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Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Mexico, Oaxaca's rocky landscape and crystalline skies create vistas and landscapes that are found nowhere else in the world. The unique blend of tropical forests and temperate zones allows for perhaps the most biologically diverse state in Mexico. With their extensive and expansive indigenous populations, Oaxaca offers rich cultural experiences and an opportunity to find unique handicrafts and weavings, as well as enriching visits to local ruins and historic churches.  As a world-class producer of coffees, fincas throughout Oaxaca's hillsides generate some of the finest beans in Latin America.

Oaxaca City
The state's capital and largest city, which is both laid back and cosmopolitan, is lined with narrow streets and colonial buildings. The vibrant art and music scene add to the active nightlife and an abundance of restaurants. Containing what some claim are the best handicrafts in the country, Oaxaca boasts innumerable markets and specialty shops that offer unique creations and an astounding range of jewelry shops.

Valles Centrales
This collection of valleys contains a plethora of small villages and pre-Columbian ruins.  While providing great opportunities for day trips, the countryside is in itself something of wonder!  With the world's oldest living organism and numerous quaint villages along the way, Oaxaca's central valleys are indeed a must see anytime of year.


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Best time to be there

October to April as the rainy season works its way up from the south beginning in May and running until September. Hurricanes may occur from July to October. December to February are the coolest months, when northerly winds can sometimes take inland northern Mexico temperatures down to freezing.

Fly to

Mexico City Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun (onward connections to the coast)

flying time

12 hours (plus one hour for onward connections)

time difference

GMT -6 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Family Mexico

Nights: 7 | from £3,985pp

An activity-filled family trip into the heart of Mexico where you’ll discover what zip lining through the jungle is like and to cook Mayan cuisine. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Food, Wine , Tequila with Punta Mita

Nights: 11 | from £6,160pp

This top level, exclusive, wine and food tour appeals to all types and takes you to amazing areas including bustling Mexico City, the beauty of San Miguel... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Discover Mexico

Nights: 13 | from £5,980pp

A fascinating cultural tour of Mexico showcasing its history, architecture, archaeology, craftworks and cuisine, which affords an extra layer of insight... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Mexico

Nights: 13 | from £4,960pp

Mexico's past and present collide in this heady mix of city life, ancient Mayan treasures, tropical jungles, colonial cities and stunning Caribbean beaches.... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Colonial Heartlands

Nights: 9 | from £3,875pp

Visit Mexico's rich artisanal culture and its colonial roots, giving you the opportunity to meet artists in their studios and to visit small villages. Find out more

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Quinta Real Oaxaca

The five-star Quinta Real Oaxaca is unique in México thanks to its fabulous, historic location. The hotel is housed in the former Convent of Santa Catalina,... Find out more

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Miami and Western Caribbean discovery Ft. Celebrity Cruise

Nights: 11 | from £3,480pp

Immerse yourself in the big city thrills of Miami with hotel stays before or after this Caribbean cruise, where you can explore the world of ancient Mayan... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

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