Oaxaca: Mole, Mescal & Markets Tour / Coming Summer 2021
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Calling all food and drink lovers – a must-do for any lover of Mexican cuisine!
*Discover Tamale making!
*Make your own chocolate with hand grinding toasted cacao beans on an ancient stone metate!
*Take cooking classes taught by renowned chefs!
*Learn about mezcal from a Palenquero – artisanal mezcal producer.
*Tour colorful rural marketplaces with a vast array of organic Mexican foodstuffs, artwork, and jewelry!
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Oaxaca is a region that is incredibly diverse. You’ll find tiny villages as well as the cultural hub of Oaxaca City. You’ll find mountains and beaches and desert.
So whether you are interested in tasting the best food in Mexico or you want to soak up the sun and snorkel in Huatulco, the region of Oaxaca has something to offer for each type of traveler.
Explore the Markets – Mercado Benito Juárez – Probably the most well-known market in Oaxaca City, you’ll find souvenirs and some small snacks in this large, covered area. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hierve el Agua – Meaning “boiling water”, this stunning waterfall was created by a mineral-rich spring and is good for more than just taking photos. Pack your swimsuit so you can take a refreshing dip in the water (yes the water is cold, not boiling) or make a short hike to a lookout point near the falls.
Visit A Traditional Weaving Village – Using natural dyes and the fibers of sheep wool, weaving is a traditional craft of the Oaxacan people. The town of Teotitlan del Valle is just 28 kilometers from Oaxaca City and is home to a community of people who have been weaving their whole lives, often starting at the age of five.
Learn About (or try) a Temazcal Ceremony – This Mayan cleansing ritual has been practiced for centuries to heal a variety of ailments including tight muscles, bad blood circulation and it helps remove toxins from your body.
Wander Amongst Churches in Oaxaca – There’s no way you’ll miss the Santo Domingo church, situated in the center of town. It is nice to photograph, wander inside or just hang out in front of beneath the shade of a tree. In the afternoon and evening hours, there’s street food in this area, like corn covered in mayonnaise, cheese, lime, and chili powder as well as other tasty snacks.
Mezcal – You’ll find mezcalerias – places to try Mezcal – on just about every block in Oaxaca. This liquor is made from the agave plant, and while it’s similar to tequila, mezcal is much more widely consumed by Mexicans.
The Cuisine – Oaxaca is known for regional specialties that aren’t as easy to find anywhere else in Mexico.
Tlayuda – This delicious dish is served on a large crispy tortilla topped with vegetables, meat, and a whole lotta cheese! They are everywhere in Oaxaca so you better try a few of them.
Mole (7 types) – Oaxaca is known for mole, a sauce typically made with 25 to 40 different ingredients, there are 7 different kinds you can try.
THE CHOCOLATE! – Cacao drinks are plentiful and ubiquitous. To name a few: chocolate, chocolate atole, tejate, atole de chocolate (champurrado), tascalate, and popo. There are many more but these are the most common that you can find anywhere in Oaxaca. All thoroughly scrumptious!
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