Guided tour

Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

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Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

From US$ 41.54 per person

Learn about the traditions of Oaxacan culture on this tour. Explore the archaeological sites of Monte Albán and the villages of Arrazola and Coyotepec.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pick up time. The driver will be at your hotel lobby, wearing a blue shirt with a "Paraiso Huatulco" logo and will call your name. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Explore the archeological ruins of the Zapotec capital city
  • Admire the hand-crafted carving process of traditional "Alebrijes"
  • Visit the Dominican Monastery of Cuilapam de Guerrero
Full description
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, and San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small town of adobe houses where you'll witness the process of making beautiful black clay figures.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in air-conditioned vehicle (low season only)
  • Bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance and visit to Monte Albán
  • Visit to San Antonio Arrazola, Cuilapam de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec
  • Liability insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Calle De Manuel Doblado 100, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Meet your tour guide outside the "Iglesia de la Merced".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • During the low season, hotel pickup and drop-off is available. During the high season, there will be a set meeting point in downtown Oaxaca city.
  • This tour contains a considerable amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19. The former Convent of Cuilapam may be closed on your visit due to safety restrictions.
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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El tour estuvo muy bonito e interesante. Ivan nuestro guía fue muy amable y nos guió en todo el recorrido compartiendonos a detalle datos históricos de Monte Alban, así como detalles de la elaboración de los alebrijes y del barro negro. En este tour pudimos disfrutar de tantos colores que son representativos de Oaxaca, un tour muy hermoso. Algo muy importante es durante el tour se llevan a cabo medidas preventivas para COVID, el guía esta muy bien preparado sobre el tema.

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January 22, 2021

Save your money. The tour is falsely advertised and the guide provided misleading information. Entrance to the site is not included even though it’s advertised as being.

July 26, 2021

El tour estuvo genial, nos encantó conocer más de Oaxaca con nuestro guía Ivan que nos compartió muchas cosas sobre la historia y los lugares que visitamos

January 27, 2021

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