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Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

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Oaxaca, Mexico
Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • Visit outlying towns in Oaxaca that are difficult to find on your own
  • Travel between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Views of the Oaxaca area from the hilltop Monte Alban archaeological site
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel in downtown Oaxaca included
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Professional guide bilingual.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Admission in Monte Alban

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We have pick up in almost all the hotels in the city, if you stay in an apartment (a b & b) we indicate the address, so that our operdador picks you up there. If your apartment or hotel is out of our coverage, we will indicate the address or the nearest place to go through you.

Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Enjoy Oaxaca
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience.

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star-4
Great tour experience! But terrible communication
A57
, Aug 2021
The tour itself was FANTASTIC! I love the guide (spoke very good English and engaged the English group 50/50), Monte Alban is probably the best ruins I've seen, the artisan stops were fantastic, the place for lunch was yummy and reasonably priced compared to other tours. Would definitely recommend! The only flaw, however, was significant. I booked this tour at least 3-4 days in advance, and according to the website pickup at hotel is at 9:30 am. However, we woke up to 2 calls at 6:30 am telling us in Spanish that pickup was actually at 7 am, and we needed to be ready. We received one text and one email at 12:03 am that day (after we had all gone to sleep) stating that we'd be picked up at 7 am. This is really poor communication on the part of the tour company - how difficult is it to send the email earlier? Also - this might be quite pricey comparatively. I booked a Mitla tour in town from an operator next to the Zocalo for just 200 pesos per person. I assume others got lower prices because their tours didn't seem to include entrance to Monte Alban (~75 pesos).
star-5
Great Experience
Marla_S
, Jun 2021
Gabriel was a great guide. This was a good balance of activities! Monte Alban is impressive and seeing the artisans was a good stop also
star-2
Sightseeing? No, shopping for souvenirs
Guide18901730592
, Mar 2019
Good: English guide in Monte Alban was fantastic (I think his name was Mario) Bad: Too short free time for Monte Alban & Monastery with strict time limit (1h & 15 min, respectively) but no time limit for shopping place. Lunch was also no good. Pick up ban was late for over 40 min without any contact.
star-5
Fabulous
r0gerlevy
, Mar 2019
Great small group tour of Monte Alban and other attractions with Gabriel our guide and driver in a brand new vehicle. We were picked up on time and given an excellent commentary on the site and the museum with plenty of free time to explore on our own. There were visits to a couple of craft workshops which were enjoyable and low pressure. The buffet lunch stop was excellent in a beautiful garden setting. Gabriel is an outstanding guide with excellent English who kept the tour on track throughout the day.
star-5
Amazing place to visit
, Jun 2018
We requested an English speaking guide and Gabriel was knowledgeable, well informed, and patient with our group of six people. We stopped at Monte Alban first and walked across the site while he explained what the structures were used for. We had enough time to walk around, climb the tallest ones and explore on our own. We also visited an alebrije artists' area, and another one featuring black pottery. We were able to purchase some lovely things to bring back home and took many pictures.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very nice trip overall - the guide...
Danielle
, Jan 2018
Very nice trip overall - the guide was extremely knowledgeable. I was the only person in our group that didn't speak Spanish, but the guide did a wonderful job of making sure to keep me included and translating conversations to English. I would highly recommend this trip.
star-4
It was an amazing experience. Monte...
Irma E Solis S
, Aug 2017
It was an amazing experience. Monte Alban was even bigger and more beautiful than I thought! And since July is the rainy season in Mexico, the valley bellow was very green. The Zapotecs chose a perfect place for their pyramids. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I travel with my sisters and we all learned and shopped a lot. And the alebrijes wood carvings in the town of Arrazola were beautiful, although I would have liked to see more of that town. I highly recommend this tour
star-3
This turned out to be a private tour...
robert t
, Mar 2017
This turned out to be a private tour as my group of 5 were the only people on the tour. We visited Monte Alban guided tour. Cathedral could skip , local buffet lunch, , a special wood carvings workshop and black pottery workshop. All very interesting and time spent was on our schedule. I was a bit surprised when we had to pay extra for the entrance fee to monte alban. As viator is selling this package a monte alban tour and it does not state that entrance fee is not included.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
My only comment would be that I was...
Stevie
, Mar 2017
My only comment would be that I was 'spoiled' with my previous day's tour as it was exceptional. This was, in my mind, far more 'touristy' and the places for the Alebrijes handmade and hand painted wood items as well as the Barro Negro fabrica were designed specifically for the tourists. Our guia guide Moses at Monte Alban was EXCELLENT and I enjoyed having him relate stories and the history VERY much. This tour was enjoyable and everything was as advertised I am simply 'picky' and enjoy exploring the more rustic roads and places.
star-5
Excellence experience! Great value...
Sandra L
, Jan 2017
Excellence experience! Great value! Great guide! Delicious lunch!

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