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Full-Day Tour of Oaxaca

1. Full-Day Tour of Oaxaca

Get ready to discover some of the best places of Oaxaca State. Start with a visit to Santa Maria el Tule, home of one of the most extraordinary natural beauties including the  giant tree (The Tule Tree), with a height of 40 meters and a diameter of more than 50 meters. It is said it´s more than 2000 years old, which makes it perhaps one of the biggest and oldest living things in the world. You'll then make a little stop in the small town of Teotitlan del Valle, famous for its home-made textiles. One of the day's highlights will be a visit to Mitla, which in Nahuatl means "Place of the Dead". Mitla used to be a ceremonial center of the Zapotecs and it´s now famed for its outstanding mozaics on its walls, a unique style of decorating in Mesoamerica. You'll  continue the excursion with an adventurous ride to Hierve el Agua, where you'll have the chance to see the petrified waterfalls and take a refreshing dip into the mineral baths while enjoying the breathtaking landscape. Conclude the day in the most typical way; at a mezcal distillery. Learn about the traditional production process and you won´t leave before you have tasted Oaxaca´s sacred liquor.

Oaxaca: Monte Alban and Historic Villages Full-Day Tour

2. Oaxaca: Monte Alban and Historic Villages Full-Day Tour

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 the execution 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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For an organized tour of common tourist sites I felt it was well done. The guide seemed to do well switching from Spanish to English as our group had both. He was friendly, informative and humorous at times. We saw Tule Tree, Mitlan, a mezcal distillery and Hierve el Agua. The mezcal distillery was perhaps understandably large scale tho still using the artisanal method. Small one-person pelenques are something to experience. Hierve el Agua was quite an experience but do figure on hiking down to the bottom (we had a 'free' guide take us which was very helpful - the path isn't marked and we wouldn't have found everything on our own. He also warned us that many of the plants shouldn't be touched as they're poisonous and would sting. Just tip the guide when done). Enjoying the pools at the top was really neat. I felt they did a good job of explaining Mitlan's history and importance. Pickup and drop off was as expected.

This was our favorite tour. Our guide, Antonio, was amazing, very knowledgable and spoke both Spanish and English perfectly. Monte Alban is spectacular, we spend almost 2 hours at the site. The visits to the Alebrije and black pottery studios were very interesting. Don't hesitate to buy some souvenirs there as you won't find better pricing or quality anywhere else. In beteen, we stupped for a delicious buffet lunch filled with Oaxacan specialties. I'd suggest to grab a plate and try a little of everything. Communication with the agency was perfect, they reached out to us the night before with our pick-up time. The Mercedes Sprinter van was comfortable and had AC.

Our guide Antonio did an incredible job. For a long, vivid tour he provided tons of great information and catered to our specific points emphasis. Its was a very profissional tour and produtive day of sightseeing.

It was a great way of seeing some of Oaxaca’s highlights. Our guide Antonio was very knowledgable and keen to tell us all about Oaxaca’s history

Great full day around Oaxaca City. We again spent the day with the guide Antonio who is really great.