Impact Tours

Con Corazón Impact Tours

When you take a tour with us, you know you will be in good hands and get a meaningful experience. Besides, you will be doing good! A tour con Corazón benefits local people, respects local culture and traditions, reduces environmental impact and supports cultural and environmental conservation. You will also be supporting our students, since the profits go to our education project.

Our tours are available on a daily basis, but subject to availability. Minimum participation is 2, maximum 6 people. See what we have on offer and let us know if you have any questions!
Tour mezcal makers

Mezcal Makers

Discover the origins and use of mezcal, the work on the agave plantations and the traditional mezcal production process in the village of Santa Catarina Minas.

9 am-4 pm
$ 1750 pesos per person
Tour Community Commons

Community Commons

Get an in-depth understanding of San Bartolo Coyotepec, a traditional Zapotec community that is much more than black pottery. Learn about the social order, the values and traditions and economic activities.

9 am-5 pm
$ 1950 pesos per person
Tour marvellous monte albán

Marvelous Monte Albán

Visit the archeological site of Monte Alban with a knowledgeable guide, who shows you this magical place inside and out.

4 hours
$995 pesos per person
minimum 2 people

Walking Oaxaca

Get to know the colonial centre of Oaxaca on foot, the best way to discover this cultural heritage site.

4 hours
$ 800 pesos per person

Countryside Cycling

More info coming soon

Hiking the hills

More info coming soon

Mezcal Makers

We visit a small and non-commercialized palenque, a mezcal factory, in Santa Catarina Minas, a small village at an hours’ drive from Oaxaca. Here we will see the plantations where the agave is grown, and if we’re lucky we will even find a palenquero showing us the harvesting process (this depends on if there are agaves ready to be harvested, so it will not always be the case). We will get a tour at the factory where you will learn about the different types of mezcal and how it is made. The tour includes a mezcal tasting and lunch at the palenque. An English speaking guide tells you all about the history and customs related to the drinking of mezcal, so you will get a close understanding of how important and all-present this drink is in the daily life of the Oaxacan people, especially in the traditional communities.

Including: Mezcal Tasting - Lunch - Bilingual guide - Transport

Prices
  • 2 people - $ 1750 pesos per person
  • 3/4 people - $ 1600 pesos per person
  • 5/6 people - $ 1350 pesos per person

Marvelous Monte Albán

A guided visit to Monte Alban is a must-do when you are in Oaxaca! This Zapotec archeological site is situated beautifully on a flattened hilltop at a 20 minutes drive from the center of Oaxaca. The city was the capital of the Zapotec culture, that dates back to 600 b.C. but was at its peak from 500-750 a.C. Our certified guide will show you the temples of the ceremonial centre, rests of houses and tumbs, and show you the endemic trees and plants on the site. You can also visit the site museum, and have a coffee or beer at the site’s restaurant before we head back to Oaxaca. The tour takes around 4 hours out and about, and you decide what time you want to take it. Have your own transport? Then you will receive a discount and meet the guide at the ruins.

Including: English speaking guide - Transport
Not including: Entrance fee

Prices
  • 2 people - $ 995 pesos per person
  • 3/4 people - $ 800 pesos per person
  • 5/6 people - $ 650 pesos per person

Community Commons

The Zapotec town of San Bartolo Coyotepec is known for its century long production of black pottery, but there is so much more to discover. On this tour, we will show you how an indigenous, Zapotec community works. You will get an in-depth knowledge of the social order, where the administrative power goes hand in hand with the ceremonial and religious one, something very common in the indigenous Latin American culture. You will learn about the values and traditions of the community and the way they work together in economic activities, with a major focus on sustainable and eco-friendly development. The tour is led by antropologist Leopoldo Meyer.

We visit: The church and town center - The miners chapel at the foot of the local mines - A black pottery workshop or two (a modern and a traditional one) - The nopal cactus fields - The educational centre for cochinilla, the woodlouse that produces a carmine red color - The black pottery museum (optional) - The farmer’s chapel (optional)

Including: Entrance fee to the cochinilla educational centre - Transportation - Bilingual guide
Not including: Lunch costs - Entrance fee to the museum

Prices
  • 2 people - $ 1950 pesos per person
  • 3/4 people - $ 1650 pesos per person
  • 5/6 people - $ 1350 pesos per person

Walking Oaxaca

Oaxaca is best seen on foot! The colonial city centre, declared a world heritage site by Unesco, is easy and pleasant to wander around. Its rich history, culture and every day life are best explained by a certified guide, who will take you to see the highlights as well as the less obvious, but no less fascinating places of interest. Of course there will also be time for a refreshment or space for adjustments in case you want to see or do anything in particular. The guide adapts him-/herself to your wishes and needs!

A tipical itinerary would include the Soledad Church, the birthplace of Porfirio Diaz, the Zócalo, 20 de noviembre market, Santo Domingo church and museum, Benito Juarez’ house, the former city's aqueduct and the Llano park. The walking tour takes around 4 hours, you pick the time you want to start.

Including: English speaking guide
Not including: Entrance fees, refreshments

Prices
  • 2 people - $ 800 pesos per person
  • 3/4 people - $ 600 pesos per person
  • 5/6 people - $ 450 pesos per person

Hotel con Corazón Oaxaca

Calle División Oriente 129 || Centro Oaxaca || 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez || México

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