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Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

1. 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.

From Oaxaca: Yagul Archaeological Site & Sunday Local Market

2. From Oaxaca: Yagul Archaeological Site & Sunday Local Market

🌄 Discover the magic of this special day while you explore the hidden treasures of Tlacochahuaya, the Tlacolula market and Yagul. Get ready for a tour that will take you through time and culture! 🕘 We start at 9 am, our comfortable air-conditioned room will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel or airbnb, ready to take you on a journey that promises to be exciting. 🏛️ Our first stop will transport you in time and space. You will visit the impressive Church of Tlacochahuaya, an architectural treasure dating back to the 16th century. Its exquisite wall paintings and serene atmosphere will leave you speechless. Get your camera ready to capture moments that will last forever! 🛍️ Then, we head to the colorful traditional market of Tlacolula, where flavors and colors merge into a symphony of culture. Here, you will have the opportunity to admire vibrant colors, enticing aromas and the bustle of locals exchanging traditional products. Here you can explore, taste and learn about the culinary traditions of Oaxaca. The Church of Tlacolula is our next destination, home to the enigmatic Chapel of Mirrors. This place will envelop you with its history and its unique architecture. You will feel transported to another dimension as you explore its secrets. 🏞️ Finally, we venture to the archaeological site of Yagul, where the ancient ruins tell us stories of past civilizations. The impressive landscapes and the energy of this place will remind you of the greatness of Oaxaca's history. 🌞 After an exciting half day of exploring, we'll return to your hotel or airbnb around 2pm. Your safety is our priority, so the tour includes travel insurance for your peace of mind. 👚👟 Regarding clothing, we recommend you wear comfortable and light clothing, perfect for the warm weather in Oaxaca. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen, the sun here is radiant! A comfortable pair of walking shoes will help you to fully enjoy the experience. 📆 Please note that this magical tour only runs on Sundays, so make sure to reserve your place in advance and have this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You won't want to miss it! Book now and get ready for a day that will be engraved in your heart forever!

Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

3. 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 mezcal to its diverse and delicious mezcal creams.

From Oaxaca: Monte Alban Tour

4. From Oaxaca: Monte Alban Tour

Explore “Monte Alban,” the center of Oaxaca's archeological zone. Learn about the Zapotec culture, which once dominated the area thousands of years ago. 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.

Oaxaca: Night Street Food Tour with Transfers and Tastings

5. Oaxaca: Night Street Food Tour with Transfers and Tastings

Walk and eat your way around Oaxaca on this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Sample 4 different local dishes at the markets and street food stalls. Learn about Oaxacan culture through its gastronomy, and get a close-up look at a side of the city many travelers miss. Start your authentic street food experience with a hotel pickup, and head to food stalls frequented by locals. Be ready for an array of up to 4 food and drinks, along with generous servings of Oaxaca’s warm hospitality. Begin the tasting with a delicious Oaxacan "Tlayuda", a large and crunchy tortilla with a spread of beans, fresh cheese, salsa, and a meat of your choice. Then, visit a colorful neighborhood to taste a Garnacha from the Itsmo region, known for the fusion of spices and flavors. Finish off with a delicious beef taco accompanied by salsa and lemon which is an absolute must-have in Oaxaca. With each dish, enjoy a glass of fresh, flavored water – a sweet and fruity accompaniment to your food.

From Oaxaca: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

6. From Oaxaca: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

Experience two of the most distinct commercial and artisanal activities in the state of Oaxaca with a tour of papermaking and Quesillo (Oaxaca cheese). You will be picked up from your central Oaxaca hotel and taken about 20 kilometers (approximately 12.5 miles) north of the city center to the Etla District, where traditional Quesillo and paper are produced. First, you will visit a former hydroelectric plant located in San Agustín Etla, where a community is dedicated to producing paper using natural fibers from the region, such as tree bark, branches, flowers, pigments, and cotton. Next, you will explore the magnificent Arts Center of St. Augustine, housed in the former La Soledad Yarns and Fabrics Factory, established in 1883 to manufacture raw blankets from cotton. The renovated building now serves as a modern ecological arts center that showcases contemporary art and culture exhibitions. Lastly, you will discover the secrets of locally-made Quesillo and its unique flavor. Learn all about this famous cheese that originated in Oaxaca, has gained international recognition, and is a crucial ingredient in Mexican gastronomy. You will also visit the Etla market, renowned for being located in the area where Quesillo originated before returning to Oaxaca City.

