Guelaguetza in Oaxaca 2007
- Price from:
- 948 USD /person
- (951) 51 84728
- (951) 51 84728
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 7 days
- Location Start:
- Oaxaca City
- Location Finish:
- Oaxaca City
- We Speak:
- Spanish, English
Last updated: 03/23/2007
July 18th - 24th / 25th -31st
Join us for the fabulous Guelaguetza festival that enlivens Oaxaca the last two weeks of July with a double grand performance on 7/23 and 7/30 to choose.
Wednesday, July 18th / 25th
Arrival to Oaxaca City, pick up transfers from the city's Airport to Hotel CasAntica situated within the heart of the Historic District.
This evening we will meet in the patio for a cocktail and everyone to meet followed by an orientation of the week's events.
Thursday, July 19th / 26th
Breakfast Buffet in hotel every morning from 7:30 a.m. : 8:30 a.m.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Morning Walking & Orientation tour of the City, including the awesome Museum of the Oaxacan Cultures & beautiful Church of Santo Domingo.
The city tour will end at the main plaza (Zócalo), where we will go on to a fabulous restaurant overlooking the plaza for a welcome full Oaxacan comida (supper).
Following our great festive meal, we will walk to explore the traditional & colorful markets including a chocolate mill to see and taste the making of this very traditional & native beverage that Mexico introduced to the world.
Friday, July 20th / 27th
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Full day tour to the East of the valley of Oaxaca, first to visit the small but remarkable Zapotec/Mixtec archaeological site of Mitla, after we'll drive near to visit the Mezcal producing village of Matatlan and stop at an old fashioned still to learn & taste this traditional & popular agave made beverage. From there we will go on to the Zapotec village of Teotitlan del Valle to visit with ethnic families and admire their skilled traditional artistry at making remarkable wax candles and fine wool weavings with natural dyes on looms.
We will be hosted for lunch by a family of weavers and treated to a special ethnic meal. On our way back we will stop to admire the world's thickest tree El Tule.
Saturday, July 21st / 28th
8:00 a.m. : 2:00 p.m.
This morning we will set off to visit the amazing archaeological site of Monte Alban. We will leave early to be able to both enjoy the morning's freshness as well as take great photos in the best light of the day.
We will admire the site with a good walking tour at the end of which we will rest and enjoy lunch overlooking the three central valleys.
At 4:30 p.m. after a rest, we will walk from the hotel to take part in the festive Welcoming Parade of the participants of the Guelaguetza 2007, who dance thru the streets at the rhythm of brass bands and colorful costumes.
At 7:00 p.m. we will drive to the main auditorium overlooking the city to see the grand presentation of the Banni Stui Gulal Show. This is a presentation that explains the history of the folk dances from pre Columbian to present times with fantastic dances, effects and a unique fireworks show at the end.
Sunday, July 22nd / 29th
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Full day tour to the South valley of Oaxaca, first to the town of Ocotlan to visit both the blacksmiths workshop of the famed Aguilar Brothers who are renowned for forging fantastic swords & letter openers recycling scrap steel, bronze & copper as well as the home/studio of the late artist benefactor of this town Rodolfo Morales.
From there we continue to the village of Santo Tomas Jalieza where we will meet a local family that manufactures cotton weavings on waist/back strap looms, as well as the village co-op.
Afterwards we will continue to San Martin Tilcajete to visit the wood carvers of the colorful & unique Oaxacan alebrijes. Here we will be hosted for lunch by a family of wood carvers.
Coming back to the city we will stop to see the famed black pottery village of COYOTEPEC, where we will have an exhibit of how it's made.
At 7:00 p.m. after a rest, we will drive from the hotel to see the great show of The Leyend of Princess Donaji which explains a wonderful story of Oaxaca with dancers and a great firework show as well.
Monday, July 23rd / 30th
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This morning we will drive to the main auditorium to see the fabulous presentation of the Guelaguetza dance show, which is Mexico's most authentic and colorful ethnic pride.
Lunch and the afternoon will be free to leisure.
Farewell margarita cocktail and dinner at Oaxaca's finest restaurant. We leave at 7 p.m.
Menu is a delicious surprise!!!
Tuesday, July 24th / 31st
Transfers out from hotel to the city's airport for return flights.
- Inclusions -
- Ground Transportation for all activities
- Exclusions -
- 5 dinners at leisure
- Extras -
- This Tour is programmed around a fabulous & colorful yearly Indian Folk event.
This Tour will highlight all cultural activities, grand performances, cultural visits to sites and vilages to bring you as close as possible to our people.
Allow us to enchant you with the Magic of Oaxaca
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