Trekking the Magic Town of Capulalpam

Oaxaca, Mexico

Trekking the Magic Town of Capulalpam

Experience the magic of Capulalpam, a charming Pueblo Mágico nestled in the mountains just 25 miles outside of Oaxaca. Imagine spending the night in this picturesque village and embarking on a 2-day hiking adventure that will take you to some of the most beautiful and secluded spots in the area. Imagine taking a dip in the crystal-clear rivers, hiking 16 miles (26 km) and visiting a white-tailed deer conservation project.

Along the way, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the traditional medicine practices of the local community. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will take you to Los Molinos, La Ventana, Los Sabinos Park, and Las Pavas stream, where you'll get a taste of authentic local life in the Sierra Norte.

With the stunning views, serene environment and the opportunity to learn about the rich culture of the area, this trip is a must for anyone looking for a truly unforgettable experience.

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2 Days / 1 Night

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Off the Beaten Path, Connect with Nature and Active Adventure


English and Spanish
English speaking guide available for an additional fee

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Rural Communities and Mountains


Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English and Spanish



Flexible Departure Date
All year


What's Included


1 Night Cabin


Local guide (not bilingual)


Lunch and Some meals included (see itinerary)
Four meals are provided during your stay in Capulalpam, denoted by (B/L/D). See itinerary for details.


Private car

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Expediciones Sierra Norte

Expediciones Sierra Norte

Locally Owned Community Project

If you're looking for a unique and immersive travel experience that brings you close to nature and the culture of the Zapotec communities, look no further than the Pueblos Mancomunados of the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca. Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Norte mountain range, these communities are located at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,200 meters, and offer visitors the opportunity to explore more than 100 kilometers of rural trails that are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Pueblos Mancomunados of the Sierra Norte are a group of eight indigenous communities that have joined forces to promote sustainable tourism in their region. These communities are committed to preserving their traditional way of life and their natural environment, and they welcome visitors with open arms. When you visit the Pueblos Mancomunados, you'll have the chance to experience the beauty of the Sierra Norte from a unique perspective. You'll be able to explore the stunning forests, rivers, and waterfalls that make this region so special, and you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the customs, traditions, and history of the Zapotec people. Whether you're an experienced hiker or mountain biker, or you're simply looking for a peaceful and scenic place to relax and unwind, the Pueblos Mancomunados of the Sierra Norte have something for everyone. So why not plan your trip today and discover the hidden gems of the Sierra Norte for yourself? You won't be disappointed.

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Getting There

This tour begins in Oaxaca City and includes transport to the community of Capulalpam.
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