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From Oaxaca de Juarez: Hierve el Agua and Mezcal Distillery

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.

Hierve el agua, Mitla: Full day tour

Hierve el agua, Mitla: Full day tour

Explore the Tule Tree, located in Oaxaca, Mexico, it is one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world. With an age of more than 2000 years, this tree has a trunk, branches and roots that have animal figures. From there, we will continue our way to the archaeological zone of Mitla, also in Oaxaca. This city of the dead is known for its beautiful ornamentation on the plinths, achieved through the use of geometric designs. Our tour continues in Teotitlán del Valle, a place famous for the production of wool rugs with artisanal and hand-woven processes. Rugs are a popular art form and are highly valued for their quality and beauty. Finally, we will visit Hierve el Agua, where we can see beautiful petrified waterfalls. To finish our tour, we will visit a mezcal distillery where you can taste a wide variety of flavors. Do not miss it!

Tour to the pre-Hispanic market in Tlacolula

Tour to the pre-Hispanic market in Tlacolula

The tour begins when our driver meets you in your hotel lobby or Airbnb, ready to take you on a trip that promises to be exciting. Our first stop will transport you in time and space. You will visit the impressive Church of Tlacochahuaya, an architectural treasure dating back to the 16th century. Its exquisite wall paintings and serene atmosphere will leave you speechless. Get your camera ready to capture moments that will last forever! Then, we head to the colorful traditional market of Tlacolula, where flavors and colors merge into a symphony of culture. Here, you will have the opportunity to admire vibrant colors, enticing aromas and the bustle of locals exchanging traditional products. Here you can explore, taste and learn about the culinary traditions of Oaxaca. The Church of Tlacolula is our next destination, home to the enigmatic Chapel of Mirrors. This place will envelop you with its history and its unique architecture. You will feel transported to another dimension as you explore its secrets. Finally, we venture to the archaeological site of Yagul, where the ancient ruins tell us stories of past civilizations. The impressive landscapes and the energy of this place will remind you of the greatness of Oaxaca's history. After an exciting half day of exploring, we'll return to your hotel or Airbnb around 2pm.

Zapotec Women

Zapotec Women

Live an ultimate experience visiting different Zapotec families and learning the process of each one of their ancestral handicrafts. We'll visit 5 different places around the Valley of Oaxaca. Where in each one of the places you'll learn about the history and evolution of each pieces. How they're made and even participate in the process. We'll visit small female led familes that welcome us into their homes and show us the beauty and hard work inside their skills. We will visit Teotitlan del Valle, a place known for the elaboration of wool rugs that are painted with natural dyes, where the artisans show us how their colors are obtained, their tools and how their waving process is done. Inside this town we will also learn the process of the sea shell candles or Velas de Concha, bee's wax candles that have become part of the most important traditions inside the town and one candle can measure 2 yards. Later we'll be stopping at the Tlacolula Market for lunch where we can find a variety of traditional food options for all our visitors, this place is very popular for having a huge street market specifically on Sunday. After that we'll go to San Marcos Tlapazola to visit Las Mujeres del Barro Rojo, a group of beautiful women that show us their elaboration process of the red pottery that have been used for hundreds of years in the traditional local kitchens. Last we'll visit a small female owned distillery where you'll learn of the making of our popular mezcal and have a taste of their varieties.

Hierve el agua: recorrido cultural y gastronómico

Hierve el agua: recorrido cultural y gastronómico

We carry out the pickup to go first to Santa María del Tule and meet the tree with more than two thousand years old where we will take photos. Immediately we will go to see the sheep wool crafts in Teotitlán del Valle where they will explain the pigmentation process with natural resources such as "grana cochineal" and the weaving technique that has been used since pre-Hispanic times. and then move to the petrified waterfalls of hierve el agua that are approximately 1 hour away, you can explore the landscape and enjoy the turquoise waters of the pools that are there. Lunch time will arrive after having known the pools and waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, to later taste a mezcal tasting in the "king of Matatlán" palenque where you will discover which of the more than 200 types of agave is your favorite . finally we will return to your hotel and we will say goodbye to you

Oaxaca: Exclusive Private Yagul UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Oaxaca: Exclusive Private Yagul UNESCO Heritage Site Tour

Discover the cultural richness of Yagul, a UNESCO Heritage Site, on an exclusive private tour from Oaxaca, Mexico. Your adventure begins with a visit to the archaeological World Heritage Site of Yagul, where you'll explore the top of the fortress with a licensed tour guide in your preferred language – English, French, or Spanish. Marvel at the cactus-studded plateau and take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the Tlacolula Valley. A hat is recommended for this part of the tour to ensure your comfort. After exploring Yagul, the journey continues to Mezcal Don Agave, a distillery and palenque. Enjoy a private tour with mezcal experts, learning about the mezcal-making process, the types of agave, and the art of tasting. The duration of this part of the tour can vary based on your interest, allowing you to ask questions and delve into the world of mezcal. The tasting experience is a highlight, and it's the perfect opportunity to purchase some mezcal to take home. Throughout the tour, enjoy the convenience of an air-conditioned vehicle and the expertise of a licensed tour guide. Lunch and a bottle of water are included, providing a truly all-inclusive experience.

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What people are saying about San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

Overall rating

4.2
(19 reviews)

Generally this was a perfect day trip. The only minor thing that might make it a bit better would be the provision of a map for the hike since there is very little signage along the trails and most of the people I encountered on the trail were also very confused as to where the trail actually is and which one (long or short) they were even on. Also, maybe warn your people that the water-based juices in the market are even less safe (24 hrs later and the diarrhea is only now subsiding) than water-based drinks in Oaxaca City for us gringos.

Miguel and the Oaxaca by Locals team were great! Miguel provided plenty of interesting facts about the region during transit to/from the Hievre el Agua, and we had plenty of time to explore/hike/swim at the site. The stop at the mezcal distillery on the way back was also a highlight for us - we got to try any of the mezcal flavours available and learnt heaps about the distillation process. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area!

It was a well organised trip, but it would have been nice to have more time in Hieve El Agua, and leave out the mezcal tasting. The carpet center was a good experience, but also could have cut the time there. Overall though it was a great experience and felt very professional.

Awesome! The guide was really great, historical explanations and recommendations throughout the day, it's a great day to do!

Very fun and good balance between all activities. Nice and joyful guide who spoke very good English.