Jane Robison has been leading tours in Oaxaca since 1988, more than 75 groups. Her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm are unsurpassed. Amado Bolaños has lived in Oaxaca his whole life. If your interests include archeology, art and folk art, colonial churches and architecture, culture and history, or shopping for Oaxaca's bargain treasures, we are the experts!
We will be happy to help you plan and organize, and then execute, a tour for your family, friends, or affinity group, with a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 20. Email us to start planning a very special vacation. email@example.com
Current Tour Offerings
Casa Colonial also hosts many tour groups organized and led by a wide-ranging group of experienced leaders.
Story Telling with Jim May
Personal Narrative, Culture, and Myth, a storytelling and writing workshop/ retreat led by EMMY award-winning storyteller and author Jim May. January 6-12, 2013. See his website for more information about his previous work.
Day of the Dead Tour
From October 23 to November 3, 2013 we participate in Oaxaca's traditional Day of the Dead, when the spirits of the departed come to visit, welcomed by their families in homes decorated with gorgeous altars, in cemeteries glowing with flowers and candles, and in the hearts of all those who can appreciate the spiritual and cultural strength of communities with ancient traditions and values. This most Mexican of holidays is hard to experience without the expertise and friends we are able to introduce you to, since Day of the Dead celebrations aren't largely public spectacles. We'll also visit ruins, folk art villages, indigenous markets and more.
$1950 US per person, double occupancy. Includes hotel and three meals a day, and all excursions, guide service, admissions and transportation within Oaxaca. Email oaxaca@ casa-colonial.com for an itinerary.
Frida & Diego Tour
One of our signature tours, from November 5-13th, 2013 led by Jane in Mexico City, follow the trail of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, forks in hand! The group eats at many of the restaurants frequented by the famous artists. Jane is joined by our friend Jayson Hackler, Mexico City and Mexican art expert. More details below...
Live the mystique of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Walk their streets, visit their homes, see their murals and paintings, drink and eat in their favorite restaurants. $2,000 US per person includes hotel, 2 meals a day, all excursions and admission fees, and airport transfers. Price does not include airfare to Mexico City or alcoholic beverages. Limited to 10 participants. Email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an itinerary.