Day trip

Oaxaca: Ocotlan de Morelos Cultural Experience and Tour

Activity provider: PARAISO HUATULCO

Oaxaca: Ocotlan de Morelos Cultural Experience and Tour

Activity provider: PARAISO HUATULCO

From US$ 41.56 per person

Immerse yourself in the colorful Oaxacan culture on this insightful tour of Ocotlan de Morelos. Meet local people, learn about their history and traditions, and visit a number of significant cultural landmarks within this UNESCO World Heritage Center.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please be waiting at your hotel 5 minutes before pickup time. The tour will not wait for longer than 5 minutes after pickup time.


  • Learn about and experience the colorful Oaxacan culture
  • Watch local people creating colorful crafts by looming cotton threads
  • Taste authentic Oaxacan drinks and delicacies
  • Visit a selection of small townships in this UNESCO World Heritage Listed Center
Full description
The trip begins with pickup from your Oaxaca de Juarez accommodation and heads deep into the Central Valleys of Oaxaca to the colorful and friendly town of Ocotlan de Morelos. The first stop of the day is the town's main church, a place of emblematic significance for the community which is decorated in Neoclassical details. Continue the tour to Ocotlan de Morelos' traditional plaza, where residents and craftsmen from nearby towns meet every Friday to sell and trade products from the region. Follow your guide through the plaza and soak up the unique atmosphere of this vibrant hub, then stop by a cafe to taste Tejate, also known as the ‘drink of the God’s’. The next stop of the tour takes you to Santo Tomas Jalieza to visit a small community dedicated to the art of Waist Loom, a pre-Hispanic textile technique. Listen to the history of this craft as you watch local people creating colorful clothes, bags, and other unique pieces by looming cotton threads. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, taste a selection of delicious Oaxaca delicacies while learning more about the culture’s traditions and people. The final stop of the tour is San Martin Tilcajete, a small township bursting with colorful crafts and handmade trinkets. Wander around the town and admire the array of incredibly elaborate art works, which have been created by local people inspired by nature.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Shopping
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Gratuities are optional and not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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The wood carving was an excellent stop and the market is very lively.

February 1, 2020

Ocotlan is beautiful, the market an experience. Except, Oaxaca's markets are pretty much the same. The tour will stop in the artist villages. One should be aware of that. It bothered us that we didn't have a lunch break in between. Due to the pandemic, we had the driver and gight to ourselves, which clearly had advantages.

December 5, 2021

We had a great day. Our guide Ivan was very informative and taught us a lot about the history, politics and culture of Oaxaca!

January 14, 2023

Product ID: 315232