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Ocotlán de Morelos is a small town found in the central valleys region. On this tour, you'll discover its neoclassical church, the local market, and you'll discover a square where inhabitants of the entire Oaxaca region come to sell their products.

Ocotlán de Morelos is a small town found in the central valleys region. On this tour, you'll discover its neoclassical church, the local market, and you'll discover a square where inhabitants of the entire Oaxaca region come to sell their products.

Ocotlan Day Trip

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Oaxaca and hit the road towards Ocotlán de Morelos, a municipality found 45 kilometres from the centre of the city.

We'll wander through the town's streets, discovering this traditional town, making our way to the Ocotlán Basilica, beautifully decorated in the neoclassical style.

We'll get to know the local market, where you can enjoy the typical delicacies of the region (not included), and we'll follow our route through the traditional square, where every Friday, Oaxaca's residents come to sell their artisanal wares. Here you can buy food, utensils, or textiles as you soak in the festival atmosphere and the music of the plaza.

Continuing the excursion, we'll make our way to Santo Tomás Jalieza, a community dedicated to traditional mesoamerican weaving: a technique that results in a vivid combination of colours in the items they produce.

The cherry on the cake on this tour is a visit to San Martín Tilcajete, where we'll discover the production of 'alebrijes', brightly coloured fantasy inspired sculptures originating with the work of  Pedro Linares in the 1930s they have become a symbol of Oaxaca's artisanal culture.

With the tour over, we'll return to Oaxaca, arriving at around 5:30 pm.

Pick Up

During Holy Week, the 1st of July, the Day of the Dead holidays and Christmas, different collection points will be offered depending on your location, due to traffic congestion. The local supplier will contact you to indicate an exact collection point:

  • San Felipe del Agua area: Hotel Ángel Inn.
  • Santa Lucía area: Puerta del CCO (Oaxaca Convention Center).
  • North zone: corner of Juárez el Llano park.
  • South zone: in front of the Hotel Hacienda.
  • East zone: parish of Nuestra Señora de La Merced.
  • West area: Chapel of San José.
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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 9 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 25.90
US$ 19.50
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 25.90
  • Children between 3 and 9 years old

    US$ 19.50
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.

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Duration

7 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Not included

Food.

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 25.90