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One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Monte Albán—an ancient Zapotec capital—is perhaps the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca and among the largest in Mexico. Head to Monte Albán’s flat mountain top for views of the city, then explore the vast site’s temples, tombs, underground tunnels, and ball court.

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c Monte Albán Capital del Imperio Zapoteca/Cuna de la Civilización en América

c Monte Albán Capital del Imperio Zapoteca/Cuna de la Civilización en América

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Discover the pyramids of Oaxaca in Monte Alban, meaning ‘White Mountain,’ located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of Oaxaca Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Oaxaca City, the pre-Columbian archaeological site is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins. On this guided tour by coach from Oaxaca, explore the complex filled with pyramids, ceremonial rock carvings, a huge ball court and 170 excavated tombs. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
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a Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec and Cuilapam Full-Day Tour from Oaxaca

a Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec and Cuilapam Full-Day Tour from Oaxaca

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From the mountaintop pyramids of Monte Alban to the Cuilapam Convent on the valley floor, learn all about the rich history of Oaxaca Valley on this guided full-day trip by coach. Discover the Zapotec pyramids and excavated ruins of UNESCO-listed Monte Alban, admire the mystical woodcarvings of San Antonio Arrazola and meet resident artisans in San Bartolo Coyotepec, a town known for its beautiful black pottery. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Oaxaca included.
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  • 8 hours
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2-Day Oaxaca Tour including Monte Alban, Mitla and Hierve el Agua

2-Day Oaxaca Tour including Monte Alban, Mitla and Hierve el Agua

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Ideal for travelers who want to enjoy the most importat touristic attractions from Oaxaca in two days. Monte Alban and Mitla are the main arqueological sites in Oaxaca, both sites are the most visited by Oaxaca visitors. With this combo, in two consecutive days you will enjoy following tours: >> Monte Alban Route to visit the archeological site, then, the artisan village of Arrazola (handcraft Alebrijes), continue to Exconvent of Culiapam and San Bartolo Coyotepec (black pottery) >> Mitla Route, visit the Tule Tree, Teotitlan del Valle (wool carpets), Mitla Arqueological site, Hieve el Agua (salt-water petrified cascade) and Mezcal Factory. You will be added to a small group of tourists, usually up to 14 persons, neverhteless, on high seasons our groups might become bigger. This tour is operated in spanish and english. We will pick you up at your hotel's lobby between 9:45 to 10:00 AM.
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  • 2 days
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San José del Pacífico Sierra Sur

San José del Pacífico Sierra Sur

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Pyramids, tombs and mosaic murals — embark on an archaeological adventure with this guided full-day tour from Oaxaca featuring Mitla and Monte Alban. Travel by comfortable coach to the ancient religious center of Mitla, and see how the Zapotecs lived before the Spanish conquest in the 1500s. Then, from the mountaintop of Monte Alban, a UNESCO site, marvel at panoramas of the city and Oaxaca Valley. Walk about Monte Alban’s vast complex as you hear about the excavations. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 15 hours
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Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

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Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

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We are a group of certified guides by SECTUR and INAH working to show you Oaxaca the best way, customazing your Tour according to your preferences with confortable cars, knowledge, friendly service but at the same time we try to support the local economy visiting workshops of hardworkig people with high quality handicrafts.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
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$153.13
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$180.15
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Monte Albán Express Tour From Oaxaca de Juarez

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Monte Albán Express Tour From Oaxaca de Juarez

It is a two-body structure with a staircase, flanked by two pottery, finished in slope and double scapular boards. At the top there is a small rectangular base temple with five columns at the front and many columns at the back without side walls; south of this element is a roofed tunnel with angular vault that connects us to the central buildings. This three-body building belongs to the 3rd B-century, with slope walls covered with tombstones sculpted with representations of human figures in very strange positions and with characteristic physical features of Olmec sculpture.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Family Tour to Visit Monte Albán, Alebrijes and Barro Negro

Private Family Tour to Visit Monte Albán, Alebrijes and Barro Negro

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Enjoy a Private Tour with family or friends; ideal for groups of 4 to 19 people. Fall in love with incredible landscapes and take the ideal photo with plenty of time and without haste. Make a visit at your own pace with extended time if you wish, without depending on the itinerary of a mass group. During this Private Tour you will be accompanied by a guide and driver in a modern Mercedes Benz Sprinter vehicle. In addition, if you are Mexican, you can take advantage of the discounts for nationals at each site (only if applicable) such as student discount or free entry on Sundays. We will pass by you to your hotel to visit the most emblematic places of this route such as the Archaeological Zone of Monte Albán, Arrazola (craft town where they create Alebrijes), the Ex-Convent of Cuilapan de Guerrero, Zaachila (indigenous village with multiple restaurants of typical food) and San Bartolo Coyotepec (creators of the Black Clay) to finally return to their hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$74.11
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Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec from Oaxaca

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Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec from Oaxaca

