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

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

The adventure begins directly in your hotel's lobby or Airbnb. Our first stop is in front of the majestic Tule Tree, a gigantic ancestor that has seen many centuries go by in history. Then, we will go deep into the archaeological site of Mitla. You will feel the energy of the steps that echoed there many centuries ago while you explore the patios and the intricate mosaic designs that decorate the walls. Our next stop will take you to the Petrified Waterfalls at Hierve el Agua. The water has sculpted the rocks throughout the centuries, creating formations that seem frozen in time. We will be here one hour and then we will stop at a buffet with authentic Oaxacan Food. At Teotitlán del Valle you will witness the ability and passion of local craftsmen. Here, time will seem to have stopped while the looms take life and the colors dance through the threads, creating authentic works of art using ancestral techniques. To finish this unforgettable journey, we will go to an authentic mezcal distillery. Its aromas and unique flavors will transport you to Oaxaca's own essence. Enjoy a tasting that will bring your senses to life and that will give you a pleasing gift to your taste. Our tour ends around 7:00 pm when we drop you off at your hotel's lobby or Airbnb, with unforgettable memories.

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!

Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Tule, Teotilán and Mezcal factory

Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Tule, Teotilán and Mezcal factory

The tour will begin by visiting the majestic Tule Tree, an ahuehuete that is more than 2000 years old. From Tuesday to Sunday don´t miss Mitla, a town and municipal seat in the state of Oaxaca, famous for being the site of the archaeological ruins of Mitla. Continue to Hierve el agua, it is in the heart of a steep mountain range that during the dry season is characterized by its extreme aridity. Natural beauty is not the only attraction of this site. Later we will visit Teotitlán del Valle, a community where residents are dedicated to making handicrafts on a pedal loom, with wool rugs standing out. An artisan will demonstrate how they obtain the different colors with natural products such as cochineal, indigo, etc. On the route, a stop of 1 hour will be made in a mezcal distillery to learn about the process of its elaboration in an artisanal way and we will have a tasting of this famous Oaxacan drink

Oaxaca Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Teotitlán & Árbol del Tule

Oaxaca Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Teotitlán & Árbol del Tule

In the morning we will pick up our travelers, who will enjoy a pleasant trip to the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua where the adventure will begin. We will begin the tour with Hierve el Agua, this beautiful place that has the famous petrified waterfalls formed thousands of years ago by the runoff of water with a high mineral content. We will continue with Mitla, the magical town that has it all. The name of Mitla derives from the Nahuatl word Mictlán and can be translated as Valley of the Dead. Famous for its facades and fretwork-shaped mosaics. Here we will make a stop to eat at a buffet restaurant where you will find typical dishes of the region. We will continue with Teotitlán del Valle, also known as "Land of the Gods" here you will learn about the culture and traditional beauty, as you will observe how the world-famous sheep wool rugs are made dyed with natural dyes obtained from plants and animals carried out through a prehispanic process. To end this fantastic tour, admire the largest tree in all of Mexico, with more than 2,000 years old, the sabino is the tree with the largest trunk diameter in the world.

Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

Oaxaca: El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mezcal Tour

Start the excursion with the famous and most notable Tree of Tule, cataloged as the thickest in the world. With a little imagination between the branches and the bark of this majestic tree, you can visualize different animals and silhouettes that have formed over the years. Next, visit a place full of colors with the Zapotec weavers indigenous people at Teotitlán del Valle.  Famous for making their rugs, bags and sheep wool sheep, which are dyed with ancestral techniques with natural pigments, these weavers highlight the use of the great cochineal. End the tour with the typical drink of this beautiful state; the last stop will be in a Mezcal palenque.  Of Oaxacan origin, Mezcal is internationally recognized for its body, color and smell. It is worth mentioning that there are several presentations and flavors of mezcal, enjoy some of the different flavors that are offered, from the aged mezcal to its diverse and delicious mezcal creams.

From Oaxaca : Hierve el Agua & more All Included Guided Tour

From Oaxaca : Hierve el Agua & more All Included Guided Tour

Hierve el Agua is a stunning natural phenomenon located in the mountains outside Oaxaca’s Central Valleys. A petrified waterfall with spectacular views across the Sierra, the uniqueness of this place will blow you away. Imagine pools of water that are formed by natural springs from within the mountain, located on a natural shelf overlooking the valley below... Hierve el Agua is almost like a landscape from another planet. With our early morning visit, a pleasant hike around the waterfall allows you to get multiple perspectives and great photos of this natural wonder, before anyone else arrives… It also means you will be that little bit warmed up should you wish to take a swim in the waters, considered a place of healing to the Mixtecs who inhabit the mountain ranges beyond. The area is full of naturally occurring agaves and cacti, adding a real sense of the Mexican frontier to the atmosphere. After coming back down the mountain we head for Yagul archaeological site. A rare jewel that sees very little visitors, Yagul is full of wild cactus and agave plants growing among and on the Zapotec ruins. The place has a fascinating history and is incredibly atmospheric, and has featured in many books and films throughout Mexican history. Nearby is Teotitlan del Valle, a town famous for its tradition of Zapotec weavers, whose designs and styles have become world famous. We will visit a household who acquire their wool only from their own livestock and give us a full tour of their production methods from start to finish. This is a wonderfully refreshing and interactive experience where we gain an understanding of the work and symbolism behind these textiles, with a family who have been weaving for generations. Our lunch is also prepared by the family and we eat inside their home, a real treat of traditional Oaxacan cuisine. On the road home to Oaxaca, we will stop by Santa Maria del Tule, location of one of the largest and oldest trees in the world. A Moctezuma Cypress, considered to have the widest trunk in the world, this tree is a whole ecosystem in itself whose size is so impressive it dwarfs the church next door. At around 1500 years old, it is a wonder of nature and feels incredible just to be in its presence. Tour Program : - 7am : Hotel or Meeting Point Pickup - Hierve el Agua - Yagul - Traditional Homemade Lunch - Zapotec Textile Studio - Tree of Tule - 5:30pm : Drop off

