Oaxaca's Adult University: "Straight from Oaxaca's Soul"
Nothing better than someone who loves Oaxaca to guide us through its secrets
In 2014, The Oaxaca University for the Eldery (UNIDAM) created a diploma called “Elderly Adults as Local Hosts”, which main objective is to offer the possibility for the elder to participate in economic and social activities through guiding, thus providing the opportunity for local people to show their favorite places to visitors. These sites are part of their passion and history.
Every excursion focuses on a central subject, which will be broadened while visiting (jewelry, legends from a neighborhood) and appended with local histories. Each host has studied every local secret and its particularities. You will have the opportunity to visit the city as very few people does: with a mixture of present and past, from a very local point of view.
Each excursion takes up to 3 hours, and they are made on foot exclusively with you and your party. You will have at least two companions: an UNIDAM’s host and one of us (Brenda, Héctor, Sam), who will take care of logistics, translations and interpreting. Our hosts are not always available: contact us for more information.
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Together with Martha or Hortensia, we will visit two traditional neighborhoods of Oaxaca that are just very recently being included in the tourism circuit of the city. Both areas treasure hidden nooks and history: streets with legends, artisan workshops, coffee shops, artistic graffitis and local architecture. Each quarter deserves a specific walk and they can […]
Paty is an expert in goldsmith. She worked as a salesperson for more than 25 years and today, full of pride, she take us through a trip in time and the production of beautiful pieces. We will start our journey with a visit to the Regional Museum of Anthropology to observe specifically the gallery dedicated […]
(Only Sundays). Born in Tlacolula, Rigoberto (“Rigo”) provides us with the insider view of this unique market: he will explain its details, describe the personages that roam its corridors and share his personal memories with us. He is a resident of this area since his very childhood, and has seen its evolution during the last […]
We don’t “tour”, we travel with you!