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Monte Albán/half day tour

Monte Albán/half day tour

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.94
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Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido

Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido

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Marvel at the natural phenomenon of the bioluminescent waters in the Lagoon on this tour from Puerto Escondido. Once you arrive by van, hop aboard a boat and head out into the waters where the plankton transforms into vibrant bioluminescent lights.There, you’ll be able to swim (a life jacket is provided) in the illuminated waters and enjoy the night sky.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD54.00
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Street Art Bike Ride
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Street Art Bike Ride

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If you prefer to see art in bustling streets rather than stuffy museums, you'll love Oaxaca and this half-day bike tour. In a small, intimate group you'll cycle around three city neighborhoods where you'll see colorful murals, posters, and stencil art by local artists. Visit workshops and learn about Oaxacan culture while seeing the sights and getting some exercise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD51.55
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Made in Oaxaca Food Tour

Made in Oaxaca Food Tour

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Foodies or anyone who just enjoys a good meal will love this food-focused tour of Puerto Escondido. In a small group you'll be taken to local joints that many travelers miss, for the chance to try real, authentic Oaxacan food and drink. As it's a walking tour you'll be able to go at a slow pace and to really experience the city's atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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USD75.00

Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle, mezcal, el tule, desde Oaxaca

Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle, mezcal, el tule, desde Oaxaca

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Discover one of Oaxaca’s natural minerales, the gigantie tree of el Tule which is over 2000 years olg, we Will procee to Teotitlan del Valle where you can admire the wool carpets; we continue to the ceremonial center of Mitla, outstandingly beautiful for ist magnificent fretwork made of countless polish stones, our journey continues to hierve el agua, where you wil have the opportunity to admire the beautiful petrified wather falls: our last stop is a mezcal destilley.The archaeological zone of Mitla is only visited from Wednesday to Sunday.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD47.57
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Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.

Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.

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From the mountaintop pyramids of Monte Alban to the Cuilapam Convent on the valley floor, learn all about the rich history of Oaxaca Valley on this guided full-day trip by coach. Discover the Zapotec pyramids and excavated ruins of UNESCO-listed Monte Alban, admire the mystical woodcarvings of San Antonio Arrazola and meet resident artisans in San Bartolo Coyotepec, a town known for its beautiful black pottery. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Oaxaca included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Tour (Private Tour)

Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Tour (Private Tour)

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Receive personalized attention on this private full-day tour of Hierve el Agua and Teotitlan del Valle. After being met at your hotel you'll be taken to Hierve el Agua to enjoy three hours of hiking, swimming, and admiring the views of the petrified waterfalls. After, enjoy a mezcal pick-me-up at a distillery, then head to the markets of Teotitlan del Valle, where you can learn about (and buy) traditional handicrafts.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD299.00
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Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour

Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour

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Discover the tastes and textures of Oaxaca during a cooking workshop right in the heart of the city. Join a small group and visit a local market to gather ingredients for your class. There's no set menu, so the group can select which traditional dishes to make. Learn about the origins of each dish and several techniques during your hands-on class. Your tour end with the delicious meal that you've created.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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USD76.93
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Oaxaca Cooking Class

Oaxaca Cooking Class

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Learn how to create Oaxacan cuisine at a world-class restaurant in Oaxaca raved about in the ‘New York Times’ and ‘Bon Appétit.’ During this 3.5-hour cooking class led by an expert chef-instructor, your small group, limited to just 10 cooking enthusiasts, decides which dishes are on the menu. After picking up the necessary ingredients, all fresh, from a local market, prepare your dishes back in the kitchen. Whether it’s tortillas, salsas, soup, mole, or dessert, take home exciting recipes knowing you’ll be able to easily recreate the flavors of Oaxaca.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

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The ancient Zapotec city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban sits about 9 miles (6 kilometers) west of Oaxaca. With this tour, explore the hilltop archaeological site with a guide and enjoy views overlooking the Oaxaca Valley. That leaves enough time to visit the artisan towns of Arrazola, Cuilapam de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec. Plus, round-trip transportation from your hotel in downtown Oaxaca is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

