Oaxaca City

Tour Monte Albán

Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

From USD 30.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Monte Albán, a pre-Columbian archaeological site in Oaxaca, on this all-day guided tour. The ruins offer a glimpse into Zapotec and Mixtec culture. Also, visit an alebrije workshop to watch artisans carve and paint Mexican folk art sculptures and stop to see black clay ceramic pottery being produced. Plus, enjoy a buffet of traditional Oaxaca food (not included in the price).
  • Discover the archaeological site of Monte Albán while in Oaxaca
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off from select hotels is provided
  • See demonstrations by local artisans

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Tips

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Vicente Guerrero 105
    Vicente Guerrero 105, OAX_RE_BENITO JUAREZ, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

    A few steps from the zocalo, almost in front of Elektra. A plaza with black wood doors.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

The passenger should be ready at the lobby 10 min before pick up time.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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A glimpse of Zapotec past and present
Pauline_T, Feb 2023
Eloy was an passionate storyteller who slipped effortlessly between Spanish and English as he expertly guided us through the ancient site of Monte Alban, the Zapotec village of Cuilapan and a whistle stop through San Bartolo Coyotepec. Along the way, we met artisans in their workshops and did some light shopping, ending with a trip to family-owned chocolate factory. The tour is well-paced, starting with Monte Alban in the morning, afternoon visits to the workshops (out of the midday heat) and lunch at a home-style restaurant with delicious Oaxacan specialties. A lovely glimpse of Zapotec culture!
Our guide was so...
rayearth53, Jan 2023
Our guide was so knowledgable and friendly. He even had so many recommendations for things to do in the city, like restaurants and shops. My favorite part of the tour by far was Monte Alban... I could just soak it up forever.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience and traveling with us, how well you liked our service
Great tour - informative, interesting and tasty!!
Sarah_N, Sept 2022
The Monte Alban tour was wonderful! The tour company was called Oaxacan Dreams. First we toured Monte Alban with a very knowledgeable guide who made the history very interesting. He also told us a lot about native trees and plants on the site. Then they took us for lunch to a great buffet restaurant. The restaurant was so wonderful- all sorts of very tasty Oaxacan food, homemade. It was my favorite part of the tour! The only downside was that they stopped at several craft places for “demonstrations” but the main point was to try to sell you stuff. But the Monte Alban tour and the restaurant made up for the extra stops that we could have done without.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello! reading your opinion I share that the service I take is shared and we take you to know the crafts of our state but it is not mandatory to buy, we try to support the artisans and if you like the next time you visit us we have the option of private tour and in that you decide the points you would visit! thank you for choosing us and enjoying your tour
Very good trip
Randa_T, Apr 2022
I like it all. Our guide was very good and energetic! The lunch buffet was very good and generous. A great deal for what you pay
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the preference!!!
Monte Alban was amazing. ...
Daniel_B, Mar 2022
Monte Alban was amazing. The workshops were fun to visit as well. The food was delicious as well. Great tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for choosing us to get to know Oaxaca and we are glad to know that you liked our service, cordial greetings !!
Would highly recommend
Biola_J, Feb 2022
Great experience, guides answered my questions before the trip and were early for pickup. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable, friendly, and was able to balance explaining things in English and Spanish very well.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you very much for traveling with Oaxaca Dreams and we are glad to know that you like our service, cordial greetings!!