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Mexico: Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a charming city with a long and eventful history. Separated from Mexico City to the north by rugged mountains and dotted with small weaving and craft villages, the isolated region has ploughed its own furrow, forging its own distinctive identity. Known as Mexico’s artistic centre, Oaxaca embodies both indigenous and colonial features, the markets, artisan workshops, rituals and multiple fiestas reflecting the native culture while the baroque architecture, plazas and museums bear witness to the Spanish influence. The Zapotec and Mixtec people’s ancient sites at Monte Albán, Yagul and Mitla are as impressive as the Mayan ruins in the south and east.

Our holidays to Oaxaca

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El Castillo Pyramid at Chichen Itza

Signature Mexico: Cultural heartlands to Caribbean coast

14 days from £2179pp

Cooking Class in Oaxaca

A Taste of Mexico

14 days from £3786pp

Taxis in Mexico City

Eagle: Aztecs, Mayas and conquistadores

14 days from £2228pp

Colonial church, Puebla

Discover Mexico: Oaxaca's culture and coastline

13 days from £2795pp

Things to do in Oaxaca


Experience life in a Mexican rural community

Colourful city

Oaxaca walking tour and market

Food 2

Take a Mexican cooking course

Monte Alban

Visit Monte Alban, pre-Columbian ruined city

What our clients say

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What our experts say

Oaxaca is a wonderful place to spend a couple of days. I loved the historical centre, with pedestrianised zones and colourful colonial houses ... a lovely place to chill out; with great shops selling all type of handicrafts and for all tastes There are loads of markets to visit: my favourite, “Central de Abastos”, is huge and in an edgy area, but very interesting .


Lina Fuller

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