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Guelaguetza Tour - Oaxaca (6 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Festival Tours   Archeology/History  
Season: July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 550 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 850 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Dates:
- First Guelaguetza: July, 20-25
- Second Guelaguetza: July 27-august 1.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive any time to Oaxaca airport or bus station, we´ll take you to the Hotel selected. Enjoy the remainder of your day and evening in Oaxaca City. 17:00 today you´ll have your first walking city tour in Oaxaca Historic Center. This tour include the historic and architecturally stunning buildings, markets, and churches located in the capital city of the state of Oaxaca.

Day 2: 09:00 a.m. enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You’ll tour Teotitlan, where you will get a glimpse into local artisans who are known for their intricate weaving and designs, drop by Tule, a city on the outskirts of Oaxaca City, where you will see the largest known Montezuma cypress, well over 2000 years old, and also tour Mitla, an important archaeological site in Oaxacan history. We visit the mescal factory, with demonstration, and the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el agua. In the afternoon you´ll admire by your own the parade of the delegations participants of the Guelaguetza celebration.

Day 3: Once again enjoy breakfast at the hotel before visiting some of the riches of the Oaxaca. 09:00 a.m. no trip to Oaxaca would be complete without a visit to Monte Alban. Once of Mexico’s most important archaeological ruins, Monte Alban is located just outside the city of Oaxaca with a gorgeous backdrop of the Oaxaca mountains. We´ll follow with th visit to the village of Arrazola Xoxo, famous for the wood carved “Alebrijes”, the visit to the exconvent of cuilapam de Guerrero and finalizing with the visit to San Bartolo Coyotepec, where we´ll see a demonstration of the production of Black pottery. Later night, see the presentation of the show honoring the legend of Donaji princess, the last reigning princess in the history of Oaxaca. The light and sound show will showcase the colorful past and the honoring of the history of Oaxaca of which the Oaxacans are proud to present. Return to the hotel for the night for your own.

Day 4: Today is the biggest and most important celebration of the entire year in Oaxaca. Enjoy an early morning breakfast as we will depart around 08:00 am for the Guelaguetza show. Since Guelaguetza means “Celebration of Giving” the many communities of Oaxaca come together to celebrate the giving of labor, materials, animals, food, among other things, in this special ceremony. Dancers and musicians from throughout the state come together to perform song and dance. These performers have been preparing all year long for this special ceremony. The presentation lasts throughout the morning and early afternoon. Return for your own to the hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 5: Breakfast, free day.

Day 6: After breakfast we´ll take you back to the airport of Oaxaca. End of services.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Hotel nights and transfers where is mentioned
- Meals as is indicated in itinerary
- Entrance fee where is indicated
- 5 hotel nights and 6 days with daily breakfast(Hotel Aitana or Suites del Centro)
- Tours with guide
- Share transportation
- Entrancee to Guelaguetza
- Entrance to Donaji show.