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Oaxaca: El Tule, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua Tour with Mezcal

1. Oaxaca: El Tule, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua Tour with Mezcal

The adventure begins at 8 am, when the sun is barely peeking over the horizon and the promise of a day full of wonder is about to begin. We'll pick you up from the comfort of your hotel or airbnb and drive you through the picturesque roads that wind through the beautiful Oaxacan landscape. Our first stop will be the majestic Tule Tree, an ancient giant that has seen centuries of history go by. Its branches rise towards the sky as guardians of secrets and legends, leaving you amazed by the magnitude of nature. Later, we will enter the Archaeological Zone of Mitla. The stones whisper tales of ancient civilizations that once roamed these lands. You can feel the energy of footsteps that echoed here centuries ago as you explore the courtyards and the intricate mosaic designs that adorn the walls. Our next stop will take you to the Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. Water has carved the rock over centuries, creating formations that seem frozen in time. Here you can marvel at the unique beauty of nature while you immerse yourself in the natural pools that will give you panoramic views that will take your breath away. We'll take a break at a buffet restaurant serving authentic Oaxacan food. Traditional flavors merge in each bite, filling you with energy to continue the day full of exploration and discovery. In Teotitlán del Valle, you will witness the skill and passion of local artisans. Here, time seems to have stopped while the looms come to life and the colors dance in each thread, creating authentic works of art. To culminate this unforgettable trip, we will go to an authentic Palenque de Mezcal. Its aromas and unique flavors will transport you to the very essence of Oaxaca. Enjoy a tasting that will enliven your senses and will provide you with a true gift for the palate. Our tour will come to an end around 7 pm, when the sun goes down on the horizon. We will leave you in the lobby of your hotel or airbnb, with your hearts full of memories and shared experiences.

Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

2. Oaxaca: Monte Alban Guided Archaeological Tour

Discover the Archeological Zone of the state of Oaxaca. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in the Oaxaca city center. Drive to Monte Albán in an air-conditioned van. Explore the ruins of the former capital of the Zapotec people, who were the dominant civilization in the area thousands of years ago. Discover the second-largest ceremonial site in Mesoamerica. Learn about the Zapotec people from your knowledgable guide. Marvel at the ancient ball court, excavated tombs, astronomical “observatory. Enjoy phenomenal views from Monte Alban. Looking out from the flat hill where the archeological site is located, you can enjoy views of the Oaxaca Valley. Visit the onsite museum and admire artifacts from the Zapotec civilization. Afterward, you will be transported back to your accommodations in Oaxaca.

From Oaxaca: Natural and Cultural Highlights Guided Day Tour

3. From Oaxaca: Natural and Cultural Highlights Guided Day Tour

On this guided tour from Oaxaca, experience the countryside's ancient wonders and rich cultural heritage. Spend the day with a local guide as you visit heritage highlights, including the magnificent Tree of Tule and Hierve el Agua. Visit a rug workshop and pause at a distillery for a mezcal tasting. Begin your tour in Oaxaca, where you'll meet your guide. Arrive a few minutes early to the meeting point to enjoy a cup of hot coffee before you set out on your adventure. Once you're on your way, enjoy the scenic countryside on a short drive east of the city to the legendary Tree of Tule. Once you arrive in the quant town of Santa María del Tule, stop at the church grounds to marvel at the Tree of Tule. This stout tree, known by some as the "Tree of Life" for the animal shapes in its bark, is thought to be over 2,000 years old. Feel awed by the Tule tree's presence and beauty. Continue your tour as you visit a traditional rug workshop in Teotitlán del Valle. Here, surrounded by vivid strings of yarn and tools, discover the original birthplace of this artisan craft. Connect with local artists and learn how each rug is imbued with a story, symbols, and cultural tradition. Next, head to the ancient Zapotec archaeological site of Mitla. Known for its intricate mosaics, detailed design, and Mixtec architectural influences, this sacred burial ground is unique among archaeological sites in Mexico. Soak up the ancient atmosphere as you tour the building complex. Once you've explored the marvels of Mitla, head to Hierve el Agua for stunning natural wonders. Visit the grounds on your own or with a local village guide as you wander past the petrified waterfalls. Peer at the cliffside pools of clear water while you take in the ancient, exquisite natural beauty. Finally, begin making your way back to Oaxaca. Before you reach the city, however, make a pit stop at a traditional mezcal distillery. Discover the taste of the region with a sampling of mezcal, then head to Oaxaca to conclude your tour.

