Explore Oaxaca and Monte Albán with World Heritage USA
Make memories at the Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán. Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids, and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, built on a grid pattern, is a well-preserved example of Spanish colonial town planning. The solidity and volume of the city’s buildings display their adaptation to the earthquake-prone region in which these architectural gems were constructed.
Itinerary (Click here for complete brochure):
- Day One: Arrive in Oaxaca, check-in at Hotel Quinta Real
- Day Two: Tour the Historic District and cultural sites of Oaxaca.
- Day Three: Tour Monte Albán and Atzompa mountaintop archaeological sites, led by senior conservator Nelly Robles, Director of Archaeological Projects.
- Day Four: Tour Yagul and Mitla archaeological sites in the Oaxaca Valley. Visit rug weavers at Teotitlán and Mezcal production areas.
- Day Five: Tour Cuilapan and Zaachila archaeological sites and historic villages in the Oaxaca Valley.
- Day Six: Tour culinary sites in Oaxaca. Visit chocolate, cheese, and coffee shops, and traditional markets. Open patio or mole-tasting for lunch and dinner at iconic Oaxaca restaurants. Guelaguetza (local folk dances) at Hotel Quinta Real.
- Day Seven: Morning shopping, depart in the afternoon.
Total Cost (all fees included): $10,000 for 2 people
Choose from these dates:
December 3-9, 2023 – 50% Deposit due up front, full payment due November 19, 2023
March 24-30, 2024 – 50% Deposit due up front, full payment due March 10, 2024
December 1-7, 2024 – 50% Deposit due up front, full payment due November 17, 2024
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About Your Guide
Dr. Nelly Robles García is Director of Archaeological Projects at Monte Albán and Atzompa, and the former National Coordinator of Archaeology for the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia of Mexico. She has served as a Research Associate in the Anthropology Department of the American Museum of Natural History, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, and Director of the Archaeological Zone of Monte Albán in Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s most important sites. She received her Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1994 as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Robles García received the Society for American Archaeology’s Presidential Award in 2008 for her dedication to bringing North American and Mexican archaeologists into conversation, and continues to teach and publish on Oaxacan archaeology, cultural heritage management, and architectural restoration.