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Multi-Day / Weeklong Comprehensive Mezcal / Culinary / Cultural Excursions
Highly customizable, educational tours to learn about food and drink in Oaxaca over a series of day trips.
Our comprehensive mezcal excursion packages run anywhere from three or four days, to a week. Often when we host groups of bartenders and restaurant owners, for example, they are unable to get away from work for any longer than a few days, and so they want as much as possible jammed into a short period of time – and of course we get it all done for them. Members of these groups tend to work hard, and play hard; hence the days in Oaxaca are long, and nights even longer, the latter usually involving visiting mezcalerias, tasting rooms, bars, and otherwise partying until the wee hours.
Mezcaloteca Tasting Room in Oaxaca
But we do much more than fuel the fire of this particular crowd. We also arrange more relaxed vacation packages for groups of friends or extended families wanting to experience all that Oaxaca has to offer. These aficionados tend to have a keen interest in both learning about mezcal production including distillery types, and understanding Oaxaca’s gastronomic greatness. We achieve these objectives through encouraging our clients to participate in a broad diversity of arranged experiences over the course of a week or so: pairing craft beer and / or mezcal with regional cuisine (and even chocolate); cooking with pulque, mezcal or Mexican beer in the course of attending a class with an internationally renowned Oaxacan chef; dining in both high end acclaimed restaurants (i.e. Casa Oaxaca), as well as rural haunts where all fare is cooked in iron pots and over clay comals, in both cases over firewood.
El Tigre, A Favorite Rural Haunt
If it’s a first trip to Oaxaca, or a return because they were only able to scratch the surface on a prior visit, often our clients want more than a food and drink experience. In such cases we work with tour guides and other experts so as to facilitate visits to ruins, craft villages, natural wonders and colonial architectural sights including Dominican churches. But the emphasis remains on Oaxaca’s iconic spirit, mezcal, and to the extent desired by our clients other traditional Mexican drinks and cuisine.