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Oaxaca Vacations

The following options are available when you book your vacation package to Oaxaca:

Ground Transportation
Car Rentals

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Roundtrip Airport/Hotel Transfers

Save time and money by pre-purchasing roundtrip, shared-ride transportation between the Oaxaca International Airport and your Oaxaca area hotel. Our local representative in the destination will meet you upon arrival and direct you to your transfer vehicle.

Departure transportation will be coordinated with our local representative based on your flight departure schedule. Our representative will advise you of your return pick-up time and location.

Tours
Tour - City Tour

An excellent introduction to the beautiful city of Oaxaca. After being picked up at your hotel, you will head to the famous Santo Domingo de Guzman. This temple was opened for worship in 1608, and is one of the best examples of the Baroque style in Mexico. It boasts 36 paintings illustrating passages of the Old and New Testaments. The splendid altarpiece of the main altar was made using golf leaf in 1959 by Oaxacan artisans. You will also visit the regional museum and then proceed to walk on the pedestrian street to reach the famous Zocalo. The Zocalo is the heart of downtown Oaxaca. You will then continue on foot to the Cathedral of Oaxaca and the central market to admire the Baroque and Neoclassic styles. After strolling through the city you will be able to enjoy a stop off to the chocolate factory, where they give you a taste of the famous Oaxacan chocolate. At the end of your tour you will have the opportunity to overlook the city of Oaxaca from a breathtaking view near the famous Guelaguetza amphitheatre.

Tour includes:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and transportation aboard air-conditioned sedan, suburban, van or motor coach (depending upon number of passengers) to Santo Domingo de Guzman.
  • Services of a bilingual (English and Spanish) guide
  • Admission tickets to attractions
  • Cold beverages, including bottled water
Other information:
  • Half-day tour – approximately 4-5 hours
  • Regional museum is closed every Monday.
  • Tour operates Tuesday - Saturday at 10:00am
  • Bring additional money for the city markets (Mexican Pesos are suggested)
  • It is recommended that you bring or wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Be prepared to tip your guides
  • Book for date you choose. Reservations are made ahead of time for passengers. Upon arrival in Oaxaca, passengers need to re-confirm their tour and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Mitla and Tule Tree

An excellent tour for lovers of history and culture. Begin your journey on the Pan-American Highway to Istmus of Tehuantepec where you will visit the famous Tule Tree, which is, perhaps, the oldest living being in Mexico. The enormous ahuehuete cypress tree is estimated to be more than 2,000 years old. It stands 140 feet high and its trunk has a diameter of 138 feet.

After you will proceed to the site of Mitla located about 28 miles outside of the city of Oaxaca. The ruins in the area are unlike other ancient pre-Hispanic structures and are made of inicid stone mosaic. You will find 5 main groups of buildings that still remain and retain traces of paintwork and artifacts. The next stop is at one of the well-known Mezcal factories to see the process of how Mezcal is made from beginning to end. Before leaving the Mezcal factory, you will have an opportunity to taste different Mezcals.

The last stop before returning to your hotel is to Teotitlan del Valle, a village known for its beautiful textiles and weavings. These artisans here use natural dyes such as indigo and moss. You will have an opportunity to see a demonstration on how they make these beautiful products.

Tour includes:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and transportation aboard air-conditioned sedan, suburban, van or motor coach (depending upon number of passengers) to Mitla, Tule Tree, Mezcal Factory and Teotitlan del Valle.
  • Services of a bilingual (English and Spanish) guide
  • Admission tickets to archeological sites and attractions
  • Cold beverages, including bottled water
Other information:
  • Half-day tour – approximately 4-5 hours
  • Tour operates daily at 10:00am
  • Bring additional money for additional shopping around sites (Mexican Pesos are suggested)
  • It is recommended that you bring or wear your comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera.
  • Be prepared to tip your guides
  • Book for date you choose. Reservations are made ahead of time for passengers. Upon arrival in Oaxaca, passengers need to re-confirm their tour and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Monte Alban

Explore one of the very first cities of the new world. Your tour begins with a 25-minute drive to the archeological site of Monte Alban, founded approximately 500 years before the birth of Christ. Your experienced guide will walk you through the Main Plaza with its ceremonial buildings consisting of the Main Plaza, The Ball Court, System II, The Danzantes, Building "J", and many more throughout the grounds. Learn about the breathtaking ancient city designed to house a population of 300, 000 people. The buried treasures found in Monte Alban are comprised of the largest Mesoamerican discovery. UNESCO registered the pre-Hispanic monuments, along with the historical center of the city of Oaxaca, as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Tour includes:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and transportation aboard air-conditioned sedan, suburban, van or motor coach (depending upon number of passengers) to Monte Alban
  • Services of a bilingual (English and Spanish) guide
  • Admission tickets to archeological site
  • Cold beverages, including bottled water
Other information:
  • Half-day tour – approximately 4-5 hours
  • Tour operates Monday – Saturday at approximately 10:00am (schedule may vary)
  • Bring additional money for souvenir shop at Monte Alban (Mexican Pesos are suggested)
  • It is recommended that you bring or wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Be prepared to tip your guides
  • Book for date you choose. Reservations are made ahead of time for passengers. Upon arrival in Oaxaca, passengers need to re-confirm their tour and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Private Car & Driver - Full Day

