Hike - Yagul to Diaz Ordaz
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The Zapotec palace ruins at Yagul are located in one of the loveliest settings in the area. The group will linger there for about an hour to afford people a chance to explore the archeological site. You will want to visit the underground triple tomb in one of the open plazas and wander the labyrinth of passageways in the palace complex. Most visitors will also want to climb to the top of the fortress rock to enjoy the view from there. Then we will hike 4.4 miles (7.1 kms) through open country to the village of Diaz Ordaz, where we will stop for lunch. Pack a sack lunch or munch on items from a local miscelanea, where cold beverages are available. The admission fee at Yagul, which is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, is 75 pesos (as of 2019). Admission is free to those with an INAPAM card.
Time frame: 9 am to 3 pm / Distance: 7.1 Km (4.4 Mi) / Elevation change: gradual ascent of 127 meters (418 feet) / Type: point to point / Trail: footpaths & dirt roads / Exposure: full sun / Rating: easy to moderate