Adventure, Sunsets and Mezcal in Oaxaca

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Gloria

Hello, my name is Gloria, I'm 21 and I'm a lover of nature, the outdoors, and wildlife. I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to explore untouched natural places — forests, lakes, mountains, rivers, and everything in between! My trips often include wildlife watching and eco-activities. Join me on this adventure to Oaxaca, I'm sure we'll have an awesome time together!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 13 - 17, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 340
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18 – 30

Travel interest

Nature, health and wellness, wildlife, hiking

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Guide - Rutopia

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Mexico>Adventure, Sunsets and Mezcal in Oaxaca

The natural beauty of Oaxaca is calling your name with beachside lodging, immersions tours, and good vibes all around. Embark on various nature hikes, take a boat ride through La Ventanilla Lagoon, learn about the sea turtles, and ride horseback through the vibrant terrain of Manialtepec. You’ll watch sunsets from the cliffside and private beaches while sipping mezcal with new friends. Let nature heal that wandering soul on this chilled-out trip of a lifetime in Mexico.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Gloria

Hello, my name is Gloria, I'm 21 and I'm a lover of nature, the outdoors, and wildlife. I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to explore untouched natural places — forests, lakes, mountains, rivers, and everything in between! My trips often include wildlife watching and eco-activities. Join me on this adventure to Oaxaca, I'm sure we'll have an awesome time together!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 13 - 17, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van

Mexico>Adventure, Sunsets and Mezcal in Oaxaca

The natural beauty of Oaxaca is calling your name with beachside lodging, immersions tours, and good vibes all around. Embark on various nature hikes, take a boat ride through La Ventanilla Lagoon, learn about the sea turtles, and ride horseback through the vibrant terrain of Manialtepec. You’ll watch sunsets from the cliffside and private beaches while sipping mezcal with new friends. Let nature heal that wandering soul on this chilled-out trip of a lifetime in Mexico.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Mazunte
  • Arrive in Oaxaca
  • Private transfer from Huatulco airport to Mazunte
  • Check-in at Posada del Arquitecto
  • Welcome dinner at Cenzontle
  • Day 2 · Mazunte
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Natural immersion tour in Mazunte
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Sunset hike at Punta Cometa
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Mazunte and Puerto Escondido
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Free day in Mazunte
  • Private transfer from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido
  • ~ 1 hr 10 mins van
  • Check-in at Selina Puerto Escondido
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Puerto Escondido
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Private transfer from Puerto Escondido to Manialtepec
  • ~ 1 hr 34 mins van
  • Riding tour in Manialtepecc and sunset at Puerto Suelo (mezcal included)
  • Return to Selina Puerto Escondido
  • Lunch and Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Private transfer from Puerto Escondido to Bahías de Huatulco International Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Mazunte, Oaxaca — a place to rest, relax and reset in nature

Welcome to Mazunte, known for its abundant sea turtle population, quiet beaches, and lush jungle foliage. From the moment you arrive at Posada del Arquitecto, you’ll be immersed in nature at this eco-friendly lodging. Situated on a hill, look out from the balcony over the turquoise waters and enjoy a quick walk to the beach to soak in that sun. After check-in, hop in the bay, have a cold drink at the bar, and get ready to meet your fellow travelers at the welcome dinner. Tonight’s meal at Cenzontle will feature food for all with a selection of artisanal burgers, tacos, and beers, with numerous vegetarian/vegan options. Make new friends as you watch the sunset from the terrace and let the laid-back vibes of this tropical paradise take over.

Day 2

Nature lovers and sunset seekers unite on a wildlife immersion tour and sunset hike on the cliffs

This day will be filled with picture-perfect moments as you explore the wonders of Mazunte. Make sure that camera battery is charged for the first stop at the National Mexican Turtle Center where you’ll learn about the sea turtle population of Mazunte and their history. Next, we’ll venture to La Ventanilla Lagoon where we’ll take a magical boat ride through the beautiful waters, looking out for birds, crocodiles, and so much more. Then, we’ll head to Punta Cometa to explore the diverse ecosystem and unparalleled ocean views. Take your time to soak it all in as we make our way to the top of the rocks where we’ll enjoy a snack and the vistas. The day ends with a 20-minute hike to the highest point in Mazunte where you’ll enjoy 180-degree views of the horizon for the perfect sunset pics. With so much beauty at every turn, you’ll go to bed with a full heart and full camera roll.

Day 3

Free day in Mazunte — choose your own adventure in the jungle

Rise and shine to another majestic morning in Mazunte! Today is a free day to explore as you please. Spend the day at the beach or book an excursion on this Oaxacan adventure. Take an ATV jungle tour and discover the hidden beauty deep within trees or go rafting on the Copalita River and appreciate nature while maneuvering through level 2 rapids. Whether you want to bum around the town, check out the ecological cosmetics factory, or get wild with some physical activities, we’ll meet back up in the afternoon and head to our next destination.

