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From Oaxaca: Yagul Archaeological Site & Sunday Local Market

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

Join a guided tour for a unique Sunday experience with a visit to the archaeological site of Yagul and San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya. See the closest example of an original pre-Hispanic market in Tlacolula. Start your adventure by being picked up in your hotel lobby in Oaxaca City. Head to the town of San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya to marvel at the legendary 16th-century construction. Learn about its religious art and altars. Then, visit the archeological site of Yagul, a city that flourished as an urban center after the decadency of Monte Alban. Walk with your guide and understand how it transformed as an important city back in the days after the Spanish conquest. Lastly, head to Tlacolula. Walk through one of the most popular and colorful Sunday markets in the country. This fascinating place turns into the main street of the town on Sundays. Find products, arts, and crafts made by the local people here.

Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

2. 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.

Oaxaca: Day of the Dead Tour

3. Oaxaca: Day of the Dead Tour

This celebration is a popular ceremony in which the ancestors are invited to visit beyond the underworld. It is believed that the deceased are granted permission to visit from the beyond. Family members offer their ancestors their favorite foods and drinks on an altar adorned with yellow Mexican marigolds, dead bread, incense, sweet skulls, and in some cases, even the music of their liking. During this wonderful tour, appreciate the main pantheon, a part of this tradition, amongst the tombs, copal, music, and colors of the celebrations. People will celebrate with the souls of the dead and dance together with others of the community who wear their costumes and live the magic of the All Saints' Day festivities. This tour is only available on November 1.

Oaxaca: Night Street Food Tour with Transfers and Tastings

4. 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.

Oaxaca: Mexican Day of the Dead Nighttime Tour with Guide

5. Oaxaca: Mexican Day of the Dead Nighttime Tour with Guide

Beggining the Tour with the pick up in the meeting point, (entrace at el jardin etnobotanico) from this point we will move to our first stop. El barrio de Jalatlaco, one of the most colorful neighborhood where flowers, chopped paper, calacas and catrinas decorate this neighborhood. You will learn the importante and the symbolism behind the decotarions of the altars, listen to the fascinating stories that your guide will be narrating on the path. The next stop will be the "Panteon General" one of the most antique cementaries in Oaxaca. Illuminated with numerous candles, observe beautiful decorated graves full of flowers de cempansuchitl. You can observe how the families take bread, pan de muerto, music to the love ones that have past away. Our last stop Will be the visit of two cementeries in Xoxocotlán, where their traditions are being well preserved and worth to admire. Smell the sence of the copal, where according to the traditions it serves to purify the soul of the dead that visit us. You Will observe how the people who have relatives resting in the cementaries arrive taking with them flowers, candles, sweet skulls made of candies, food, mezcal or beer. Enjoy this fest full of color, music, its all about celebrating our love ones that have past away.

Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

6. 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: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

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

Learn about two of the most distinctive commercial and artisan activities in the state of Oaxaca with a papermaking and Quesillo (Oaxaca cheese) tour. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in central Oaxaca and venture about 20 kilometers (around 12.5 miles) north of the city center to the Etla District, where traditional Quesillo and paper are made.   First, you will visit a former hydroelectric plant located in San Agustín Etla, where a community is dedicated to the production of paper using natural fibers of the region, such as tree bark, branches, flowers, pigments, and cotton. Next, check out the spectacular Arts Center of St. Augustine, housed in the former La Soledad Yarns and Fabrics Factory, which was founded in 1883 and manufactured raw blankets from cotton. The abandoned building has been remodeled into a modern ecological arts center presenting contemporary art and culture exhibitions. Finally, discover the secrets of locally made Quesillo and its unique flavor. Learn all about this famous cheese, which originated in Oaxaca, has gained international recognition, and is an important ingredient in Mexican gastronomy. You'll also visit the Etla market, well known for being located in the area where Quesillo originated, before returning to Oaxaca City.

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What people are saying about Oaxaca de Juarez

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.

Eloy was a fantastic guide who told and explained a lot. The place and the history are really exciting. Unfortunately we never got a confirmation of the trip which created a lot of mess for us

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.