The state of Oaxaca is regarded worldwide as one of the best culturally preserved and most stunning places in Mexico due to the large variety of indigenous cultures that live in its vast and varied landscapes, and the degree to which their ancient traditions, knowledge, crafts and cuisine have been protected and kept alive.
Lying in the Central Valley of Oaxaca, the city has been inhabited for thousands of years and was a very important site for southern Mexico's pre-Columbian civilizations. Monte Alban, Mitla and other surrounding archeological sites, are proof of the importance of this region for ancient civilizations. We will explore its colorful streets, visit the houses and studios of its top craftsmen and dive into the kitchens of some of its top and most authentic food spots.
Inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, traditional Mexican cuisine has a lot to owe to Oaxacan dishes and their ingredients. Oaxaca's longstanding culinary tradition has a series of ancestral techniques and mystical regional ingredients at its core.
While in the city you will be able to witness the movement that is revolutionizing Mexican cuisine. In the Sierra you will eat and dine with the locals, where you will be able to take in and learn about the regions cuisine and fresh local ingredients.