Vibrant City & Food
If Mexico City is the heart of Mexico, Oaxaca is its soul. Join us this October as we partner with one of Mexico’s best English language guides, the aptly named Ruth Alegria. We will dive headlong into Oaxaca’s incredible traditional and fine dining foods, magical Mezcal, amazing arts and crafts and fascinating history.
We will eat the best food that the region has to offer, from humble but delicious market fare to its vibrant contemporary Mexican fine dining scene. We will tour the market with a local expert and do different workshops focused on the cuisine and spirit. We will stay at the beautiful and centrally-located hotel, Casa de las Bugambilias.
There is nothing quite like Mezcal produced anywhere else in the world. Made in the traditional way for hundreds of years, to sip on Mezcal is to drink in history. We will sample a wide variety of styles and producers, visit a working palenque and learn how to use Mezcal in making our own cocktails.
Art & Excursions
Oaxacan art is famous world-wide and with good reason. We will visit museums, artisans and famous, one-of-a-kind markets as we learn about the intricacies of the many collectible styles present here. We will visit some of the area’s most notable sites, archaeological and living, to give them context.
As always, once you join a Rascal + Thorn Tour, we provide three meals (sometimes more), local transportation once the tour starts, alcoholic and other beverages as indicated, lodging and excursions. Not included would be transportation to and from the tour, personal transportation needs that are not part of the tour itinerary and any food or beverages above what is supplied, should you for some reason desire more.
Wednesday, October 6 – Arrive in Oaxaca for a 4-night stay. Afternoon – Market Tour and lunch at Pasillo de Humo. Chili workshop and Mezcal tasting. Light dinner at Tierra del Sol. (L, D)
Thursday, October 7 – Coffee roasting workshop and tasting at Cafebre. Palenque visit. Dinner at Origen. (B,L,D)
Friday, October 8 – Morning visit to local market outside of city. Excursion to alebrijes producer. Dinner at Restaurante Sin Nombre. (B,L,D)
Saturday, October 9 – Morning free. Lunch at Alfonsina. Afternoon cocktail workshop. Farewell dinner at Criollo. (B,L,D)
Sunday, October 10 – Guests depart after breakfast. (B)
Itinerary is subject to adjustments.
- Restaurante Sin Nombre
- Tierra Del Sol
- and many more
- Product Workshops
- Market Tours
- Museum Visits
- Coffee Roasting Workshop
- Mezcal Palenque Visit
- Many other treats
- 4 nights at Las Bugambilias in Oaxaca
- All restaurant meals including tasting menus
- Meals will include paired beverages
- All excursion costs and entrance fees
- Transportation within Oaxaca and area
- Transportation to or from Oaxaca before or after the tour
- Drinks and meals not listed on the itinerary
- Tips to hired guides
- Travel insurance
We will be staying at the Casa de Las Bugambilias in Oaxaca.
$2495.00 per person
Early sign-up discount $2395.00 if deposit received before June 30, 2021.
The $2495 price per person is based on double occupancy. A deposit of $495 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.
If you are a single and wish to share a room we will make every effort to make this happen, but it is not guaranteed. The single supplement cost for this trip is $600 if you have your own room.
Final payment is due 45 days prior to the start of the tour.
Please contact us for a Reservation Form or if you have any questions.