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Ocotlán market, Flowers, & Mezcal Minero

  • Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca (map)

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Join us taking advantage of what the Día de los Muertos season has to offer in the Ocotlán Valley. We visit the regional market, visit a flower field growing flowers like marigolds and cox´s comb which are important in the Day of the Dead altars as well as on loved one´s tombs, and visit with two families of the region, learning about their traditions and their craft: traditional mezcal and clay sculpture.


  • Personalized guide and translation service by a native English speaker

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

  • Breakfast in Ocotlán market of regional dishes

  • Walk through of Friday 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

  • Visit to a family of sculptors that works with red clay

  • Visit to a flower field growing cempasúchil (marigolds) and borla (cock’s comb), the traditional flowers for adorning altars and tombs during Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

  • Lunch at our favorite roadside comedor

  • Visit to a traditional palenque producing micro batches of Minero mezcal for personal consumption and local sale

  • Tasting of mezcal made on site at the palenque

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

  • Drinking water and light snacks

  • Donation to community library