Tour 5: The Magic Route of Handcrafts

ITINERARY:

We will meet at Casa de las Bugambilias B&B or at the front desk of your hotel, from where we will drive 21 miles south on Highway 175 to visit the market day in Ocotlán de Morelos. We will visit the market and the “tianguis” which is an open-air market that is traditionally held on certain market days. We will taste tamales, chapulines, tejate, pulque, and nicuatole during the walking tour. After that, we will drive 15 minutes to Santo Tomás Jalietza to see the weavings made in a back-strap loom. We will visit the home of Crispina Navarro Gómez who is one of the finest weavers from México to learn how they weave using an ancient technique. We will then go for lunch to the Restaurant “La Azucena Zapoteca” in San Martín Tilcajete to taste the traditional food of that region. After lunch, we will drive 10 minutes to see a demo about the “alebrijes” (wooden carvings) made with copal and painted with natural dyes in the workshop of Jacobo & María Ángeles. At the end of the demo, you will have the opportunity to see and to buy the finished wooden carvings made in the gallery of Jacobo & María Ángeles.

After that, we will drive 20 minutes to get into San Bartolo Coyotepec where we will visit the workshop of Doña Rosa Real de Nieto to see how they make the black pottery by hand. At the end of the demo, we will drive back to Oaxaca City and we will arrive around 5 p.m.

TOUR PRICES:

(IN US DOLLARS)

1-2 persons: $100.00 per person.

3-5 persons: $75.00 per person.

6-9 persons: $50.00 per person.

MEETING POINT:

All the customers lodged in downtown Oaxaca will be picked up at the front desk of their hotel or at any other place in downtown Oaxaca.
We will establish a meeting point by telephone or email for travelers residing outside the city.
All tours normally end at the starting point, but this can be changed to another place in downtown Oaxaca if the customer prefers.

DURATION:

8 hours. Weather and traffic conditions might affect the length of the tour.

TRANSPORTATION:

VW Transporter Mod. 2019 with A/C, liability insurance, purified water and driver.

INCLUDED:

The service includes transportation, an English-speaking tour guide & soft drinks.

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Lunch and additional beverages.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend you bring walking shoes, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

Some photos of “Alebrijes”

Some photos of textiles:

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