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Excursion to Monte Albán and Cuilápam de Guerrero
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Excursion to Monte Albán and Cuilápam de Guerrero

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Very knowledgeable guide, I felt very comfortable over the course of the tour. On-time pick up, friendly and fun atmosphere and great value!
10 Sara
  • English and Spanish
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Pass through the ruins of Monte Albán, an alebrije factory, the ex-convent of Cuilápam de Guerrero and a pottery workshop on the same tour. Full of Mexican tradition and culture!

Excursion to Monte Albán and Cuilápam de Guerrero

We'll pick you up at your hotel in Oaxaca, and hit the road westwards towards the ruins of Mount Albán. Just 10 km from Oaxaca, we'll discover this important archaeological site, discovering the Zapotec culture which was isolated in this area of Mexico

Passing through the old city we'll get to know the pyramids, temples, altars and other residential structures which have survived the passage of time. And what's more, our guide will explain to you the traditions of a culture which will be completely unknown to many of you.

Leaving the archaeological site behind, we'll head to an Alebrijes factory . These wooden figures are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures made of wood, and form an important part of Mexican culture. You'll learn the origins, symbolism and use to which these figures are put.

We head back to the motorway and make a stop at a local restaurant where you'll have the opportunity to buy lunch or eat any food you have brought with you.

After eating, we'll make our way to Cuilápam de Guerrero where we'll find the ex-convent bearing the same name, the main monument in the area. We'll tour the Spanish style building from the 16th century, learning at the same time of its ancestral uses, and also the designs and techniques which were used in its construction.

And finally, before returning to Oaxaca, we'll head to the San Bartolo Coyotepec, where we'll visit a local pottery workshop, full of the local iconic material from Mexico. 

Price

Per Person
Tour in English
US$ 20

Tour in English

  • Per Person

    US$ 20

More Information

Duration

9 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Visit to an alebrije factory.

Visit to a pottery workshop.

Not included

Entry to Monte Albán (70 mxn, 3 euros aprox.).

Entry to the Regional Cuilápam museum (70 mxn, 3 euros aprox.).

Food and drink.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Oaxaca local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

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US$ 20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 12 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.