Archaeological tours

Monte Albán and Oaxaca arts tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Get to know the history of the most important archeological area in Oaxaca
  • Explore the colors, traditions and picturesque atmosphere of San Antonio Arrazola
  • Visit the Open Chapel in the Cuilapam de Guerrero monastery
  • Discover the small village of San Bartolo Coyotepec and its black clay pottery tradition
What to expect

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.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Roundtrip transportation
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Where

Oaxaca, México

Meeting point:
  • The tour operator will send you the closest meeting point 24 hours before the tour
What to remember
  • The tour operator will contact you for further details about the meeting point and schedule after booking
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When
  • Daily at 10.00am
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Provider
Amigo Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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