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Activities in Oaxaca

Excursion to Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla & Mezcal Distillery

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Discover Zapotec culture, on this tour of the different villages of Oaxaca. We'll visit the Tule Tree, the Mitla archaeological site, and a mezcal distillery.

Discover Zapotec culture, on this tour of the different villages of Oaxaca. We'll visit the Tule Tree, the Mitla archaeological site, and a mezcal distillery.

Excursion to Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla & Mezcal Distillery

Having picked you up at your hotel, we'll make our way 7 miles (12 km) to visit Santa Maria del Tule. Here you can see the tree with the largest trunk in the world: at 14 metres in diameter and over 1,400 years old!

The next stop will be the colourful Teotitlán del Valle, where the local artisans make and paint different kinds of textiles in the same way as their ancestors have for generations. You'll get first-hand tales of the Zapotec culture, a way of life that has been diligently conserved in this village throughout the years.

Our route then continues to Mitla, one of the most important architectural regions in Oaxaca. Here we'll tour the ruins of a Zapotec village, which was once a seat of great learning in architecture, astronomy, and engineering. You'll admire the extraordinary decoration of the walls and explore the ornate halls which lead to the church itself.

Then we'll visit a candle workshop to learn the ins and outs of an ancient craft that has been passed down through the generations. We'll learn about a traditional type of candle called vela de concha and about the process of making aromatic candles. Our excursion ends by learning about the process of mezcal production. You'll even enjoy a tasting of this local spirit, noting the different hints of flavor!

Then, after a whole day immersed in Zapotec culture, we'll head back to Oaxaca, where we'll leave you at your hotels once more.

Pick Up

During Easter, the month of 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 collection 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 from 3 to 9 Children under 3
US$ 27.30
US$ 20.40
  • Adults

    US$ 27.30
  • Children from 3 to 9

    US$ 20.40
  • Children under 3


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.

Transportation by bus or minibus. English speaking guide. Entrance ticket to the archaeological site.

Visit to a Mezcal factory (El Rey de Matatlan or Don Agave).

Not included

Entrance ticket to the Tule Tree: 20 MXN 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

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

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$ 27.20