Oaxaca de Juarez
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  • From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

    1. From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

    Explore the archaeological area of Oaxaca built by the Zapotecs. Learn about its big plazas, truncated pyramids, and the court for playing tlachtli (a type of ball game). Hear about the underground passageways and more than 100 tombs at the site from your professional tour guide. Start your day by being picked up in Oaxaca City, and begin your journey to Monte Alban. Next, visit the town of Arrazola town and fall in love with the authentic wooden figures called Alebrijes. Watch the interesting creation process of these figures which involves carving and painting. Head to Cuilapam de Guerrero town and visit a Dominican Ex-monastery of the 16th-century, known for its unfinished basilica and prominent open chapel. End your magical tour in the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec and meet local artisans who specialize in black pottery (Barro negro). Learn about the techniques used since pre-Colu...

  • Oaxaca: Instagram Photo Shoot and Walking Tour

    2. Oaxaca: Instagram Photo Shoot and Walking Tour

    Oaxaca is one of the most Instagrammable cities in Mexico, with its colourful and detailed streets, stunning views and unique urban street art. On this tour, you have the chance to capture the highlights for your feed. Accompanied by a professional tour guide, you will take in the cultural and historical sights, both from a first-hand perspective and with photos by a professional photographer to share on your Instagram. You will visit some of the most photogenic places in the downtown area, including the surroundings of the Santo Domingo Temple, Calle Morelos and Calle Reforma. You’ll continue to the neighbourhood Barrio Xochimilco, then onto Andador Turistico, Teatro Macedonio Alcala and finally Calle de Abasolo. Other less-known corners will be explored so you have unique and beautiful photos for your travel keepsakes, as well as lifelong memories of this popular Mexican town.

  • Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

    3. Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

    Immerse yourself in Oaxacan culture on this day trip. Visit the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca, Monte Albán, located in the majestic urban center. This area was known as the religious, political, and economic center of the Zapotec civilization. Walk around the square and explore the Site Museum.  Don't forget to bring your camera to take pictures from the top of the archaeological structures. Next, you'll visit San Antonio Arrazola, a magical place of colors and traditions, where the famous artisans will teach you how they carve copal wood. Learn the process of creating the magical figures called "Alebrijes", which represent the innovative spirit of the Oaxacan soul, part of an ancestral tradition of the Zapotecs. Finally, stop at Cuilapam de Guerrero, a Mixtec town famous for its 16th-century Dominican ex-monastery, and San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small town of adobe houses...

    El tour estuvo genial, nos encantó conocer más de Oaxaca con nuestro guía Ivan que nos compartió muchas cosas sobre la historia y los lugares que visitamos

  • Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

    4. Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

    Discover the Archeological Zone of the state of Oaxaca. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in the Oaxaca city center. Drive to Monte Albán in an air-conditioned van. Explore the ruins of the former capital of the Zapotec people, who were the dominant civilization in the area thousands of years ago. Discover the second-largest ceremonial site in Mesoamerica. Learn about the Zapotec people from your knowledgable guide. Marvel at the ancient ball court, excavated tombs, astronomical “observatory. Enjoy phenomenal views from Monte Alban. Looking out from the flat hill where the archeological site is located, you can enjoy views of the Oaxaca Valley. Visit the onsite museum and admire artifacts from the Zapotec civilization. Afterward, you will be transported back to your accommodations in Oaxaca.

    We got picked up at our hotel in a taxi, which we weren't really expecting, since we assumed we'd be picked up in the minibus itself. We were taken to a meeting point where there were several minibuses and several tour groups. We got allocated to a 12-seater minibus. The bus was full but fairly comfortable, and fortunately the journey was only about 30 minutes. We changed guides when we got to Monte Alban. The guide was very good and gave excellent context about the site and its archeological significance, but there was a bit too much detail, which reduced the amount of time we had to explore the site. The trip back to town was good, and the staff were flexible about dropping people off at various locations.

  • Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

    5. Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

    Start the excursion with the famous and most notable Tree of Tule, cataloged as the thickest in the world. With a little imagination between the branches and the bark of this majestic tree, you can visualize different animals and silhouettes that have formed over the years. Next, visit a place full of colors with the Zapotec weavers indigenous people at Teotitlán del Valle.  Famous for making their rugs, bags and sheep wool sheep, which are dyed with ancestral techniques with natural pigments, these weavers highlight the use of the great cochineal. End the tour with the typical drink of this beautiful state; the last stop will be in a Mezcal palenque.  Of Oaxacan origin, Mezcal is internationally recognized for its body, color and smell. It is worth mentioning that there are several presentations and flavors of mezcal, enjoy some of the different flavors that are offered, from the aged...

  • Full-Day Tour of Oaxaca

    6. Full-Day Tour of Oaxaca

    Get ready to discover some of the best places of Oaxaca State. Start with a visit to Santa Maria el Tule, home of one of the most extraordinary natural beauties including the  giant tree (The Tule Tree), with a height of 40 meters and a diameter of more than 50 meters. It is said it´s more than 2000 years old, which makes it perhaps one of the biggest and oldest living things in the world. You'll then make a little stop in the small town of Teotitlan del Valle, famous for its home-made textiles. One of the day's highlights will be a visit to Mitla, which in Nahuatl means "Place of the Dead". Mitla used to be a ceremonial center of the Zapotecs and it´s now famed for its outstanding mozaics on its walls, a unique style of decorating in Mesoamerica. You'll  continue the excursion with an adventurous ride to Hierve el Agua, where you'll have the chance to see the petrified waterfalls and ...

