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Things to Do in Oaxaca

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Oaxaca and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Oaxaca activities? We have 17 tour ideas.


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City Tours

Oaxaca City Sightseeing Tour: Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca Regional Museum and Benito Juarez Market

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.99


Explore the markets and museums in the city of Oaxaca on this half-day tour! Visit the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman and the Oaxaca Regional Museum located in its former convent. You`ll walk to the main city center and stroll around the ‘zócalo` (town... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Oaxaca Cooking Class

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 100.99


Discover the flavors of Oaxaca as expert chefs introduce you to Oaxacan cuisine and cooking techniques. During this 3.5-hour class, walk to the local market to buy fresh ingredients before preparing your meal — including tortillas, salsas, an appetizer, soup, mole, dessert. With special emphasis on creating dishes (and recipes) that you can easily recreate upon your return home, this cooking class is a must-do while... Read More

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Day Trips

Oaxaca Day Trip: San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Toms Jalieza and Ocotln de Morelos

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 36.99


Visit three towns outside of the city of Oaxaca and discover the craft markets Oaxaca is famous for! This half-day trip takes you by coach to San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza and Morelos Ocotlan with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. You`ll learn about the history... Read More

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Day Trips

Mitla and Monte Alban Combo Tour from Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 71.99


Visit two extraordinary archeological sites—Mitla and Monte Alban—with this full-day combo tour that takes you sightseeing with a knowledgeable guide. Set out by comfortable coach from Oaxaxa to the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla, whose well-preserved mosaics tell an interesting tale. Then tour the immense complex of Monte Alban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and gaze upon the Oaxaca Valley from this hilltop... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the Teotitlan Valley from Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 50.99


Experience the natural and cultural highlights of the Oaxaca Valley on a day trip to several small towns and sites. You`ll be amazed by the sizable Tule tree (Arbol del Tule) of Santa Maria and the carbonized falls flowing from the cliffs of Hierve el Agua. Explore the Zapotecan ruins of... Read More

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Day Trips

Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec and Cuilapam Full-Day Tour from Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 50.99


Explore the cultural treasures surrounding Oaxaca on a full-day trip with an experienced guide. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monte Alban and discover the excavated ruins of this ancient Zapotec city. Meet local artisans making black pottery in the town of San Bartolo... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Mitla and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 35.99


See the world`s thickest tree, the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and modern-day weavers at work—all on this 3-hour coach tour of the Oaxaca Valley. The substantial size of tule tree (Arbol del Tule) in the town of Santa Maria will take your breath away, until you turn your eyes upon... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 35.99


Discover what makes the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monte Alban one of greatest archeological sites in the Oaxaca Valley! This 3-hour tour takes you by comfortable coach to the nearby ruins, which rest on a panoramic mountaintop with views of Oaxaca. Your professional guide will lead a tour through the vast complex filled with pyramids, ceremonial rock carvings, a huge ball court and 170 excavated tombs. Round-trip hotel... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Zaachila Market, Cuilapam and Arrazola Tour from Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 36.99


This tour will introduce you to the Zapotec culture and Spanish colonial history of Oaxaca as you visit several traditional towns outside the city. Meet your friendly local guide for a half-day tour of the region, including Cuilapam de Guerrero, Villa de Zaachila and San Antonio Arrazola. You'll... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Oaxaca Discovery Overnight Horseback Riding Adventure

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 390.00


This 'off-the-beaten-track' riding adventure starts 15 kilometers east of Oaxaca city at Rancho Pitaya. You will have an English and Spanish speaking owners personally guide the rides. There is no other tour of the central valleys of Oaxaca that offers the variety of natural and cultural... Read More

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Tours from Oaxaca

Monte Alban

Oaxaca, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 43.00


Visit the old Zapoteca capital built on a hill.

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Tours from Oaxaca

Mitla and El Tule

Oaxaca, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 43.00


Delve into Mexican history when you visit Mitla which is possibly the point of encounter of the two major cultures of Oaxaca - the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs and the 2000 year old approximately Tule Tree.

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Tours from Oaxaca

Zaachila and Cuilapan

Oaxaca, Mexico
Duration: 1 Day
Priced From: USD 43.00


Experience Mexicos indigenous present in Zaachila and see its colonial past in Cuilapan de Guerrero.

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Tours from Oaxaca

Ocotlan Santo Tomas Jalietza and San Bartolo Coyotepec

Oaxaca, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 42.00


Experience culture in Mexico by going to Ocotlan de Morelos market observing San Bartolo Coyotepecs potters using ancient Mesoamerican methods and watching Santo Tomas Jalietzas women weavers.

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Tours in Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juarez City Tour

Oaxaca, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 51.00


Visit the "most noble and loyal City of Antequera" Oaxaca de Juarez. It contains 26 colonial era temples five convents and a wide variety of civil structures which exhibit all the architectural styles from the 16th to the 20th century.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Oaxaca Airport to Hotels

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 43.50


Arrive in Oaxaca stress-free and make the most of your time in Mexico by pre-booking your arrival transfer. Skip the taxi lines and travel from Xoxocotlán International Airport to your Oaxaca hotel without a worry! Enjoy the convenience of a shared airport-to-hotel transfer with your professional English-speaking driver. Transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and coincide with your arrival... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotels to Oaxaca Airport

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 43.50


Enjoy a hassle-free departure with this convenient shared transfer from your Oaxaca city hotel to Xoxocotlán International Airport. With a pre-paid voucher, there's no need to worry about having enough cash to cover the taxi fare. <span style='line-height: 1.5;'>Travel in comfort as... Read More

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