Inspirational Cuisine

Flavors, ingredients and color is what makes Oaxaca cuisine special.  From many versions of moles to chapulines, tamales and mezcal, Oaxaca dining is a special event.  On this Rascal + Thorn culinary insights tour we will explore all of foods in the region.

All meals and drinks in the itinerary will be included.

Unique Excursions

Excursions in Oaxaca include market visits, cooking workshops, indigenous crafts and many other historical visits.  The area is known for its variety of activities and opportunities for hands-on experiences.

We will work with local chefs and food industry personnel to enjoy excursions that are focused on the local cuisine and product.


As Mezcal becomes more popular for cocktails in the United States, the production of craft Mezcals has become an important part of the local Oaxacan industry.  We will make visits to several of these different artisans to understand how their process is different from the mass-produced product.

Included will be tastings and cocktail workshops using Mezcal as the base spirit.




Chilhuacle Rojo and other local great spots


  • Cooking workshops
  • Market Visits
  • Distillery Visits
  • Cocktail Workshop
  • Shopping
  • Ancient Ruins
  • and many more treats

We are currently developing this itinerary and it should be released  later in December. If you are interested in this trip and want to be informed when the itinerary and price is available, please send us a note.

  • 5 nights in a premium hotel
  • All meals and drinks included in the itinerary
  • Excursion fees and entrance fees
  • All transportation within Oaxaca
  • Guides
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Oaxaca before or after the trip
  • Any meals or drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to guides

We will select a premium hotel that is within walking distance to many sights and attractions.


A deposit is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement TBD

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour

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