Excursions in Oaxaca
During this tour you can visite three indigenous destinations. First you will visit the Villa of San Bartolo Coyotepec, famous for the black pottery. At this site you will have the opportunity to have a demonstration of the elaboration of this typical product. In the same place are selled some of these original handicrafts. You will continue the tour by visiting the village of Santo Tomas Jalietza, ubicated some 20 minutes from San Bartolo Coyotepec. Here you can see the typical handmade textile works. This place is mostly known for its manufacture of typical dresses. Then you will continue with a visit of the village of Ocotlan de Morelos, where you can admire one of the Oaxaca indigenous markets. You can see the typical sales for this region, as well as visite the Church od the village or the house of the famous painter Rodolfo Morales.
This trip starts with taking you from your hotel to the Village Arrazola Xoxo. The wood work is an old tradition of the Zapotecan culture, which reches its maximum expresion with the Alebrijes elaboration. The Alebrijes are unreal and magic pieces which come to life through the people imagination. You will continue with the visit to the Cuilapam de Guerrerom, an ex monastery located in the region of Central Valleys of Oaxaca. The monastery has been started to be built in the XVI century but was never concluded. You will finish the visit with the village of Zaachila, that was founded aproximately in the XIII century A.C.. here you will have the opportunity to visit one of the native markets of Oaxaca, The Zaachila and the Archaeological zone of this village.
The tour starts with the picks up at the hotel, taking you to see the famous "Tule's Tree". This tree is a typical specie of the swampy region, our ancestors put to this region the name of "Ahueheute", which means " The old of the Water". You will continue with the visit of the village "Teatitlan del Valle", where you will see a demonstration of the elaboration of a typical rug of the town. You will have time to do some purchases. Then you will continue with the visit to the archaeological zone of Mitla. Among the recovered architectonic groups emphazise the Group of the Columns, the so called "North Group", where highlights the catholic Temple dedicated to San Pablo. It was built on the original building and with the same materials, product of its destruction.
Teotitlan del Valle, famous village for the textil, carpets using the natural colors and famous tapetes tejidos ,pinturesque village located in middle between Tlacolula and tule. Mezcal factory visit is included, mezcal is famous local beverage for locals this is a kind of tequila,you´ll have a demonstrations and degustation. "Hierve el Agua" is a natural warm spring which contains air trying to escape. The water is also full of minerals, so as it runs off of the edge of the nearby cliff, calcium carbonate and magnesium in the water create a petrified waterfall, and the sulphur ads nice yellow accents in places.
This tour starts with the pick up of clients at their hotels, taking them to the archaeological zone within a time of 20 to 25 min approximately. Arriving to the zone they will start the tour and they have the possibility to admire the Gran Plaza with its ceremonial buildings. Most important ones are: The Ballgame court, the Monte Alban Palace, the South Platform, the Observatory, the Dancers platform, as well as the gran variety of hills in the center of this place.
Monte Albán is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The site is located on a low mountainous range rising above the plain in the central section of the Valley of Oaxaca where the latterÂ´s northern Etla, eastern Tlacolula, and southern Zimatlán/Ocotlán (or Valle Grande) branches meet. The present-day state capital Oaxaca City is located approximately 9 km (5.8 mi) east of Monte Albán.The civic-ceremonial center of the Monte Albán site is situated atop an artificially-levelled ridge, which with an elevation of about 1940 m (6368 ft) above mean sea level rises some 400 m (1312 ft) from the valley floor. In addition to the aforementioned monumental core, the site is characterized by several hundred artificial terraces and a dozen clusters of mounded architecture covering the entire ridgeline and surrounding flanks (Blanton 1978). The archaeological ruins on the nearby Atzompa and El Gallo hills to the north are traditionally considered to be an integral part of the ancient city as well.Besides being one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, Monte AlbánÂ´s importance stems also from its role as the pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic center for close to a thousand years. Founded toward the end of the Middle Formative period at around 500 BC, by the Terminal Formative (ca.100 BC-AD 200) Monte Albán had become the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominated much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacted with other Mesoamerican regional states such as Teotihuacan to the north (Paddock 1983; Marcus 1983). The city had lost its political pre-eminence by the end of the Late Classic (ca. AD 500-750) and soon thereafter was largely abandoned. Small-scale reoccupation, opportunistic reutilization of earlier structures and tombs, and ritual visitations marked the archaeological history of the site into the Colonial period.The etymology of the siteÂ´s present-day name is unclear, and tentative suggestions regarding its origin range from a presumed corruption of a native Zapotec name such as Danibaan (Sacred Hill) to a colonial-era reference to a Spanish soldier by the name Montalbán or to the Alban Hills of Italy. The ancient Zapotec name of the city is not known, as abandonment occurred centuries before the writing of the earliest available ethnohistorical sources.
In this tour, we start visiting the church of Santo Domingo de Guzman, known only as Santo Domingo, is a one of the best examples of the Baroque Architecture of New Spain in México, we´ll visit the fampus street of alcalá, arriving to Zócalo, placer where Oaxacans and turists can enjoy music, color and food, the Catedral of Oaxaca and the local markets of Benito Juarez and 20 de Noviembre, famous for the colorful of the site, in all this tour in route we´ll see a los of shops and museums , in case for taking the Museum of las Culturas, takes 2 hours more for this additional.
Guelatao-Capulálpam Ixtlan de Juarez-Mendez (Magic Town) -. Today we take a very comprehensive tour visiting St. Paul Guelatao, famous for being the birthplace of the Father of the Americas, Don Benito Juarez, walk around the lake and you can see a replica of what life was like in those times, we will continue with a visit to Ixtlan Juarez, a town nestled in the Sierra, visit the majestic Church of the eighteenth century, where we see the magnificent baroque altarpieces, and a breathtaking view of the Villa. We will continue to eat at the Restaurant Capulalpam Community Mendez (Magic Town), where we will have a chance to eat the famous rainbow trout in any of its different preparations, or enjoy a good mezcal, if you like rappelling or zip here have the opportunity to take advantage and make it on the premises of this valley, (lunch included), time to walk around the town of Capulalpam Mendez, back to the city of Oaxaca,
DEPARTING TO VISIT THE WEDNESDAY MARKET DAY, the village of Etla, famous by the market day and the elaboration of local Cheese and Quesillo, uiis a colorful site where we can enjoy for this amazing indigenous market, people for near villages come here to sell their products, in this tour we´ll visit the Centro d elas Artes of San Agustin, wich is the first ecological in Latinoamerica, has a compromise with formation and creation artistic, ocentro de las artes will find the paper factory, all this area will see is very natural and near to the Village of Etla, return to your Hotel,