Oaxaca to San Martin Alebrijes Carving and Paint Workshop Trip

Cultural & Theme Tours in Oaxaca City

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In "San Martin Tilcajete", you will see the process of making Alebrijes, the famous and colorful figures from Oaxacan-Mexican folk art. You will visit a workshop and see how artisans carve and paint these figures. Then, you'll have a chance to paint your own figure and use your imagination to create something unique. These figures were the inspiration for the creators of the famous movie "Coco".  After this, it is time for an expert you indications to fly with your imagination. You'll take this figure with you along with amazing memories from a wonderful day tour. Your tour includes transport and a local guide.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, San Martin Tilcajete, Southern MexicoThe artisans of this community will share with you the tradition inherited by their ancestors so you can take memorable moments with you. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Taller David HernándezAfter knowing the process of making these beautiful figures, you have time so that with the help of a craftsman, you can decorate your own alebrije.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small wooden "Alebrije", to paint. Material and paint to paint.

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks


  • Excellent value for money
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Popular choice with kids
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide