Magic of Oaxaca


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Days: 9


Uncover one of Mexico’s most intoxicating destinations with a luxury Oaxaca vacation. This nine-day trip has been hand-crafted by the experts at Journey Mexico to demonstrate the very best of this fascinating and diverse Mexican state.

Uncover the ancient world with a private tour of the ruins at Monte Alban and Mitla, meet expert artisans in Teotitlan del Valle, hike through the gorgeous Sierra Norte mountains, and explore the city of Oaxaca itself.

After, head to the tropical coastline with a trip to Puerto Escondido, one of the world’s top surfing destinations. Visit a turtle research sanctuary and enjoy some free time to explore or relax, either enjoying an additional activity or unwinding on the soft sands.



Oaxaca City – Explore the fascinating combination of colonial and indigenous influences with a privately guided city tour.

Monte Alban and Mitla – Uncover ancient worlds with privately guided tours of these two ancient sites.

Sierra Norte mountains – Take a three-day hiking trip into the Sierra Norte to discover cool pre-alpine mountain landscapes and cloud forests.

Puerto Escondido – Unwind at the world-famous surfing hotspot of Puerto Escondido.

Day 1: Arrive in Oaxaca

After arriving at Oaxaca International Airport, enjoy a private transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Oaxaca


Day 2: Monte Alban tour and Oaxaca city

Journey to the outskirts of Oaxaca for a privately guided tour of Monte Alban, a magnificent ancient city which has been populated by the Olmec, Zapotec, and Mixtec civilizations. With an expert guide taking the lead, visit the main plaza to enjoy impressive vistas over the site and learn about the intricate rock carvings known as Los Danzantes (The Dancers).

In the afternoon, explore the amazing city of Oaxaca with its cobblestone streets, churches, squares, and markets.

Overnight: Casa Oaxaca


Day 3: Teotitlan del Valle and Mitla

Uncover Oaxaca´s artistic heritage with a trip to Teotitlan del Valle, a village famous for producing beautiful, colorful rugs. Visit the homes of the master craftspeople, interacting with the artisans, and learn how to weave carpets with natural plant and animal dyes.

After, travel to the ruins of Mitla, an ancient Mesoamerican site famous for its well-preserved mosaics.

Overnight: Casa Oaxaca


Day 4: Sierra Norte mountain hike

Discover Oaxaca’s stunning natural beauty with a transfer to the pine forests of the little-known Sierra Norte mountains and the village of Benito Juarez. Hike through the cloud forests towards the small village of Latuvi.

Spend the night in a community-owned lodge, which offers bunk beds and shared bathrooms but is very warm, clean, and accommodating. A stay here contributes directly to the community and ensures the preservation of the surrounding forest.


Day 5: Hike to Llano Grande

A full day of hiking awaits, venturing deeper into this pristine forest. Alpine lakes and rolling terrain make this a peaceful hike, ending at the lovely town of Llano Grande. Again, accommodation is in community-owned cabins with dinner served family-style in the community diner. Stay in bunk bed accommodation with linens and hot showers.


Day 6: Sierra Norte Mountains

Today, finish the hiking experience with visits to gorgeous landscapes, ending in the village of Lachatao. After lunch, transfer back to Oaxaca and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Oaxaca


Day 7: Turtle research sanctuary visit

It’s time to see a completely different side of Oaxaca, taking a van transfer across the mountains and down to the steamy tropical coastline, crossing coffee and banana plantations along the way.

After the scenic drive, stop at a turtle research facility in the quaint town of Mazunte and check in to a beautiful lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Overnight: Hotel Escondido


Day 8: Puerto Escondido

Enjoy a free day on the coast, taking advantage of the never-ending list of activities available. Speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner if you’d like to organize an additional experience, such as rafting the Copalita River, hiking to a remote beach for snorkeling and swimming, or walking to some fantastic waterfalls in the jungle.

Overnight: Hotel Escondido


Day 9: Departure day

Enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to the airport for departure flights home.


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