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Teotitlan del Valle

We drive you through the eastern valley of Oaxaca to the lovely town of Teotitlan del Valle at about 40 minutes drive from Oaxaca centro.


You will first visit the family of Yolanda, Jacinto and their two daughters, passionate and dedicated in keeping the tradition through the generations. From raw sheep whool to colored threads and finally beautiful bright carpets, you will first learn about the process of dying and weaving on traditional loom. After the demo you will get a chance to try it out by yourself guided by the expert.


Yolanda will prepare a delicious meal in her house for us. You cannot leave without falling in love with their beautiful rugs!


We will then visit the center of the village and the church and enjoy a stunning view from the roof.


Maritza and her family will be waiting for us with hot melted wax to show you how her and her family make candles and decorate them using wooden molds: up to 10kg candle for a wedding! She will explain the unique tradition of the village that family members have to bring to the weddings: beautiful!


Loop 4 miles - 6,5 km - maximum elevation: 6,800 feet - 2100 m


- Guided hike with entrance fees

- Personalized explanations and demonstration with a family of weavers

- Personalized visit and demo of natural beeswax candles

- Visit of the church

- Local meal

- Transportation


- Stunning views

- Bird watching by the lake

- Meet and learn from a family of weavers.

- Demo and hands on traditional loom.

- Natural beeswax candles demo with a local family.

- Make a flower from melted beeswax.

- Visit of the church up to the roof

- Delicious local meal

Hotel pick up 7am or 11am

9 hours

Starts at $2,200.00 MXN / person



Margaux took us to artists' homes in Teotitlan del Valle that we would never have been able to connect with on our own. A wonderful family shared their knowledge of the process starting from raw wool, preparing it for spinning, spinning, dying with natural materials, and weaving. We were welcome to try our hand at spinning and weaving. We visited two weaving families and a candle making family who create beautiful wax flowers which I had never seen before. We took a hike through the local hills where Margo's sharp eyes located several birds: egrets, vultures, flycatchers and so many more. She is quite an expert on birds and the local vegetation. Quite a wonderful adventure that I highly recommend. I should also mention that the lunch we were served in an artist's home was wonderful too.
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