We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
One week in Oaxaca

We are experienced, "over 60" travelers who can appreciate a great find. Suzanne and Benito, an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marjorie P
,
Atlanta, Georgia
An Incomparable Oaxaca Experience

Our visit to Oaxaca and the surrounding areas couldn't have been more interesting, surprising and... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2021
valmarchese
,
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Read all 111 reviews
  
Google
Recommended experiences in and around Oaxaca
from $35.94
More Info
from $54.99
More Info
from $47.57
More Info
Reviews (111)
Filter reviews
111 results
Traveler rating
105
1
2
0
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Traveler rating
105
1
2
0
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bird watching her husband virtual tour monte alban excellent days memorable trip natural history highest recommendation comfortable vehicle highly recommend this company food tour rug weaving knowledgeable guide local market two weeks great guide benito
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
41 - 46 of 111 reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our three-hour market and street food walking tour with Discover Oaxaca Tours. Make sure to come hungry. This was our first trip to Oaxaca, and the tour was a great way to learn about local cuisine and city history. Suzanne was a fantastic guide -- friendly and knowledgeable, and able to tailor the itinerary to our interests. One of our friends wasn't feeling well, and we were so appreciative that Suzanne went out of her way to buy him herbal tea at the market. We enthusiastically recommend this tour company to anyone visiting Oaxaca.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Connie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We’ve visited the Oaxaca region for 40 years, but we understand it much better now. We took a two-day hike in the Sierra Norte with Benito between two of the “Pueblos Mancomunados,” Benito Juarez and Neveria. It is so clear that Benito truly loves his region and knows it down to every flowering plant, singing bird and, in season, mushroom. When we expressed an interest in mushrooming, he immediately knew the right place and the right people to talk to, in this case a spirited nine-year-old “mushroom master” who seemed as comfortable in the woodlands as city kids would be in a mall. Benito takes every care to look after your comfort and safety and to actualize what it is that you would like to experience. He doesn’t give canned tours, he is in conversation with you. A very special person to be at your service.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robert C
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We booked three tours through Discover Oaxaca Tours and each one surpassed our expectations. We had two days with Benito (Eastern Valley, Sunday market, Mitla, Hierve el Agua, and el Tule, then Monte Alban and surrounding area) and one day with Suzanne (street food and walking tour of Oaxaca). They were flexible in helping us build an itinerary that suited our interests. They were both gracious, friendly, and full of information. Both Benito and Suzanne are passionate about the region, its history and culture, and especially its people. Wherever we went, they were greeted with a warm welcome, which made it seem less like a tour and more like visiting the area with friends - friends who just happen to know the places, craftsmen, and artisans around, whether that's Mezcal, pottery, or food. We really can't say enough good things about our experience with Suzanne and Benito and can recommend Discover Oaxaca with absolutely no reservations.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Stephen M
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We went on 2 tours with Benito and Suzanne. The first was a day tour of the Eastern Valley including the Sunday Market at Tlacolula which was fantastic. They included Hierve El Agua at our request but thanks to Benito we still got to see everything including Mitla. A really worthwhile and good value tour. A couple of days later we did a food tour of Oaxaca City with Suzanne. Food tours are a great way to see cities and this was no exception. Lots of great street and market food and drinks including barbecued meats at the markets. Suzanne was well prepared and knowledgeable and it was another great value tour. I also liked the way Suzanne kept in contact to discuss options beforehand. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Robert D
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We were very lucky to get Benito as our guide as part of the Tourradar tour while in Oaxaca. Benito picked us up by minibus and took as through a magical tour of the temples at Monte Alban, the Mineral Springs at Hierve el Agua, among other sites.
Benito was simply amazing and made this a memorable experience which will stay with me forever.

As background, Benito is not only highly educated, but also a local person who is proud of his heritage and culture. He is charming and able to impart his knowledge in a way that is guaranteed to fascinate anyone. His breadth of knowledge was astounding, covering local customs, the history and archaeology of the pre-Spanish cultures and a wide knowledge of flora and fauna. He has an in-depth knowledge of Monte Alban and Hierve el Agua and has some enlightening stories of his early explorations of both sites.

If ever you are in Oaxaca, I could not recommend Benito more highly. Where ever you chose to visit with him as a guide I can guarantee you will have an amazing experience. I certainly plan at some point to go back to Oaxaca and will definitely look him up for further tours.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Grantfettis
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews