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Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy midmorning pickup from your Oaxaca hotel and travel by comfortable coach for about 20 minutes to Monte Alban, a UNESCO site located on a mountaintop boasting panoramas of the city and Oaxaca Valley.

    Upon arrival at the archaeological site, explore with your guide the Grand Plaza, a large open area on the flattened plateau. Hear engaging facts about Zapotec history and culture as you gaze at ceremonial platforms, including a series of rock carvings called The Dancers (Los Danzantes). You’ll see some of Monte Alban’s 170 tombs, whose excavations revealed a range of paintings and stone carvings.

    Visit pyramids, temples, altars and the I-shaped ball court constructed in 100 BC. Make your way up the South Platform (Plataforma Sur), a large area known for its wide staircase and great views.

    Enjoy some free time wandering the well-preserved site on your own and capturing memorable photos. Your Oaxaca pyramids tour of Monte Alban ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed this trip to Monte Alban. Our guide was very entertaining & knowledgeable of the site ! It’s fascinating place to visit & we would strongly recommend this particular tour .

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank LoveTravel574012
    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    This was my first excursion after arriving in Oaxaca. very interesting site. I was unaware that Monte Alban is around 2000 years old. I was impressed by the size and number of edifices erected at this site. TIP.... the museum here is great, but don't...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Gregory W
    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    enjoyed it. the time constraint was a bit unfortunate as I just needed more time to explore and enjoy our surroundings.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank xochiv
    Reviewed 31 March 2019

    I have never paid much attention to Mesoamerica and its history and Monte Alban helped me open my eyes to the great history going on while the Renaissance was being born in Europe. The art is so much more nuanced than I ever knew and...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank MathewT805
    Reviewed 18 September 2018

    This place is very gorgeous. It is on top of mountain and could see very far from the top. It is amazing what the ancient could build with no advance machinates. The day we visited had afternoon thunderstorm. We could see the rain came. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Xing Jing L
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