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From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

Start your day with us when we meet at your hotel's lobby or Airbnb. Our first stop is at the majestic archaeological site of Monte Alban. Imagine walking along the same paths where at a period of history the Zapotecs walked through, exploring ancient pyramids, and observing the greatness of a civilization that flourished on these lands centuries ago. ️We will then go to the home of craftsmen in Arrazola, where creativity comes to life in the form of Alebrijes. Learn how these talented artisans give life to these colorful handmade wooden figures. We will stop at a Oaxacan buffet to taste authentic local dishes. ⚱Our last stop will be at San Bartolo Coyotepec, where black pottery takes shape by the hands of master craftsmen. Discover the secrets of this ancestral tradition while you observe the creation process. ⌚Our tour ends around 5:00 pm. when you are dropped off at your hotel's lobby or Airbnb with unforgettable memories and an in-depth understanding of the rich culture and history of Oaxaca. Remember to wear comfortable clothes for walking and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. A comfortable pair of shoes is essential as you will be exploring diverse terrain. Don't forget your camera to capture every special moment! Get ready for a day full of history, creativity and authenticity in the heart of Oaxaca! Your adventure awaits you on the Monte Alban, black pottery and alebrijes tour. Book now and join us in creating unforgettable memories!

Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

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 (optional), and San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small town of adobe houses where you'll witness the process of making beautiful black clay figures.

Mount Albán Full Day Tour

Mount Albán Full Day Tour

Enjoy a walk to the extraordinary archaeological zone of Monte Albán, which keeps testimonies of its empire over 1500 years. Our trip continues in the majestic convent of Cuilapam de Guerrero here we can find a majestic set of 16th -century Dominican convents. Then we will go to Arrazola, where the creativity of the artisans looked like in their beautiful pieces made of wood. Subsequently in San Bartolo Coyotepec we will have a demonstration of black mud ceramics.

Monte Alban, Cuilápan, Arrazola & Coyotepec full day tour

Monte Alban, Cuilápan, Arrazola & Coyotepec full day tour

Your day will start in the Monte Albán archaeological site, you will continue to Cuilapan, an open chapel of the 16th-century with Dominican construction, later we will visit Arrazola town, where you will find the famous alebrijes with unique colors and drawings, finally, we go to San Bartolo Coyotepec, an important town where they are dedicated to the elaboration of the famous crafts in black clay, the artisans will show you the technique they use to create them. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Oaxaca - Monte Alban, Alebrijes, Cuilapan & San Bartolo

Oaxaca - Monte Alban, Alebrijes, Cuilapan & San Bartolo

Enjoy a walk to the extraordinary archaeological zone of Monte Albán, ancient capital of the Zapotecs and one of the first cities in Mesoamerica with more than 1,500 years. You will be able to marvel at its pyramids and temples. We will continue with a stop in the picturesque town of Cuilapam de Guerrero where we will learn about the imposing former Dominican convent of Cuilapam, an architectural jewel from the 16th century. You will be able to explore its hallways, patios and chapels, marveling at the beauty of its architectural details and the atmosphere of serenity that persists in the place. After this, we will go to Arrazola, a magical town full of art, culture and colors, home of the famous alebrijes, you will be able to witness the process of creating these Mexican works of art, from the selection of the wood to the painting of the figures. Finally, we will go to San Bartolo Coyotepec where we will have a demonstration of black clay pottery, a fascinating and enriching experience.

From Huatulco: Oaxaca Overnight Guided Tour

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, then enjoy the rest of the day to wander through the historic center and explore on your own. Day 2: After checking out of the hotel, take a tour of Monte Albán Archaeological Site. Admire the ancient ruins and take in views from the top of the pyramids. Continue to Benito Juárez market, where you can have breakfast and learn about local cuisine. Stop at San Bartolo Coyotepec, to watch local artisans producing handicrafts from black mud. Visit either San Martín Tilcajete or Arrazola, to see how local folk art sculptures called alebrijes are made. Depart for Huatulco, stopping at San Jose del Pacifico along the way. In the evening, you'll get dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

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4.1
(47 reviews)

A jam packed day visiting Monte Alban and local arts and craft makers. Ede was very knowledgeable and friendly. Considering the price of the tour, entry tickets and lunch ($200 pesos) combined, the tour represented value for money. A half day tour visiting Monte Alban, lunch and 1 local maker might be more suitable for some people.

our tour guide was the best and worth the money. only thing to be aware is the 200mx buffet ... drinks not included and the beers are double the price, found out the hard way

Very informative. I have been here before several times and learned many new things. The guide was fabulous. And very personable.

Monte Albán is such an impressive place and the tour was packed with great stops. Had a great time and can highly recommend.

Very enjoyable, the guide was pleasant and the lunch buffet was excellent!