A new day, a new place to stay

Pack your bags and head to Puerto Escondido where we’ll check into the hostel and explore another beach town in Oaxaca. This trendy accommodation features a chic pool and various community spaces for meeting new friends and taking IG-worthy pics. Grab dinner in town and enjoy another picturesque sunset on the coastline.

Day 4

Take a horseback odyssey through a dreamy landscape with a mezcal finale

Grab a hearty breakfast and prepare for a day of excitement as we make our way to a nearby village for a tour on horseback. Journey through the jungle and across the river of corn where you’ll witness the economic heart of Puerto Escondido in the form of livestock, papaya, coconut, corn, and peanuts. Passing the mangroves and diverse wildlife, you’ll arrive at Manialtepec Lagoon where the locals will help you boat across to Puerto Suelo beach. This untouched piece of heaven will give you the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the crystal sea as you sip a complimentary glass of mezcal. After an adventurous day, return to Selina and reflect on all the fun you’ve had this week.

Day 5

Saying goodbye after an adventure in Oaxaca

Five days came and went, and we hope you enjoyed all that Oaxaca had to offer! Have one last meal in this tranquil place before taking your private transfer to the airport. As you board the plane, think back on all the fun and start planning that next getaway. Until next time, hasta pronto!

Accommodation

  • La Posada del Arquitecto

    La Posada del Arquitecto is a beachfront paradise waiting to be explored. Located on a hill just twenty steps from the shoreline, you’ll soak in those pristine views from the moment you arrive. This eco-friendly accommodation does not have AC or hot water, as they aim to conserve resources using solar panels for electricity, which brings the focus back to nature at every turn. The group will reside in a private cabana called the Tamarindo Room for the duration of your stay featuring two bathrooms, a kitchenette, and a private terrace. Immerse yourself in this organic retreat and connect with Mother Nature on this whimsical journey. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Selina Puerto Escondido

    Located in the small surf town of Puerto Escondido is your next home away from home. Selina Puerto Escondido welcomes you with a stellar pool, live music, restaurant/bar, various common areas to socialize, and a comfy place to lay your head each night. This sanctuary offers AC, hot showers, WiFi, a 2-minute walk to the beach, and a 5-minute walk to the local bars and restaurants. Prepare for days of fun at this trendy hostel and get ready for even more adventure. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 2 nights in Posada del Arquitecto (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Selina Puerto Escondido (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Welcome dinner
  • Natural immersion in Mazunte, private tour
  • Horse riding adventure to a virgin beach
  • Private transfers from Huatulco International Airport
  • Private transfer from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido
  • Private transfer from Puerto Escondido to Manialtepec
  • Private transfer from Puerto Escondido to Huatulco Intenational Airport
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • Activities mentioned as optionals
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Casa Mazunte Tierra Viva UPGRADE

If the thought of no AC or hot water isn’t your thing, upgrade to Casa Mazunte Tierra Viva located downtown in the heart of the local bar scene. Enjoy the open-air common areas, balconies with every room, and quick walks to food and fun. This little slice of heaven is a quiet respite away from the world, so you can relax and revive your mind, body, and soul. *min 2 upgrades.

Price: USD 100

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Hotel Mazunte Tierra Viva

ATV Jungle Tour

Your journey begins a few minutes from Huatulco Bays where you’ll learn how to operate the ATV equipment and practice in a safe space. From here, your guide will take you on a 22 km route that will explore various parts of the jungle culminating at a rest stop where you can cool off in the Copalita River. This adventure is over two hours of fun that you won’t find anywhere else!

Price: USD 77

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ATV Jungle Tour

Rafting on the Copalita River

Journey down the Copalita River featuring level two rapids that will give you a thrill with plenty of breaks to hear about the surroundings from your guide. Check out the diverse wildlife of the area and enjoy the excitement of the river rushing beneath the raft as you paddle through the vast expanse of the Oaxacan jungle.

Price: USD 77

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Mazunte Rafting

Bioluminescence Boat Ride

Take a night trip to the Manialtepec lagoon to experience the bioluminescent glow of the phytoplankton. This chemical reaction is produced to ward off predators creating an other-worldly spectacle. The night starts with a boat ride and ends with a magical scene on the water, however, the intensity of the glow is completely dependent upon the magic of nature, but the boat ride alone will be enough to spark joy and wonder.

Price: USD 35

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Bioluminescence Oaxaca

Learn to ride the waves with a group surfing lesson

Puerto Escondido is a small surf town that wants to teach you how to ride a wave! Whether it’s your first time or you’ve tried surfing before, take a lesson with the pros in a place that’s made for beginners. The surf shop will lend you a lycra suit and a board and will give you a 40-minute technical lesson before getting in the water. This leaves you an hour and twenty minutes of waves to pick up the rhythm and the flow of the sea!

Price: USD 40

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Puerto Escondido Surfing

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 340
Per person