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BASIC INFO
Our aim is to offer a unique travel experience for women where they discover the world and get to deepen their own self connection. We've designed every aspect of this trip to empower you and to support local  business owners through hands on collaborations and education. We've thought through every activity, and intentionally connected with amazing locally owned businesses to give you a multi dimensional and intentional Oaxacan experience where you can feel taken care of, and supported. Oaxaca offers a rich cultural landscape that has been home to clay artisans, Mezcal farmers, textile weavers, chefs, and more. Join us on this vibrant adventure.
WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
 
If you enjoy strolling through Artisans's markets, sitting down for 5 star tasting menus, getting your  hands messy while creating something beautiful, love learning, adventure, and trying new things with a group of like minded women, this trip is for you. Our itinerary includes strolling through the streets of Oaxaca, visiting markets, learning about the architecture, shopping and strolling through the expansive city garden. It also includes leaving the city for a day to see more traditional Zapotek culture, visiting a traditional mezcal distillery, learning the ancient craft of textile weaving, dining with a local family at their home and hiking to witness the breathtaking views of the Valle below. Meals will be a balance of high end dining mixed with the more humble restaurants, both which show the wide range of culinary flavors this city provides. On our last day, we'll get hands on with an indigo dyeing workshop with local artists that will show us how to dye our own kimono we can take home with us. 
Our itinerary is a balance between exploration and relaxation. We have one night where a local chef will provide us dinner at our hotel, which by the way, we have to ourselves for the trip. Beyond meals and activities together, we'll always schedule in some free time in case you're the more independent type and want to wander the city on your own or need space to unwind.  If you like hanging out with like minded women, whether you're wanderlusting with your travel bestie or going solo, you'll have a built in community for the week.
 
YOUR TRIP LEADER + PHOTOGRAPHER
Dani Reidy is the founder of Here Travel and will be your personal guide on your Oaxaca trip. Dani has spent time connecting with locals to curate the most well balanced and culturally rich experience. After traveling for so many years, Dani has a truly laid back approach to travel yet loves to create a holistic experience so you can make the most of being abroad.
Anna Meyer, will be your photographer. A highly talented professional who works in NYC and our favorite addition to the trip. Anna inspires our guests to feel empowered getting their photos taken, and you'll leave the week with hundreds of photos to remember Mexico. Having a photographer on our trip is important to us, not just for the amazing photos you'll get, but for the opportunity it provides for you to truly be present and take in your travel experience with one less distraction.
ACCOMODATIONS
Your home away from home is characterized for being a unique & peaceful place, combining the simplicity and hospitality of a Oaxacan home with the attention and quality of a modern hotel. This boutique hotel is one of the first buildings of Oaxaca, The Spanish Villa de Antequera was built in mid-1529, between the current streets of Independencia and Hidalgo, the street where the hotel sits and is apart of the first construction project to revitalize the old city.
 
 The hotel holds just 6 rooms, which we will fully  house for the entirety of your trip. This means you can truly make this your oasis after our days' activities. The boutique also has its own cafe, where if your up extra early throughout your stay, you can take time to sit in our private courtyard and have a freshly brewed latte. Other extras include a full concierge, snacks, water and coffee provided through out the day in the courtyard, cleaning services each day, shampoo, conditioner, & body wash provided, along with a blow dryer in each room. 
We love our accommodations for its beautiful architecture, and amazing service, but also because it sits right in the heart of the city, within walking distance to everything.

Upon registration of the trip, you'll receive all the details of your accommodations, but trust us when we say, it's awesome. 
There are single, and double rooms available. Single, meaning, there is one queen bed available, and double, meaning two queen beds are available in the room. If you are interested in sharing a bed with a friend/family member, contact us for a discounted rate.
PRICING & PAYMENT
The total cost of the Mexico trip is $2499, for triple occupancy, $2799 for double occupancy, and $3299 for single occupancy (rooming solo). A non refundable 30% deposit is required to confirm your registration for the trip. All additional payments must be made within 90 days of the trip departure. Payment plans are available. Please read through our booking terms carefully before making your investment. 
Here Travel offers discounts to POC, students, teachers and guests from the countries in which workshops are being hosted. You can find more information and apply or donate to the program on our Inclusivity page.
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
 INCLUDED
  • 4 nights accommodation at our chosen hotel in the heart of  Oaxaca City 
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Dinner each night
    • Including an 8 course tasting menu 
    • A private dinner with local chef at our hotel 
  • Cocktail party upon arrival 
  • Walking exploration of Oaxaca city visiting local markets & admissions to the gardens
  • Lunch during our walking tour at a local organic food market
  • Hike with breakfast, brunch with local host family, textile weaving & mezcal tour in Teotitlan de Valle
  • Indigo Dyeing Workshop with female artists that have created a coop for other local creatives
  • All transportation 
  • Here Travel tote bag + gifts designed/created by locals
  • Access to all photography by Anna Meyer
  • Taxes + Fees
  • Carbon Neutral: We have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant 50 trees for each traveler that joins Here Travel to offset the carbon emissions from your trip 
NOT INCLUDED
  • Air fare
  • Travel Health Insurance - Mandatory
  • Alcohol unless noted
  • Lunches unless noted in itinerary
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Any other optional excursions we recommend