Authentic Oaxaca

Monte Albán

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Zapotec relief

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The old market, Oaxaca

Photo: Eric Mindling

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Photo: Eric Mindling

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Apoala waterfalls

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November 12–20, 2017

A few places have opened up on this popular program! Journey deep into the highlands of Oaxaca with David Yetman, Emmy Award–winning producer and host of the PBS television series In the Americas. This trip will take you off the beaten path to remote villages and indigenous communities, as well as to world-renowned archaeological sites and the bustling city of Oaxaca.


  • Explore the culture, history, arts, and cuisine of the diverse region of Oaxaca.
  • Tour iconic archaeological sites such as Monte Albán and Yagul.
  • Savor Oaxaca’s colonial architectural heritage and its bustling traditional markets.

About this Program

  1. Scholar
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

David YetmanDavid Yetman, Ph.D., is a research social scientist at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. His research has focused on the state of Sonora, its indigenous people, their history, and how they have incorporated native resources into their lives. He has also written extensively on native uses of plants in Sonora. He served for nine years as host of the PBS series The Desert Speaks and currently produces and hosts the PBS series In the Americas. He received Emmy Awards in 2007 and 2014 for his documentary television work.

All nights are spent in comfortable hotels, inns, or cabins. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $320.

All road travel is by air-conditioned private van on paved highways and rural dirt roads. Most of this program does not involve strenuous activity; however, access to the site of Quiotepec requires about an hour of walking uphill on an uneven trail. Access to the base of the falls at Apoala is via a short but very steep trail. These are optional activities. Access to some of the other sites requires moderate walks on uneven surfaces, climbing and descending steep steps, and standing for an hour or more at a time.

If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in a Crow Canyon trip, please contact us before registering.

Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Oaxaca on November 12, 2017, until departure from Oaxaca on November 20, 2017. Transportation to and from Oaxaca is your responsibility. Airport departure taxes and visa fees not included. Program prices are based on current tariffs and currency exchange rates and are subject to change. Crow Canyon reserves the right to levy a surcharge, if necessary, prior to the final payment date.

International Air
International flights not included. When making travel arrangements, plan to arrive in the city of Oaxaca by 4 p.m. on November 12, 2017. Schedule departure from Oaxaca at any time on November 20, 2017.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before September 1, 2017, $200 handling fee; after September 1, 2017, forfeiture of all payments.

Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

Tuition & Reservation

$4,195 (member*)
$4,395 (nonmember)
*Minimum $100 level (see Membership)

Deposit: $500
Balance due: September 1, 2017

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