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

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11 reviews

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca

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

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca
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From US$ 52.65 per person

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Enjoy an immersive cultural tour of Oaxaca with a transfer from your hotel. Visit the ancient El Tule tree, the archaeological site of Mitla, and Hierve el Agua waterfalls, and taste some mezcal.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will not wait more than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. The exact pickup time will be confirmed one day before the activity via WhatsApp.


  • Admire petrified waterfalls up close while exploring Hierve el Agua
  • Taste the mezcal drink while learning about the process of making it
  • Learn about the Archaeological Site of Mitla with free time to explore
  • Look up at the Tree of Tule, one of the biggest trees in the world
  • See the techniques used to make and paint rugs in Teotitlán del Valle
Full description

Experience the sights, culture, and flavors of Oaxaca on a multi-stop guided tour. Visit the town of Teotitlán del Valle to discover unique hand-made rugs and see the Mitla Archaeological Zone. Stop at the Tree of Tule and learn how to make the local mezcal drink before trying it yourself.

Following pickup, stop first at the world-famous tree called the Árbol del Tule or Tree of Tule. This tree is a millenary ahuehuete, one of the biggest trees in the world weighing up to 509 tons.

Next, head to the town of Teotitlán del Valle, where they use ancestral techniques to make and paint rugs, most featuring one-of-a-kind personal designs. Then, make an hour stop at Hierve el Agua to explore the famous petrified waterfalls.

The Mitla Archaeological Zone is another must-see stop, so that's next on the itinerary. This city has some of the most important architectural evolution achievements. Admire elaborately decorated walls and much more.

Before drop-off back in Oaxaca, learn about the mezcal (an alcoholic drink made from the sap of an agave). Get to know about the process of making this drink and enjoy tasting different mezcal flavors.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation with air-conditioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Certified guide
  • Mezcal tasting
  • Tree of Tule entry fee ($20 MXN)
  • Hierve el Agua entry fee ($70 MXN)
  • Mitla Archeological Site entry fee ($90 MXN)
  • Lunch (a stop for lunch is made)
  • Tip
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • In Hierve el Agua, your guide will not enter the site with you. The site offers local guides (optional) who can guide you around the site for an extra tip, or you can explore on your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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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!

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January 19, 2023

Really enjoyed the trip! Even though I booked a tour late evening and it starts at 8am next morning, the organization was very smooth! Our driver Loren picked us up in a hotel right on time, and in a few minutes the tour guide Ede joined us. The tour was very interesting, we learnt a lot about Mexican culture and visited all the places according to the tour description. We also stopped at some local places to learn about rugs production, taste cacao, tried mescal. The stop at waterfall was for 1,5h. We thought it’s too much but believe me, it’s not so long. You can swim (water is refreshing) or just wander around. Also there is a market on the left, recommend to buy mango, so delicious! Later we were taken to the cafe for lunch, buffet type. There was a huge variety of food, you won’t stay hungry. All in all, super positive experience, thanks again for our driver and tour guide for the amazing day! (Sorry if I typed the names incorrectly)

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January 16, 2023

Well organised, well timed, pucntualwiththe pickupand drop off. Edelmira the tour guide is superfriendly and knowledgeable, she made it very interesting and humorous. It isn't a custom to wait if you don't make it back on time when given free time to explore, but if you communicate that you're being sightly late, she's able to accommodate. We got to learn a lot about history, how locals live, the explanation of the Mezcal production process was very deep and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone.

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December 25, 2022

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