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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.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Montealban tour, plus craft workshops in the Ocotlan Valley

Montealban tour, plus craft workshops in the Ocotlan Valley

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Montealban is one of the places you have to visit if you come to Oaxaca. With more than 2,000 years of history, Montealban is unique. In addition, you can visit the alebrijes and black clay workshops, recognized crafts of the Oaxaca Valley. You can also enjoy the architectural beauty of the former Cuilapam convent. Note: Due to the health emergency (COVID) Monte Albán has limited access by people. So, to secure entry, it is sometimes necessary to arrive earlier than the departure time indicates. Please keep an eye out for pickup time updates.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.00
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Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals

Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals

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Try and taste the true traditional food of Oaxaca, not in restaurants! The food of Oaxaca is recognized nationally and internationally. The markets of Oaxaca are the most popular places to taste traditional Oaxacan cuisine. Explore the flavors and smells of Oaxacan cuisine from the most traditional places.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD45.00
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AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.

AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.

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Foodies know that every meal is precious when traveling, so don't risk wasting time on a bad meal. You'll walk and eat your way around Oaxaca on this 4.5-hour tour. Sample over twenty different local dishes at the markets and street food stalls. Learn about Oaxacan culture through its food, and get a close-up look at a side of the city many travelers miss.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD71.00
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Tour Monte Albán

Tour Monte Albán

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Our service is younique! Let us take you to know what Oaxaca is through Oaxaca Dreams. We`ll make you fall in love.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shared shuttle from Oaxaca airport to hotel in Oaxaca City

Shared shuttle from Oaxaca airport to hotel in Oaxaca City

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Arriving in a new place can be stressful and delays can get your vacation off to a bad start. Streamline your arrival in Oaxaca with this handy shared transfer service. You'll be met at the hotel and transferred directly to your accommodation. Forget squeezing into an uncomfortable over-full bus as there will be a maximum of ten passengers.
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  • 35 to 45 minutes
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USD9.99
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Small-Group Half-Day City Art Tour of Oaxaca

Small-Group Half-Day City Art Tour of Oaxaca

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Walk the beautiful city of Oaxaca through its art expression: This tour is a great and fun way to discover the city and history. You will learn all about all mind blowing ancestral techniques used by the artists here in Oaxaca and about the artists themselves. Why is Oaxaca an art capital? Get a deeper insight into the minds and hearts of the local artists. I take you to all those meaningful murals, studios and galleries that you shouldn’t miss out in your stay plus getting to know artists personally you will get a direct feeling of their contagious passion and talent. Seeing the time, effort, detail and soul that goes into the printing and murals will blow your mind and help you reconnect with the natural pace of handmade processes. As part of the experience you will participate in a printing we organize just for you at an artist studio and you will be able to take it home!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD51.55
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3 Levels of Huatulco Reloaded (Vanilla Experience)

3 Levels of Huatulco Reloaded (Vanilla Experience)

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On this tour, visit three Huatulco area towns in one day to get a taste of local culture in the region. Travel from sea level up to 4,400 feet (1,341 meters), noticing changes in the landscape as you go. Stop to visit a globally-ranked coffee farm complete with tastings and gorgeous vista points along the way.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.00
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Pyramids Archaeological Site HT

Pyramids Archaeological Site HT

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Mexico is home to many fantastic archeological sites, but only two are located on the water. One is Tulum, with its fortress on the Caribbean Sea; the other is on the Pacific Ocean here in Huatulco. Explore the ruins with a local guide who shares history and local insight about the site and region. You’ll also be rewarded with views of the Pacific Ocean from certain positions within the grounds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD67.00
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Amazing Turtle Release Tour

Amazing Turtle Release Tour

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Get a closer look at Mexico's native wildlife during this preservation tour in Huatulco. Join a small group and visit a turtle sanctuary where you can learn about preservation efforts and help release newly hatched turtles into the ocean. You also visit an 'iguanario' to see green and black iguanas and learn how chocolate is made, from bean to bar.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.00
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Earth, Corn & Fire: Tasting the Roots of Oaxacan Cuisine

