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Activities in Oaxaca

Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle Day Trip

14 reviews | 224 travellers
It was a great experience. They complied with everything. Carla the guide and the driver were aware of every detail and helped us make this experience wonderful. I would recommend it 100%
10 Juan David
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Immerse yourself in the culture of this region of Mexico, visiting the frozen waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, a unique natural sight. And you'll also visit Teotitlán del Valle, home to Mexico's textile tradition.

Immerse yourself in the culture of this region of Mexico, visiting the frozen waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, a unique natural sight. And you'll also visit Teotitlán del Valle, home to Mexico's textile tradition.


Having picked you up from your hotel, we'll hit the road southeast from Oaxaca, arriving at one of the most impressive sights in all Mexico: the frozen waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. Found in the town of San Isidro de Roaguía, you'll enjoy the stunning views that these two natural falls offer: one from a height of 100 feet (30 metres) and the other 40 (12).

Surrounded by a wealth of lush vegetation, this natural wonder was formed more than 2,500 years ago, due to the saturation of calcium carbonate in the water falling from the clifftops above. These falls are considered a sacred place by the Zapotec people, and the rock dissolved within the water was deposited as it fell, leaving a spectacular 'frozen' image.

During the visit you will have the opportunity to bathe in the natural pools above the falls, and enjoy the paradise landscapes of the Madre del Sur mountain range.

Our tour then continues, to discover how mezcal, the state's typical drink, is made. The region has 120 of the 210 varieties of agave, or maguey, that exist worldwide. And you can see how this plant is used to produce mezcal, as well as tasting the different types made in the region.

Feeling peckish? You'll have 1 hour of free time to eat in Palenque Mezcal. After you've had lunch, we'll make our way northwards to Teotitlán del Valle, an area filled with colours and famous for the beauty of its textiles. Found half an hour away from Oaxaca, this town conserves many traditional Zapotec traditions, and you can see the traditional production of wool products, as they make bags, blankets, clothes and more. All of this comes decorated with traditional dyes, and mixes traditional Zapotec design with more contemporary style.

Having explored Teotitlán del Valle, we'll begin our return journey to the hotels of Oaxaca, with the tour ending in your hotel around 6 pm.

Pick up

During Easter, July, Halloween and Christmas, different pick up points will be offered according to your location due to traffic congestion. The local provider will contact you to indicate an exact pick up point: 

  • San Felipe del Agua: Hotel Angel Inn.
  • Santa Lucía: Door of the CCO (Oaxaca Convention Center).
  • North Zone: Corner of Juárez el Llano Park.
  • Southern area: in front of the Hotel Hacienda.
  • East: Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de La Merced
  • West: San José Chapel
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Adults Children between 3 and 9 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 42.40
US$ 31.80

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 42.40
  • Children between 3 and 9 years old

    US$ 31.80
  • Children under 3 years old


More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.

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8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


Hotel pick up and drop off

English guide

Transport by bus or minibus

Not included


Entrance to Hierve el Agua: 65 MXN (US$ 3.20) per person

Entrance to Xagaa: 15 MXN (US$ 0.70) per person

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 42.40

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