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Monte Albán Tours and Tickets

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One of the oldest cities in the Americas, Monte Albán—an ancient Zapotec capital—is perhaps the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca and among the largest in Mexico. Head to Monte Albán’s flat mountain top for views of the city, then explore the vast site’s temples, tombs, underground tunnels, and ball court.

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Monte Albán/half day tour

Monte Albán/half day tour

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Discover the pyramids of Oaxaca in Monte Alban, meaning ‘White Mountain,’ located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of Oaxaca Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Oaxaca City, the pre-Columbian archaeological site is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins. On this guided tour by coach from Oaxaca, explore the complex filled with pyramids, ceremonial rock carvings, a huge ball court and 170 excavated tombs. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.94
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$35.94

Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

Monte Alban Guided Half Day Tour

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Monte Albán is an archaeological site in Oaxaca and this half-day guided tour is the perfect way to learn more about its history, the ruins and the first inhabitants. Close the travel guide and enjoy a guided adventure with commentary throughout the tour. To save time, the tour travels between sights in an air-conditioned vehicle, so you can cover much more ground than on a walking tour.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.

Monte Albán, Arrazola, Cuilapam y San Bartolo Coyotepec.

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From the mountaintop pyramids of Monte Alban to the Cuilapam Convent on the valley floor, learn all about the rich history of Oaxaca Valley on this guided full-day trip by coach. Discover the Zapotec pyramids and excavated ruins of UNESCO-listed Monte Alban, admire the mystical woodcarvings of San Antonio Arrazola and meet resident artisans in San Bartolo Coyotepec, a town known for its beautiful black pottery. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Oaxaca included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.57
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$47.57

Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

Full-Day Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Experience

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The ancient Zapotec city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban sits about 9 miles (6 kilometers) west of Oaxaca. With this tour, explore the hilltop archaeological site with a guide and enjoy views overlooking the Oaxaca Valley. That leaves enough time to visit the artisan towns of Arrazola, Cuilapam de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec. Plus, round-trip transportation from your hotel in downtown Oaxaca is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.76
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$30.76

Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

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Experience the culture, history, and traditions of Oaxaca on a private sightseeing tour of the area. Depart from your accommodation and visit several important landmarks including archeological sites, artisan workshops, the ancient Hierve el Agua, traditional markets, and even a mezcal distillery. There is a lot to see in Oaxaca and this tour covers a lot of ground, which lets you make the most of your time.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.57
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$216.57
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Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca
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Monte Alban - Full Day Guided Tour with or without Food - Oaxaca

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Discover the highlights of Oaxaca on a full-day sightseeing tour. Visit the archaeological complex of Monte Albán, founded in 500 BC, the former convent and temple from the 16th century, and stop at local artisan workshops to see the process of making handmade figurines. Learn about the rich history and culture of Oaxaca from your guide as you explore.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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$47.00

Tour Monte Albán

Tour Monte Albán

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Our service is younique! Let us take you to know what Oaxaca is through Oaxaca Dreams. We`ll make you fall in love.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00

Montealban tour, plus craft workshops in the Ocotlan Valley

Montealban tour, plus craft workshops in the Ocotlan Valley

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Montealban is one of the places you have to visit if you come to Oaxaca. With more than 2,000 years of history, Montealban is unique. In addition, you can visit the alebrijes and black clay workshops, recognized crafts of the Oaxaca Valley. You can also enjoy the architectural beauty of the former Cuilapam convent. Note: Due to the health emergency (COVID) Monte Albán has limited access by people. So, to secure entry, it is sometimes necessary to arrive earlier than the departure time indicates. Please keep an eye out for pickup time updates.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

2-Day Oaxaca Highlights Tour / Private Option Upgrade

2-Day Oaxaca Highlights Tour / Private Option Upgrade

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Archeology and history-loving travelers will enjoy this two-day tour of Oaxaca that includes visits to the most important ancient sites. You'll take the Monte Alban route on one day and the Mitla route on another, visiting the artisan village of Arrazola, the Mitla archeological site, a Mezcal factory, and much more. Learn about history and contemporary culture while having fun.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.31
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$52.31
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Private Family Tour to Visit Monte Albán, Alebrijes and Barro Negro

