RatesThe cost of your tour will depend on the number of people in your group and where you wish to go. For private tours within the valley of Oaxaca, our base rate is $250 USD per day (for up to 7 hours) for groups of three people or fewer. For larger groups and for tours to locations outside the valley (such as Hierve el Agua, the Sierra Norte, or the Sierra Mixteca), birding tours, and tours during high season, the rate is higher. What’s Included: transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and guide service provided by a knowledgeable, bilingual guide certified by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism. Not included: Admission fees to museums and archaeological sites, meals, and incidental expenses.
We encourage you to reserve the dates for your tours at least two weeks in advance. To do so, we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of the tour. The deposit can easily be paid through PayPal with a credit card. The balance is due in cash (either in US dollars or pesos) at the conclusion of your tour.
Please contact us to start planning your personalized tour of Oaxaca. We look forward to hearing from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please contact us.
How do I book a tour?
Once you’ve selected the tours you’re interested in, fill in the form on this page to let us know which tours you would like to take and your preferred dates. We’ll get back to you with a confirmation and a request for the deposit so we can reserve the date for you.
How far in advance do I need to book?
We prefer at least two weeks notice, but if this isn’t possible, contact us anyway to see if we have availability. Please note that during our busiest season (the last week of October and first week of November as well as from December to February), we’re usually booked several months in advance.
Are children welcome on your tours?
Families with children are welcome. Please let us know the number of children and their ages and we may be able to suggest some activities that they would enjoy along the way.
Where does the tour start? Will you pick me up at my hotel?
Our walking tours in the city usually begin at Santo Domingo church. In that case, we’ll ask you to meet us there. For all of our other tours, we’ll pick you up at your hotel at an agreed-upon time. We usually start at 9 am, but we can adjust the time according to your preference.
How do I make the payment?
A deposit is required to hold your reservation date. We request a deposit of 25% of the cost of the tour, which can be paid through PayPal (with a credit card or your PayPal account if you have one). The remaining balance is due at the end of the tour in cash – either in US dollars or pesos.
Do you accept credit cards?
For the advance deposit, you may pay with a credit card through PayPal, but for the balance, we request payment in cash.
Do you accept dollars or pesos?
Prices are listed in US dollars. We accept payment in either dollars or the equivalent in pesos.
What’s included in the cost?
Transportation in a comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning and guide service is included in all of our tours except our walking tours which do not include transportation. Not included: Admission fees, meals, snacks, drinks, and tips.
How do you handle cancellations and refunds?
The deposit of 25% of the tour cost is non-refundable. If you cancel 48 hours or more before the time of the tour, we’ll be happy to attempt to re-schedule and use your deposit toward a tour on a later date.