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Mezcal Minero & Celebration of Niño Jesús

  • Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca Mexico (map)


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  • Personalized guide and translation service by a native English speaker

  • Comfortable transportation round trip from Oaxaca City (1 hour each way)

  • Quick breakfast of antojitos, little local snacks at our favorite roadside comedor

  • Tour of a of an agave nursery and artisanal mezcal palenque producing small batch clay pot distilled run; the palenque is owned and operated by family that has been making mezcal for 100 years and now produces mezcal for national and international sale who is committed to sustainable agriculture and giving back to the community.

  • Break at noon to follow the town parade celebrating El Niño Jesús

  • Tasting of mezcal made on site

  • A chance to purchase mezcal directly from the producers (price not included), our help packing it for travel

  • Late lunch of local delicacies prepared by a cocinera tradicional

  • Watch the traditional pine tree dance performed in celebration of El Niño Jesús

  • Drinking water and light snacks

  • Donation to community library