Our local guide will take us on an adventure through the numerous chambers of this amazing system of caves. The natural limestone formations began their fossilization process over 50 million years ago on the floor of the sea and today you have the opportunity to witness this natural phenomenon. As we explore, our guide will explain the geology of the caves and you will learn the history of the indigenous ancestors and of the rituals performed at this sacred site.
There is also an (optional) opportunity to repel ~50 feet (15 meters) and explore an underground river.
Following this amazing adventure, we will enjoy a homemade local lunch and head into the pueblo. In the town of San Sebastian de las Grutas, we will visit a local artisan family to see the weaving process and wood carving. We will then visit a local mescal maker to learn the distillation process of the local agaves (Tobala and Arroqueño – wild agaves not found around Oaxaca City). If you desire, there will be a tasting opportunity before heading back to get settled into our cabins.
To conclude this amazing day, we will have another homemade meal and enjoy a bon-fire before settling down for the evening.
On the second day, we will begin with a hearty breakfast and meet our guide for our hiking excursion to the prehispanic tombs. While you experience the breathtaking views of the lush vegetation and quaint mountain pueblos, our guide will share with you the history of the indigenous people of the area and some of the local legends. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the local plants and their medicinal uses.
This amazing hike, a loop, takes about 5 hours. Upon our return, we will have a homemade lunch at the local restaurant and return to the city of Oaxaca.
This amazing two day hiking tour is the ultimate “off the beaten” path experience for the nature lover in Oaxaca, Mexico!