    Tour was otherwise great, but the drop-off back to hotel did take way longer than scheduled. Highly dependent on the other passengers of course, but the return can be closer to 8PM than scheduled 6PM.

  • Oaxaca: Monte Alban and Historic Villages Full-Day Tour

    7. Oaxaca: Monte Alban and Historic Villages Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a tour of the extraordinary archaeological zone of Monte Alban, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. Monte Alban, constructed on a plateau at 1,940 meters above sea level, is one of the most representative archaeological sites in Mexico. With pyramids, a court for the pre-Hispanic ball game, among many other mystical constructions, take this chance to explore cultural traces from different civilizations, such as the Olmecs, Mixtecs, and Zapotecs.  Continue to the town of Coyotepec, famous for its ceramics production, followed by a visit to the convent of Cuilapam. This Dominican convent dates back to the 16th century and was the site of the execution of one of Mexico's heroes from the Independence War, Vicente Guerrero. Finally, visit the village of Arrazola and head to a workshop to see how the famous Alebrijes (wood-carved fantasy animals) are made.

    Our guide Antonio did an incredible job. For a long, vivid tour he provided tons of great information and catered to our specific points emphasis. Its was a very profissional tour and produtive day of sightseeing.

  • From Huatulco: Oaxaca Overnight Guided Tour

    8. From Huatulco: Oaxaca Overnight Guided Tour

    Discover the city of Oaxaca on a guided overnight trip from Huatulco, stopping at the highlights between these places. Visit archeological sites, and learn about local culture and heritage. Day 1: Get picked up at your hotel in La Crucecita or Tangolunda and start the journey towards Oaxaca. Stop at Jalapa del Marqués, where you can enjoy breakfast, at your own expense. Continue to the mezcal region, where you'll take a tour to learn how this delicious drink is produced. Enter the Mitla Archaeological Zone and explore the ancient ruins. Afterwards, head to Teotitlán del Valle to discover how rugs and blankets are made and enjoy some free time for shopping. Stop at Santa María del Tule to admire the 2,000-year-old tree, take photos, and enter the church. Arrive in Oaxaca in the afternoon, and visit the former convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and its museum. Check-in at the hotel, th...

  • Oaxaca: Ocotlan de Morelos Cultural Experience and Tour

    9. Oaxaca: Ocotlan de Morelos Cultural Experience and Tour

    The trip begins with pickup from your Oaxaca de Juarez accommodation and heads deep into the Central Valleys of Oaxaca to the colorful and friendly town of Ocotlan de Morelos. The first stop of the day is the town's main church, a place of emblematic significance for the community which is decorated in Neoclassical details. Continue the tour to Ocotlan de Morelos' traditional plaza, where residents and craftsmen from nearby towns meet every Friday to sell and trade products from the region. Follow your guide through the plaza and soak up the unique atmosphere of this vibrant hub, then stop by a cafe to taste Tejate, also known as the ‘drink of the God’s’. The next stop of the tour takes you to Santo Tomas Jalieza to visit a small community dedicated to the art of Waist Loom, a pre-Hispanic textile technique. Listen to the history of this craft as you watch local people creating colorful...

  • Oaxaca: Half-Day City Tour

    10. Oaxaca: Half-Day City Tour

    Discover the architectural and historical monuments of Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the Mexican state of Oaxaca on a half-day guided tour. Oaxaca received the Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation by UNESCO in 1987. The historic center of Oaxaca, previously known as the Noble and Loyal city of Antequera, comprises 227 blocks covering an area of around 5 square kilometers. In this area, there are 26 colonial-era temples, 5 convents, and a wide variety of civil structures, exhibiting all the various architectural styles of the 16th-20th centuries. You’ll begin with a walking tour of the city’s central market and then head to the zocalo, or main square. From this point you’ll continue on by vehicle to see the other major sights, including the Government Palace and the cathedral.

    Our guide was very personable and catered the tour to our interests. I would recommend this tour to begin any stay in Ôaxaca.

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What people are saying about Oaxaca de Juarez

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

I would recommend this tour/workshop to anyone visiting Oaxaca. You are driven to a small town 40 minutes from the city and visit a alebrije-making workshop. There you are given a tour and shown the different stages that it takes to make these iconic and colorful Mexican art pieces. It was so interesting and eye-opening to see just how talented the artists are and how much work (time) goes into making the alebrije figures. When it’s time for you to paint your own you truly realize the skill set that is required to make the artworks. Painting your own alebrije was super fun! You get to pick your own small piece and are helped by one of the resident artists. At the end you end up with a unique souvenir. You can also buy more professionally made pieces there, which make a great gift for friends and family.

Our guide Antonio did an incredible job. For a long, vivid tour he provided tons of great information and catered to our specific points emphasis. Its was a very profissional tour and produtive day of sightseeing.

I loved it, the very attentive guide offered us to continue with the rest of the tours although we did not book it that way and at no additional cost I recommend it

It was a great way of seeing some of Oaxaca’s highlights. Our guide Antonio was very knowledgable and keen to tell us all about Oaxaca’s history

Monte Alban is a great place to visit. Wort going for sure.