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Full-Day Tour of Oaxaca

4.3 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Sat Mexico Tours

Full-Day Tour of Oaxaca

Activity provider: Sat Mexico Tours
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From US$ 65 per person

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Embark on a surprising day of adventure, history, tradition and natural wonders as you explore the wonders of Oaxaca State.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the wonders of Oaxaca in one day
  • visit the amazing petrified waterfalls
  • Learn about Zapotec culture
  • Marvel at the arqueological zone of Mitla
  • Experience Mezcal creation process
Full description
Get ready to discover some of the best places of Oaxaca State. Start with a visit to Santa Maria el Tule, home of one of the most extraordinary natural beauties including the  giant tree (The Tule Tree), with a height of 40 meters and a diameter of more than 50 meters. It is said it´s more than 2000 years old, which makes it perhaps one of the biggest and oldest living things in the world. You'll then make a little stop in the small town of Teotitlan del Valle, famous for its home-made textiles. One of the day's highlights will be a visit to Mitla, which in Nahuatl means "Place of the Dead". Mitla used to be a ceremonial center of the Zapotecs and it´s now famed for its outstanding mozaics on its walls, a unique style of decorating in Mesoamerica. You'll  continue the excursion with an adventurous ride to Hierve el Agua, where you'll have the chance to see the petrified waterfalls and take a refreshing dip into the mineral baths while enjoying the breathtaking landscape. Conclude the day in the most typical way; at a mezcal distillery. Learn about the traditional production process and you won´t leave before you have tasted Oaxaca´s sacred liquor.
Includes
  • Transportation with air-conditioning vehicle
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Mezcal tasting
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Other personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Wear light clothes and comfortable shoes, use sunblock and bring, sunglasses, a hat or cap, and a bottle of water to avoid dehydration.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Hi . Overall experience was good. Team was on time to pick up and provided enough time to explore each stop and provided lot of interesting background and facts to each and every stop. However we booked this trip with all inclusive especially all entry tickets and transport . As we got into the bus , we are told that we need to pay small donation to visit El arbol de tule and then another 40 pesos each to drive last patch of Hierbe del Agua. Explaination provided is uneven road . On the contrary we see all buses , cars and trucks parked. I am less concerned on the money but more on the principles especially when trip clearly said at the time of booking and confirmation email all entrance and transport included . These surprises left bad taste to our trip experience.

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April 22, 2022

Long day but an interesting set of varied experiences. Pick up was informed as 9.30 am but received a call at 9 saying that the driver is waiting outside, hurried out skipping breakfast only to stop all over town for other pickups and to be brought to the centre, finally starting only after 10 am. The guide spoke lot of spanish but gave rather shortened explanations in not so great English. The return was told as 5-6 pm put turned out to be 7.30. Besides these logistics, the day was otherwise alright. The mezcal tasting was good. The weaving demonstration at Teotitlan was good as well. Mitla was ok. Hierve del Agua was great but the guide had no clue of the walking route, we figured it out ourselves. The lunch stop is a buffet only place but there was a reasonable selection for vegetarians too.

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January 3, 2020

First of all very good service. Everyone was very polite and helpful(driver & tour guide). The most interesting visit is the one on zapotecas' village where they show you, while giving useful details, how the make products like carpets and clothes etc. in a traditional way. They also sell in very good prices.

December 19, 2019

Product ID: 152277