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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours Oaxaca

Duration: 2-2.5 Hours
Next Tour: Today, 11:00

Free Tour – What Does it Mean?

The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

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Essential Free Tour Oaxaca
Essential Free Tour Oaxaca
Nuestra guia Dani nos explicó detalladamente sobre los lugares que veíamos y personajes históricos relacionados con las casas, plazas, calles. Contestó nuestras preguntas con sabiduría, indicando fechas, antecedentes, etc. Maravilloso el tour y la guía. Muchas gracias.
Essential Free Tour Oaxaca
Jessica 10/10 Gracias por toda la información!

Best Free Tours in Oaxaca

Oaxaca (officially, Oaxaca de Juarez) is the gastronomic and cultural heart of Mexico. The city boasts an energetic cultural atmosphere, markets with excellent eateries, cafés and gourmet chocolate shops. Do you want to discover the best highlights of the city in just a few hours? Join Free Walking Tours in Oaxaca! In the Essential Oaxaca City Tour, you will get to know the most important landmarks of the historic center, learn about the indigenous Zapotec culture, and try (if you dare!) some local specialties such as grasshoppers and ‘tejate’. If you want to delve into the secrets of Oaxacan cuisine, book a cooking course with a local family, or join a Free Food Tour. You will get to explore the November 20 Market, and some of the highest-rated street food eateries. Finally, booking a Mezcal Tasting Tour you will be able to learn everything about the “new tequila”.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a small and safe city, ideal to discover on foot. Free Tours in Oaxaca are fun walks led by locals guides who will show you the history of this beautiful colonial cityfrom a fresh perspective. Walking through cobbled streets, you will reach the Zocalo, the favorite meeting place for families and young people. There, standing under the shadow of ancient trees, you will see the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral of Oaxaca. Just a few streets further up, tourists will feel awe-inspired by the massive facade of the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman. Right behind tourists can find the recommendable Botanical Gardens, showcasing plants from all over the state. From here, you can walk to the charming neighborhood of Xochimilco. Its colorful streets are home to many artisan workshops and gourmet shops. Throughout the tour, your guides will explain why coffee, mole and chocolate are so relevant in local culture.

Things to Do in Oaxaca

Oaxaca Free Walking Tours will introduce you to a city for foodies and bon vivants. Some of the best varieties of gourmet coffee in the country are produced in the mountain ranges that surround Oaxaca. However, those with a sweet tooth will be thrilled to discover the original flavors of local chocolate. Just visit a specialized chocolate store: you will be surprised! Tlayudas, mole, corn, tortas and tamales are other specialties that you cannot miss. In addition, the entire state of Oaxaca is famous for its lively festivals. If you are lucky enough to visit Oaxaca in July, you will witness one of the most famous folk festivals in Mexico: The Guelaguetza. Also, Oaxaca is one of the best places to experience the Mexican Day of the Dead. But make sure to book your accommodation months in advance! Finally, Oaxaca de Juarez is also the perfect place to plan your trip to the beaches of Puerto Escondido.

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