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Introduction to the Tours
2014-2015 Schedule
General Trip Information
Survivor's Testimonials
The Staff of Traditions Mexico
About Traditions Mexico
A Primer on Mexican Bus Travel
(7-10 days)
Festivals and Celebrations
The Return of the Souls
Cultura Maya
Textile and Folk Art
Fiber Arts
of the Oaxacan Coast
Murex, Silk,
and Threaded Flowers
Slice of Oaxaca
Highland Textiles
(Woven Maya)
(3 & 4 days)
Culture &
Traditional Arts
Dia de los Muertos
Celebrations in the
3 Valleys of Oaxaca
Istmo: Velvet Flowers
The Lost City:
Ruins of Quiotepec
Monte Negro and the
Garden of Eden
Mixtec Market,
Fortress Monastaries
Dates On Demand
$300 for 1-4 pax
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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

New on the site:
Is Mexico Safe ?

Are Americans safer in Mexico than at home?
An interesting article with comments, also noting that Malia Obama (with parental approval) safely visited Oaxaca for spring break
(from the Lonely Planet, April 2012)

Mexico safer than headlines indicate
safe travel in mexico
August 21, 2011
Our Hotel Recommendations
Exciting new one- and two-day itineraries. If you are planning a visit to Oaxaca soon, or are already here, explore these spur-of-the-moment opportunities that take you beyond the ordinary.
Sacramento BeeSome Good News about Safety in Mexico
The Sacramento Bee December 17, 2010: Viva Mexico! It's full of exciting and (and safe) places the news omits
A note from Karina on Safety in Mexico: Recent Feedback from our CustomersKarina
Video samples from our new DVD, San Marcos, Revolution in Clay
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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.

Check our tour schedule to learn more about our offerings or contact us at traditionsmexico@yahoo.com to arrange a custom tour for your group.





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.


Monte Alban, Oaxaca,Mexico


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