The rich history of Oaxaca City and its surrounding areas has made it one of the top places for cultural tours; being home to the famous Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán and Mitla, as well as its excellent cuisine, world famous aritsan work, and the spectacular colonial architecture, all contributed towards making Oaxaca City a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of 1987.
We begin this tour by experiencing the pleasant ambience of Oaxaca City’s main square, which is lined with nice cafés and restaurants. You will learn all about this magnificent city on our walking tour, followed by a trip to one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, founded at around 500 BC, Monte Albán!
On the tour you will also visit the famous Teotitlán del Valle, where some of the most beautiful rugs in the country are produced by hand, using all natural products. To make this experience special, we visit a local family home to learn about the techniques used in this pre-hispanic tradition. From here we head to another of the most important archeological sites in the state, Mitla, and the spectacular views of natural wonder that is Hierve el Agua.
To make this trip complete, we also take you to learn about some more of Oaxaca’s superb artisan work, including the black pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec and the alebrijes (mystical creatures painted an array of colours) in San Martín Tilcajete.