Benito Juarez Travel Blog› entry 7 of 14 › view all entries
We set out on a trip organised by Tierraventura in Oaxaca with MArie and gordon (our guides) and the texans Tracey and Kenny. We could tell fairly quickly it was going to be interesting times! The trip took began in a small town called Benito Huarez in the mountains above Oaxaca (at about 3000m altitude). 8 small villages in the mountains are part of a eco tourism project taking tourists on hikes, mountain biking, horse riding to show the tourists the beautiful areas aroudn here. We arrived at 11 and set out on a 5hr hike.
The hike took us to a lovely cascada and then to an amazing lookout which we could see all over the valley below. Needless to say AC was really not coping when at 4pm we finally sat down to lunch. Not only did we have mountain time (1hr different to oaxaca city time) working against us but it turns out mexicans dont eat until between 2 and 5pm.
The locals made us a much needed fire for our cabana and I went to sleep a little bit worried i would wake up to flames all around but it was fine. The accommodation was fantastic.
The next morning was zip-line. AC jumped at the chance but i was hesitant espeically considering the hand brake we were given which was a simple block of wood that was thrown over the cable.
Later that morning we hiked down into the valley and up to the next village. It was a tough 3hr walk and we had a nother incredible lunch in the village.. and back in oaxaca in the afternoon. All good fun and glad to have done some exercise!