Guided tour

Oaxaca: Half-Day City Tour

Oaxaca: Half-Day City Tour

From US$ 32 per person

Begin your half-day guided tour of Oaxaca with a stroll through the central market and then on to the "zocalo" or main city square. From there you’ll travel by vehicle to see the Government Palace, the cathedral, and other important monuments.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up at most hotels located in the downtown Oaxaca tourist area is included. An additional surcharge applies for guest pick-up outside this area.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore Oaxaca’s central market on foot
  • Take a sightseeing tour of the city’s main square, Government Palace, cathedral, and more
  • Travel in a fully equipped vehicle with a professional, bilingual guide
Full description
Discover the architectural and historical monuments of Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the Mexican state of Oaxaca on a half-day guided tour. Oaxaca received the Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation by UNESCO in 1987. The historic center of Oaxaca, previously known as the Noble and Loyal city of Antequera, comprises 227 blocks covering an area of around 5 square kilometers. In this area, there are 26 colonial-era temples, 5 convents, and a wide variety of civil structures, exhibiting all the various architectural styles of the 16th-20th centuries. You’ll begin with a walking tour of the city’s central market and then head to the zocalo, or main square. From this point you’ll continue on by vehicle to see the other major sights, including the Government Palace and the cathedral.
  • Round-trip transfers from the Oaxaca city tourist area
  • Meals
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Please contact a Mexitours representative to confirm your hotel pick-up time at least 24 hours in advance using the phone number listed on your voucher or sending an e-mail, including the name of your hotel and any special requests.
Customer reviews

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Excellent, knowledgeable tour guide, nice paced walk.

Our guide was very personable and catered the tour to our interests. I would recommend this tour to begin any stay in Ôaxaca.

November 11, 2014

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Product ID: 8189