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Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Towns Trip

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    What to Expect
    The tour starts at around 10am with hotel pickup in the city of Oaxaca. Board an air-conditioned van and head to Monte Albán archaeological site which is the biggest Zapotec urban center. Here, you'll enjoy a guided tour and see its main landmarks.These ruins are the most important of the entire state and have been declared a World Heritage list by UNESCO. After the explanation of your guide, you will have free time to walk and take pictures.

    Then, visit the town of Arrazola which is an artisan town. The shapes made of Copal are fantastically carved and painted and are called Alebrijes. Then, head to Cuilápam de Guerrero, which in the XVI century,  was a Dominican monastery. Here, you can see the open chapel, which is the place where General Vicente Guerrero was shot. 

    You'll have time for food in a buffet restaurant, food is "Oaxaqueña" (not included). Finally, you'll visit Bartolo Coyotepec, worldwide famous because of the beautiful black mud shapes. (Barro Negro).

    You'll be back at your Oaxaca hotel at 6pm. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We have pick up in almost all the hotels in the city, if you stay in an apartment (a b & b) we indicate the address, so that our operdador picks you up there. If your apartment or hotel is out of our coverage, we will indicate the address or the nearest place to go through you.
    Departure Time
    Between 9:30 am and 10:00 am
    • Professional guide bilingual.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Monte Alban
    • Entry/Admission - San Antonio Arrazola
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Admission in Monte Alban
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Horrible day. Extremely disorganized affair which made me feel as part of a cattle herd. The so called, "guide" never introduced himself (I didn't even know he was the guide or point person and he was not present on my transport vehicle. When we arrived at Monte Alban he
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    Good tour - guide spoke excellent English, was knowledgeable about the sites that we visited and was friendly and helpful. Monte Alban is an absolutely stunning site and our guide gave a detailed and interesting history before giving us an hour or so to look around. After Monte
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    There should be an option to give zero stars on the reviews, because that's exactly what we got from this company. My friend and I were in Oaxaca City and had a tour booked online for 11/1/2017. The tour was fully prepaid. Not only did the company completely disappear with
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    Response from EnjoyOaxaca, Director Comercial at Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Towns Trip
    Responded Mar. 20, 2018
    Hi Sarah, we are very sorry for your comment, our offices are in the center of the city, the phones work 24 hours a day, every day of the year, so it is impossible for our agency to disappear or be a ghost, do not deceive the travelers. Second, if we do the tour, we pass you and your companion to the National Hotel at the indicated time, and only to clarify, sometimes we have the need to sub-let vans, since we prefer to work small groups, instead of putting together to the groups and to take bigger buses or vehicles, like other agency, and the day of your walk this happened. It is also important to say that this negative comment you put, why you wanted to deceive us and request your refund, saying that we had not given you the tour, but as our internal documents show that if you took the tour, we will not refund anything. We strive for all travelers to enjoy our beautiful city of Oaxaca and its attractions.
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