Full-day tour of Oaxacan wonders

Full-day tour of Oaxacan wonders

1.-We begin our visit in Santa María del Tule where the widest tree in the world is more than 2000 years old. 2.- Immediately along a 1-hour path we will arrive at Hierve el agua, waterfalls petrified by their minerals (room temperature water)🩱🏊🏼‍♀️🌊 3.- To learn a little more about our culture, we enter the archaeological zone of Mitla, considered the city of the dead. 4.- We will make a stop for food at a Buffet restaurant 5.- Later we will see how the artisans of Teotitlan de Valle carry out great works with their wool-based pedal loom and the production of shell candles, all pigmented with natural products. 🧶🧵 6.-To culminate with a great tasting of different varieties of Mezcal. 🥃🥂

From Huatulco: Oaxaca Overnight Guided Tour

From Huatulco: Oaxaca Overnight Guided Tour

Discover the city of Oaxaca on a guided overnight trip from Huatulco, stopping at the highlights between these places. Visit archeological sites, and learn about local culture and heritage. Day 1: Get picked up at your hotel in La Crucecita or Tangolunda and start the journey towards Oaxaca. Stop at Jalapa del Marqués, where you can enjoy breakfast, at your own expense. Continue to the mezcal region, where you'll take a tour to learn how this delicious drink is produced. Enter the Mitla Archaeological Zone and explore the ancient ruins. Afterwards, head to Teotitlán del Valle to discover how rugs and blankets are made and enjoy some free time for shopping. Stop at Santa María del Tule to admire the 2,000-year-old tree, take photos, and enter the church. Arrive in Oaxaca in the afternoon, and visit the former convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and its museum. Check-in at the hotel, then enjoy the rest of the day to wander through the historic center and explore on your own. Day 2: After checking out of the hotel, take a tour of Monte Albán Archaeological Site. Admire the ancient ruins and take in views from the top of the pyramids. Continue to Benito Juárez market, where you can have breakfast and learn about local cuisine. Stop at San Bartolo Coyotepec, to watch local artisans producing handicrafts from black mud. Visit either San Martín Tilcajete or Arrazola, to see how local folk art sculptures called alebrijes are made. Depart for Huatulco, stopping at San Jose del Pacifico along the way. In the evening, you'll get dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

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

From Puerto Escondido: Gataway to Oaxaca in one day.

From Puerto Escondido: Gataway to Oaxaca in one day.

Embark on an adventure beginning at dawn in Puerto Escondido. Our journey takes us to the heart of Oaxaca, where we'll start with a delightful traditional Oaxacan breakfast at the Benito Juarez central market, immersing ourselves in a sensory experience of aromas, flavors, and vibrant colors. Continuing on foot through the charming cobblestone streets, we'll pass through a lush green quarry that leads to the Tourist Walkway. Along the way, marvel at the architectural splendor of the Santo Domingo de Guzmán temple and explore the city's central area, dotted with museums, galleries, and artisanal shops. In Constitution Garden, soak in the lively ambiance while enjoying a fusion of traditional band and Marimba music. Our next stop takes us to the renowned Tule tree, a monumental symbol of cultural and ecological significance. Here, capture unforgettable moments through photography and delve into the rich history surrounding this ancient giant. Our journey continues to San Martin Tilcajete, renowned for its exquisite copal wood carving handicrafts, you'll have the unique opportunity to unleash your creativity by painting your own Alebrije under the expert guidance of a local artisan. Take home a personalized memento from your time in Oaxaca. Concluding our adventure in a mezcal-producing village, where you'll indulge in a tasting session featuring various mezcal varieties. Gain insight into the intricate production process as you stroll through agave fields and visit a distillery to learn about the artistry behind mezcal production. Finally, we'll return you to the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido, laden with unforgettable experiences and fascinating stories to share with loved ones. Don't forget to preserve the memories with plenty of photos!

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Overall rating

4.6
(29 reviews)

Ede our tour guide was was fantastic and very enthusiastic, she had loads of fun facts about the attractions and made sure that both the English and Spanish speakers felt included. All the stops are wonderful. Would definitely recommend getting in the water at hierve del agua. The lunch is a buffet at 200pesos a head and is honestly fantastic food - some of the best we’ve had - at this unassuming family owned restaurant. The minivan is air conditioned and clean. Our driver Edelmira was wonderful. The whole tour is fabulous value for money. It’s almost 12 hours, drops you door to door, and gives you a real taste os Oaxaca life outside the city itself. Thank you!!!

The trip was really nice and well organized. Since it was a lot of stops we didn’t have a chance to spend a very long and relaxing time at the waterfalls. But we really enjoyed the visit to the carpet workshop which was very unique

The spectacular food buffet. The truly incredible service Edelmira makes everything perfect and without being too efficient in all the places you visit. Great tour I highly recommend it

Ede was very helpful and told us loads of informations about the local life. Thank you !

Edelmirq and Marcos thank you very much for everything! All perfect!