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Oaxaca &
La Sierra Norte

Retreat
Nov 6th - 12th, 2019

From $2,400 USD

 7 days & 6 nights ALL inclusive.

 
 
 

 Experience Overview

Join us for a life-changing week of outstanding mountain running, yoga, meditation, traditional Mexican cuisine, human connection, nature and ancestral medicine, as we enjoy the very best of Oaxaca's cultural and culinary heritage and embark on an epic running adventure that will take us deep into the mountainous landscapes of the Sierra Norte.

Days
07

Avg. Daily Distance
14km

Location
Oaxaca, Mexico

Difficulty
All levels

 
 
 

 
 

About the experience



The state of Oaxaca is regarded worldwide as one of the best culturally preserved and most stunning places in Mexico due to the large variety of indigenous cultures that live in its vast and varied landscapes, and the degree to which their now world famous cuisine and ancient traditions have been preserved.

The first days of the retreat will be spent in the city of Oaxaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site that represents a cultural tradition of more than four centuries of art, architecture and history. Here you will have the chance to delight in some of the region’s best culinary experiences and explore one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico on foot, while engaging with its rich culture and traditions.

The second part of the trip consists of a stunning adventure into the Sierra Norte that will allow us to connect with the people, places and traditions from the Pueblos Mancomunados (Commonwealth Towns), a group of Zapotec communities that chose to establish their own unique socio-economic system in order to make a living sustained by trade, sustainability and ecology. You will run on the ancient trails of  an original Zapotec route used over thousands of years for trade and commerce between the Gulf of Mexico and the central valleys of Oaxaca.

Each day will be accompanied by yoga and meditation sessions led by one of our top yoga and meditation teachers, who will take us on a spiritual journey of inner peace and self-knowledge throughout and beyond the adventure.

 
 
 
 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Oaxaca City

Shuttle from the airport to Hotel
Boutique Hotel Check-In
Welcome Dinner at Zandunga

Day 2: Oaxaca City

10 km Oaxaca City Sightseeing Run
Breakfast at Itanoni
Visit the house of a Clay Artist
Lunch at Mercado 20 de Noviembre
Free Time
Dinner at Criollo

Day 3: Oaxaca City / Llano Grande

Meditation & Yoga Session
Breakfast at Boulenc
Visit to Mezcal Palenque
Drive to Teotitlán del Valle
Lunch at Sam Dixza's
Textile Workshop with Doña Leo
Drive to the Mountains
Arrival at Llano Grande
Dinner

Day 4: Llano Grande / Cuajimoloyas / Latuvi

Meditation session
8.2 km run to Cuajimoloyas
Breakfast at Cuajimoloyas
16 km Run to Latuvi
Lunch at Latuvi
Free Time - Local activities
Sunset Yoga
Dinner

Day 5: Latuvi / Lachatao / Amatlán

Meditation & Yoga Sesion
Breakfast
16 km run to Lachatao
Lunch in Lachatao
Free Time
Temazcal Session 1
Temazcal Session 2
Dinner in Amatlán

Day 6: Amatlán / Latuvi / La Nevería

Meditation & Yoga Session
Shuttle to Latuvi
Breakfast in Latuvi
10km run to La Nevería
Lunch at La Nevería
8.2 km run to Benito Juárez
Hanging Bridge
Farewell Dinner Benito Juarez

Day 7: Latuvi / Oaxaca City International Airport

Meditation & Yoga Session
Breakfast
Shuttle to Oaxaca City
Shuttles to Airport

 
 

What’s included?

  • Airport shuttles.

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.

  • Carefully selected eating and dining experiences in some of Oaxaca's top restaurants including a special dinner at Criollo by Enrique Olvera.

  • Authentic traditional Oaxacan cuisine cooked by locals.

  • Visits to Oaxaca's most beautiful markets.

  • Visit the house and studio one of Oaxaca's top Clay artists.

  • Stay at the house of a family of traditional weavers in Teotitlán del Valle.

  • Visit and lunch at an authentic Mezcal palenque.

  • Exclusively designed trails in magical and unique landscapes.

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions.

  • Support and knowledge of our local guides.

  • Shared and private accommodation.

  • Accident insurance.

* We recommend having personal travel insurance.

 
 

 
 

Difficulty

All of our trips are designed to welcome hikers and runners of all fitness levels. We will assign different guides to groups of different levels so that no one is left behind. You will feel safe and comfortable throughout the trip whether you're a professional runner that wants to add these runs to your training, an amateur who wants to explore the world of trail-running or a casual hiker who wishes to challenge him- or herself while enjoying nature in a secure environment.    

 
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