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From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

1. From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

Explore the archaeological area of Oaxaca built by the Zapotecs. Learn about its big plazas, truncated pyramids, and the court for playing tlachtli (a type of ball game). Hear about the underground passageways and more than 100 tombs at the site from your professional tour guide. Start your day by being picked up in Oaxaca City, and begin your journey to Monte Alban. Next, visit the town of Arrazola town and fall in love with the authentic wooden figures called Alebrijes. Watch the interesting creation process of these figures which involves carving and painting. Head to Cuilapam de Guerrero town and visit a Dominican Ex-monastery of the 16th-century, known for its unfinished basilica and prominent open chapel. End your magical tour in the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec and meet local artisans who specialize in black pottery (Barro negro). Learn about the techniques used since pre-Columbian times.

Oaxaca: Monte Alban and Historic Villages Full-Day Tour

2. Oaxaca: Monte Alban and Historic Villages Full-Day Tour

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.

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4.1 / 5

based on 45 reviews

I would recommend this Tour to everyone to learn about the history of Monte Alban, the guide was friendly and very clear in the explanation! We liked the second part of the tour less. We were in two workshops, one of wooden objects, the other of ceramics, the explanation of the processing of the various materials It was much shorter than the time left to buy the objects. It seems made for tourists to buy souvenirs!

Marcos got us around very safely and comfortably. He was even pretty quick. He was patient as we bought things too. He's a great driver! Ede is an EXCELLENT guide! Her bilingual tour filled in the gaps in my Spanish very well. She is funny and patient too!

A wonderful day tour of Monte Alban, the artist Don Miguel Jimenez,, and the black pottery makers. You’d never find DonMiguel’s studio on your own. A fabulous day in a magical place!!!

This experience was fun. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat, if possible! Emeterio (Eme) was a great tour guide, very helpful. Bring PESOS! Enjoy :)

The guide was so friendly and explains everything well. The places we visited were all worth it.