Cultural Activities

NEW!

CULTURAL VISIT TO CUILAPAM

THE PLACE WHERE THE TOMB OF THE LAST ZAPOTEC PRINCESS WAS FOUND

JUNE 10 & 24, 9:00am - 6:00pm. REGISTER NOW, LIMITED SPACE!

Enjoy a cultural visit to this wonderful place. The visit includes the following:

-Visit to the market of Cuilapam

-Visit to the Ancient Corridor of Cuilapam

-Visit to the tomb of the princess Donají, last zapotec princess

-Visit to the beautiful ex convent of Cuilapam

-Circle of light, traditional medicine, cleansing, and energy:

pre- hispanic ritual at Aguila ranch.

-Lunch at the beautiful ranch of Aguila in Cuilapam:

tasting of the traditional mole of Cuilapam, and learn how they cook it.

- Learn about the traditional dance of Cuilapam: Dance of the feather, its meaning & history.

Learn how they make the PENACHO

-Watch the traditional dance: The dance of the feather and enjoy it! (Dancers are the same that dance at the Guelaguetza festival

Register now at:

becariqr@becari.com.mx

WORKSHOPS

Becari invites you to join any of our workshops! You just need to confirm a day before the workshops begin.

The following workshops take place Monday through Friday.

Cooking Class

1:30 pm

$45 US

Salsa Dancing

5 – 6 pm

$8 US

Weaving

4 – 6 pm

$20 US + Materials

Carving Wooden Animals

4 – 6 pm

$20 US + Materials

TOURS

Thursday

Departure: 2:00 pm — Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Zaachila (Market, tombs)

Cuilapan (Ex-convent)

Friday

Departure: 2:00 pm— Duration: Approx. 4 hours

Ocotlán (Market)

San Martin Tilcajete (Carved wooden animals)

Santo Tomás Jalietza (Carpets)

San Bartolo Coyotepec (Black pottery)

Saturday

Duration: 10:00am - 1:30 pm

Monte Albán:

You will visit this breathtaking archeological site, one of the most

impressive in Mexico inhabited by warriors, sages and astronomers.

Sunday

Duration: 10:00am - 2:30 pm

El Tule:

We will visit the fascinating Tule Tree, classified as one of the biggest

and oldest living things on Earth.

Mitla:

We will continue to Mitla, archaeological site where we will admire its

exquisite fretwork decorations.

Teotitlán del Valle:

To conclude, we will visit Teotitlán del Valle, where excellent rugs are

made with natural dyes.

Promotional Packages

Day of the Dead Packages

Day of the Dead or “Día de los Muertos” is a particularly magical time in the city of Oaxaca, located in Southern Mexico. Oaxaca City is steeped in rich traditions and Día de Muertos is one of the biggest celebrations of the year.

Oaxaca Day of the Dead celebrations take place over several days. The main events take place from October 31st to November 2nd, but there are related activities that take place before and after these dates. Different villages have different customs around the celebration.

During this celebration, there are especial flowers, (flor de muerto), mole negro or colorado, bread of the dead, skulls full of colours, Catrinas (The Elegant Female skeleton) every where in downtown.



I loved this celebration when I was a kid. I loved to go the markets and to buy everything for our altar at home: fruit, bread, candles, flowers, and of course, my favorite ones, the skulls.

Now, that I am older, l love it even more, just thinking that my father ( who died 20 years ago) will come to my house, the idea makes me so happy. So, my family set up the Altar as my mom used to do it when I was a kid.


Don't miss the celebration, learn Spanish at the same time! We have some special packages for you:



Pre-Day of the Dead

(October)

  • 20 hours of Spanish lessons / 4 hours a day / grammar and conversation
  • 1 cooking class: tamales for the Day of the Dead
  • 1 visit to the market
  • 1 visit to the cemetery
  • 1 alebrije class to decorate a skull for the Day of the Dead
  • 1 lecture about the traditions of the Day of the Dead
  • 7 nights with a host family, with two meals

TOTAL COST: $626 USD

Day of the Dead Week

(First week of November)

  • 20 hours of Spanish lessons / 4 hours a day / grammar and conversation
  • 1 cooking class: tamales or enchiladas for the Day of the Dead
  • 1 visit to the market
  • Set up the altar at the school
  • Our traditional Day of the Dead breakfast at the school
  • 1 lecture about the traditions of the Day of the Dead
  • Special make-up for the Day of the Dead
  • 1 alebrije class to decorate a skull for the Day of the Dead
  • 1 tour to the cemetery of Xoxocotlán
  • 7 nights with a host family, with two meals

TOTAL COST: $706 USD

Promotional Packages

Spring (April-May)

Autumn (September-October)

Includes: Group classes with maximum five students /Intensive program (20 hours a week) / No registration fee / Accommodation with a Mexican family, two meals per day.

2 weeks: $945 US

SAVE $175 US (Regular Price $1,120 US)

4 weeks: $1,855 US

SAVE $385 US

(Regular Price $2,170)

Christmas Package

Includes: Group classes with maximum five students /Intensive program (20 hours a week) / No registration fee / Accommodation with a Mexican family, two meals / Celebrate with us our traditional "Posada" on the last weeks of December (after the 18).

2 weeks: $650 US

SAVE $142 US (Regular Price $792 US)

4 weeks: $1,227 US

SAVE $287 US

(Regular Price $1,514)

Trimester Package

Includes: 12 weeks of Group classes, 240 hours / No registration fee / Homestay including two meals / Cultural Wednesday / A movie every Friday / Intercambio with a Mexican student.


*It is okay if the dates for the packages vary a week (before or after the months we are mentioning).

*Yes, we can offer the packages for private lessons.

Price: $5,355 US

SAVE $1,015 US

(Regular Price $6,370 US)


Two Weeks Package with Private Lessons

Includes: Private lessons /Intensive program (20 hours a week) / No registration fee / Accommodation with a Mexican family, two meals per day.

2 weeks: $1,097 US

SAVE $263 US (Regular Price $1,360 US)

Independence Day Package

Date: Any week in September. Our Independence Day is September 16.

5 classes about Mexican History and Mexican Independence /

15 hours of Spanish lessons /

7 nights with a host family, 2 meals.

Price: $473 USD