Just returned from Oaxaca and we had two wonderful tour guides. Alberto is the driver and Ivan is the guide. Both speak very good English and are lots of fun. They constantly made sure they were traveling throught the safest parts of town and they avoided any of the problem areas. There were nine women and we all thought they were great guides. I have traveled a lot and they are in my top three list of guides!
Here is Ivan's phone number. After I called him he came to the hotel within 30 min. to meet with me and arrange our tours. There were places we wanted to go that are not on the normal tour list and he made sure we went there. He also told us which places allowed bargaining and which did not. That was helpful as some of the women do not like to bargain.
We took three different tours and they were all wonderful. They will also stop anytime you need a photo or have to use a toilet or ATM. Very helpful and they love what they do.
Ivan O. Diaz Vasquez 044 951 156 5296
or his email is diaz_inter@hotmail. com
Please tell him Mary Anne recommended him.
Oh, if you are stuck in your hotel and are hungry call Los Combinados. They deliver tacos, quesadillas, alambres, beer and beverages. Really good food. I love their alambre de pollo con queso. THis is a chicken shish kabob that is grilled and then chopped and melted cheese is added. There are tortillas and all sorts of toppings, salsas etc. that come with it. Very cheap. Also tacos al pastor and tacos de bistec. Don't forget the cebollitas (grilled green onions, my favorites)
There are three locations
Tel. 51 471 29
Emilio Carranza #602
51 581 64
51 581 64