Christmas in Oaxaca México
December 18 – 26, 2017
A Cultural Learning Experience
This unique tour explores charming Oaxaca City in the heart of the high valley, it is a place where indigenous, colonial and modern traditions melt into an explosion of color and flavor. The incredible over-the-top pageantry of December 24 features parades of giant papier-mache heads, but on the night of the 23 it is the turn of the masters of vegetable sculpture. The century-old Noche de Rábanos, or the Night of the Radishes, is one of Mexico’s oddest Christmas festivals. It reputedly builds on a radish-carving tradition said to have first been encouraged by Dominican monks centuries before. This day alone would make the trip worthwhile, but you’ll enjoy one delight after another from the moment of arrival. We will learn from weavers and woodcarvers, visit the local markets and learn authentic Oaxacan food at a cooking class¸ explore Monte Alban, the first urban center of ancient Mesoamerica. We will have time to sit at the Zocalo, listen to the marimba players, and soak up the holidays’ festive atmosphere. Come and discover Oaxaca, its magic, its food, art, music and live a December holiday like you had not lived before.
- Round trip airfare from Tucson –Oaxaca –Tucson
- 8 night hotel accommodations based on double occupancy
- Ground transportation for transfers, guided tours and visits
- Local bilingual guides and driver
- Entrance fees in sites
- 7 full breakfasts
- Guided tours
- And… your favorite Spanish teacher
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Full detailed itinerary upon request.