Ruta del Maiz
The Ancient Crafts
Whether admiring fossils on an ancient sea bed or strolling through an age-old Mixtec village with its 16th century church – you’ll be following a route defined by its rich history and dramatic scenery.
Most visitors to Mexico are surprised to discover the mossy pine-clad mountains of northern Oaxaca. Clouds and storms blowing in from the Gulf are caught here and the result is cloud forest – cool green woods with deep blue sky.
This is the birthplace of corn. Farming allowed the wandering hunter-gatherers to build homes and create stable communities. Take a tour of ancient history and visit the homes and workshops of craftspeople in Zapotec villages.
A trip to the Pacific Coast that goes through the craft-making villages of the Central Valley, the high country of San Jose del Pacifico and the private tropical garden of Hagia Sofia.