Why Oaxaca?

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intelli.tours Academic believes that the world-wide buzz about Oaxaca is spot-on and that our 8-day journeys to this globally admired destination will thrill you, parents, and students.

An educational journey to Oaxaca provides teachers and students alike the opportunity to experience a top-rated destination, to truly learn about Mexico and its rich history, and to explore a multiplicity of cultures. Importantly, an intelli.tours Academic journey can help students begin to find their place in our interconnected, globalized world.

Please check out the buzz on Oaxaca below — it’s really quite amazing!

#5 of Top 15 Cities of the World

The Travel + Leisure 2019 World’s Best Awards survey — where readers weighed in on their travel experiences around the globe — ranked Oaxaca as #5 of the Top Cities in the World!

World’s Best Awards

#1 on Cultural Destination Wishlist

Oaxaca topped the Culture Trip Wishlist — a list that pinpoints the hottest cultural destinations to visit based on search data and global contributor expertise — as the #1 hottest cultural destination in the world!

Culture Trip Wishlist

#5 of 21 Places You Need To Visit

National Geographic Traveler ranked Oaxaca #5 of Places You Need To Visit in the annual ranking by their editors of the must-see destinations around the globe. 

Places You Need To Visit

1 of 19 Global Best Places

Oaxaca made CNN Travel’s 19 Best Places To Visit — a list of the world’s top destinations by travel editors and global travel enthusiasts who described Oaxaca as a city that is “a sight to behold.”

19 Best Places To Visit

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Oaxaca Ranked World Tourism Destination

Oaxaca is consistently ranked as one of the world's top destination for it rich cultural, culinary, arts, and archeological offerings.