Earth, Corn & Fire: Tasting the Roots of Oaxacan Cuisine

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On this tour in Oaxaca, we’ll get an edible crash course on the elements that are a bedrock of traditional Oaxacan cooking, as well as on how they are being safeguarded. We’ll go through neighborhood markets and visit home-based restaurants and the stalls of streets vendors, stopping to taste some of Oaxaca’s most iconic dishes and street snacks, from memelas to eggs cooked on the comal. We’ll taste local corn in various forms and see how it’s transformed from kernel to tortilla, in the process learning about the key role it still plays in Oaxacan cuisine and culture. Along the way we’ll meet market vendors who have been holding steady for decades and even visit the gallery of a group of young artists. We’ll end our journey with a meal in a family-run market restaurant, sampling several different types of the city’s most famous creations, mole,a dish that much like Oaxaca’s rich culinary heritage itself, is the result of numerous ingredients being lovingly and carefully mixed together.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD115.00
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Sun Rising In Manialtepec Lagoon Birdwatching Sunset And Bioluminiscent Lights

Sun Rising In Manialtepec Lagoon Birdwatching Sunset And Bioluminiscent Lights

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Puerto Escondido has a great variety of Ecosystems, Lagoons, Mangroves, Archeology, Gastronomy, Music, Ecotourism, Traditions, History, good people, and much more, from the moment you arrive at this Tourist Destination you will marvel at its beautiful landscapes , with the deep blue color of the Pacific Ocean, the intense Green color of the South Sierra Madre in the rainy season, and its intense gray color during the dry season. When you arrive to Puerto Escondido, your friends from your Travel Agency Excursiones Turisticas de Valfred, will be glad to visit you in your hotel to invite you to live the experience in a Tour, visiting the Lush Manialtepec Lagoon, either in the morning or in the evening, and we will give you all the information in Spanish or English about all activities then We have special for you.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD87.18
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Turtle Release Escobilla Sanctuary

Turtle Release Escobilla Sanctuary

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Support conservation in Mexico with a visit to the Escobilla Sanctuary. Get picked up at your hotel for a small-group transfer to this sanctuary, a local destination for eco-tourism. Learn about the work being done to protect nature and support sustainability in the local community. Witness a sea turtle release on the beach and hear stories about how these creatures reproduce.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD97.90
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Caballos y Aguas Termales

