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Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

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  • 1 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Monte Albán is an archaeological site in Oaxaca and this half-day guided tour is the perfect way to learn more about its history, the ruins and the first inhabitants. Close the travel guide and enjoy a guided adventure with commentary throughout the tour. To save time, the tour travels between sights in an air-conditioned vehicle, so you can cover much more ground than on a walking tour.
  • Ideal for travelers short on time: see the highlights of Monte Albán in half a day
  • A guide enriches the tour with his comments
  • Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ideal for history buffs: visit a pre-Columbian archaeological site

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • travel insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Does not include Tickets or Admissions

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Alameda de Leon 2
    Alameda de Leon 2, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

    We are in front of the Zocalo Cathedral, you will identify us by the Lescas Co Tours logo on the handicraft hall.

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

End point

  • Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución)
    Portal del Palacio, OAX_RE_BENITO JUAREZ, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

    We can approach the historic center or the base as long as you tell us in advance and be attentive.

Pickup details

Be aware of the arrival of the vans, either attentive to your mobile phones or at reception to make the vehicle transit timely and efficient. As a recommendation they are asked to send location via whatsapp for better clarity in the address and avoid delays or confusion.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by Lescas Co Tours

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour?

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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour?

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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45 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great guide, easy to work with.
Ian_W, Feb 2022
Miguel was a knowledgeable, thorough, and passionate guide. He did an amazing job explaining what we were seeing, the culture of the Zapotecs, and putting everything in to context. Pickup was easy. Communication was great. And we really appreciated that the tour company let us come back on a later van. It gave us the time we wanted to explore Monte Albán. We did the half-day tour.
Great tour
Meghan_D, Feb 2022
We had a great time on this tour. The guide was very informative. We were given plenty of time to explore on our own. The bus was very comfortable. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend!
A great tour
Jose_A, Sep 2022
Miguel the driver and Guillermo the guide did a great job with the tour. Guillermo was well versed in the culture, history & significance of Monte Albán.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Had such a great...
Richard_B, Sep 2022
Had such a great experience on this excursion. Miguel was very thorough and knowledgeable with all the history of this place. Highly recommend if in Oaxaca…it’s a must!
We really enjoyed the...
MARINA_L, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed the tour to the archaeological site of Monte Alban!! Our guide is very knowledgeable and made our tour really interesting! He explained us the cultural difference of Zapotecs from Aztecs, and their enriched culture and importance. The transport to the site was safe, thanks to the driver.
Miguel is Awesome!
Sarah_F, May 2022
Miguel is an awesome guide. Would definitely recommend this tour just to hear from him! The groups are pretty large but they split them up by language
1 traveler found this review helpful
Guided tour was very short. The tour is overpriced
David_G, May 2022
Was the first to be picked up. The short time spent with the tour guide Miguel was time well spent.- he explained the interesting history of the place, the region and.the people
Miguel and Monte Alban
Susan_M, Feb 2022
Miguel is a very knowledgeable and pleasant man. He shares what he k owns easily and his command of English superb. I enjoyed our time together and learned a great deal. I would strongly recommend a trip with him as guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Really great tour and experience. Highly recommend!
Rick_B, Feb 2022
I really enjoyed learning about Monte Alban as well as about some of the trees and cultural things our guide was sharing with us. He was very well informed and educated about the history of the Zapotec people.
Great tour guide that made Zapotec history come alive
Vicky_K, Jan 2022
Our tour guide Miguel was very knowledgeable and a good story teller. In a few hours I’ve learned a lot about Zapotec culture. He really made their history come alive! I would recommend this tour to anyone who is is interested in learning more about Mexico and the countries rich history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic half day.
Susana_H, Sep 2022
Excellent trip, knowledgeable Guide, definitely spend the extra hour for free time Go! Funny people and smooth pick up they will pick you up at your hotel if needed
Excellent tour
Rachelle_E, Aug 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the Zapotec history and culture. He really enhanced the Monte Alban tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
This half day tour was...
Daniel_D, Dec 2021
This half day tour was perfect! Our guide Miguel was extremely knowledgeable about Monte Albán! He answered all questions and was passionate to share the history with our group. One of the best tours we’ve had in Mexico!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Luisana_G, Jun 2022
Magical and beautiful. Nicest people in Oaxaca. The scenery was stunning, the nature is amazing!! Definitely want to come back!!!
Ralph_Z, Jan 2022
The explanation of the Los danzantes and our guide’s vast knowledge of the ruins. Miguel’s grasp of English was excellent
3 travelers found this review helpful
Great half day tour experience
Anonymous, Jul 2022
Our guide was friendly and spoke English well. The shuttle picked us up from our hotel around 8 and dropped us near the center of town around 1 or 2pm after the tour was over. Great way to spend half a day before drinking inordinate amounts of mezcal at night!
Wonderful experience!
Maria_C, Aug 2022
Our guide Miguel was exceptional. He explained things well and did not rush us. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a great time absorbing the beautiful place. Recommend going in the morning or as early as possible, as the site gets very busy and congested in the afternoon. The ride there and back to the city center was easy and fast. Take a hat and water with you.
June_V, May 2022
A great tour guide with Miguel !! He was very knowledgeable and gave me so many facts and information about the ruins.
Oaxaca 2022
penapine, Feb 2022
Before and during the tour we had no problems. After the tour, our driver driving us back to the center was rude. He was not enforcing masks and he would lock the windows after telling people (in a rude way) to not open the windows because he had the ac on. Some guests said they opened the window because other guests in the van were not wearing a mask and he didn’t care.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must-do to get to know Oaxaca
Denny_D, Aug 2022
Would highly recommend taking this tour! We took the English half-day tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, told great stories and gave us a good amount of time to explore the area ourselves. It was a great way to get to know Oaxaca's history. The logistics were easy too. We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off in downtown.


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