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.
DATES & PRICES
ALL DEPARTURE POINTS:
January 11th – 16th 2021
Please note: the following prices were for the Oct 2019 – March 2020 season; updated prices will be posted before October 2020:
$19,400 Pesos per person, based on double occupancy.
SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT:
Transport (including flights), accommodation, breakfasts, & guide.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Tips for guides, drivers or room maids, lunches or evening meals.
Medium* – generally easy going with more demanding aspects including Monte Albán archaeological site (walk from car park to entrance and to main plaza is uphill but at slow pace) and walk to natural springs at Hierve el Agua (slow pace, not steep).
Sun screen, hat, long sleeves/jacket for evenings, comfortable walking shoes.
Warm during day time, cooler in evenings.
*Please note that each of our tours is tailored to the needs of the over 50s and our difficulty levels are simply comparative to our other tours. If you are in doubt as to whether or not this tour is suitable for you, please contact us for more information.