Oaxaca Walking Tour: The Best Introduction

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Kactus
Quality Verified Registered on April 10, 2019

We are a group of university students who love Mexico and enjoy sharing the history, food, traditions and local face of the country to tourists. We love to continue preparing ourselves to give excellent attention as we would like to receive it to us.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The best introduction to understand Oaxaca. During the tour we will talk about the pre-Hispanic past and its influence on the present. We will analyze the causes of social struggles and cultural resistance.

During the visit we will go to the following places:

  • Xochimilco neighborhood
  • Jalatlaco neighborhood
  • Ethnobotanical Garden
  • Institute of Graphic Arts
  • Temple of Santo Domingo
  • Macedonio Alcalá Theater
  • Cathedral
  • Plinth


We will also try a typical and refreshing drink made with cocoa and corn. We will talk about the different cultures that live in the state and about a very important graphic artist. We will finish near a market where you can try the tlayudas.
Do you dare to know Oaxaca through the eyes of a local?

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  • Meeting point:
    C. de Manuel García Vigil 809, RUTA I...
    C. de Manuel García Vigil 809, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
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    Find us in front of the Oaxacan Institute of Crafts. You will be able to identify us by the green shirts and umbrellas.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

28 ratings
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5.0
Fun
4.69
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4.92
Quality
4.96
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4.81
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Anne 29 Nov 2022
Brisbane

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
The guide did not arrive. We waited 20 mins and sent a message. But got no response.
Lisa 15 Aug 2022
Stuttgart

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Unsere Tour mit Ricardo war super. Er hat uns die wichtigsten Informationen über Oaxaca an den entsprechenden Orten gezeigt und uns super Tipps gegeben.
Jack 06 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Ricardo knows so much history about the city and state Oaxaca. He was very kind and happily answered all my questions. He was a great guide!
Nic ... 05 Aug 2022
Seattle

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Ricardo gave us a tour in English and it was extremely informative and we learned so much about the history of Oaxaca city! I will definitely recommend guru walk tour to friends, and will do again!
Douglas 04 Aug 2022
Miami

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
This was a great tour. The tour guide (Ricardo) was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Oaxaca. He provided a nice overall historical context to the existing Oaxacan culture. It was a nice way to orient yourself to Oaxaca for someone who has never been here. He also gave recommendations of places/restaurants to check out. I would highly recommend it!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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