Scheduled colective tours
Calendario
2 Min / 10 Max
Personas
13 Days
Duración

From

$1,150 usd / person

Price based on the travel season and number of people.

Details

Several places from the Oaxacan coast, Oaxaca, México

Highlights

  • Help tiny sea turtles hatch out the eggs and make its way down to sea sound and safe thanks to you.
  • Feel like an explorer for the day getting lost in and around the majestic pre-hispanic ruins of Monte Albán.
  • Take pleasure in small things whilst  you participate in in the daily run activities of the indigenous community of ‘Escobilla’.
  • Try to hug the ‘Tule’ tree, the tree with the biggest trunk diameter in the world, and find out the different figures that are shaped around it.
  • Feel the energy of the sun going down in the Pacific ocean whilst enjoying the most beautiful sky colours you will ever see.

Description

Would you like to live an experience where leisure, adventure and sea turtle conservation are combined in a place very close to paradise?

With this trip you will have the opportunity to tour the Pacific beaches at night in search of turtles to collect and save their eggs from predators. One day you could be visiting indigenous communities where you will enjoy  rural nightlife whilst meeting the locals, whereas another day you could be getting lost around the pine-oak subtropical forests at more than 2,300 meters above sea level.

During the two weeks the trip lasts, you will have the opportunity to learn about the real mexican culture and join pre-hispanic rituals just as our ancestors used to do. You will definitely live the adventure of your lifetime in one of the most spectacular landscapes of the world! Don’t forget that when you travel with us you will only do it in a responsible way, interacting and connecting with locals and like minded people from all over the world!

PRICE PER PERSON $1,150 USD

Double occupancy $1,150 USD

 

*Price per person in accommodation for two to four people.

Itinerary

Welcome to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

No meal plan.

You will arrive in Puerto Escondido by your own means and you will have the rest of the day to do your own thing  (note: if you arrive by plane, the flights land generally by midday). You will check in at a local 3 star hotel near the beach. To make the most out of your free evening, we recommend you to go and watch the sunset in Zicatela.

NOTE: Click on each Day (icons on the left) to see the specific itinerary of each day.

Puerto Escondido – Comunidad de Ventanilla

Puerto Escondido – Community of Ventanilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After breakfast, we will leave for the community of Ventanilla where we will stay in some rustic cabins for few days. After getting settled, we will enjoy a wonderful traditional homemade meal.

This community works in sea turtle conservation and they will provide us with a workshop where they will explain their mission and conservations activities as well as teaching us everything we need to know before setting off to patrol the beaches. In the afternoon you will have free time to stroll along the beach and watch the sunset. After the sun goes down, we will hopefully experience our first turtle ocean release (activity subject to natural and biological conditions).

Ventanilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After a nice feast of local produce for breakfast, we will get ready to visit a nearby warm-water mangrove. Subsequently, we will organise a garbage collection workshop with the children of the community. You will have the rest of the day off to enjoy the place. We hope that tonight we will be able to enjoy the second ocean release of baby turtles (activity subject to natural and biological conditions).

Ventanilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After breakfast, the little ones will be able to learn and enjoy a workshop of sea turtles. You will have the rest of the day off to visit the nearby village of Mazunte ,where we highly recommend you to be at Punta Cometa for sunset. Straight after that, the third baby turtle ocean release will take place (activity subject to natural and biological conditions).

Zipolite – Community of Ventanilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After breakfast, we will have an ecotourism workshop to then have the rest of the day off to visit the nearby village of Zipolite. Before nightfall, we will enjoy  the fourth baby turtle ocean release (activity subject to natural and biological conditions).

Community of Ventanilla – Community of Escobilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After breakfast we will travel to the community of Escobilla to arrive by noon and settle for few days in some rustic cabins. In the afternoon we will visit a warm-water mangrove.

Escobilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After breakfast, you will have some time off where we recommend you to visit the beach of Puerto Escondido. If you would like, you will  have the opportunity to get involved and help in the daily run activities of the cooperative in Escobilla. If not, you will have the whole day off to enjoy the surroundings.

Escobilla – Mazunte – Escobilla

Meal Plan: B / – / D

After breakfast we will visit the Mexican Turtle Center in Mazunte where you will have free time to enjoy this village with incredible natural surroundings. Afterwards, we will return to Escobilla and you will have the opportunity to get involved and help in the day-to-day work of the cooperative.

Escobilla – San José del Pacífico

Meal plan: B / – / –

After breakfast we will leave Escobilla for Pochutla to take a public transfer to San José del Pacífico, without doubt it will be an adventure!

Upon arrival we will settle in some nice cabins and have the rest of the day free to rest in this wonderful mountain village.

San José del Pacífico

Meal plan: B / – / –

During the day we will have the opportunity to organise a temazcal (optional, not included in the price) and we will have the rest of the day off to enjoy the town and take a walk.

San José del Pacífico – Oaxaca

Meal plan: B / – / –

After breakfast, we will leave San José del Pacífico to travel by local transport  to Oaxaca downtown. We will settle in a nice hotel and we will tour the town center and food markets to learn about the history, culture and local and regional products.

Oaxaca – Pueblos Mancomunados – Oaxaca

Meal plan: B / L / –

After breakfast we will travel to the Mancomunados Towns (Pueblos Mancomunados) in the highlands of Oaxaca. We will arrive to the community of Nevería where we will have a workshop of elaboration of Latuví bread.

We will return to Oaxaca where we will enjoy a night off to explore  the city nightlife

Oaxaca – Tule Tree – Farewell in Oaxaca

Meal plan: B / – / –

Early after breakfast we will visit the Zapotec Ruins of Montealbán and the huge Tule tree. We will return to Oaxaca where we will set the end of our journey together with one last meal.

Included:

Accommodation in charming hotels and cabins, food described in the itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner), transportation to the sites mentioned, guides in the night tours, group activities described in the itinerary, workshops for children, workshops in Pueblos Mancomunados and taxes.

Not included:

Transportation to the city of Oaxaca and vice versa, food not described in the itinerary, activities not mentioned in the itinerary, personal expenses, transportation costs during free time, excursions marked as optional, travel insurance and tips.

Accommodation in hotel and ecolodge.

The order of activities may vary according to climatic conditions or other variants associated with the daily activities of the communities.

Schedule departures: from august 18th to 29th and from september 02nd to 13th.

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