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Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

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Oaxaca Cultural Navigator introduces you to the social, cultural, historical, archeological and creative world of Mexico, through arts and cultural learning activities. We organize study tours, workshops, retreats, residencies, and educational...more
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Our guide for the day, Elsa, was knowledgable and quite in-tune with exactly what we were looking for. during our all-day trip we were able to visit 4 different weaving homes who all had strong connections with the weaving traditions of their culture's past, but...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thanks very much! So happy to hear you enjoyed the day with these wonderful artisans and Elsa.

Reviewed 26 January 2018

Norma led a jam-packed, day-long tour of Teotitlan del Valle a few days before Christmas. We were able to sit with the owner of Tierra Antigua, a local restaurant, while he and his English speaking nephew described life in their village, including the marvelous concept...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Birute, it was wonderful to have you and your friends join us for this deeper look into the religious and cultural traditions of our village. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy this experience and for your very kind remarks. -Norma

Reviewed 17 January 2018

As a visual artist and a teacher I have worked with natural dyes and weaving before. I had read about the traditional methods being reclaimed in Oaxaca and planned to visit several galleries. When I heard about Nora's tour, I jumped on the opportunity to...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Sara, it was a delight to have you with us. Clearly, you are touched by the artistic and creative energies of Oaxaca artisans, which makes it especially lovely to have someone like you on the visits. Thank you for your deep appreciation of this place...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Visiting several different weavers and learning about the process of making wool rugs and other weavings, including the art of using natural dyes, was delightful and highly educational. We highly recommend this tour to lovers of Mexican art, handicrafts and culture. Norma was good company...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you, Tessa, for this terrific testimonial. I'm so happy you were inspired and enjoyed the day with me.

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We attended both the one day cochineal dying workshop arranged by Norma and the one day weaving tour. The dye workshop was comprehensive. The instructor, Elsa, was fabulous. The weaving tour introduced us to producers of the highest quality who shared their processes with us....More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

With deepest appreciation for your comments and I'm so happy these experiences made a difference in the quality of your Oaxaca visit.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I wanted to write a little message to reiterate how GREAT it was to meet Norma. And to spend time with her and to see Oaxaca through her eyes, what a treat!! Please note: I am a young professional living between LA and Denver, and...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Wonderful to meet you, too, Ellie, and show you the Oaxaca I love with a customized itinerary. Thank you!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

For those who value traditional handmade textiles of the highest craftsmanship, delicious authentic Mexican cuisine, company of thoughtful, intelligent companions, opportunities for spontaneous adventure, access to little known gems of Mexican history, creativity and culture, you can not do better than to travel with Norma...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Wow, Cynthia! Thank you for such a beautiful testimonial. I'm grateful. And, thank you for returning with me for the Chiapas Textile Tour in February 2018.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

As one of the co-professors of the Sustainability in Emerging Countries study abroad course, I am grateful to Norma for orchestrating an authentic and meaningful experience for our students. She listened carefully to the objectives we outlined for the course and provided impactful experiences that...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you so much, Julieta. A true pleasure to work with you.

Reviewed 1 July 2017

While attending the annual Weave a Real Peace (WARP) meeting in Oaxaca, I participated in two activities organized by Norma Schafer of Oaxaca Cultural Navigator. They were the absolute highlights of my trip! The first was a group outing to Teotitlan del Valle to visit...More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Diane, so great to meet you and welcome you to Oaxaca. It is heartwarming to read your kindest review of our work. I am so happy the WARP conference and related tours met and exceeded your expectations. I hope you return to Oaxaca and I...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC assisted Weave A Real Peace, a non-profit organization assisting textile artisans worldwide, in planning their 2017 annual meeting in Oaxaca. I was in charge of planning the program and worked with Norma for 10 months to organize the two day meeting....More

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Oaxacaculture, Owner at Oaxaca Cultural Navigator, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Dear Judy, you have my heartfelt thanks for adding your voice to the reviews of my services. WARP is an amazing organization that is made up of USA and Canadian weavers, Dyer's, fiber artists and textile lovers who want to make a difference in the...More

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2 May 2018|
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Response from lithuanian8416 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Norma directly on her website instead of waiting for her to see your question on Tripadvisor. Beware that many of the locals who offer presentations on using dyes, don't actually use them in their weaving. It's a... More
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fullleap
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I’d be happy to take you on a one-day study tour. Please see my website. Google Oaxaca Cultural Navigator to get there. and look at the top part of the right column for more info and to schedule. Thank you. Norma
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