Monte Alban is the large urban center built by Zapotec culture. It is the most important archaeological area of the State of Oaxaca. Part of the LIST of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this will be our first stop. Arrazola is a village of artisans, famous for its Copal wooden figures, carved and painted fantastically, which are exhibited and sold as "Alebrijes". We will visit Cuilapam de Guerrero, Former Dominican monastery of the sixteenth century. Where the Open Chapel protrudes. This is where General Vicente Guerrero was shot. Finally, we will visit San Bartolo Coyotepec, known worldwide for the famous black mud. There is a food stop at an Oaxacan buffet restaurant with a cost of approximately MXN $160 per person.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

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We have quality service, our guides are certified but above all we have a lot of charisma and spark in what we like to do, to pamper the traveler in order to know the wonders of our state.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$18.00
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Oaxaca Zapoteca Route Private

Oaxaca Zapoteca Route Private

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Enjoy an Amazing tour from Huatulco to Oaxaca for 3 days, you will discover the magic of ancient cultures, also you will visit the mezcal palenques, the city of the dead "MITLA", the Archaeological Zone. The adventure continues making the following scale to the Zapotec indigenous people of weavers "Teotitlan del valle", a place full of colors. Continue the journey where you will appreciate the famous and most notable "Tree of El Tule", And to finish this first day of adventure we arrived at the Oaxacan capital, where they will appreciate the former church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The second day you will enjoy this great journey where we will know Monte Alban archaeological site which is the ancient capital of the Zapotecos and one of the first cities in Mesoamerica. we willvisit a small town of adobe houses "San Bartolo Coyotepec" famous for its black pottery. you will have the opportunity to visit Artisan Villages where you will admire the wood carving artisans.
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  • 3 days
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11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

Take this Aztecs and Mayas Express Circuit - Package in 11 days and visit the most interesting and representatives places of Mexico: from Mexico City, Colonial Cities ato the Mexican Southest to finish this experience in the incredible Mexican Caribbean. All tour arrangements are done by us, so you can ensure you enjoy an incredible circuit. You only need to book the hotels by your own. We will pick you up every day to do the corresponding tour, then we will transfer you to your hotel. If you have doubts we can assist you.
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  • 11 days
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$915.17
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Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

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The ancient Zapotec city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban sits about 9 miles (6 kilometers) west of Oaxaca. With this tour, explore the hilltop archaeological site with a guide and enjoy views overlooking the Oaxaca Valley. That leaves enough time to visit the artisan towns of Arrazola, Cuilapam de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec. Plus, round-trip transportation from your hotel in downtown Oaxaca is included.
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  • 8 hours
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Monte Alban, Coyotepec and Villages Full-day

Monte Alban, Coyotepec and Villages Full-day

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Enjoy a tour of the extraordinary archaeological zone of Monte Alban, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. Monte Alban, constructed on a plateau at 1,940 meters above sea level, is one of the most representative archaeological sites in Mexico. With pyramids, a court for the pre-Hispanic ball game, among many other mystical constructions, take this chance to explore cultural traces from different civilizations, such as the Olmecs, Mixtecs, and Zapotecs.  Continue to the town of Coyotepec, famous for its ceramics production, followed by a visit to the convent of Cuilapam. This Dominican convent dates back to the 16th century and was the site of theexecution of one of Mexico's heroes from the Independence War, Vicente Guerrero. Finally, visit the village of Arrazola and head to a workshop to see how the famous Alebrijes (wood-carved fantasy animals) are made.
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  • 9 hours
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Montealban, Alebrijes, Cuilapam and Barro Negro

Montealban, Alebrijes, Cuilapam and Barro Negro

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Montealban is one of the places to visit if you come to Oaxaca. With more than 2,000 years of history, Montealban is unique. In addition, you can visit the workshops of alebrijes and black mud, recognized crafts of the Oaxaca Valley. You can also enjoy the architectural beauty of the Cuilapam convent.
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  • 8 hours
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Tour Monte Albán

Tour Monte Albán

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Our service is younique! Let us take you to know what Oaxaca is through Oaxaca Dreams. We`ll make you fall in love.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Tour: World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Monte Alban & City of Oaxaca

Private Tour: World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Monte Alban & City of Oaxaca

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With Guide Oaxaca it is to have passion at your service, privacy at the heart of the stay and peace of mind as a guarantee. So you have no surprises We are qualified guides with in-depth knowledge of our region. Whether they are French or English speaking, our guides have passed the guide diploma and know our region inside out, not only the tourist sites, but also the local culture and history.
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  • 8 hours
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Oaxaca Antigua Full-Day Tour

Oaxaca Antigua Full-Day Tour

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Our tour will offer you an unforgettable experience and stay in our state, which will be visual, historical and cultural. Thanks to our certified tour guides, you will be able to give you extensive knowledge of the great history and present of the tourist attractions that surround Oaxaca.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour to Montealban, Alebrijes, Cuilapam and Barro Negro

Private Tour to Montealban, Alebrijes, Cuilapam and Barro Negro

For travelers who want to have unique experiences. First, exclusive service to explore the most visited places in Oaxaca
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  • 8 hours
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15-Day Trip in Mexico: North 2 South Adventures

