Day 1: Oaxaca
Meet in City of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Day 2: Monte Albán
Explore the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán, and visit the Catedral Santo Domingo, Oaxaca's lively market, and a museum where you can see treasures from the tombs of Monte Albán.
Day 3: Mítla
Morning visit to the Mixtec ruins of Mitla, with its five hilltop palace-like structures and the remains of tombs, plazas, and ancient dwellings. Continue to the home of a family that specializes in spinning and weaving Oaxacan rugs, highly prized by collectors for their use of organic dyes. Continue to Cujimoloyas (8,500') and hike to the Zapotec village of Llano Grande (10,000') where we will spend the night.
Day 4: Llano Grande
Day hike to Piedra Larga, an area of remarkable rock formations and pristine alpine forests with wonderful views of the Oaxacan Sierra Norte. Return to the City of Oaxaca for a night on the town!
Day 5: Fly Back Home
Depart Oaxaca, or continue to Toluca for our Valle de Bravo or Piedra Herrada
Butterfly Sanctuary extension!.