Small group, meticulously crafted cultural tours and workshops among the ancestral potters, weavers, and rural folk artists and artisans of indigenous Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Michoacan, Mexico
From a gathering of traditional Mayan weavers, the ritual dances of a Zapotec festival or a steaming pot of broth over the fire in a Tarascan kitchen, our backcactus tours immerse you in the lifeways of the little known, culturally diverse world of southern Mexico.
Our tours introduce you to the people and places of another land, another way and another pace. Traditions Mexico takes you across that cultural gap. We bridge that gap by creating encounters around common interests such as pottery, weaving and food creation, or immersing ourselves in the goings on of a local festival. In this way we share and participate, creating a two-way exchange and a dynamic encounter, breaking down the barrier of us and them and creating magical moments of what we believe much of travel is about; people meeting people with their eyes wide open.
Drinking Agave: Mezcal, Pulque and the Culture of Spirits
Top notch backcountry mezcal stills, pre-Colombian pulque and a peek into the world of Oaxaca's distillers.
One and two day tours traveled in small groups of 4-12 passengers. Refreshingly original and unusual trips that take you deeper, emphasizing quality over quantity. Our journeys highlight the vital pulse of Oaxaca today, a dynamic swirl of profound tradition and contemporary ways.