Travel Study

Oaxaca: Free and Sovereign

Join the Museum on a journey to Oaxaca, “The Free and Sovereign State” of Mexico, September 24 – October 1, 2017. Oaxaca is home to dozens of indigenous peoples and cultures—most notably the Zapotecs and Mixtecos. It’s rugged mountain ranges create one of the most biologically diverse states in Mexico. For centuries, the mountains have provided material for folk art traditions in wood, ceramics, and textiles.

Travelers will visit indigenous villages devoted to various crafts (e.g., Atzompa and Teotitlán del Valle). Other destinations include the archaeological sites of Monte Albán, Mitla and various museums in Oaxaca City— a vibrant and architecturally stunning city with a long-established art scene. Travelers will have free time to explore other parts of Oaxaca as they wish, with optional activities such as cooking classes or mezcal production tours.

Cost is $1,345 or $1,295 for members at the Contributor Level or higher (double occupancy with 3 meals/day for 8 nights. Single supplement is an additional $245. This does not include transportation to/from Oaxaca, costs of obtaining passports, visas or other travel documents, fees for personal services (including tipping), costs of optional events or tours not included in itinerary, nor local departure taxes. No refunds are available for unused land arrangements or for costs incurred through absence or deviation from the stated itinerary for any reason, including illness.

A registration form, a passport copy, and a deposit of $500 are due by August 11.  Call the Museum at (580) 286 – 3616 for more information.

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