Private Family Tour to Visit Monte Albán, Alebrijes and Barro Negro

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Enjoy a Private Tour with family or friends; ideal for groups of 4 to 19 people. Fall in love with incredible landscapes and take the ideal photo with plenty of time and without haste. Make a visit at your own pace with extended time if you wish, without depending on the itinerary of a mass group. During this Private Tour you will be accompanied by a guide and driver in a modern Mercedes Benz Sprinter vehicle. In addition, if you are Mexican, you can take advantage of the discounts for nationals at each site (only if applicable) such as student discount or free entry on Sundays. We will pass by you to your hotel to visit the most emblematic places of this route such as the Archaeological Zone of Monte Albán, Arrazola (craft town where they create Alebrijes), the Ex-Convent of Cuilapan de Guerrero, Zaachila (indigenous village with multiple restaurants of typical food) and San Bartolo Coyotepec (creators of the Black Clay) to finally return to their hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.00
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$154.00
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Oaxaca Antigua Full-Day Tour

Oaxaca Antigua Full-Day Tour

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Our tour will offer you an unforgettable experience and stay in our state, which will be visual, historical and cultural. Thanks to our certified tour guides, you will be able to give you extensive knowledge of the great history and present of the tourist attractions that surround Oaxaca.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Private Tour: World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Monte Alban & City of Oaxaca

Private Tour: World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Monte Alban & City of Oaxaca

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This is a private tour only for those who book with us. We are in no rush and you decide how long you stay in the archaeological area. We are qualified guides with in-depth knowledge of our region. Whether they are French or English speaking, our guides have passed the guide diploma and know the region inside out, not only the tourist sites, but also the local culture and history. If you need a wheelchair, baby chair or stroller, please let us know in advance. No additional charge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

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To guarantee a low price, we offer you a combo of two tours. We recommend this combo, if it is your first visit to Oaxaca. We have new and modern vehicles, with government permits to transport and also with insurance. Avoid taking free excursions, they don't guarantee you have a certified guide. To guarantee a low price, the order of the tours may change. You should consider that the tours are in continuous days. We only use vans for tours.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.95
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Monte Alban, Coyotepec and Villages Full-day

Monte Alban, Coyotepec and Villages Full-day

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Ideal for travelers short on time, this tour explores the UNESCO-listed archaeological zone of Monte Alban and surrounding attractions in one day of sightseeing. Highlights include stops at the Monte Alban Archeological Site, the town of Coyotepec, the Convento de Cuilapam, and the village of Arrazola for a traditional wood-carving workshop. This experience includes round-trip, air-conditioned transportation from Oaxaca City.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Private Tour, all inclusive Monte Alban & Atzompa

Private Tour, all inclusive Monte Alban & Atzompa

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So you have no surprises: No visits to repay, no additional costs except tips. With us it is to have passion at your service, privacy at the heart of the stay and peace of mind as a guarantee. We are qualified guides with in-depth knowledge of our region. Whether they are French-speaking or English-speaking, our guides have passed the guide diploma and know their region inside out, not only the tourist sites, but also the local culture and history. We go slowly and at your pace of visit. If you need a wheelchair, baby chair or stroller, please let us know in advance. No additional charge.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00

From Huatulco to Oaxaca villages experience

From Huatulco to Oaxaca villages experience

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Enjoy an Amazing experience from Huatulco to Oaxaca in 3 days or more, you will discover the magic of ancient zapotec culture, also you will visit a mezcal factory, the Archaeological site of Mitla. The adventure continues making the following stop to the Zapotec indigenous people of weavers "Teotitlan del valle", a place full of colors. the journey will take you to appreciate the famous and most notable "Tree of El Tule", And to finish this first day of adventure we arrived at the Oaxacan capital city, where they will appreciate the famous church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The second day you will enjoy this great journey where we will know Monte Alban archaeological site which is the ancient capital of the Zapotecos and one of the first cities in Mesoamerica. we willvisit a small town of adobe houses "San Bartolo Coyotepec" famous for its black pottery. you will have the opportunity to visit Artisan Villages where you will admire the wood carving artisans.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,000.00
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Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec from Oaxaca

Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec from Oaxaca

Monte Alban is the large urban center built by Zapotec culture. It is the most important archaeological area of the State of Oaxaca. Part of the LIST of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this will be our first stop. Arrazola is a village of artisans, famous for its Copal wooden figures, carved and painted fantastically, which are exhibited and sold as "Alebrijes". We will visit Cuilapam de Guerrero, Former Dominican monastery of the sixteenth century. Where the Open Chapel protrudes. This is where General Vicente Guerrero was shot. Finally, we will visit San Bartolo Coyotepec, known worldwide for the famous black mud.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$38.88
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Monte Alban, Cuilápan, Arrazola and Coyotepec full day tour

