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From Oaxaca: Yagul Archaeological Site & Sunday Local Market

1. From Oaxaca: Yagul Archaeological Site & Sunday Local Market

Join a guided tour for a unique Sunday experience with a visit to the archaeological site of Yagul and San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya. See the closest example of an original pre-Hispanic market in Tlacolula. Start your adventure by being picked up in your hotel lobby in Oaxaca City. Head to the town of San Jeronimo Tlacochahuaya to marvel at the legendary 16th-century construction. Learn about its religious art and altars. Then, visit the archeological site of Yagul, a city that flourished as an urban center after the decadency of Monte Alban. Walk with your guide and understand how it transformed as an important city back in the days after the Spanish conquest. Lastly, head to Tlacolula. Walk through one of the most popular and colorful Sunday markets in the country. This fascinating place turns into the main street of the town on Sundays. Find products, arts, and crafts made by the local people here.

From Oaxaca: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

2. From Oaxaca: San Agustín Etla Quesillo and Papermaking Tour

Learn about two of the most distinctive commercial and artisan activities in the state of Oaxaca with a papermaking and Quesillo (Oaxaca cheese) tour. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in central Oaxaca and venture about 20 kilometers (around 12.5 miles) north of the city center to the Etla District, where traditional Quesillo and paper are made.   First, you will visit a former hydroelectric plant located in San Agustín Etla, where a community is dedicated to the production of paper using natural fibers of the region, such as tree bark, branches, flowers, pigments, and cotton. Next, check out the spectacular Arts Center of St. Augustine, housed in the former La Soledad Yarns and Fabrics Factory, which was founded in 1883 and manufactured raw blankets from cotton. The abandoned building has been remodeled into a modern ecological arts center presenting contemporary art and culture exhibitions. Finally, discover the secrets of locally made Quesillo and its unique flavor. Learn all about this famous cheese, which originated in Oaxaca, has gained international recognition, and is an important ingredient in Mexican gastronomy. You'll also visit the Etla market, well known for being located in the area where Quesillo originated, before returning to Oaxaca City.

Oaxaca: Guided City Walking Tour

3. Oaxaca: Guided City Walking Tour

Start the tour with a visit to the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, an important monument and one of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Mexico. Enter the regional museum of Oaxaca and see exhibits of Mixtec and Zapotec archeology alongside treasures from Grave No 7 of Monte Albán. Continue on foot to one of the main streets in the city of Oaxaca. Follow the cobblestone street through a green quarry that opens up onto the Tourist Walkway. Explore Santo Domingo de Guzmán and head into the central part of the city, passing by various museums, galleries, craft shops, and restaurants on the way. When you arrive in the center, enjoy a mixture of band and Marimba music in the Constitution Garden. End this magical tour with a visit to the Benito Juarez Market. Shop for black clay handicrafts, alebrijes, and typical costumes from the 8 regions of the state of Oaxaca. Sample local products including Mole Oaxaqueño, Tlayudas, Mezcal, Chocolate, Quesillo, and Chapulines in the 20 de Noviembre Market. Then pass through the main meat aisle where you will not be able to leave without tasting some of Oaxaca's delicious cuisine.

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What people are saying about Oaxaca de Juarez

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I booked this tour for myself and two others and Wow is all I can say! This tour was fantastic but the guide, Hugo, really made the trip special. He picked us up at our Airbnb in a nice vehicle and drove us to all the sites. He asked what we were interested in and made stops along the way that weren’t originally on itinerary. We really appreciated that and all the additional information. It’s obvious he knows a lot about the Oaxaca. The best stop of the trip was definitely the market. Much bigger than the one in Oaxaca and more of a local feel. That said it could’ve been overwhelming if we were not with a guide. The other stops were cool too because they aren’t usually on peoples itineraries. Cannot recommend this experience enough.

The Tlacolula market experience is incredible! Must be lived! However, we believe that the agency did not send us a tour guide but a driver, because he did not know anything about the Yagul archaeological zone and did not explain anything to us.

Great experience, loved the Sunday Market and we enjoyed every minute of it. Also the extra stops were nice and the guide was great!

Big props to Marco and Soledad for the best tour you can get in Oaxaca.

Lovely guide full of enthusiasm. Great way to get your boring