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Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

4.2 / 5

5 reviews

Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

From $38.86 per person

Explore “Monte Alban,” the center of Oaxaca's archeological zone. Learn about the Zapotec culture, which once dominated the area thousands of years ago.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel in the center Oaxaca. Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby wearing a blue shirt with the local partner's logo on it.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of the Zapotec capital city
  • Visit the 2nd largest ceremonial site in Mesoamerica
  • Enjoy scenic views of the Oaxaca Valley
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Archeological zone tickets
  • Liability insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
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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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sports shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • This tour contains a considerable amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • No pets are allowed on this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5

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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.

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November 17, 2019

Alberto was fabulous, friendly and funny!

January 21, 2020

I understand that Get Your Guide connects you to local tour groups, but the local group running this tour is incredibly disorganized. A van goes around picking up several people at different hotels (bound for different tours) and brings them to a road where people are shuffled around on different vans so that you are sorted into the right place for the tour you signed up for. This alone took ages and by the time we reach the ruins it was past 11am. The quality of the tour itself was also sub-par.

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January 5, 2020

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