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Tlacolula Market, Chocolate Making Workshop, Pan de Muertos, & Mezcal Antiques in Mitla

  • Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca Mexico (map)

6 spots available! To reserve your space write to us at


  • Personalized guide and translation service by a native English speaker
  • Comfortable transportation round trip from Oaxaca city (1 hour each way)
  • Breakfast en route of tamales and fresh fruit
  • Visit to Tlacolula Sunday market; this is a día de plaza, when people from the surrounding communities come to the market to buy and sell goods: organic and heirloom vegetables from their fields, wild honey, freshly baked bread, traditional mezcal, and handmade tortillas
  • Learn to make traditional chocolate cocinera tradicional from scratch, toasting the cacao, taking it to the mill, and forming it into bars to be used in cooking and hot chocolate
  • Take home some of the chocolate we make
  • Visit to a local bakers making pan de muerto, the traditional bread consumed during Día de los Muertos and participate in decorating the bread
  • Lunch of local delicacies prepared by a cocinera tradicional
  • Tasting of our selection of traditional mezcal
  • Visit to an antiques collector, learning about the pieces and history of mezcal in the region
  • Drinking water and light snacks
  • Donation to women’s cooperative annual project