Oaxaca de Juarez

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Long day but an interesting set of varied experiences. Pick up was informed as 9.30 am but received a call at 9 saying that the driver is waiting outside, hurried out skipping breakfast only to stop all over town for other pickups and to be brought to the centre, finally starting only after 10 am. The guide spoke lot of spanish but gave rather shortened explanations in not so great English. The return was told as 5-6 pm put turned out to be 7.30. Besides these logistics, the day was otherwise alright. The mezcal tasting was good. The weaving demonstration at Teotitlan was good as well. Mitla was ok. Hierve del Agua was great but the guide had no clue of the walking route, we figured it out ourselves. The lunch stop is a buffet only place but there was a reasonable selection for vegetarians too.

We booked very last minute but the tour organisers were very accommodating, getting in touch to confirm our pick up address and arrived directly on time. Our knowledgeable guide was called César, he spoke both Spanish and English and gave very informative explanations to statues or places we past in the bus as well as at the sites we visited. The weaving stop was not like some tours where they pressure you to buy things, it was just a pleasant option. We had a great host who explained the natural dyes used, where the wool is from and a weaving demonstration. We visited the petrified waterfall, the widest tree in the world, the temples and the Mezcal makers. We both really enjoyed it, it was really well organised and paced - thank you!

the logistics were horrible. I booked the tour because of the schedule pick up time of 9:30 The night before -late- I received email from local company indicating that pick up would be 8:15-8:30 and had no way to contact them We got ready and waited and was not picked up until 9:45 When asked about the situation one would provide an answer Also the tour was provided in english/spanish which was not said in the booking. The staff was not pleasant nor even apologetic

First of all very good service. Everyone was very polite and helpful(driver & tour guide). The most interesting visit is the one on zapotecas' village where they show you, while giving useful details, how the make products like carpets and clothes etc. in a traditional way. They also sell in very good prices.

Tour very well organized, the guide was kind and culturally prepared. The activities done and the sites visited have been really interesting. The only suggestion I can make is to leave more time for the archeological site (Mitla) and maybe less for the commercial ones (carpets and mezcal).