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Undiscovered Mexico

Tailor Made Itinerary

8 Days From £2,435

Overview

The historic city of Oaxaca and the beautiful highlands of the Sierra Norte Mountains provide the backdrop to this fascinating journey of discovery amongst the indigenous cultures of southern Mexico. Home to vibrant artists, timeless traditions and some of the country’s most pristine natural beauty, you’ll journey into a landscape filled with colour and charm. 

Beginning amongst the famous barrios of Mexico’s lively capital, you’ll explore ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the colourful Bohemian suburbs of Mexico City’s southern neighbourhoods
  • Discover the UNESCO treasure of Monte Albán
  • Tour the colonial city and gastronomic centre of Oaxaca
  • Hike amongst the stunning landscapes of the Sierra Norte Mountains
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the indigenous Oaxacan communities
  • Visit traditional artisan workshops and local markets

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE MEXICO CITY

DAY 1: ARRIVE MEXICO CITY

Your journey begins in the Mexican capital, the most populous city in North America. After being met at the airport you will then be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy at your leisure. 

Stara Hamburgo

DAY 2: MEXICO CITY - OAXACA

DAY 2: MEXICO CITY - OAXACA

After breakfast you’ll depart the hotel for a guided tour of Mexico City’s southern neighbourhoods.  Tree-lined enclaves that seem a far cry from the brash big city to the north, these charming barrios were once home to some of Mexico’s most revered writers and artists, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Octavio Paz. Returning to the hotel to pick up your luggage you will then take an evening flight on to the historic city of Oaxaca, located in the foothills of southern Mexico’s Sierra Norte Mountains.

Hostal De La Noria
Breakfast

DAY 3: OAXACA

DAY 3: OAXACA

Oaxaca’s historic centre, along with the nearby ruins of Monte Albán, are both inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list, and today you have an opportunity to explore both in the company of a local guide. The ancient capital of the Zapotecs, Albán is the site of one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and can date its origins back to around 500 BC. Returning to Oaxaca for lunch, this afternoon has then been set aside to discover the historic heart of the city, including its enormous Templo de Santo Domingo.

Hostal De La Noria
Breakfast

DAY 4: OAXACA - SIERRA NORTE MOUNTAINS

DAY 4: OAXACA - SIERRA NORTE MOUNTAINS

Delving into the rich culture of Oaxaca, you’ll leave the city this morning and head out to the village of Tlacochahuaya, home to the colourful 16th century Church of San Jerónimo. From here you continue on to the important Zapotec ruins at Mitla (House of Tombs). The Teotitlán del Valle then provides an opportunity to discover traditional weaving techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries, before spending this evening enjoying the hospitality of comfortable cabins in the heart of the little-known Sierra Norte Mountains.

Yu’u Community Sierra Norte Llano Grande
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: SIERRE NORTE MOUNTAINS

DAY 5: SIERRE NORTE MOUNTAINS

Delving into the rich culture of Oaxaca, you’ll leave the city this morning and head out to the village of Tlacochahuaya, home to the colourful 16th century Church of San Jerónimo. From here you continue on to the important Zapotec ruins at Mitla (House of Tombs). The Teotitlán del Valle then provides an opportunity to discover traditional weaving techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries, before spending this evening enjoying the hospitality of comfortable cabins in the heart of the little-known Sierra Norte Mountains.

Yu’u Community Sierra Norte Latuvi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: SIERRA NORTE MOUNTAINS - OAXACA

DAY 6: SIERRA NORTE MOUNTAINS - OAXACA

This morning you will set off on a trek into the cloud forests of the Sierra Norte, following trails that meander past fields of potatoes and wheat and through thick forests of pine and oak. In spring and summer these forest pathways come alive with wild orchids and bromeliads. After lunch a private transfer will take you back to Oaxaca, stopping along the way to visit the Tule Tree, believed to be the largest in the Americas. Enjoy some free time later to soak up Oaxaca’s colonial charms before dinner.

Hostal De La Noria
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: OAXACA

DAY 7: OAXACA

A day filled with creativity and colour, you’ll leave the hotel this morning in the company of your guide to visit an array of local artisan workshops. The towns around Oaxaca are renowned for their specialist crafts, with bags, belts, rugs and ceramics produced following traditions that date back to pre-Columbian times. Following lunch with one of the local craftsmen, this afternoon is then free to enjoy at your leisure. If time permits there may also be an opportunity to visit the market at Octolan.

Hostal De La Noria
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: DEPART OAXACA

DAY 8: DEPART OAXACA

After breakfast you will be driven back to the airport this morning in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Superior

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

UNDISCOVERED MEXICO (8 DAYS) £2,435

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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Uniquely rich in both culture and biodiversity, the Mexican state of Oaxaca is a world treasure. Distinct ethnic groups speak 18 different languages and their forests are home to 634 species of birds.

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