Monte Alban, Coyotepec and Villages Full-day
Duration: 9 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Enjoy a tour of Monte Alban and the town of Coyotepec!
- Discover Great Zapotec culture
- Visit one of the most impressive archeological zones at the Zapotec civilization
- Visit the artisan's villages and take in the culture
- See Coyotepec being famous for its ceramics production
Book an amazing tour of the breathtaking archaeological zone of Monte Alban, which is listed on a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1987. Monte Alba was constructed on a plateau at 1,940 meters above sea level. You can discover pyramids, a court for the pre-Hispanic ball game, with many different mysterious constructions. Grab this opportunity to explore traces from different civilizations, such as the Olmecs, Mixtecs, and Zapotecs that settled in this region many years BC.
Afterward, you will see the town of Coyotepec, which is the center of ceramics production, followed by a visit to the convent of Cuilapam. This Dominican convent dates back to the 16th century and was the site of the execution of one of Mexico’s heroes from the Independence War, Vicente Guerrero. The last stop will be at the village of Arrazola where you will get to join a workshop to see how the famous Alebrijes, wood-carved fantasy animals, are made.
Need to know before you go
- Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
- Sleep well the night before, have a good breakfast and bring a smile on your face :)
CancellationFree cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts.
Zócalo Oaxaca, Portal del Palacio, OAX_RE_BENITO JUAREZ, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
Provided bySat Mexico
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