Discover Zapotec culture, on this tour of the different villages of Oaxaca. We'll visit the Tule Tree, the Mitla archaeological site, and the petrified waterfall of Hierve el Agua.
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!
Our route then continues, to 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.
Our next stop will be the frozen waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, found in San Isidro de Roaguía. The waterfalls are considered some of the most spectacular sights in the region, formed of a buildup of calcium carbonate, dissolved in the river and giving the impression of a neverending stream of falling water.
Our excursion ends learning about the process of mezcal production. And you'll enjoy a tasting of this typical local spirit and its different tastes.
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.
|Adults||Children from 3 to 9||Children under 3|
Children from 3 to 9US$ 15.10
Children under 3Free
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Entry to the archaeological site.
Visit to a Mezcal distillery (El Rey de Matatlán or Don Agave).
Food and drink
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (11:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).