From Oaxaca: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

From Oaxaca: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

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Venture outside of Oaxaca City to picturesque San Augustín Etla. Discover how local Quesillo and paper are produced and visit a contemporary arts center.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in central Oaxaca. Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby wearing a blue shirt with the local partner's logo on it.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about local paper making with natural fibers
  • Visit the Arts Center of St. Augustine, a former textile factory superbly renovated into a modern center for the arts
  • Discover the secrets to making Quesillo, a traditional Oaxacan cheese with a unique flavor and texture
Full description
Learn about two of the most distinctive commercial and artisan activities in the state of Oaxaca with a papermaking and Quesillo (Oaxaca cheese) tour. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in central Oaxaca and venture about 20 kilometers (around 12.5 miles) north of the city center to the Etla District, where traditional Quesillo and paper are made.   First, you will visit a former hydroelectric plant located in San Agustín Etla, where a community is dedicated to the production of paper using natural fibers of the region, such as tree bark, branches, flowers, pigments, and cotton. Next, check out the spectacular Arts Center of St. Augustine, housed in the former La Soledad Yarns and Fabrics Factory, which was founded in 1883 and manufactured raw blankets from cotton. The abandoned building has been remodeled into a modern ecological arts center presenting contemporary art and culture exhibitions. Finally, discover the secrets of locally made Quesillo and its unique flavor. Learn all about this famous cheese, which originated in Oaxaca, has gained international recognition, and is an important ingredient in Mexican gastronomy. You'll also visit the Etla market, well known for being located in the area where Quesillo originated, before returning to Oaxaca City.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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