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Excursion to Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla and Hierve el Agua
Activities in Oaxaca

Excursion to Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla and Hierve el Agua

8.40 / 10
32 reviews | 335 travellers
It's a shame that we could not see Arbol Del Tule up close nor Hierve el Agua but it was still a great day visiting and learning about different aspects of Oaxacan history/culture. Would have preferred if our guide also explained to us in English about Mitla when we were there, rather than only in Spanish. Buffet lunch was 150 pesos, excluding drinks. Also stopped by a bakery to sample some local breads which was nice.
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US$ 27
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts
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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 the petrified waterfall of Hierve el Agua.

Tule Tree
Mitla Temple
The Mitla ruins
Hierve el Agua Waterfall
Artisanal wares in Teotitlán del Valle


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.

Changes to the itinerary

Due to the current situation, the Hierve el Agua waterfalls are temporarily closed, so the stay in Mitla will be extended. 

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 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

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children from 3 to 9 Children under 3
US$ 27
US$ 20.20
  • Adults

    US$ 27
  • Children from 3 to 9

    US$ 20.20
  • Children under 3


More Information


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 and Spanish speaking guide.

Entry to the archaeological site.

Visit to a Mezcal distillery (El Rey de Matatlán or Don Agave).

Not included

Food and drink

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



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    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.

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US$ 27
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.