We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Monte Alban Tours

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Alcala 100 | Andador Turistico, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 951 520 0444

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
  • 4
  • 12
Not for English Speakers

We book these people a while back for myself and my partner to Monte Alban. We didn't get pickup but went to the tour office. However the Van did pickup few people on the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Oaxaca

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 29: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We book these people a while back for myself and my partner to Monte Alban. We didn't get pickup but went to the tour office. However the Van did pickup few people on the way. Once we went up to the top the guide supposed to speak English and Spanish as we specifically ask for a english tour. However the... More 

1 Thank SamViper
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This review is for a company called Monte Alban Tours, rather than a tour of Monte Alban (the archaeological site). They are on Alcala, near the Santo Domingo church. We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, and asked if they could arrange a private hike for 4 of on Monday, from Benito Juarez National Park to La Neveria. Both Ismael... More 

Thank tiadora
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

After a bad experience in Mexico City where we were hi-jacked and our half-day tour became a ten-hour marathon, we were cautious about visiting the ruins at Mont Alban. Our organisers (Turismo el Conventura de Oaxaca) were great in that they arranged for us to go on one tour that left early and somehow come back with another group. No... More 

Thank GRFandMRF
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A good and economical way to visit Monte Alban from Oaxaca is to take the round trip bus. But it leaves 20-30 minutes late and picks up and drops off on different blocks in the city centre. So one needs patience.

Thank woggles67
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were in Oaxaca for the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivities at the end of October/early November. That is a great time to visit Oaxaca to experience the simple pleasures of parades in the streets, excellent food, including pan de muertos (special holiday bread), and galleries and museums. (Don't miss the English language tour at the... More 

Thank John B
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We booked a private tour through this company, basically we hired a car and driver for eight hours and we selected our destinations. The price for the day was very reasonable and Diego, our driver was great and spoke perfect English. As we have been to Oaxaca several times, we knew where we wanted to go. Monte Alban tours made... More 

Thank Milton W
Level Contributor
106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Friends were here for Day of the Dead and wanted to see Monte Alban. I have taken a bus there before but since they are older I decided we should go on a tour. Monte Alban Tours is located at 100-A Alcala just up for Independencia. The van was new and clean, the driver was good, and the tour was... More 

Thank Oaxacaone
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Try to have a tour guide, and if you don't want to buy let them know. (Of course you will want a souvenir). TAKE your comfy shoes, you have to climb the pyramid, and remember all that goes up, has to go down, take care! You can sit on the stairs to go down. Lovely sight.

Thank Gaby C
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Wish I had read these reviews before we wandered into this office. The same thing happened to us. We were assured we were going on an English speaking tour. There were 20 on the bus and only the 2 of us spoke English. The guide would speak 3 to 4 minutes in Spanish and then 10 words of English. Save... More 

1 Thank liztudor
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We were asked $200 for a tour to Monte Albán, plus Culiapán, Arrazola and Coyotepec, a full day trip without including entrance fees, neither meals. On top of that, we would spend less than 2 hours in each place. We were more interested in Monte Albán, so we went by ourselves. We found out buses direct to Monte Albán for... More 

Thank Roberto M

Travellers who viewed Monte Alban Tours also viewed


Been to Monte Alban Tours? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monte Alban Tours and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Monte Alban Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?