On this tour, you'll discover the most important Archaeological Zone in the state of Oaxaca: Monte Alban, the majestic urban center built by the Zapotecs and declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1987.
You'll learn about the unique religious, political, and economic control that the Zapotec people exercised in this area. We'll visit the main square and then we'll go up to the pyramids, where you can enjoy the view and take photos to remember this experience. Before continuing to the next stop, you can visit the museum and see the original pieces that have been found in this place.
Our next stop will be San Antonio Arrazola, a place full of magic, colors and tradition. The craftsmen will show you how they do Copal wood carving, explaining the whole process of an ancient Zapotec tradition, in which even the youngest member of the family participates to produce the unreal and magical figures called 'Alebrijes', which represent the innovative spirit of the Oaxacan soul.
Later, we'll go to a village of Mixtec origin, Cuilapam de Guerrero, in which the main attraction is the Open Chapel of a former 16th-century Dominican monastery, where General Vicente Guerrero (hero of the independence of Mexico) was shot and that features one of the most emblematic examples of the colonial architecture of Oaxaca.
To end this tour, we'll visit San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small village home of the world-famous black clay pottery tradition, where you'll see the elaboration of beautiful black clay figures.