Oaxaca is an artistic city in south Mexico, noted for its indigenous culture, colonial heritage and Zapotec ruins.

The Spanish colonial city Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ca), was founded in 1529, near an Indian settlement called Huaxyacac. Its location is ideal, with a superb mountain climate that means it never gets too hot or cold.  The city has a strong indigenous influence and a thriving artistic community, as well as some beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and fine museums, giving itself an unexpectedly cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The state of Oaxaca maintains a strong indigenous identity expressed in local life, monuments, and crafts. Oaxaca's markets offer a fascinating insight into these, with papier- mache, wood-carvings, textiles and black pottery.  In addition, you can visit the Centro Cultural and the Baroque Cathedral and experience the many outdoor Festivals including the month-long Gualaguezta Festival at Easter.

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The Mirador Tour - Holidays to Mexico

Mexico

Mirador Tour

14 Nights from £3,414 €3,196 $3,438

A land steeped in ancient history, colonial past and scattered with Mayan and Aztec pyramids. We include the stunning Chiapas region with villages nestled …

The Mirador Tour
Tours in Mexico

14 Nights from £3,414 €3,196 $3,438

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  1. Day 1 - Departure from UK

    Day 2 - Anthropological Museum & Pyramids of Teotihuacan

    Day 3 - Mexico City at leisure

  2. Day 4 - Puebla

    Day 5 - Monte Albán

    Day 6 - Oaxaca at leisure

  3. Day 7 - Sumidero Canyon

    Day 8 - San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan

    Day 9 - San Cristobal at leisure

  4. Day 10 - Transfer to Palenque

    Day 11 - Tour of Palenque site

  5. Day 12 - Tour of Merida

    Day 13 - Uxmal excursion

  6. Day 14 - Chichén Itzá

    Day 15 - Return home

The Aztec Tour - Holidays to Mexico

Mexico

Aztec Tour

7 Nights from £1,126 €451 $463

Travelling south we combine modern, cosmolitan Mexico City to explore the city, colonial heritage, markets and magnificent pre-Aztec pyramids.

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Tours in Mexico

7 Nights from £1,126 €451 $463

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  1. Day 1 -3 Visiting huge pre-Aztec pyramids

  2. Day 4 - Enjoy the views of the volconoes

    Day 5 - Oaxaca's colonial heritage

  3. Day 6 - See Tule's giant tree

    Day 7 - Excursion to the artisan town of Arrazola

    Day 8 - Stay at a beach resort on the Pacific coast

The Zapotec Tour - Holidays to Landmark Tours, Multi-Country Itineraries

Landmark Tours, Multi-Country Itineraries

Zapotec Tour

21 Nights from £4,384 €4,360 $4,699

Mighty Aztec and Mayan civilisations built sprawling cities with fabulous pyramids. Visit the markets, admire the weaving, witness the colonial influences …

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21 Nights from £4,384 €4,360 $4,699

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  1. Day 1 - Flight to Mexico City

    Day 2 - Visit Archaeological Museum and Teotihuacan

    Day 3 - Day at leisure in Mexico 

  2. Day 4 - Fly to Oaxaca

    Day 5 - Visit Zapotec archaeological sites

  3. Day 6 - Fly to Merida 

    Day 7 - Day at leisure in Merida

    Day 8 - Visit Uxmal

    Day 9 - Depart for Chichén Itzá

  4. Day 10 - Visit Chichen Itza and Playa del Carmen

    Day 11 - Explore Tulum. Return via Xel-Ha Laguna 

  5. Day 12 - Transport to Belize continue to Lamanai Lodge

    Day 13-14 - Visit Mayan Ruins and explore the forest 

  6. Day 15 - Tranfer to Belize Airport and flight to Flores, Guatemala

    Day 16 - Tikal Mayan ruins

    Day 17 - At leisure in Tikal, fly to Guetemala city

  7. Day 18 - Sunday Market

  8. Day 19 - Santiago Atitlán

  9. Days 20 - 21- Antigua

The Senderos Tour - Holidays to Group Tours

Group Tours

Senderos Tour

15 Nights from £2,483 €2,079 $2,227

Journey overland to admire the myriad of landscapes and cultures along the route. Peeling back layers to discover ancient Mayan and Aztec pyramids, combine…

The Senderos Tour
Tours in Group Tours

15 Nights from £2,483 €2,079 $2,227

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  1. Day 1 - Flight to Mexico City

    Day 2 - Mexico City at leisure

    Day 3 - City Tour of Mexico City

    Day 4 - Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Guadalupe

  2. Day 5 - Puebla & Travel to Oaxaca

    Day 6 - Oaxaca tour & ruins of Monte Alban

    Day 7 - Site of Mitla and Teotlitan & Tule villages

  3. Day 9 - Sumidero Canyon Boat Trip

    Day 10 - City tour San Cristobal

  4. Day 11 - Misol-Ha & travel to Palenque

    Day 12 - Visit Palenque archaeological site

  5. Day 13 - Visit Uxmal ruins & travel to Merida

  6. Day 14 - Explore Chichén Itzá

    Day 15 - Playa del Carmen at leisure

    Day 16 - Return flight

    Day 17 - Arrive home

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