From Oaxaca: Natural and Cultural Highlights Guided Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in Oaxaca's natural and cultural wonders on a day of discovery. Marvel at the ancient Tule tree, the Mitla archeological site, and the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua.


  • Immerse yourself in the enigmatic heritage and ancient wonders of Oaxaca
  • Gaze at the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua and learn about its history
  • Enjoy a visit to a local distillery and sip on complimentary mezcal samples
  • Discover the heritage, artistry, and tradition of rugs in Teotitlán del Valle
  • Learn about ancient Zapotec history and culture at the Tree of Tule and Mitla


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.


Tour Local bilingual guide Transportation Mezcal tasting

Important Information

  • Only local community members/guides from Hierve el Agua may guide visitors inside the natural park. The activity provider cannot guide you inside Hierve el Agua, but can offer assistance to help you explore the park Bring enough cash (Mexican pesos), as ATMs along the tour route may be hard to find This tour takes over 10 hours to complete. There will be a lunch stop at a restaurant buffet Ticket prices at Hierve el Agua are set by the local community and may vary

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