Day trip

From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

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34 reviews

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca

From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca

From US$ 38.68 per person

Discover everything Oaxaca has to offer as you visit important Archeological sites, see local towns and learn about regional pottery crafts on this full-day guided excursion.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Gaze at magnificent temples and tombs with bas-reliefs and hieroglyphic inscriptions
  • Visit an Alebrije workshop and watch how the wooden figures are made
  • Learn about black pottery in Coyotepec town
  • Hear interesting information about the area from an insider perspective
  • Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family and friends
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual certificated guide
  • Transportation with AC
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 70 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Fue una experencia múy divertida. Mi única queja sería que vimos dos talleres de alebríjes en lugar de visitar lugar con otra profesión. Pero es un detalle menor. Me encantaba la opertunidad a ver mucha de la herencia cultural en las afueras de Oaxca. La historia y la explicación del arte de la área de Albán era increíble. La comida también era deliciosa.

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April 27, 2022

Very interesting place! The artisinal stops are more like force you to buy from their preferred vendors. They should advertise the $170 peso plus tip lunch buffet that you get railroaded into, even if you only want a small bite to eat. Paying $170 MXN for a third of a tlayuda and a bottle of water was a surprise. The Monte Alban entry was $85 pesos a person. Very nice guide.

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February 9, 2022

It was a really incredible experience, as a family it was an enriching tour my daughters of 9 and 6 years old were able to see how they wove backstrap looms in a picturesque workshop full of art in San Tómas Jalieza, observe in the Alebrejies workshop in San Martín how it is the process of creating these majestic pieces, the Casa Negra workshop where we learned step by step the process of black clay in a workshop that is totally familiar, the visit to Monte Alban was magical, the guide Roberto explained perfectly well the history of the Zapotec. Both the guide Roberto and the Driver with their punctuality, explanations and tips make this experience truly incredible.

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November 4, 2021

Product ID: 389757