​Winter Tour with NEWCOMERS CLUB

Foodways & Feasting

Jan 27 - Feb 4, 2021

Winter needn't be all snow and ice...


Sweaters and socks in the early morning are shed before lunch so one can enjoy the sunny zocalo (main square) Oaxaca is a popular winter destination for snowbirds, but you're welcome to join us even if you live in a warm climate year-round! We'll visit all of Open Heart Tours' favorite spots: beautiful local architecture, working artisan studios and memorable restaurants. The Foodways & Feasting tour includes special-topic visits with organic farms and community members involved with Oaxacan sustainability efforts.


Tour Cost: $2500


Email us with questions about the winter tour.

Register for the trip here.

​​Tour price includes

  • Private single rooms (discount applies for double occupancy, please inquire)

  • Daily full breakfast & lunch

  • Guided, bilingual tours

  • Transportation within Mexico

  • Entry fees into facilities

Tour price does not include

  • Flights to and from Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Travel insurance

  • Dinners

Additional Information

  • All tours are small, from 4-12 people

  • $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot

  • Deposit & Letter of Agreement form must accompany deposit. Form will be sent to you via email after initial inquiry.

  • Remaining balance due 60 days before departure date, along with proof of international health coverage.

  • We accept personal checks as payment

 Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Oaxaca. 

Day 2: Tour of El Centro plazas, visit to Our Lady of the Assumption; Templo de San Felipe Neri, comida corrida (typical Oaxacan luncheon); visit to  Mujeres Artesesanas de las Regiones de Oaxaca Women's Cooperative


Day 3: Visit to Coyotepec for black pottery (barro negro); meet Josefina Aguilar & daughters, ceramicists of Ocotlan, enjoy a free afternoon.

Day 4: Visit the most colorful village market (tianguis) in Tlacolula, tour Iglesia Señor del Tlacolula; lunch at a local restaurant; Yagul &/or Mitla archaeological site tour

Day 5:  Option to hike in the forested mountains of the Pueblos Mancomunados to experience Zapotec village life OR have a workshop (cochineal dyeing, weaving, cooking 7 moles, you decide!)


Day 6: Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca tour (optional); visit at Santa Domingo Museo & Church (treasures from Monte Alban Tomb 7,  Early Spanish library holdings, rotating exhibits, frescos & Oaxacan history). Choose any or all of the other museums for a leisurely town day.

Day 7: Tour Monte Alban, the most significant archaeological site in Oaxaca, with a local history professor as guide; lunch in the countryside

Day 8: PICK YOU PLEASURE DAY --- Every group can choose an adventure!

Day 9: Return home

Winter Tour

Foodways & Feasting

Jan 27 - Feb 4 2021

Email us with questions about the tour.

Register for the trip here.

Not the right time for travel to Oaxaca? Take a look at our summer and autumn tours!

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