Find culture, history and excellent souvenir shopping on this 4.5-hour guided tour of the city of Oaxaca. Explore by foot the ‘zócalo’ (town square) and city center, and visit the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman and the Oaxaca Regional Museum located in its former convent. Wander the stalls of 20 de Noviembre and Benito Juarez, two of Oaxaca’s most popular markets, and pick up woven goods, crafts and tasty snacks like chocolates and chilies. Hotel pickup and drop-off by coach included.
Browse Oaxaca's markets
After pickup by coach from your Oaxaca hotel, begin your 4.5-hour city tour at the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, a beautiful monument of Baroque architecture. See the Chapel of the Rosary, the main altarpiece and tiled roof, as your informative guide shares engaging history.
Head over to the former Convent of Santo Domingo that houses the Oaxaca Regional Museum. Browse through exhibits of Mixtec and Zapotec artifacts, including the gold treasures from one the tombs at the archaeological site of the UNESCO-listed Monte Alban.
Next, take a pedestrian pathway to the city center and zócalo. Walk around the town square, called Garden of the Constitution, and enjoy the fountains, laurel trees and a bandstand, where marimba bands are known to play. Take note of the galleries, museums, craft shops and restaurants that you will want to check out later on your own.
Fixing for a snack? Head to 20 de Noviembre Market (November 20th Market), also referred to as Margarita Maza. With the help of your guide, discover delicious food from the Oaxaca region, including different types of chocolates, breads, chorizo, mole and more (own expense).
At Benito Juarez Market, Oaxaca’s oldest market that spans an entire city block, you're sure to pick up unique gifts and souvenirs. Scan the stalls for jewelry, crafts, woven textiles, sandals and leather bags.
After your satisfying overview of Oaxaca, enjoy return transport by coach to your hotel.