Enhance your trip by pre-purchasing a Full-Day Private Car and Driver experience. This personalized and unique experience will allow you to independently explore the city of Oaxaca at your own pace. This private service is personalized to fit your needs. You will have the opportunity to plan your own itinerary with confidence, discovering the varied treasures of the surrounding towns, villages, and archeological sites. Your experienced driver knows the area extremely well and will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4-passenger sedan. All drivers are English-speaking and have knowledge of the city and are more than happy to make helpful suggestions during your visit. Also includes:

  • Roundtrip pick-up/drop-off at your hotel in Oaxaca
  • Air-conditioned 4-passenger sedan
  • Services of an English-speaking driver
Other information:
  • Full-day tour (8 hours)
  • Operates daily
  • Lunch, entrance fees, or cost of guide in archeological sites are not included
  • Be prepared to tip your driver
  • Upon arrival in Oaxaca, clients must re-confirm their full-day private car and driver and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Private Car & Driver - Half Day

Enhance your trip by pre-purchasing a Half-Day Private Car and Driver experience. This personalized and unique experience will allow you to independently explore the city of Oaxaca at your own pace. This private service is personalized to fit your needs. You will have the opportunity to plan your own itinerary with confidence, discovering the varied treasures of the surrounding towns, villages, and archeological sites. Your experienced driver knows the area extremely well and will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4-passenger sedan. All drivers are English-speaking and have knowledge of the city and are more than happy to make helpful suggestions during your visit. Also includes:

  • Roundtrip pick-up/drop-off at your hotel in Oaxaca
  • Air-conditioned 4-passenger sedan
  • Services of an English-speaking driver
Other information:
  • Half-day tour (4 hours)
  • Operates daily
  • Entrance fees or cost of guide in archeological sites are not included
  • Be prepared to tip your driver
  • Upon arrival in Oaxaca, clients must re-confirm their half-day private car and driver and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Private Van & Driver - Full Day

Enhance your trip by pre-purchasing a Full-Day Private Van and Driver experience. This personalized and unique experience will allow you to independently explore the city of Oaxaca at your own pace. This private service is personalized to fit your needs. You will have the opportunity to plan your own itinerary with confidence, discovering the varied treasures of the surrounding towns, villages, and archeological sites. Your experienced driver knows the area extremely well and will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned 10-passenger van. All drivers are English-speaking and have knowledge of the city and are more than happy to make helpful suggestions during your visit. Also includes:

  • Roundtrip pick-up/drop-off at your hotel in Oaxaca
  • Air-conditioned 10-passenger van or Suburban (Suburban is subject to availability and used only for groups up to 8 passengers)
  • Services of an English-speaking driver
Other information:
  • Full-day tour (8 hours)
  • Operates daily
  • Lunch, entrance fees, or cost of guide in archeological sites are not included
  • Be prepared to tip your driver
  • Upon arrival in Oaxaca, clients must re-confirm their full-day private van and driver and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Private Van & Driver - Half Day

Enhance your trip by pre-purchasing a half-day private van and driver experience. This personalized and unique experience will allow you to independently explore the city of Oaxaca at your own pace. This private service is personalized to fit your needs. You will have the opportunity to plan your own itinerary with confidence, discovering the varied treasures of the surrounding towns, villages, and archeological sites. Your experienced driver knows the area extremely well and will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned 10-passenger van. All drivers are English-speaking and have knowledge of the city and are more than happy to make helpful suggestions during your visit. Also includes:

  • Roundtrip pick-up/drop-off at your hotel in Oaxaca
  • Air-conditioned 10-passenger van or Suburban (Suburban is subject to availability and used only for groups up to 8 passengers)
  • Services of an English-speaking driver
Other information:
  • Half-day tour (4 hours)
  • Operates daily
  • Entrance fees or cost of guide in archeological sites are not included
  • Be prepared to tip your driver
  • Upon arrival in Oaxaca, clients must re-confirm their half-day private van and driver and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.
Tour - Zaachila Market and The 16th-Century Exconvent of Cuilapan

A fascinating tour for history enthusiasts. Begin with a short drive to Zaachila, a village located approximately 30 minutes from Oaxaca. Here in Zaachila, you'll see the famous Thursday market and visit the location of 2 ancient Mixtec tombs—1 richly decorated and 1 that housed a treasure now kept in Mexico City's National Museum of History and Anthropology. After visiting the village of Zaachila, you will continue on to Cuilipan de Guerrero, where you will find what could have been, if it was finished, the largest convent complex in the New World. It consists of the ex- convent, a church, and chapel with a basilica-type floor plan. This complex is one of the best examples of what is called Indo-Christian art and was constructed during the 16th century.

Tour includes:
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and transportation aboard air-conditioned sedan, suburban, van or motorcoach (depending upon number of passengers) to the village of Zaachila and to Cuilipan de Guerrero.
  • Services of a bilingual (English and Spanish) guide
  • Admission tickets to sites and attractions
  • Cold beverages, including bottled water
Other information:
  • Half-day tour – approximately 4-5 hours
  • Tour operates Thursday at 10:00am
  • Bring additional money for the city markets (Mexican Pesos are suggested)
  • It is recommended that you bring or wear your comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Be prepared to tip your guides
  • Book for date you choose. Reservations are made ahead of time for passengers. Upon arrival in Oaxaca, passengers need to re-confirm their tour and hotel pick-up/drop-off times with the Viajes Xochitlan Tour representative by calling Viajes Xochitlan at the number provided in their documents.

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