Declared a World Heritage Site, Monte Albán was one of the most important cities in ancient Mesoamerica. During its peak, the majestic city of Monte Albán housed a population of 35,000 people. Monte Albán is Oaxaca´s best example of an urban center with a large central plaza. This tour lasts approximately four hours. Monte Albán is the biggest and most visited archaeological site in Oaxaca, receiving 700,000 visitors per year.
Mitla is one of the many well-preserved archeological sites of the Oaxaca Valley, where the dry climate has conserved sites as old as 10,000 years. We’ll travel to Teotitlán del Valle, a world renown town of textiles, especially rugs, which are hand-woven on looms with pedals made with wool obtained from local sheep and dyed mainly with natural products. We’ll stop to see Santa María El Tule, an ancient tree which has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world. The tour will end with a beautiful lunch at Rancho Zapata, a restaurant that specializes in the traditional foods of Oaxaca
For our Mezcal Distillery Tour, you will arrive in Santiago Matatlán which is known as the “World Capital of Mezcal,” and is a one-hour drive from Oaxaca City. Our visit features family owned Palenques to see the process for making artisanal mezcal. You will also experience free tastings of premium mezcals. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to buy bottles of the best mezcals directly from the producer. There is no pressure to buy mezcal and all the tastings are free.