Tour reservations are non-refundable. However, if given a notice within 48 hours of the tour we will be happy to reschedule you (based on availability) on another tour during your stay.
If you feel this may be a concern for you and your group we suggest purchasing Ticket Guardian. You’ll find this option as an add on during the ticket purchasing process.
All food and drink tastings, restaurant gratuity, a guided tour of the area, a little exercise from the walk and by most accounts, an all-around fun time are included in the ticket price. You may also be pleased to know that 5% of your ticket price will be donated and divided between two worthy charities/non-profits that we support
Extra costs not included in the ticket price would include additional drinks or cocktails and/or items for purchase at tasting locations along the way.
Gratuity for your tour guide is not included in the ticket price but is always greatly appreciated. Currently the peso is trading about 20 to $1 USD so $100 pesos is about $5 USD
Yes, for children 10 and under the price is $60. Children over the age of 10 will pay the adult ticket price of $80.
Plenty! Definitely enough for a filling lunch. Our tour includes five stops where you will be treated to over 20+ unique tastes of food and drink. We recommend eating only a light breakfast before the tour. After the tour we recommend a siesta!
Yes. We can accommodate vegetarians. Please mention your dietary restrictions and any allergies when you buy your tickets. We pass this information along to the restaurants in advance and all will accommodate this request.
No. The tour ends at a different place but close to the starting point. The tour guide will gladly assist you in returning to the starting point or with any directions that you might need.
The tour is 4 hours and covers about a mile or 1.6 kilometers which is walked at a moderate pace. Most locations are within 5-10 minutes of each other. One restaurant requires climbing a staircase (with handrail) to reach the second floor terrace. The tour is appropriate for most fitness levels. It is not wheelchair accessible and a stroller is not recommended.
Note: Oaxaca sits at an altitude of 5,102 feet or 1,555 meters. For those not acclimated to higher altitudes you might experience some altitude-related symptoms such as shortness of breath. Walk slowly, keep hydrated and rest when needed.
Your tour guide will let you know when and where it is appropriate to shop. Some of our partners sell specialty items and products like chocolate, mole, and mezcal. Please check with your guide to be sure that there is adequate time to make purchases. In some cases, your guide may recommend that you wait until after the tour concludes to revisit those locations.
We are happy to accommodate a variety of special requests with our Private Tours. Please bare in mind that we have limitations in terms of group size. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parking is available near the tour’s beginning location. Click the “Where to Meet” tab under the tour section for the closest parking location.
Yes, babies and children are welcome on our tour. However, we ask you to use your judgment to determine if the tour is appropriate for them. Please take into consideration that the tour is 4 hours long, requires walking over a mile and sitting or standing for most of the time.
The streets and sidewalks of Oaxaca are uneven and demand close attention at all times. The tour is not baby stroller accessible. We recommend using a carrier.
Babies and small children who will not be joining the food tastings do not need a ticket. If your child is 10 years old and will be participating fully in the tour, then a full-priced ticket will need to be purchased. If your child will not be eating or will be sharing food with you along the way, there is no need to purchase a ticket.
Absolutely not! Our tour coordinators will offer info during your 4 hour experience on local culture, historical culinary insight, great places to shop/eat and other places of interest for you to explore during your visit here in Oaxaca. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals. You may even make a new friend or two!
Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. We cannot guarantee there will be an alternative food or drink item for you but we do want to ensure your health and safety.
Yes. Tickets must be purchased prior to the tour. We do not take walk-ups or accept cash. Our tours are limited to 10 participants and often sell out in advance. Please click on “See Dates” in the right-hand sidebar of the webpage to purchase your tickets and ensure your spot on an upcoming tour.
We do not have a waiting list. If the date you prefer is sold out please contact us via email and we will try to find a solution.
Yes, gratuities are greatly appreciated and are not included in the ticket price. Standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%. Currently the peso is trading about 20 to $1 USD so $100 pesos is about $5 USD
Yes, bathrooms are available at each food-tasting location.
Tours are held rain or shine. However if you are visiting between November and April, it is unlikely that you will experience rain. We ask you to check the weather and dress appropriately. Because Oaxaca is situated over 5,000 feet above sea level the sun can be quite intense even if the temperature isn’t, so a hat and sunscreen will come in handy. And don’t worry, in the event of a severe weather situation we will not put you in harm’s way and will reschedule if possible. If it’s not possible we will refund your ticket price.
Unfortunately, no. Many of our tasting locations are in historic buildings that are not accessible. In addition, many of the sidewalks and streets in the city are not conducive to wheelchairs or strollers.
Yes! Our tour is given in English but we can do Spanish upon request. Our guides are bilingual English and Spanish.
Bring a camera or phone for taking photos. The sun is very intense in Oaxaca and an umbrella is great for providing shade. For those sensitive to the sun, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If you think you might be purchasing mole, mezcal or chocolate, a small, packable, tote might be in order.