15-Day Trip in Mexico: North 2 South Adventures

OVERVIEW Join our 15-day "Mexico: North 2 South Adventures Tour" from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen to see top natural & historical highlights of 8 Mexican states. Highlights Explore magnificent Tehuacan-Cuicatlan UNESCO Biosphere Reserve located in a complex system of mountain ranges and valleys generating great biodiversity and different ecosystems. Have a swim and see the sunset in Hierve el Agua, a series of spectacularly sited mineral springs in Oaxaca. Learn surfing in Salina Cruz - one of the most important surfing centers on the Mexican Pacific coast. See fascinating ancient rituals & beliefs blended with modern Christianity in San Juan de Chamula. WHY GO WITH US Small groups of up to 13 travelers: closer communication, easier coordination, more adventures & fun! Off-the-beaten-track tours with maximum immersion in local nature, culture, and traditions. The easy-going atmosphere of our tours is perfect for informal travel & making new friends among co-travelers and locals.
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  • 15 days
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Half-Day Oaxaca Monte Alban Walking Tour with Guide and Pickup

Half-Day Oaxaca Monte Alban Walking Tour with Guide and Pickup

Mysterious experience invited by mysterious ancient ruins Monte Alban is a ruins of Zapoteca culture built on a hill about 400m high in the Oaxaca basin at an altitude of 1500m. It is said that the Zapotec people who once lived in this region started construction around 500 BC and flourished until around 800 AD. After that, Zapotec declined, but the Mixtecos who took control of the region took over and lived in their place. The Monte Alban archaeological site has many attractions, such as a pyramid-shaped temple, an observatory, and a stone plate relief depicting a human figure called Danzante (dancing person). Ancient ruins rooted in the land of Oaxaca will captivate you. The tour will be held in the morning. [English guide]
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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15-Day Trip in Mexico: South 2 North Adventures

15-Day Trip in Mexico: South 2 North Adventures

Get to know Mexico City - the largest city in Latin America and a world-class cultural hub. Climb huge UNESCO-protected pyramids in Teotihuacán. Explore magnificent Tehuacan-Cuicatlan UNESCO Biosphere Reserve located in a complex system of mountain ranges and valleys generating great biodiversity and different ecosystems. Have a swim and see the sunset in Hierve el Agua, a series of spectacularly sited mineral springs in Oaxaca. Learn surfing in Salina Cruz - one of the most important surfing centers on the Mexican Pacific coast. Take a boat trip in awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon and see the cliff where Chiapanec Warriors committed suicide instead of being forced to surrender to the Spanish Conquistadores. See fascinating ancient rituals and beliefs blended with modern Christianity in San Juan de Chamula. Admire the elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes in Palenque.
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  • 15 days
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15-Day Trip in Mexico: Hidden Gems of Oaxaca

15-Day Trip in Mexico: Hidden Gems of Oaxaca

OVERVIEW Join our 15-day off-the-beaten-track "Mexico: Hidden Gems of Oaxaca" tour to get acquainted with the rich cultural & natural diversity of Oaxaca. HIGHLIGHTS Try famous Oaxacan cuisine - one of the most delicious & diverse in Mexico. See dinosaurs steps in Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve. Surf & enjoy golden beaches in Lagunas de Chacahua National Park. Relax in natural thermal springs & visit striking caves. Visit ruins of Monte Alban - one of the greatest pre-Hispanic cities in Mexico. WHY GO WITH US Small groups of up to 13 travelers: closer communication, easier coordination, more adventures & fun! Off-the-beaten-track tours with maximum immersion in local nature, culture, and traditions. The easy-going atmosphere of our tours is perfect for informal travel & making new friends among co-travelers and locals.
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  • 15 days
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Full-Day Oaxaca Sightseeing Tour Monte Alban and Mitla Sites

Full-Day Oaxaca Sightseeing Tour Monte Alban and Mitla Sites

[Zapoteca civilization enjoyment tour] ★ Sightseeing Oaxaca Monte Alban and Mitla archeological sites in one day It is a great tour to go around Mexico's leading tourist spots in one day. You can enjoy the Aztec folk beautiful streets in the world heritage-listed Monte Alban and Mitla ruins, as well as the Tule tree, which is over 2000 years old and known as the world's thickest tree, and Teotitlan del Valle!
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  • 8 hours
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Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip

Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip

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Explore the archaeological highlights of Oaxaca without getting lost on this day trip, a great choice for first-time visitors. Take a guided tour of Monte Alban, the largest Zapotec urban center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit its satellite city, Atzompa. Then travel to Yagul and Mitla to see other examples of Zapotec architecture. Plus, round-trip transportation from downtown Oaxaca is included.
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  • 10 hours
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Should I book Monte Albán tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Monte Albán can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 27 Monte Albán tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Monte Albán 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Monte Albán costs USD 18.00. Guided Monte Albán tours start around USD 18.00 per person. See all 27 Monte Albán tickets and tours on Viator.
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