Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4.5 hours
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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.
the logistics were horrible. I booked the tour because of the schedule pick up time of 9:30 The night before -late- I received email from local company indicating that pick up would be 8:15-8:30 and had no way to contact them We got ready and waited and was not picked up until 9:45 When asked about the situation one would provide an answer Also the tour was provided in english/spanish which was not said in the booking. The staff was not pleasant nor even apologetic
Coffee plantation and mezcal tasting poor quality presentation.drive there grueling as mostly dirt roads that twisted about up the mountain. Falls gorgeous! Walk hard for elderly as requires a mile of walking at least and path steep at one place down and many obstacles to trip on . Very doable for younger crowd or those in fairly good shape.Guides very helpful and friendly, they spoke English well and informative, also on time!
Tour very well organized, the guide was kind and culturally prepared. The activities done and the sites visited have been really interesting. The only suggestion I can make is to leave more time for the archeological site (Mitla) and maybe less for the commercial ones (carpets and mezcal).
Swimming in the waterfall pools in such hot, humid weather was glorious. Visit to coffee farm was not actually a visit but a presentation to sell their products. However, the included lunch there was plentiful and tasty. Drive to/from was too slow.