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

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

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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more


Discover the highlights of Oaxaca on a full-day sightseeing tour. Visit the archaeological complex of Monte Albán, founded in 500 BC, the former convent and temple from the 16th century, 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.
  • Hassle-free transfers from your accommodation in Oaxaca
  • Travel to each location in air-conditioned comfort
  • Upgrade your package to include entrance fees and food
  • A small group means more attention from your tour guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Certified guide
Departure from hotel or home and return to it. Within the marked area.
Safety and Hygiene Service.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
C. Macedonio Alcalá 201 , C. Macedonio Alcalá 201, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Centro, Oax., Mexico

The office is on Macedonio Alcalá street or Andador Turístico right in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (MACO), between the streets of Morelos and Murguía.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Send your location to the cell phone number of the company, in order to locate them faster. Due to holiday periods or restrictions of the archaeological zone of Monte Albán, the departure time may vary, changing from 8.30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Continental Istmo
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca?
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
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What is the social distancing policy during Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca?
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
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Great tour
, Dec 2021
Great guide, good organisation, excellent food. Got lot of information on archeology site. Hotel pick up offered. Communication before the tour went smooth and easy
Fantastic tour with an amazing Zapotec guide
, Dec 2021
The pick up was timely. We were a total of only 4 people. Our guide, Zenón, spoke very good English and his knowledge of the region was exceptional. So much as we requested him for our second day trip a couple days later. The trip went by without a glitch. We chose the option to include lunch. The buffet lunch gave us the opportunity to taste different traditional foods that we may have otherwise not tasted. Besides the Monte Alban ruins the trip included onsite demonstrations of hand weaving, wood carvings, and black clay pottery. We didn’t feel rushed and all our questions were answered thoroughly. We highly recommend this trip.
Learn a lot about Monte Ablan!
, Nov 2021
This was a great full day visiting ruins and craft studios! Xenon was timely in the pick up, and the car was comfortable. His explanations and storytelling are detailed and interesting for all the ares of the ruins. It’s clear that he really cares about Oaxaca and sharing it with visitors. I mostly picked this tour to see Monte Ablan, and the craft studios were a nice addition since you get to see the artists at work.
Perfectly scheduled and informative
, Sep 2021
Pick up was timely. We spent the perfect amount of time at each location for it to be fascinating but not overly done. It was a full day but it didn't feel like it. Juan is fun and knowledgeable. Good group of guys!
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A full day af facts and food!!
, Aug 2021
The tour was very nice. As of 9 August, 2021, Monte Alban now only allows 400 people a day on site and to ensure entrance, we were picked up at 0700 with others along the way. We reached Monte Alban at 0800 and sat for 2 hours until the gate was opened. If that condition continues, be sure to have a book or something available to fill that 2 hour block of time. Viator needs to let perspective clients know of the period of down time. Zenon, our driver/guide, did play a DVD of the movie "COCO", which was cute, but it was in Spanish~ so closed captioning for a mixed language audience would have been more helpful. The site is a wonder, and shows the great efforts put forth by the earlier inhabitants. The tour was a bit distracting at times during the day in that Zenon, had to do the presentation in both Spanish and English, as it was a mixed language audience. If there was bottled water available during the day, it was never offered. Xenon was extremely knowledgeable and helpful thought out the day, and was particularly kind in assisting my wife in and out of the van and with the stairs at Monte Alban. The wood carving stop at San Antonio Arrazola was very professional, watching carvings and painting being done. The work there was amazing! The buffet lunch was quite good, with a fine mix of vegetable and meat meals, and included a small taste of Mescal, if you wished. It did run a bit long though, as we are light eaters but some folks sure did like to eat. Unfortunately the Church at Ex Convento de Cuilapam de Guerrero was closed, but it was truly an intimidating structure with a rich and colorful history. The black clay pottery exhibit was incredible and well worth the stop to watch a pot actually being made. The tour does make for a long day, but was full of information, sites and a view of the local area along the drive. We have done VIATOR tours all around the world and have never been disappointed. This tour was no exception. Thank you!
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