Oaxaca & San Miguel Experience
Oaxaca in southern Mexico, is the capital city of Oaxaca District. Located on the foothills of the Sierra Madre, Oaxaca (pronounced "wah-HAH-kah"), is known for its architectural colonial-era buildings. It also has fantastic museums, pre-Columbian ruins and baroque churches encrusted with gold. Revered as the culinary capital of Mexico, the thrill of visiting Oaxaca is sampling its many dishes such as tlayudas (thin Oaxaqueño “pizzas”), spicy hot chocolate and asado (barbecue) grilled in smoky market stalls.
This tour explores Mexico’s most beautiful and culturally-rich destinations; Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende. Oaxaca, as mentioned above, offers rich cultural experiences and an opportunity to find unique handicrafts and woven crafts, as well as enriching visits to local ruins and historic churches. While the quaint town San Miguel de Allende, a thriving centre for art and culture has numerous cathedrals, shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
Oaxaca & San Miguel Experience Oaxaca, San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)
Begin in Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s best destinations for gastronomy and traditional arts. Visit the vibrant colonial centre, indigenous towns. With your private guide, visit some of the most beautiful and important cultural spaces and be invited into homes of various artisans to witness how they continue the traditions of making native crafts. Stroll in the friendly city centre lined with vibrant colonial buildings, meet the families of nearby local communities and learn about their indigenous traditions. Oaxaca is ideal for those who love great food served with magnificent history and culture.
Next, travel to enchanting San Miguel de Allende, the base for exploring Mexico’s colonial heartland. En route, visit the charming colonial city of Queretaro. Enjoy a privately-guided tour of San Miguel, best known for its cobblestone backstreets lined with beautiful colonial buildings, high quality local crafts and folk art, contemporary galleries, design and antique shops, lively markets, interesting small museums, and beautiful homes and gardens. Spend one day on a private excursion to Guanajuato, a picture-perfect UNESCO-listed town.
Day 1 – Arrive
Oaxaca Arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private introductory afternoon tour.
Day 2 – Tour
Oaxaca Full-day excursion to local craft villages, markets and ancient ruins.
Day 3 – The Surrounds
Oaxaca Continue touring Oaxaca and environs. Option for Oaxacan cooking class.
Day 4 – Transfer
San Miguel de Allende Transfer and flight to Mexico City. Transfer overland to San Miguel for 3 nights.
En route, tour colonial city of Queretaro.
Day 5 – City Tour
San Miguel de Allende Private morning tour of San Miguel de Allende. Afternoon at leisure>
Day 6 – Guanajuato Tour
San Miguel de Allende Private excursion to Guanajuato and Dolores Hidalgo.
Day 7 – Depart
Leon or Mexico City Private airport transfer.
Make this your holiday
Getting There The only direct scheduled flights from the UK to Mexico are from London Heathrow to Mexico City or London Gatwick to Cancún, both with British Airways. Flying from anywhere else in Britain to Mexico, will require change of planes somewhere. If flying via the US, it’s worth checking if your transatlantic carrier has an airpass deal for non-US residents – most major US airlines do – by which you purchase coupons at a flat rate for a certain number of flights in North America. The pass will usually also include one or more destinations in Mexico and Canada.
When to go November to May: This is late winter in Mexico and the best time to visit. January to March are the months to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. Beginning June, the rains begin to make their presence known, mostly in the form of an afternoon storm. July is the heart of Mexico's rainy season, though rains still accustomed to its afternoon routine, cooling down the temperatures. In August and September, rains become heavier, particularly on the Pacific Coast. By October, rains begin to ease a little but humid condition remain across much of the country.