Event Detail

Sports/Salud :: Walking / Caminata
Day Hike - Zaachila to Cuilapam
9:00 AM
Oaxaca Lending Library
We will spend about an hour exploring the archeological ruins located just a block off the town square in Zaachila. Most of the temple and palace complex has not been excavated. However the tomb of Lord Nine Flower has been, and there is a small museum on site. Then we will hike through town and overland in the countryside to Cuilapam, where we will wander through the ruins of a grand monastery, begun in 1555 but never completed. The admission fee to the archeological in Zaachila is 45 pesos; the same amount will gain you entrance to the cloister area of the monastery at Cuilapam, the second floor of which is used to identify, catalog and store artifacts taken from archeological digs in the area. The group will stop for lunch at the Hacienda Cuilapam, which offers an incredible all-you-can-eat buffet for 160 pesos, plus drinks. Be sure to click on the “More Information” link, below, to view a great deal more material about the history and legends of Zaachila and Cuilapam.
Time frame: 9 am to 4 pm / Distance: 7.4 Km (4.6 Mi) / Elevation change: very slight / Type: point to point / Trail: city sidewalks & streets, unpaved roads / Exposure: full sun / Rating: moderate
PANDEMIC PROTOCOL: For everyone's safety, hike participants must show proof of vaccination when boarding the van the morning of the hike, and must wear face masks when traveling in the van. Masks may be removed when out on the trail. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Oaxaca Lending Library
Address: Pino Suarez 519 Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone: N/A

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