1. Mexico
  2. Oaxaca
  3. Oaxaca de Juarez
  4. Monte Albán Archaeological Site

Zapotec Empire: Monte Alban and Villages

Product ID: 150596
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Visit the archaeological zone of Monte Alban and learn about the great Zapotec culture. Visit the historic towns of Arrazola, Culiapan de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec on this full-day tour.
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick up time will be between 9-9:30 am at the door of your hotel in Oaxaca de Juarez.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Great Zapotec culture and the impact on the modern world
  • Make the most of your vacation time with this complete experience
  • Visit one of the most impressive archeological zones at the top of a mountain
  • Visit the artisans villages and take in the culture
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrances to the archaeological zone
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
• It will be a full-day tour, so sleep well the night before and have a good breakfast

From US$ 56 per person

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Sat Mexico Corporation

Product ID: 150596