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Monte Alban Tour

Zapotec Empire: Monte Alban and Villages Tour

Visit the archaeological zone of Monte Alban and learn about the great Zapotec culture. Visit the historic towns of Arrazola, Culiapan de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec on this full-day tour.
About this activity
  • Duration 9 hours
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Live tour guide
  • Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pick up time will be between 9-9:30 am at the door of your hotel in Oaxaca de Juarez.


Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Great Zapotec culture and the impact on the modern world
  • Make the most of your vacation time with this complete experience
  • Visit one of the most impressive archeological zones at the top of a mountain
  • Visit the artisans villages and take in the culture
Full description

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.