Huatulco City Tour

7. Huatulco City Tour

The tour begins with a visit to the viewpoint La Bocana where you can meet and admire this beautiful open sea beach. Then visit the main viewpoints of the destination with a sea view to take some good pictures. After taking in the beauty of the Huatulco viewpoints, visit the little town of La Crucecita where you can enjoy the main square. This is a magical place that in the afternoon is filled with artisans and music where you can discover the beauty and history of the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose importance comes from the painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the largest in the world, captured on its roof by the Mexican artist José del Siglo. Don’t miss a visit to the best Oaxacan dishes like Oaxaca cheese, grasshoppers, chocolate, mole, and sample mezcal with salt from the maguey worm. Meet the artisans of the pre-Hispanic looms, where artistic hands come together with Oaxacan creativity to create elaborate garments and multicolored mats.

Huatulco: Day of the Dead Experience and Tour

8. Huatulco: Day of the Dead Experience and Tour

Your Day of the Dead experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads out into the lively streets of Huatulco on one of the most important nights of the year in the Mexican community. With a local guide, learn about and experience first-hand the colorful celebrations that surround the Day of the Dead. A day of reflection and spiritual guidance, the Day of the Dead is a time for families to come together and remember their lost loved ones. Families celebrate the life and times of those they have lost, and put out food, drinks, flowers, incense, gifts, sugar skulls, and more as a way to connect and remember. On the tour, visit the Santa María Huatulco community to learn about and appreciate this important ceremony. In the company of the locals, experience the Day of the Dead and feel immersed in this truly unique and authentic atmosphere. Listen to locals share their stories and thoughts, pay your respects to your own loved ones, and taste typical Day of the Dead cuisine including sugar skulls, candied pumpkin, and mezcal.

La Crucecita, Oaxaca: Ride towards the sunset on the beach

9. La Crucecita, Oaxaca: Ride towards the sunset on the beach

The horseback ride is an activity that challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and live a unique and different experience. It invites you to have a more conscious and respectful approach towards nature. The activity takes place in the community of Bajos del Arenal, where you can see the characteristic flora and fauna of the area, such as Huanacaxtle trees, the sacred Ceiba tree of the Mayans, guayacan trees, fruit trees, and regional animals like cows, sheep, and peacocks. After arriving at the ranch, a tour will be conducted showcasing various economic activities such as pig farming, lemon and corn harvesting, and cock breeding and rearing. Then, you will visit the stables where all the horses are kept. After a brief but informative introduction, the assigned horse for the ride will be familiarized, and the guide will explain in detail the important elements of horseback riding. In case of any inconvenience, the guide will be there at all times, supporting and ensuring the participants' safety. The horseback route will follow a trail until reaching Coyote Beach, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.

From Huatulco: Excursion to the Hot Springs

10. From Huatulco: Excursion to the Hot Springs

Explore the surroundings of Bahías de Huatulco in a day full of adventure where we will find a set of hot springs in the middle of the jungle in approximately 1 20 minutes. You will enjoy 6 hot springs nestled in the mountains of the Sierra, having enough time to make the most of the crystalline waters. You will enter into relaxation in contact with nature and the sound of the river. Delight your view of the spectacular landscape of the river and vegetation. Enjoy peace of mind and help relax your musculoskeletal system, purify toxins and eliminate joint pain. Take advantage of your stay to swim in the river that is near the hot springs, take photos and contemplate the landscape. Forget stress and everyday life enjoying a moment of total relaxation and harmony with your interior. Before returning to the Huatulco bays, you will have time to eat and enjoy the local country food.

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4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

It was interesting but somewhat very unorganized- the person who did the tour only found out about it the day before, I had to call the day before to confirm pick up. The pick up was at 8 instead of 10 and while it was all interesting it would have been nice to pass by the main square in Etla and take a look to the church and find out a bit of the history. The guide was great but this was definitely not a tour he offered very often.

Our guide, Ivan, was very knowledgeable and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed being invited into a private home and complex to see how cheese is made from beginning to end. The hospitality could not have been more delightful and the cheese was so delicious! The art museum was thought provoking and the paper making so interesting.

Excellent, friendly. Although not a guided tour, safe transportation, amicable bilingual conversation, flexible with time and plans, definitely reccomended.

Great experience, loved the Sunday Market and we enjoyed every minute of it. Also the extra stops were nice and the guide was great!

Big props to Marco and Soledad for the best tour you can get in Oaxaca.