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“Terrible Day of the dead tour” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Monte Alban Tours

Monte Alban Tours
Alcala 100 | Andador Turistico, Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 520 0444
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Ranked #27 of 40 activities in Oaxaca
Type: Tours
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Terrible Day of the dead tour”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Don't ever go with this company. Totally ruined graveyard tour and the magic of day of the dead is gone forever. ZERO organisation. Too many people, not enough guides. Guides actually didn't know what they were supposed to be doing. No information. Somehow they let a guy in a wheelchair come on the tour without any proper access which made it hard for him and everyone else. People split between buses and cars. Shocking waste of money!!! Day of the dead should be special. Don't do it with these amateurs.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Monte Albán”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

Monte Albán is a sprawling arqueological complex that sits above Oaxaca City with a bird's-eye view of the valley below. It's well worth the trip. However: DO NOT USE Monte Albán Tours, located in Oaxaca City between the zócalo and the church on Rayón. We were treated very unprofessionally and were unable to get our money back after a trip that did not provide half what was promised. I speak fluent Spanish, so there was no communication issue, just an issue of professionalism. The company was a half-hour late picking us up, the driver (who were were told would be our guide) did not provide any guide services at all, didn't talk to us (he only gave the return information to the Mexican family traveling with us- I happened to overhear him tell them what time to be back), and then kept us waiting 45 minutes at the pick-up site. We were also told there would be a place for us to buy lunch at, which there wasn't. The last straw was when he sent us back to Oaxaca City on another tour company's bus! Perhaps other have better experiences with this tour company, but ours was terrible.

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