pages that want to sell me another tour. That's frustrating and annoying.


This was a wonderful, warm, friendly, festive and informative way to spend the holidays. I really had a great time!


Our recent trip to Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City was absolutely wonderful!!! Flights and in-country transport were seamless, and we loved all of the scheduled activities — the radish festival and posadas in particular — and the many archaeological sites and other venues we saw. The hotels were awesome, and the food MOSTLY excellent. It felt, however that dietary restrictions we were asked to list in our applications were seldom honored, causing our leaders to have to scramble for alternatives with the restaurant people as we were waiting to be served. Rafi, our guide, was charming and well-informed, though his habit of going off on tangents in response to questions makes we wonder if he shouldn’t consider retiring soon. Terri, our group leader, was always kind, and very organized. Some of us wished, however, that she were a bit more flexible In accommodating demand for doing something not on the schedule when there was clearly enough time to fit it in. Overall, though, she was great. The two lecturers were fabulous, each in their own way. No complaints there. Thanks for making our Christmas/New Year’s season one of our most memorable. Lisa Aronson & Al Ormsby


A wonderful trip for the holidays and to explore the beauty of Mexico.


The 2 week holiday program in Mexico, "Christmas and New Year's in Oaxaca, Puebla & Mexico City" was out-standing! The historic sites, holiday customs, local artisans, food and lodging, educational tours, great weather, new friendships and our knowledgeable and caring guides made this an unforgettable experience.


be aware the altitude is above 7000 feet, and could slow some activities.


I can recommend the Christmas and New Year's trip to Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City. It was interesting, educational, fun and gave an in-depth historical orientation of Mexico before and after the Spaniards.

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