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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.

From Oaxaca de Juarez: Arts and Craft Tour

From Oaxaca de Juarez: Arts and Craft Tour

The tour begins when our driver meets you in your hotel lobby or Airbnb. Our first stop will be the majestic Tule Tree, an ancient giant that has seen centuries of history go by. Admire its immensity, immersing yourself in the connection between nature and mythology that surrounds it. Teotitlán del Valle is our next stop, where the art of textiles comes to life, dyes with natural pigments that reflect centuries of tradition and culture. Our next destination is San Martín Tilcajete, you will be surprised with the vibrant Alebrijes, figures that come to life. The tour takes us to San Bartolo Coyotepec, where black pottery becomes an expression of beauty and craftsmanship. Here, you will discover the ancestral legacy embodied in each piece, a true masterpiece of ceramics. Our tour ends around 5 in the afternoon, when we will return to your hotel or airbnb with an unforgettable experience. IMPORTANT: If you plan to take other tours, make sure you don't repeat the places to visit.

Private Tour to Monte Alban & Crafts towns

Private Tour to Monte Alban & Crafts towns

We will pick you up at your Hotel to start this wondeful adventure! Monte Albán We always enjoy visiting Monte Alban early in the morning to take advantage of the fresh morning, to learn about the history of this beautiful site along with an expert, walk around to appreciate the amazing architecture, take great pictures and be one of the first visitors there! (2 hours) Happy Hour After the Monte Albán walking you will have lunch in a traditional restaurant with different options based on Mexican and authetic Oaxacan food. There are also options for vegetarians. (1 hour and 20 min) San Martín Tilcajete The most famous handicraft of Oaxaca, “Los Alebrijes” we will enjoy visiting a small family workshop to learn how this colorfull and mystical animals are made, carving pieces of wood and painting them with beautiful zapotec designs. You can even know what your spiritual animal is in the Zapotec culture! (1 hour) Santo Tomas Jalietza The tradition of weaving around Oaxaca started here. In this community you will visit a group of native and very cute women to see them working with the back strap loom, making beautiful utilitarian textiles like purses, table runners, place mats, shoulder bags, belts, bracelets, straps for cameras, guitars etc. (45 min) San Bartolo Coyotepec The attraction of this town is the beautiful black pottery. It is incredible how they craft these clay pieces just by using the hands, no steering wheel, machines neither. You will explore the gallery and workshop of this local artisans.

ZAPOTEC CULTURE TOUR

ZAPOTEC CULTURE TOUR

1.- We visited the archaeological zone of Monte Albán, Zapotec site and rise of Mesoamerica. 🏜️🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ 2.-We continue our tour of the town of San Antonio Arrazola, where we will learn about the creation of fantastic figures such as Alebrijes. 🦎🐲🐉 3.- Immediately we will make a stop for food at a buffet restaurant, cost not included ($160 per person) 4.- We will visit a Dominican temple with an open chapel in Cuilapam de Guerrero ⛪🕌 5.- We will end our tour with a visit to the house of an artisan in San Bartolo Coyotepec and his black pottery. 📿🏺⚱️ Return to the hotel lobby approximately 06:00 pm

Oaxaca: Monte Albán Archaeological Tour

Oaxaca: Monte Albán Archaeological Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Oaxaca's history and culture with our Monte Albán Archaeological Tour. Begin by exploring the awe-inspiring Monte Albán Archaeological Zone, where ancient civilizations thrived. Marvel at the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you stroll through its impressive ruins. Next, immerse yourself in the world of alebrijes in San Antonio Arrazola, where skilled artisans craft vibrant mythical creatures. Witness the intricate detailing and vibrant colors of these traditional Oaxacan folk art sculptures. Continue your exploration with a visit to Cuilapam de Guerrero, home to a remarkable 16th-century ex-convent. Delve into the history of Spanish colonialism as you admire the architectural beauty and learn about its cultural significance. Savor a delicious meal at a buffet restaurant, offering a taste of Oaxacan cuisine with an array of local delicacies (meal cost not included). Then, conclude your tour in San Bartolo Coyotepec, renowned for its exquisite black mud crafts. Discover the artistry behind these unique creations and perhaps take home a souvenir to remember your Oaxacan adventure.

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!