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Monte Albán Tours and Activities

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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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Monte Albán/half day tour

Monte Albán/half day tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.94
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$35.94

Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.

Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.57
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.76
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$30.76

Montealban, Alebrijes, Cuilapam and Barro Negro

Montealban, Alebrijes, Cuilapam and Barro Negro

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Montealban is one of the places you have to visit if you come to Oaxaca. With more than 2,000 years of history, Montealban is unique. In addition, you can visit the alebrijes and black clay workshops, recognized crafts of the Oaxaca Valley. You can also enjoy the architectural beauty of the former Cuilapam convent. Note: Due to the health emergency (COVID) Monte Albán has limited access by people. So, to secure entry, it is sometimes necessary to arrive earlier than the departure time indicates. Please keep an eye out for pickup time updates.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00

Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

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Experience the culture, history, and traditions of Oaxaca on a private sightseeing tour of the area. Depart from your accommodation and visit several important landmarks including archeological sites, artisan workshops, the ancient Hierve el Agua, traditional markets, and even a mezcal distillery. There is a lot to see in Oaxaca and this tour covers a lot of ground, which lets you make the most of your time.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.60
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$169.60
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Monte Albán Express Tour From Oaxaca de Juarez

Monte Albán Express Tour From Oaxaca de Juarez

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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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$27.24
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Monte Alban, Cuilápan, Arrazola and Coyotepec full day tour

Monte Alban, Cuilápan, Arrazola and Coyotepec full day tour

Your day will start in the Monte Albán archaeological site, you will continue to Cuilapan, an open chapel of the 16th-century with Dominican construction, later we will visit Arrazola town, where you will find the famous alebrijes with unique colors and drawings, finally, we go to San Bartolo Coyotepec, an important town where they are dedicated to the elaboration of the famous crafts in black clay, the artisans will show you the technique they use to create them. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.50
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$33.50

Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec from Oaxaca

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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$35.86
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2-Day Oaxaca Highlights Tour

2-Day Oaxaca Highlights Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.31
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.11
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$74.11
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca

Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca

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Discover the highlights of Oaxaca on a full-day sightseeing tour. Visit the archaeological complex of Monte Alban that was founded in 500 B.C., the 16th-century Ex Convent and Temple, and stop at local artisan workshops to see the process of making handmade figurines. Learn about the rich history and culture of Oaxaca from your guide as you explore.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.50
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$38.50

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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This is a private tour only for those who book with us. We are in no rush and you decide how long you stay in the archaeological area. 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 the region inside out, not only the tourist sites, but also the local culture and history. If you need a wheelchair, baby chair or stroller, please let us know in advance. No additional charge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,400.00
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$1,400.00
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Private Tour, all inclusive Monte Alban & Atzompa

Private Tour, all inclusive Monte Alban & Atzompa

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So you have no surprises: No visits to repay, no additional costs except tips. With us it is to have passion at your service, privacy at the heart of the stay and peace of mind as a guarantee. We are qualified guides with in-depth knowledge of our region. Whether they are French-speaking or English-speaking, our guides have passed the guide diploma and know their region inside out, not only the tourist sites, but also the local culture and history. We go slowly and at your pace of visit. If you need a wheelchair, baby chair or stroller, please let us know in advance. No additional charge.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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$99.99

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

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To guarantee a low price, we offer you a combo of two tours. We recommend this combo, if it is your first visit to Oaxaca. We have new and modern vehicles, with government permits to transport and also with insurance. Avoid taking free excursions, they don't guarantee you have a certified guide. To guarantee a low price, the order of the tours may change. You should consider that the tours are in continuous days. We only use vans for tours.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.95
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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$51.00

Private driver with premium car - Master craftsmen - Nearby towns

Private driver with premium car - Master craftsmen - Nearby towns

On your next trip, we will show you Oaxaca in the best way, personalizing your experience in a luxury car, comfortable, with Wi-Fi on board to be always connected. We are local people with knowledge, friendly service and at the same time supporting the local indigenous business economy, visiting families and workshops to truly experience Oaxaca! We will give you options to enjoy authentic Oaxacan food. Our vehicles are: Mercedes Benz C-Class, BMW 3-series, Mercedes Benz V-Class, VW Passat RLine. They all have Wi-Fi on board, a cooler with water, soft drinks, traveler's insurance.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00
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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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$1,596.92
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Monte Alban and Zapotec Civilization Guided Cultural Day Tour

Monte Alban and Zapotec Civilization Guided Cultural Day Tour

★ Mysterious experience guided by mysterious ancient archeological sites ★ Guide to hidden attractions in Oaxaca [To a rarely accessible local place] Monte Alban registered as a World Heritage Site and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mexico! further! !! On this tour, you will be able to enjoy not only Monte Alban but also Oaxaca, where you can visit the village of Arrazola, which is famous for its traditional alebrijes , and the Cuilapan Monastery, which stands in the silence outside the city! We reccommend having breakfast beforehand, wear a hat, sunglasses, comfortable non-slip shoes or tennis shoes, a bottle of water, a light sweater, sunscreen and a camera.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Exclusive Monte Alban And Mezcal Distilleries Tour

Exclusive Monte Alban And Mezcal Distilleries Tour

For travelers who want to have unique experiences. first class, exclusive service to visit the most visited places in Oaxaca. Minimun 2 persons. Any reservation by one person will cancel the reservation. Minimun 2 persons.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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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.
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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 25.00. Guided Monte Albán tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
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