Schedule for the Winter 2016-2017 Season
Weekly day hikes are normally scheduled every Friday in November and March. There are two day hikes, on Tuesdays and Fridays, in December, January & February. Vans or buses leave from the Oaxaca Lending Library at 9:00 am on hike days.
To sign up for one or more of the day hikes or weekend trips listed below, go to the “Hike Sign-up” page. Follow the directions there.
Reservations are required and are accepted until midnight three days before any particular hike.
Approximately one week before the scheduled hike you will receive an e-mail containing additional information about that particular outing.
Since many of our hikes are “sold out,” please be sure to cancel your reservation if your plans change so that someone else will have the opportunity to take your place.
“Day of the Dead” Cemetery Tours
Mon / 31 Oct / 6 to 11 pm – Bus tour to cemeteries in Xoxocotlan & Atzompa Reservations & full payment in advance needed Cost: $17.00 USD for Library members / $20.00 USD for non-members Meet at the Lending Library at 5:45 pm
Tue / 1 Nov / 2 to 4 pm – Walking tour to Oaxaca’s Panteon General Advance reservations are appreciated Cost: $2.00 USD to cover expense of printed hand-outs Meet at the Lending Library at 1:45 pm
Wed / 2 Nov / 7 to 9 pm – Bus tour to cemetery in San Felipe del Agua Reservations & full payment in advance needed Cost: $6.00 USD for Library members / $9.00 USD for non-members Meet at the Lending Library at 6:45 pm
Thu / 3 Nov / noon to 4:30 pm – Bus tour to cemetery in San Antonino Reservations & full payment in advance needed Lunch at Azucena Zapoteca restaurant on way to San Antonino Cost: $17.00 for Library members / $20.00 USD for non-members Note: cost of lunch not included in tour price, above Meet at the Lending Library at 11:45 am
Note: These cemetery tours are fund-raising events for the Oaxaca Lending Library. Unlike our regular day hikes and weekend overnight trips, these are intended to make a profit to help keep the Library in operation.
1 Nov / Tue / 2 pm – Oaxaca Cemetery (Day of the Dead) / City walking tour Note Tuesday date & 2 pm meet time at the Lending Library!
3 Nov / Thu / 11 am – Zegache to Ocotlan (Day of the Dead) / Cultural & Countryside Note Thursday date & 11 am meet time at the Lending Library! Also note this is a HIKE and is not the same as the San Antonino cemetery bus tour, which starts at noon from the Lending Library.
11 Nov – San Pablo Etla / Countryside / Moderate
18 Nov – La Cumbre / Mountain / Moderate
25 Nov – Yagul to Diaz Ordaz / Archeological & Countryside / Moderate
29 Nov & 2 Dec – Guacamaya / Mountain / Moderate
6 & 9 Dec – Cinco Senores / Mountain / Easy to Moderate
13 & 16 Dec – Albi’s Etla Valley Walkabout / Countryside / Moderate
20 & 23 Dec – San Miguel del Valle / Mountain / Moderate
27 & 30 Dec – Cuatro Venados / Countryside / Easy
3 & 6 Jan – Zaachila to Cuilapam / Countryside / Moderate
10 & 13 Jan – Llano Grande / Mountain / Moderate
17 & 20 Jan – Huayapam / Countryside / Easy & Difficult (2 hike options)
24 & 27 Jan – San Bartólome & San Marco / Countryside / Easy
31 Jan & 3 Feb – Huitzo Hills / Cultural & Countryside / Moderate
7 & 10 Feb – Cuajimoloyas to Benito Juárez / Mountain / Moderate & Difficult (2 hike options)
14 & 17 Feb – El Picacho / Countryside / Easy & Difficult (2 hike options)
21 & 24 Feb – Dainzu to Tlacochahuaya / Archeological & Countryside / Easy to Moderate
28 Feb & 3 Mar – Tilcajete (Shrove Tuesday) / Countryside & Cultural / Easy
10 Mar – Benito Juárez to La Neveria / Mountain / Easy & Difficult (2 hike options)
17 Mar – San Agustin Etla / Countryside / Moderate
24 Mar – Tlalixtac / Countryside / Moderate
31 Mar – Capulálpam / Mountain / Moderate
Weekend Overnight Trips
Dec 3 & 4 – Llano Grande Woodland hikes to waterfall & scenic overlook
Jan 7 & 8 – Apoala Hikes to waterfalls, upper canyon & cave
Feb 4 & 5 – El Carrizal Various woodland hikes around a high-mountain village
Mar 4 & 5 – Benito Juárez Hikes to mirador, La Neveria & Cuajimoloyas