Welcome to Teotitlán del Valle


Many tour groups only get as far as the larger weaving showrooms on the road approaching the village, which tend to dominate the craft here by buying up weavers’ products or employing weavers directly to weave for them. For more direct interaction, head on into the village itself, where blankets and rugs wave at you from houses and workshops along the streets.


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Mitla and Monte Alban Combo Tour from Oaxaca

At 10am you’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to the Tule tree here the visit is about 20 minutes, you will apreciate the wides tree trunk in the world. Continuing our way to Teotitlan del Valle and receive a full explanation of the natural dyes and weaving of wool. We will then drive to thearcheological ruins of Mitla, a religious center whose construction began in 850. While touring the site with your informative guide, hear about the Zapotecs, who developed a hierarchical society governed by kings and remained relatively isolated until Spanish conquest in the early 1500s. Admire the intricate mosaics of the colonial Church of San Pablo, built by the Spanish in the 16th century.Your guide will bring your attention to the architectural harmony of Mitla’s buildings and proportional courtyards. Study the elaborate design of the fretwork and geometric patterns that decorate tombs, panels, friezes and entire walls. Made with finely cut and polished stone pieces, the extraordinary mosaics make Mitla significant among the well-preserved Mesoamerican sites of the Oaxaca Valley. Back aboard your coach, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban, whose name means ‘White Mountain.’ Located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of the city and surrounding Oaxaca Valley, the pre-Columbian archeological site—along with Oaxaca City—is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins.You’ll explore the immense and well-preserved complex on foot as you tour the grounds with your guide. Visit pyramids, temples and altars, as well as several residential structures—all constructed around the rectangular Grand Plaza, a large open area on the flattened plateau.See the I-shaped ball court constructed in 100 BC, and climb to the South Platform (Plataforma Sur), a large area known for its wide staircase and great panoramic views. Learn interesting facts from your guide about Zapotecan history and culture as you gaze at ceremonial platforms, including a series of significant rock carvings called The Dancers (Los Danzantes). You’ll see some of Monte Alban’s 170 tombs, whose excavations revealed a range of paintings and stone carvings.Spend some free time exploring on your own and capturing great photos before re-boarding your coach back to Oaxaca city, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 6pm.

$278 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Oaxaca from Huatulco: San Bartolo Coyotepec, Monte Alban

Day 1: Huatulco-Teotitlan del Valle-OaxacaThe tour will starts at 6am with hotel pickup in Huatulco. The first stop is for breakfast at  Santa María Jalapa del Marqués. You’ll continue the journey to the Route of Mezcal, where you’ll visit the Palenques Mezcaleros, followed by a visit to theMixtec ruins of Mitla. The adventure continues to a Zapotec village, and Teotitlan del Valle, where you’ll see the famous Tree of El Tule and learn about the town's weaving industry. Then, travel to the Oaxacan capital, where you will appreciate the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman. Then, following check-in at your hotel, you'll have the afternoon off to enjoy the architectural and cultural beauty of the area.Day 2: Oaxaca-Monte Alban-Huatulco On the second day of the tour, you'll start travel to the ancient Zapotec city of Monte Alban following hotel pickup. Then, you’ll head to the Benito Juarez market located near a village of adobe houses, San Bartolo Coyotepec. Lastly, you will visit a village called San Martin Tilcajete or Arrazola. On the way back to Huatulco there will be a stop for lunch (not included in price).

$250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Oaxaca Overnight - 2 Day Experience

Halfway between Huatulco and Oaxaca we stop at San Jose del Pacifico, a typical small town built on top of one of the highest peaks of the Sierra Madre. You’ll find the view to be absolutely overwhelming. Then there is San Bartolo, famous for its black clay potteries and later the famous ruins of Monte Alban, the cradle of the Zapotec civilization. Arriving to the ¨Green City¨ we’ll visit the church of Santo Domingo, which has international fame because of its golden walls and its regional museum. Here’s good bargaining at the main market and we’ll also visit the nearby cathedral. The morning after, we’re going to visit Santa Maria, the famous ¨Tule¨, which is actually the oldest and tallest tree in the Oaxaca city. In Teotitlan del Valle you will be able to find the best hand-woven materials as well as all kinds of embroidered garments. The ruins of Mitla are a perfect testimony of the ancient Mixtec civilization.

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