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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-Colu...

  • Oaxaca: Instagram Photo Shoot and Walking Tour

    2. Oaxaca: Instagram Photo Shoot and Walking Tour

    Oaxaca is one of the most Instagrammable cities in Mexico, with its colourful and detailed streets, stunning views and unique urban street art. On this tour, you have the chance to capture the highlights for your feed. Accompanied by a professional tour guide, you will take in the cultural and historical sights, both from a first-hand perspective and with photos by a professional photographer to share on your Instagram. You will visit some of the most photogenic places in the downtown area, including the surroundings of the Santo Domingo Temple, Calle Morelos and Calle Reforma. You’ll continue to the neighbourhood Barrio Xochimilco, then onto Andador Turistico, Teatro Macedonio Alcala and finally Calle de Abasolo. Other less-known corners will be explored so you have unique and beautiful photos for your travel keepsakes, as well as lifelong memories of this popular Mexican town.

  • Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

    3. 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, and San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small town of adobe houses...

    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

  • Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

    4. 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.

    We got picked up at our hotel in a taxi, which we weren't really expecting, since we assumed we'd be picked up in the minibus itself. We were taken to a meeting point where there were several minibuses and several tour groups. We got allocated to a 12-seater minibus. The bus was full but fairly comfortable, and fortunately the journey was only about 30 minutes. We changed guides when we got to Monte Alban. The guide was very good and gave excellent context about the site and its archeological significance, but there was a bit too much detail, which reduced the amount of time we had to explore the site. The trip back to town was good, and the staff were flexible about dropping people off at various locations.

  • Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

    5. 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...

  • Oaxaca: Mixology Workshop with Organic Mezcal

    6. Oaxaca: Mixology Workshop with Organic Mezcal

    Learn how to make cocktails in this workshop where your only limit is your imagination. Start the workshop by learning how to make your cocktail bases. As you’re mixing up a storm, you’ll hear about the history of mixology, its evolution, and the emerging trends in mixology. During the workshop, you’ll have access to a variety of organically grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, aromatic plants, flowers, branches, and exotic wood sticks. There’ll even be some insects available for the more daring in the group. Learn how to mix each ingredient with juice, alcohol, and syrups and create a tasty cocktail that is beautifully presented.

    I would highly recommended this interactive experience while visiting Oaxaca. You do a mezcal tasting and learn about the unique and traditional ways it’s made. After the tasting, each person gets to make 3 different mezcal-based cocktails. This activity takes place at a beautiful lounge location and you will actually be behind a real bar with access to all the typical cocktail making tools. Our mezcal guide and cocktail-making instructor Andrea was great! She was very friendly and knowledgeable, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for all the participants.

  • From Huatulco: Oaxaca Overnight Guided Tour

    7. 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, th...

  • Oaxaca de Juarez: Roundtrip Shared Airport Transfer

    8. Oaxaca de Juarez: Roundtrip Shared Airport Transfer

    Enjoy the convenience of a shared airport transfer between Oaxaca International Airport and your accommodation in Oaxaca de Juarez. Relax with a comfortable return service directly from the airport. Be greeted by the friendly staff at the airport who will be waiting for you outside of the terminal with a banner displaying your name. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver. At the end of your stay, get picked up at your hotel and enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport without having to worry about pre-booking a bus or train. Get dropped off outside the arrivals hall of the airport and have a safe trip home.

  • Oaxaca: Street Art Bike Tour

    9. Oaxaca: Street Art Bike Tour

    Join this guided cycling tour to visit 3 of Oaxaca’s most colorful neighborhoods: Jalatlaco, Barrio de Xochimilco, and Downtown. As you ride through the city, your local guide will share stories about the street artists responsible for turning Oaxaca into an outdoor museum.

    Admired worldwide for 15-years, the street art of Oaxaca is steeped in history, politics, and culture. On this tour, your guide will take you to see giant murals, stencils, and powerful posters that tell stories of Mexico, its residents, and their struggles.

    As you cycle past colorful houses and charming low-rise buildings, learn about the street art renaissance and the mass protests that inspired angry art collectives to begin painting the streets of Oaxaca.

  • Oaxaca: Ocotlan de Morelos Cultural Experience and Tour

    10. Oaxaca: Ocotlan de Morelos Cultural Experience and Tour

    The trip begins with pickup from your Oaxaca de Juarez accommodation and heads deep into the Central Valleys of Oaxaca to the colorful and friendly town of Ocotlan de Morelos. The first stop of the day is the town's main church, a place of emblematic significance for the community which is decorated in Neoclassical details. Continue the tour to Ocotlan de Morelos' traditional plaza, where residents and craftsmen from nearby towns meet every Friday to sell and trade products from the region. Follow your guide through the plaza and soak up the unique atmosphere of this vibrant hub, then stop by a cafe to taste Tejate, also known as the ‘drink of the God’s’. The next stop of the tour takes you to Santo Tomas Jalieza to visit a small community dedicated to the art of Waist Loom, a pre-Hispanic textile technique. Listen to the history of this craft as you watch local people creating colorful...

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What people are saying about Oaxaca de Juarez

I would recommend this tour/workshop to anyone visiting Oaxaca. You are driven to a small town 40 minutes from the city and visit a alebrije-making workshop. There you are given a tour and shown the different stages that it takes to make these iconic and colorful Mexican art pieces. It was so interesting and eye-opening to see just how talented the artists are and how much work (time) goes into making the alebrije figures. When it’s time for you to paint your own you truly realize the skill set that is required to make the artworks. Painting your own alebrije was super fun! You get to pick your own small piece and are helped by one of the resident artists. At the end you end up with a unique souvenir. You can also buy more professionally made pieces there, which make a great gift for friends and family.

I would highly recommended this interactive experience while visiting Oaxaca. You do a mezcal tasting and learn about the unique and traditional ways it’s made. After the tasting, each person gets to make 3 different mezcal-based cocktails. This activity takes place at a beautiful lounge location and you will actually be behind a real bar with access to all the typical cocktail making tools. Our mezcal guide and cocktail-making instructor Andrea was great! She was very friendly and knowledgeable, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for all the participants.

The Mezcal tasting was really interesting we had the opportunity to learn about the mezcal and had a great time tasting really good types of mezcal. The place is really well located and really nice. An experience that totally worths it to learn about mezcal.

I loved it, the very attentive guide offered us to continue with the rest of the tours although we did not book it that way and at no additional cost I recommend it

Monte Alban is a ritual to attend, it fills me with good vibes and life energy. Sacred place.