Tour 6: Tlacolula Market


We will meet at Casa de las Bugambilias B&B or at the front desk of your hotel, from where we will drive 20 miles southeast on the Pan-American Highway 190 to the municipality of Tlacolula de Matamoros to visit the market and the chapel of the “Lord of Tlacolula”. The Tlacolula Sunday market is awash with fantastic food, colorful artisans, plants, dried chilies, seeds, famous local products like barbacoa, pan de yema bread, and forged iron works and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Many people from the surrounding villages come here to buy and sell on Sundays, most wearing their traditional clothing.

After the market tour in Tlacolula we will drive 15 minutes on the same highway to Teotitlán del Valle. Here we will visit the workshop of Jacobo Mendoza Ruiz, a descendant of a large family of famous Zapotec weavers. Together with his wife María Luisa Vásquez, they gather plants to prepare the natural dyes for their rugs. We will see a full demonstration of natural dying and weaving and at the end you will have the opportunity to buy masterpieces, made with fine wool and natural dyes.

After the demonstration, we will have lunch in a Zapotec restaurant called Tlamanalli, owned by Abigail Mendoza Ruiz, to taste Prehispanic food. Abigail Mendoza Ruiz is the world’s most famous Zapotec chef. She wants to preserve Zapotec customs while showing that it’s not merely an ancient cuisine. She has done exactly this for nearly 27 years with her restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the biggest tree in the world, the giant tree of Santa María el “Tule”, which is 15 minute-drive from Teotitlán del Valle.



1-2 persons: MX $2,300.00 per person.

3-5 persons: MX $1,725.00 per person.

6-9 persons: MX $1,150.00 per person.

Children (Ages 6-12) MX $805.00


All the customers lodged in downtown Oaxaca will be picked up at the front desk of their hotel or at any other place in downtown Oaxaca.

We will establish a meeting point by telephone or email for travelers residing outside the city.

All tours normally end at the starting point, but this can be changed to another place in downtown Oaxaca if the customer prefers.


8 hours. Weather and traffic conditions might affect the length of the tour.


VW Transporter Mod. 2019 with A/C, liability insurance, purified water, and driver.


The service includes transportation, an English-speaking tour guide, and soft drinks.


Admission fees ($10 pesos per person at the giant tree of El Tule).
5-course menu at the Tlamanalli Restaurant: $520 pesos per person (does not include drinks).


We recommend you bring walking shoes, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

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