Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

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Learn about the traditions of Oaxacan culture on this tour. Explore the archaeological sites of Monte Albán and the villages of Arrazola and Coyotepec.


  • Explore the archeological ruins of the Zapotec capital city
  • Admire the hand-crafted carving process of traditional 'Alebrijes'
  • Visit San Bartelo and the black pottery.


Immerse yourself in Oaxacan culture on this day trip. Visit the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca, Monte Albán, located in the majestic urban center. This area was known as the religious, political, and economic center of the Zapotec civilization. Walk around the square and explore the Site Museum.  Don't forget to bring your camera to take pictures from the top of the archaeological structures. Next, you'll visit San Antonio Arrazola, a magical place of colors and traditions, where the famous artisans will teach you how they carve copal wood. Learn the process of creating the magical figures called 'Alebrijes', which represent the innovative spirit of the Oaxacan soul, part of an ancestral tradition of the Zapotecs. Finally, stop at Cuilapam de Guerrero, a Mixtec town famous for its 16th-century Dominican ex-monastery (optional), and San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small town of adobe houses where you'll witness the process of making beautiful black clay figures.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Guide Visit to San Antonio Arrazola, Cuilapam de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec

Important Information

  • During the low season, hotel pickup and drop-off is available. During the high season, there will be a set meeting point in downtown Oaxaca city.
  • This tour contains a considerable amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19. The former Convent of Cuilapam may be closed on your visit due to safety restrictions.

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