Sat, Dec 24|
Oaxaca de Juárez
Hike - Yagul to Diaz Ordaz, 2nd of 2
The archeological ruins of Yagul are located on a hill overlooking the Tlacolula Valley. Our hike will follow footpaths from Yagul through fields until connecting with dirt roads leading into Diaz Ordaz. Distance: 7.1 Km (4.4 Mi) / Elevation change: gradual ascent of 127 meters (418 feet)
Time & Location
Dec 24, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Oaxaca de Juárez, Calle de José María Pino Suárez 519, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
About the event
About the Hike:
The archeological ruins of Yagul are located on a hill overlooking the Tlacolula Valley, 33 Km (21 miles) east of Oaxaca City. The royal palace had a commanding view of the valley looking to the west. The stone fortress above and behind the palace offers panoramic views in all directions. Abandoned not long after Monte Alban, the site was resettled later, probably because its fortress provided protection from marauding Mexicas (Aztecs) from the north, who demanded tribute until defeated by the Spanish in 1521.
The sleepy village of Diaz Ordaz lies four miles distant, barely visible across the agricultural valley to the north of Yagul when viewed from the highest point of the palace complex. Roads in this valley originate in the town and radiate out into the fields, but none reach all the way to Yagul. Our hike will follow footpaths from Yagul through fields until connecting with dirt roads leading into Diaz Ordaz. There is no comedor in town, so hikers are advised to pack their own sack lunches. Beer and cold drinks are readily available at several local miscelaneas, however.
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
Additional Costs: 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.(not included in ticket fee)
Time frame: 9:00 Lending Library / 3:00 return Lending Library.
To see Member ticket, click "View more price options"From MX$300.00 to MX$350.00Sold Out
- MX$350.00+MX$8.75 service fee
- MX$300.00+MX$7.50 service fee
This event is sold out