Caballos y Aguas Termales

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This combination of a horseback tour and a hot springs visit is the ultimate way to appreciate the nature and wildlife of Mexico. Follow your guide on beautiful off-road trails—including parts of the route through shallow water, and visit traditional village houses that you wouldn't uncover alone. The trip also goes to a hot spring area, where it's possible to swim and relax in the water.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD50.00
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Monte Albán/half day tour
"The clapping and acoustic was so interesting. Antonio was great - so knowledgeable and respectful of the past."..."
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Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido
"This was by far one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had…🙌🏼✨💫❤️🔥! I would go again and again, could never get old…"..."
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Street Art Bike Ride
"This was an awesome way to not only see Oaxaca, but to understand some of its history, culture, and social dynamics. The guide, Jesse, was amazing. We learned a lot about the city, it’s neighborhoods, and great spots to revisit. This is not to be missed."..."
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Made in Oaxaca Food Tour
"Loved the tour. One of the best we’ve taken. Guide is so nice and knowledgeable. Food you can’t find on your own at traditional family businesses. Would definitely do again. We’ll done!"..."
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Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle, mezcal, el tule, desde Oaxaca
"The Zapotec village weavers were outstanding. Mitla was a wonder. Great tour, and wonderful guide. We had been to Hueve el Agua before but it is still impressive."..."
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Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.
"Our tour guide Gabriel, he was amazing!! Very acknowledged and patient with us The tour is very well put together We were able to see great places and at the same time do some shopping"..."
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Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Tour (Private Tour)
"Our driver Miguel was fantastic! Excellent driver, saw what we wanted to see and connected us with nice people at the sites we visited. We booked a private tour for three - money well spent. Comfortable, air-conditioned, new van. Highly recommended."..."
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Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour
"Great class. Knowledgeable instructor. We made many traditional Oaxaca foods. Highly recommended. Not rushed and no preset menu."..."
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Oaxaca Cooking Class
"This is great for the food lover, and the rest of us. One of us is a food nerd, the other not. We both had a fantastic day. Was incredibly enjoyable."..."
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Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience
"The site was amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable. It involved a lot of walking and the scenery from the Monte Albán site was amazing"..."
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Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour
"Magical and beautiful. Nicest people in Oaxaca. The scenery was stunning, the nature is amazing!! Definitely want to come back!!!"..."
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Montealban tour, plus craft workshops in the Ocotlan Valley
"Tour and guide was superb. His background in archeology enhanced our experience. His knowledge and explanations were not notch. Don Rosalio Felix treated my family and myself with courtesy and a deep regard for someone seeking knowledge beyond cursory and superficial facts about the people, place and events at Monte Alban. Without reservation I recommend the operator of this tour. On a closing note, Mr. Felix even accommodated our need for cool refreshments on what was a hot and very sunny August day. Truly a scholar and a gentleman."..."
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Authentic Oaxaca Street Food Tour by locals
"Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! Got to try lots of different foods and drinks at two markers. The tour was the highlight of our trip to Oaxaca."..."
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AUTHENTIC OAXACA FOOD TOUR, eat like a local.
"Betsaida did a wonderful job introducing us to the flavors of Oaxaca! We ate so many different things-many just tastes-and saw 3 key markets of Oaxaca. This was a terrific thing to do our 1st day to also get our bearings on the city and what we wanted to go back and see more of."..."
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Tour Monte Albán
"I like it all. Our guide was very good and energetic! The lunch buffet was very good and generous. A great deal for what you pay"..."
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Shared shuttle from Oaxaca airport to hotel in Oaxaca City
"Our driver, Alfonso was so kind and brought us to our hotel safely. We had a wonderful conversation with him. Would recommend him as a driver to anyone!"..."
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Small-Group Half-Day City Art Tour of Oaxaca
"Margo is knowledgable and personable, a winning combination for a tour operator. The tour began with a visit to the print workshop of Abraham Torres, which opened my eyes to the intricacies of printing, and gave me an understanding of how widespread it is in Oaxaca. We walked and learnt the background of many of the works of street art - very interesting , and finished with a delicious surprise visit to Chimalapa Cacoa. I’d suggest that you bring a good snack if you think you may get hungry. Although we stopped at two places, the main offerings were drinks and sweets. My honey and I recommend the trilingual Margo and Vamos O Qué?!"..."
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3 Levels of Huatulco Reloaded (Vanilla Experience)
"My guide was so knowledgeable about the history and culture. The drive up in to the mountains was breathtaking. I learned about coffee plantations or Fincas and had the chance to meet the owner. Highly recommend this tour."..."
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Pyramids Archaeological Site HT
"Our guide was an expert on the subject, he brought history to life and answered every question and knew all about the local flora and fauna. It was well worth the money if you are interested in the pyramids of Mexico"..."
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Amazing Turtle Release Tour
"It was an amazing experience! We got to get a tour of a local town first and eat some great food and then spend some time with the turtles at sunset. It was magical and our guide was amazing."..."
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Earth, Corn & Fire: Tasting the Roots of Oaxacan Cuisine
"Was the only one on the tour but still had a great time learning so much about the culture and origins of food! Definitely more immersive than a simple food tour- you learn about the history as well. My guide was awesome- really enjoyed spending the day with her !"..."
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Caballos y Aguas Termales
"Amazing experience. Incredibly friendly and some of the best views I have ever seen in my life! I would recommend this to anyone. Horse was very calm and friendly too."..."
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