Monte Alban half day tour


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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Italian (conversational), German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Archaeological Zone

This tour takes us to the most emblematic place of the ancient Oaxaca: The sacred city of the Zapotecs. It is beautifully placed on top of hills near the modern city of Oaxaca
Monte Albán was the ancient Zapotec capital and one of the first cities in Mesoamerica. Monte Albán was founded approximately 500 years B. C. , flourishing until A. D. 850. Located in a complex of hills in the center of the Valley of Oaxaca, Monte Albán held political, economic, and ideological control over other communities around the valley.

*If you are traveling with a party larger than 4, please let me know and a customized tour will be sent to you with the right price


From our starting place, we drive to the archaeological site and then we visit the local museum which is a good introduction to what we see then in the site. We start with the Northern Platform, the to the Main Plaza, the 'Danzantes' building, the Observatory, the main Altar and the Ball Game court yard.

Good walking shoes are recommended for this tour

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For all the customers lodged in the city center, I will pick them up at the lobby of their hotel or any other place they are in. For people staying outside the city center, we will phone and establish a meeting point.

End location: All tours end normally at the starting point, unless people want to be dropped at an other places in the city.

Duration: 4 hours

Weather conditions and traffic might influence the total duration of the tour.


Transportation will be done in a VAN with A/C, in perfect conditions of service.

What’s Included

Other: The services included are: Transportation and Guide Services, soft drinks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 pesos - Admission fees per person

What’s Extra

Other: Admission fees, food beverages...

A Recent Review of this tour

This is long overdue, but Juan was absolutely outstanding. He guided us on two days, first to Monte Alban, and then to Mitla, which included several additional stops, the last of which was to a mezcal producer. Juan was not only knowledgeable, he was friendly and simply a pleasure to be with. He helped make our trip memorable.
Sam Nelson

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