Monte Alban, Cuilápan, Arrazola and Coyotepec full day tour

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Your day will start in the Monte Albán archaeological site, you will continue to Cuilapan, an open chapel of the 16th-century with Dominican construction, later we will visit Arrazola town, where you will find the famous alebrijes with unique colors and drawings, finally, we go to San Bartolo Coyotepec, an important town where they are dedicated to the elaboration of the famous crafts in black clay, the artisans will show you the technique they use to create them. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.50
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Half-Day Oaxaca Monte Alban Walking Tour with Guide and Pickup

Half-Day Oaxaca Monte Alban Walking Tour with Guide and Pickup

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Mysterious experience invited by mysterious ancient ruins Monte Alban is a ruins of Zapoteca culture built on a hill about 400m high in the Oaxaca basin at an altitude of 1500m. It is said that the Zapotec people who once lived in this region started construction around 500 BC and flourished until around 800 AD. After that, Zapotec declined, but the Mixtecos who took control of the region took over and lived in their place. The Monte Alban archaeological site has many attractions, such as a pyramid-shaped temple, an observatory, and a stone plate relief depicting a human figure called Danzante (dancing person). Ancient ruins rooted in the land of Oaxaca will captivate you. The tour will be held in the morning. [English guide]
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.50
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$49.50

Full Day Private Tour of Oaxaca and its Surroundings

Full Day Private Tour of Oaxaca and its Surroundings

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In our tour of the day we visit; - Monte Albán the most important Archaeological Zone of the state. - San Bartolo Coyotepec where we will meet a family that is dedicated to the elaboration of black clay. - San Martín Tilcajete land of the Alebrijes, mystical figurines made of copal wood and painted by hand. - Ocotlan de Morelos, where we visit its market - Santo Tomas Jalitza house of artisans where it is known for its backstrap loom. Your visit to Oaxaca will be a great experience!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.99
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Monte Alban and Zapotec Civilization Guided Cultural Day Tour

Monte Alban and Zapotec Civilization Guided Cultural Day Tour

★ Mysterious experience guided by mysterious ancient archeological sites ★ Guide to hidden attractions in Oaxaca [To a rarely accessible local place] Monte Alban registered as a World Heritage Site and one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mexico! further! !! On this tour, you will be able to enjoy not only Monte Alban but also Oaxaca, where you can visit the village of Arrazola, which is famous for its traditional alebrijes , and the Cuilapan Monastery, which stands in the silence outside the city! We reccommend having breakfast beforehand, wear a hat, sunglasses, comfortable non-slip shoes or tennis shoes, a bottle of water, a light sweater, sunscreen and a camera.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Private driver with premium car - Master craftsmen - Nearby towns

Private driver with premium car - Master craftsmen - Nearby towns

On your next trip, we will show you Oaxaca in the best way, personalizing your experience in a luxury car, comfortable, with Wi-Fi on board to be always connected. We are local people with knowledge, friendly service and at the same time supporting the local indigenous business economy, visiting families and workshops to truly experience Oaxaca! We will give you options to enjoy authentic Oaxacan food. Our vehicles are: Mercedes Benz C-Class, BMW 3-series, Mercedes Benz V-Class, VW Passat RLine. They all have Wi-Fi on board, a cooler with water, soft drinks, traveler's insurance.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Monte Alban,Arrazola, Cuilapam,ex convent,San Bartolo Coyotepec

Monte Alban,Arrazola, Cuilapam,ex convent,San Bartolo Coyotepec

Discover the city of Oaxaca and its cultural landmarks on this full-day tour. Discover the ancient ruins of Monte Alban, which date back to 500 BC, on a guided tour. Then, see mythical wooden figures in Arrazola as well as black pottery in Coyotepec learning about the local culture from your guide. Finally, visit the Cuilapam Exconvent, built in the 16th century, to learn how Catholicism was brought to Mexico.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

11 days by the Aztec and Mayan Route:Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Cancun

Take this Aztecs and Mayas Express Circuit - Package in 11 days and visit the most interesting and representatives places of Mexico: from Mexico City, Colonial Cities ato the Mexican Southest to finish this experience in the incredible Mexican Caribbean. All tour arrangements are done by us, so you can ensure you enjoy an incredible circuit. You only need to book the hotels by your own. We will pick you up every day to do the corresponding tour, then we will transfer you to your hotel. If you have doubts we can assist you.
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  • 11 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$915.17
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