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Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the pyramids of Oaxaca in Monte Alban, meaning ‘White Mountain,’ located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of Oaxaca Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Oaxaca City, the pre-Columbian archaeological site is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins. On this guided tour by coach from Oaxaca, explore the complex filled with pyramids, ceremonial rock carvings, a huge ball court and 170 excavated tombs. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Tour of Monte Alban ancient archaeological ruins from Oaxaca
  • Gaze at panoramic views from a hilltop location
  • Discover magnificent temples, pyramids and tombs at this UNESCO site
  • Learn about the Zapotec culture from your professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned coach included
Local English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Oaxaca hotels. If staying at a residency/house, meeting point is Hotel Quinta Real in the historical center.
Traveler pickup is offered


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.


Pick up is available for all the hotels downtown, please write your hotel name under comments. otherwise we meet at hotel Quinta Real @09:50 am.

Departure Time

10am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy midmorning pickup from your Oaxaca hotel and travel by comfortable coach for about 20 minutes to Monte Alban, a UNESCO site located on a mountaintop boasting panoramas of the city and Oaxaca Valley.

Upon arrival at the archaeological site, explore with your guide the Grand Plaza, a large open area on the flattened plateau. Hear engaging facts about Zapotec history and culture as you gaze at ceremonial platforms, including a series of rock carvings called The Dancers (Los Danzantes). You’ll see some of Monte Alban’s 170 tombs, whose excavations revealed a range of paintings and stone carvings.

Visit pyramids, temples, altars and the I-shaped ball court constructed in 100 BC. Make your way up the South Platform (Plataforma Sur), a large area known for its wide staircase and great views.

Enjoy some free time wandering the well-preserved site on your own and capturing memorable photos. Your Oaxaca pyramids tour of Monte Alban ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monte Alban
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Turismo el Convento de Oaxaca

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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  • "I took the tour in English, and he was giving everything explained in both Spanish and English so it was great for everyone." See review

Reviews

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star-5
An excellent cultural experience in Oaxaca
Thomas_L
, Mar 2020
Our guide, Antonio, with 40 years experience and Zapotec heritage, provided a tremendous amount of information about the site. The small size of the group made for excellent opportunities for Q&A. He was also sensitive to our adjusting to hear and altitude in the pace of the visit.
star-5
Great tour
Karen_W
, Feb 2020
Wow! Our guide Daniel was amazing! He is so knowledgeable and educated... he made this day to Monte Alban perfect.
star-5
Very knowledgeable and interesting guide.
Kirtlye_L
, Feb 2020
Our tour with Gabriel was fantastic! The pick-up was easy and on time. There were only 10 people in our group, which was great. Gabriel was very knowledgeable and even took us on a path that was away from the crowds most of time. We highly recommend this half day tour.
star-5
Fantastic tour
stevenkatich
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide may have been the finest I have ever had. He had not just learned the subject to become a guide, he was a part of the study of the place. Phenomenal!
star-3
Good tour guide. Big group
markchemij
, Feb 2020
Good tour guide who was very thorough and provided lots of details. It was a big group of about 20 people so limited opportunity to ask questions. There was not enough time to walk around to explore the ruins after the guided tour. The tour bus did not drop us anywhere near our hotel and we had to walk.
star-4
worthwhile
jh85ee
, Feb 2020
Very enjoyable. Our guide Moses was helpful with accommodating people with climbing difficulties. he was informative and enthusiastic.
star-5
Great half day tour to Monte Albán!
claosserrano
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide, Antonio, was very knowledgeable and shared important information. He always made sure we were comfortable and reminded us of the toilets. He spoke English and Spanish. I would recommend splitting up the groups by language, because he had to translate everything in English and Spanish and overall we lost time. Transportation was on time in pick up and drop off, and it was also very comfortable.
star-5
Learned a lot
dmbrodsky
, Jan 2020
Moses, our guide, did an excellent job. After a thorough introduction using a model of the complex, he walked us to the heart of the site. During our walk he discussed the various theories abut Mt. Alban, it’s occupants and its demise. He also pointed out key vegetation and showed us how to distinguish restored from original construction. This was our second visit to Mt. Alban, and Moses added new information to our knowledge base. He also gave us ample time to explore on our own.
star-4
Monte Alban Half Day tour
S J
, Jan 2020
The guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. We didn't have enough free time since wer started a little late. We just had half an hour free time. But overall it was a good trip.
star-5
Great Guide, Informative
belindabing77
, Nov 2019
Antonio was amazing. It was a perfect amount of time spent at the ruins and an excellent price. Happy they provided transportation in a bus.

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