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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

  • English and Spanish
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

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.

Itinerary

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.

Price

Adults Children from 3 to 9 Children under 3
US$ 20.10
US$ 15.10
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 20.10
  • Children from 3 to 9

    US$ 15.10
  • Children under 3

    Free

More Information

Duration

9 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

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?

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.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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.

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Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 20.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

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.