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Pueblo Mancomunados Community Lodge

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Pueblo Mancomunados Community Lodge Accommodations are warm and welcoming with bunk beds and shared bathrooms Experience these remote Zapotec villages on your Mexico tour Miles of scenic trails explore the thickly forested highlands north of the Valle de Tlacolula
The Pueblos Mancomunados (Commonwealth of Villages) are eight remote Zapotec villages in the thickly forested highlands north of the Valle de Tlacolula. For centuries, in a unique form of cooperation, the villages have pooled the natural resources of their 290-sq-km territory, which include extensive pine and oak forests, sharing the profits from forestry and other enterprises.

Today seven of the villages also cooperate in an excellent ecotourism program that offers plain but comfortable lodgings and walking, along more than 100km of scenic tracks and trails. Elevations range from 2200m to over 3200m, and the landscapes, with their canyons, caves, crags, waterfalls and panoramic lookouts, are spectacular. The villages themselves are mostly simple but picturesque places, and have unique relics of local history or culture to show off.

Your night's accommodation is in the warm and welcoming community-owned lodge, which offers bunk beds and shared bathrooms. By staying here you are contributing directly to responsible travel in the community and ensuring the preservation of the surrounding forest.
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Oaxaca Traditions

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Oaxaca City with your guide
  • Learn traditional weaving practices
  • Shop for and cook a Oaxaca meal
  • Visit artisan villages
This seven day Mexico tour explores the rich culture, history, and cuisine of Oaxaca. Your home base is the capital, Oaxaca City. From there visit local artisan villages, ruins and markets as you immerse yourself in this rich culture.
Activities: Cooking Class, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Central America & Mexico, Mexico, Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Monte Alban, Oaxaca, San Bartolo Coyotepec, San Jeronimo Tlacohahuaya, Santa Maria del Tule, Santo Tomás Jalieza, Teotitlan del Valle
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Oaxaca Hike and Bike

8 Day Itinerary
  • Trek the Sierra Norte Mountains
  • Bike back roads through Oaxaca
  • Visit artisan villages
  • Explore the ruins at Mitla
Hike and bike through Oaxaca, Mexico, while exploring the ancient ruins, local villages, and the mountains of the Oaxaca region during this Mexico trip
Activities: Biking, History, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit
Places: Central America & Mexico, Mexico, Benito Juarez, Hierve el Agua, Lachatao, Latuvi, Llano Grande, Mitla, Monte Alban, Oaxaca, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santa Maria del Tule, Santo Tomás Jalieza, Teotitlan del Valle
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Oaxaca Culinary Tour

8 Day Itinerary
  • Tour the highlights of Oaxaca
  • Attend a traditional cooking class
  • Explore points of cultural interest
  • Visit artisanal communities
Taste your way through Oaxaca on this 8-day culinary adventure. Visit local markets, attend cooking classes, explore local communities, and enjoy an authentic Oaxacan experience! This relaxed vacation is a great introduction to the history and culture in Mexico.
Activities: Cooking Class, History, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Central America & Mexico, Mexico, Atzompa, Etla, Mitla, Monte Alban, Oaxaca, San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza, Teotitlan del Valle, Tlacolula
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