From Oaxaca de Juarez: Hierve el Agua and Mezcal Distillery

4. From Oaxaca de Juarez: Hierve el Agua and Mezcal Distillery

Explore one of the natural wonders of Oaxaca, and visit the rock formations at Hierve el Agua. Enjoy the views of the rocks, that resemble petrified waterfalls, and visit a mezcal distillery to learn about how it is made. Begin the tour with pickup from the meeting point in Oaxaca de Juarez and travel to Hierve el Agua. Admire the natural scenery of the rocks, resembling petrified waterfalls. Hierve el Agua is the first stop on our tour. We stayed there for 3 hours to have enough time to enjoy the natural wonders of Hierve el Agua. Take a hiking tour in the area with local guides, or take a dip in the pools. Start the journey back to the city, and stop at one of the most popular mezcal distilleries in Oaxaca. Enjoy a free mezcal tasting, and taste the different flavors of mezcals that exist. Return to Oaxaca de Juarez after the distillery visit.

From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

5. From Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Art Craft Towns Day Trip

Are you ready to embark on an adventure that will transport you to ancient civilizations and immerse you in the creativity and artisan tradition of Mexico? Then our Monte Alban, black pottery and alebrijes tour is perfect for you! 🌄 Start your day with us at 9 am, where we will pick you up from your hotel or airbnb lobby in our comfortable air-conditioned van. The exciting journey begins as you drive away from the city and into Oaxaca's past. 🏛️Our first stop is the majestic Archaeological site of Monte Albán. Imagine walking the same paths that the Zapotecs once walked, exploring ancient pyramids and observing the greatness of a civilization that flourished in these lands centuries ago. The panoramic views will take your breath away! We will then head to the artisan house located in Arrazola, where creativity comes to life in the form of Alebrijes. Meet the skilled artisans who bring these colorful hand-carved creatures to life, and discover how each piece tells a unique story. 🕍 We continue our journey in the Ex Convento de Cuilapam de Guerrero, hostory that will transport you to Mexico's colonial past. The walls have stories to tell, and you will be immersed in the architecture and spirituality of this place. 🍽️ After so much exploring, it's time for lunch at a Oaxacan food buffet restaurant with authentic local dishes that will take you on a journey of flavors in each bite. The gastronomy of Oaxaca is an experience itself! Our journey culminates in San Bartolo Coyotepec, where black pottery comes to life in the hands of master craftsmen. Discover the secrets of this ancient tradition while you observe the creation process and you can acquire unique pieces as a souvenir of your trip. 🌅 At the end of the day, we'll return to your hotel or airbnb around 6 pm, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a deeper understanding of Oaxaca's rich history and culture. 👕👟 Remember to wear comfortable clothes for walking and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. A comfortable pair of shoes is essential as you will be exploring diverse terrain. Don't forget your camera to capture every special moment! Booking with Enjoy Oaxaca, you will have access to exclusive benefits, personalized attention and the guarantee of a well-organized tour. Don't be fooled by fake offers on social networks or on the street, as our quality and experience are second to none. Get ready for a day full of history, creativity and authenticity in the heart of Oaxaca! Your adventure awaits you on the Monte Alban, black pottery and alebrijes tour. Book now and join us in creating unforgettable memories!

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle

6. From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle

After pickup from your hotel in Oaxaca city, journey towards Hierve el Agua to see the famous petrified waterfalls formed over thousands of years. Enjoy some time to swim in the natural pools formed by the waterfalls, and delight in the stunning landscape of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Continue the tour with a visit to a traditional mezcal factory. Learn more about the production process of the famous Mexican spirit. Take the opportunity to taste some of the mezcal produced here. The final stop on the tour is the "Pueblo indígena Zapoteca de Tapetes." Known also as Teotitlán del Valle, the town is famous for its beautiful textile wool products, made with natural dyes. See the beautiful patterns on rugs, jackets, bags, sarapes, tapestries, curtains, and dresses, made with large wooden looms. Learn about the ancestral, artisanal techniques used to make these quality products. The order of the excursion may be different during high tourist seasons in order to avoid waiting in lines at stops.

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Natural Rugs

7. From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Natural Rugs

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience as you explore the natural and cultural treasures of Oaxaca on our exciting tour: Hiking on Hierve el Agua! 🌄 Start your day of adventure early at 7 am, when our comfortable and modern air-conditioned van transportation will pick you up directly at your hotel lobby or airbnb. We will welcome you with a smile as you prepare for a full day of discoveries. 💦 We will head towards the impressive natural phenomenon of the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. Prepare to be amazed by these one-of-a-kind formations! You will have time to explore, photograph and soak up the majesty of these natural pools that seem frozen in time. 🍽️ After enjoying nature at its best, its time for lunch in an authentic Oaxacan smoke kitchen. Delight in a variety of local flavors. 🧣 Then is the town of Teotitlán del Valle, where local artisans create vibrant textures and beautiful textiles with centuries of tradition. You'll have the chance to delve into the rich culture and creativity of the community as you watch the experts in action. You will witness how art comes to life! 🕓 Our exciting Hierve el Agua Walk culminates at 3 pm, when we will drop you off at the door of your hotel or airbnb with unforgettable memories and new friendships. This comprehensive tour includes all admissions to Hierve el Agua, round-trip transportation, and a friendly team that will be at your disposal at all times. 👕 To enjoy it to the fullest, we recommend you wear comfortable and light clothing, preferably light-colored for the heat. A hat and sunscreen are essential to protect you from the sun. Opt for comfortable, closed-toe footwear, such as walking or hiking shoes, as some areas can be uneven. Towel and bathing suit if you want to immerse yourself in the natural water pools. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this once in a lifetime experience! Book now and join us on the Hierve el Agua Hiking tour. Immerse yourself in the nature, culture and delights of Oaxaca as we create memories together that will last forever. We are waiting for you for a day full of emotions!

Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

8. Oaxaca: Monte Alban and the Art of Oaxaca

Immerse yourself in Oaxacan culture on this day trip. Visit the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca, Monte Albán, located in the majestic urban center. This area was known as the religious, political, and economic center of the Zapotec civilization. Walk around the square and explore the Site Museum.  Don't forget to bring your camera to take pictures from the top of the archaeological structures. Next, you'll visit San Antonio Arrazola, a magical place of colors and traditions, where the famous artisans will teach you how they carve copal wood. Learn the process of creating the magical figures called "Alebrijes", which represent the innovative spirit of the Oaxacan soul, part of an ancestral tradition of the Zapotecs. Finally, stop at Cuilapam de Guerrero, a Mixtec town famous for its 16th-century Dominican ex-monastery (optional), and San Bartolo Coyotepec, a small town of adobe houses where you'll witness the process of making beautiful black clay figures.

Oaxaca: Mezcal Adventure

9. Oaxaca: Mezcal Adventure

During this experience, you'll be taken through the Valley of Tlacolula to Santiago Matalan. During the ride, you'll be introduced to the culture of mezcal and its geographical context. Once in Santiago Matatlán, you'll be visiting an agave plantation to learn about these plants, their life cycle, varieties, and uses. Then, visit two different mezcal distilleries to see real production going on. From a home scale family-owned business with a long tradition of making mezcal in a rustic way to another way of production more sophisticated, yet artisanal. As each maestro mezcalero gives a personal touch to every batch, each tasting on-site means immersion in the mezcal culture. Afterward, you'll make a stop for lunch in a nice and neat last distillery with a great local cuisine restaurant. By this point of the trip, you'll already know how to taste mezcal as an expert. The premium quality mezcal you’ll taste here will be great for a last toast before heading back home.

Oaxaca: Vegetarian Cooking Class with Market Tour

10. Oaxaca: Vegetarian Cooking Class with Market Tour

Tour a local market to pick up ingredients, then cook a traditional food recipe with your expert chef. Learn about local ingredients and meet producers of fresh vegetables. Pick up ingredients grown organically nearby and harvested that very morning. After touring the market, return to the kitchen for the class to prepare your dish. Learn how to prepare a delicious salad, a vegetarian main dish, and a dessert in the traditional way. After cooking, its time to share the food with everyone. Enjoy a collective meal together as you taste the rich flavors and feelings of Oaxaca.

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4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Wow such an epic day we had. Thanks to Ariana, the booking agent, Ede the guide and Marcos the driver. Thank you for the memorable trip. Ede our guide spoke both Spanish and English and I loved her style of switching back and forth between the languages at every longer paragraph. This way the mixed group of Spanish, French and us Canadians felt included and served As a Spanish language crash course. Ede has a great style knowing how to “control” the group in s good way and was very well prepared with background. She is definitely the best tour guide we had so far in Mexico. The trip covers a very large variety of topics: giant tree if Tula, a bakery with a chance to eat breakfast and have hot chocolate. The Aqua Azul is cool site, I managed to do both the trail and the swimming but had to be fast, My kid and wife just did the swimming. The visit to the Zacatec weavers was a treat, quality carpets, feel free to buy good prices, unless you are on a 5 weeks road-trip like us. Loved it

Our trip was incredible! Our guide was Roger and we had a full day of amazing views and experiences. He gave the tour in both Spanish and English, took pictures for us, made sure everyone ate well and had a good time. We definitely got a taste of the local culture on this tour. The waterfall was beautiful and the food was so good. I was worried that I wouldn’t have any vegan options so I brought my own snacks. Not only did I not have to eat my snacks, I was so full that I didn’t have room for dinner after the trip. I highly recommend this tour and tour company.

What a fantastic day, full of experiences and beautiful places. Ede, the guide, is one of the best guides I’ve ever had, and she organized the trip so well. It was a long day but without a single minute that was boring. We learned so much and saw so much attractions and places around Oaxaca. Each stop in this tour was enjoyable. Warmly recommended!

Edelmira was a wonderful guide who made our small 3 person tour feel like a group of friends. Very insightful about the details at Mitla and wonderful presentation of textiles. While it seems like the tour has many things packed into one day, the pace was well-planned and not rushed at all.

We enjoyed so much our day,mezcal tasting was amazing!