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USD 119.00
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    What to Expect
    You will be met 9am at your hotel by the guide and get ready to time-travel into the Tlacolula valley in a private, air conditioned vehicle to deep dive into  Oaxacan culture for the day. Learn traditional family recipes, prepare authentic chocolate, experience local hospitality, sample good mezcal and learn from a master about the varieties and moods of agave plants.  First stop is about 45 minutes down the road at a local and welcoming Zapotec Market.  Then we visit a woman who makes chocolate by grinding cacao beans on a grinding stone—a hands-on experience including drinking fresh handmade hot chocolate, Oaxacan style! Afterwards, we visit the home of a village cook who'll teach us how to make mole (mole-ey) sauce in the traditional way. Mole will be a mouth watering part of our fabulous lunch with our host family. To wrap up the day we meet an agave whisperer at his farm and end our visits at a "palenque" where distillers will tell tale of the art of making their old time village elixir, mezcal!  When it’s all said and done you’ll have spent the day visiting, tasting and joyfully learning the way into the culture of Oaxaca and the heritage of Mexico, traveling beyond the standard tourist routes and, while learning about Mexico’s food, you’ll also meet the big-hearted, deeply-rooted people that are this country’s heart.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick up at your place of stay (Subject to Centrally located Oaxaca Hotels)
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Demonstrations and hands-on experience
    • Home cooked lunch
    • Artisan fees
    • Suberb bilingual guide (cultural ambassador)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels within downtown only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Will be operated by a bi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour was educational, fascinating, and thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide Antonio had a terrific command of English, along with a wide range of interests and knowledge, which made the trip itself even better. He knew the countryside and the people we met obviously like and
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    This was certainly one of our highlights of our 12 day vacation in Mexico. Our guide, Antonio, was really great and an excellent translator. I really felt as if we got a glimpse in to the culture that there's no way we would have gotten otherwise.
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    It wasnt easy for us to decide to go on this tour due to the price and our skepticism being Mexican and thinking, what could we see that we haven't yet? it was so worth it, we are a couple of 30 yr olds living in Cancun, its was so interactive, authentic, fun, delicious, we
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    My husband and I took the Culinary Tour one day and the Textile Tour this company also offers on another day. Both tours were exceptional in scope and execution. On one, we learned how to make the chocolate paste used to prepare traditional Mexican hot chocolate. We started
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    We recently spent a week in Oaxaca for the Day of the Dead celebrations and took the opportunity to book some day tours with different operators. This was one of them. It was more expensive than our tours with other operators but we felt it was definitely worth it. Our guide
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    Response from TraditionsMex, Owner at Timeless Cuisine Day Tour
    Responded 6 Nov. 2018
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Your words reflect exactly what we hope our tours will offer...personal, unrushed, real interactions, beyond the crowds, hands on, and in the end the sense of connection that stays like warm sunlight inside. Thanks for traveling with us, so pleased you enjoyed and found true value in your experience.
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