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Monte Alban Tours

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Address: Alcala 100 | Andador Turistico, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 520 0444

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Not for English speakers

I live in Oaxaca and booked through them when a friend came to visit. They weren't prepared for English speakers so when we arrived to Monte Alban there wasn't a tour guide for... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2016
Holly W

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a private tour through this company, basically we hired a car and driver for eight hours and we selected our destinations. The price for the day was very reasonable and Diego, our driver was great and spoke perfect English. As we have been to Oaxaca several times, we knew where we wanted to go. Monte Alban tours made... More 

Thank Milton W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends were here for Day of the Dead and wanted to see Monte Alban. I have taken a bus there before but since they are older I decided we should go on a tour. Monte Alban Tours is located at 100-A Alcala just up for Independencia. The van was new and clean, the driver was good, and the tour was... More 

Thank Oaxacaone
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Try to have a tour guide, and if you don't want to buy let them know. (Of course you will want a souvenir). TAKE your comfy shoes, you have to climb the pyramid, and remember all that goes up, has to go down, take care! You can sit on the stairs to go down. Lovely sight.

Thank Gaby C
Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Wish I had read these reviews before we wandered into this office. The same thing happened to us. We were assured we were going on an English speaking tour. There were 20 on the bus and only the 2 of us spoke English. The guide would speak 3 to 4 minutes in Spanish and then 10 words of English. Save... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We were asked $200 for a tour to Monte Albán, plus Culiapán, Arrazola and Coyotepec, a full day trip without including entrance fees, neither meals. On top of that, we would spend less than 2 hours in each place. We were more interested in Monte Albán, so we went by ourselves. We found out buses direct to Monte Albán for... More 

Thank Roberto M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I live in Oaxaca and booked through them when a friend came to visit. They weren't prepared for English speakers so when we arrived to Monte Alban there wasn't a tour guide for us. I speak Spanish so I was able to communicate with the driver to find out what was going on. Once they got a guide, it was... More 

Thank Holly W
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

As English speaking tourists, we booked this tour because the charming man at the tour company assured us that the tour would be in English. So we booked, 250 pesos each. Turns out, the tour is mainly in Spanish with a few token English phrases thrown in. We were standing around most of the time with no idea what was... More 

Thank Sbur13
Canton, Michigan
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Luckily, We were in Oaxaca visiting our daughter who speaks Spanish, or we would have been in trouble. We booked 2 different day tours before arriving without consulting Trip Advisor. They were supposed to be in English so our daughter wouldn't have to translate all day. First day trip was to Monte Alban, Arrazola, Cuilapan de Guerrero , Coyotepec. We... More 

Thank Jbensing50
Perth, Western Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Avoid this tour company at all costs regardless of whether you speak Spanish or English only!! The tour lead did speak English but only bothered to translate when he felt like it or there was a chance we might buy something which meant he would receive a kick back or commission, which we witnessed at two stops (the lunch buffet... More 

Thank invitingmissjones
Napa, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Was a full day tour in english, tossed us over to another tour company all in spanish after Monte Alban.

Thank sandra p

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