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A relatively small Mixtec/Zapotec ruin, Mitla is notable for the detailed and well-preserved geometric stonework that decorates the buildings. The setting is pretty, with a cactus garden and shaded benches. From the ruins you can see the domed Church of San Pablo, built in the 16th century when the Spanish pillaged stones from Mitla. At the gates to the ruins, a small artesanía (folk art) market is home to aggressively competitive vendors, a situation that can yield great deals. Outside the gates, a clean and efficient comedor (diner) serves authentic Oaxacan specialties.

The name Mitla comes from the Náhuatl word Mictlan, which means place of the dead or underworld. An ancient ceremonial center, Mitla includes two cross-shaped tombs, a promenade of hefty stone columns, and an elevated suite of ornately-decorated rooms that were once occupied by the Zapotec high priest. Although theories on the subject differ, Mitla was likely built by the Zapotecs, occupied by the Mixtecs, reclaimed by the Zapotecs, and finally conquered by the Aztecs, who took control in 1494.

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Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle desde Oaxaca

Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle desde Oaxaca

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Discover one of Oaxaca’s natural minerales, the gigantie tree of el Tule which is over 2000 years olg, we Will procee to Teotitlan del Valle where you can admire the wool carpets; we continue to the ceremonial center of Mitla, outstandingly beautiful for ist magnificent fretwork made of countless polish stones, our journey continues to hierve el agua, where you wil have the opportunity to admire the beautiful petrified wather falls: our last stop is a mezcal destilley.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.57
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Full-Day El Tule, Mitla & Hierve el Agua Tour from Oaxaca

Full-Day El Tule, Mitla & Hierve el Agua Tour from Oaxaca

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Visit Mitla, Tule, and Hierve del Agua in a single day on this multi-stop tour from Oaxaca. With round-trip transportation provided, it’s easy to move between the different sites and there’s no need to rent a car. Learn about the Zapotec people at the Mitla archaeological site, see a 2000-year-old tree at Tule, and swim in the natural pools at Hiever del Agua. Get the most out of your visit to the region through guided commentary on the local people, culture, and history.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.00
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Paths of Mezcal

Paths of Mezcal

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We offer a deep insight into the archeology, nature and living culture of Oaxaca. Through the wonderful ancestral architecture in Mitla, the interaction with Zapotec weavers in Teotitlán del Valle and producers of true artisanal mezcal. Our groups are small to guarantee personalized attention by professional tour guides with long experience, knowledge and passion for Oaxaca.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Hierve el Agua (2hrs) Full Day Tour.

Hierve el Agua (2hrs) Full Day Tour.

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Something that we have identified from others, are our Guides, all of them are part of the Lescas family and we want to share what we like about our beautiful Oaxaca, fun, ambitious and knowledgeable about the history and traditions of Oaxaca, we believe that the guide It has the ability to transmit the passion and come to appreciate everything from a different vision
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Mitla Guided Tour Half Day

Mitla Guided Tour Half Day

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Learn more about Oaxacan heritage on a half-day excursion to Mitla. Join a small group and visit the ancient archaeological complex of Mitla. Learn about the Zapotecs who built this incredible structure, and enjoy free time to explore the ruins. You will also visit a local workshop where you can see the traditional way of making Oaxacan textiles with natural dyes.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

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Experience the culture, history, and traditions of Oaxaca on a private sightseeing tour of the area. Depart from your accommodation and visit several important landmarks including archeological sites, artisan workshops, the ancient Hierve el Agua, traditional markets, and even a mezcal distillery. There is a lot to see in Oaxaca and this tour covers a lot of ground, which lets you make the most of your time.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Tule, Mezcal Distillery Tour

Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Tule, Mezcal Distillery Tour

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Si visitas Oaxaca, tienes que conocer estos maravillosos lugares que se encuentran en los alrededores de la ciudad. No visitarlos, sería como si nunca hubieras visitado Oaxaca.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Boil the water tour

Boil the water tour

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A great experience that the guides and operators will give you a warm welcome and good service. The best experience in oaxaca
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mitla, Tule, Tlacolula and Teotilán

Mitla, Tule, Tlacolula and Teotilán

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The tour will begin by visiting the majestic Tule Tree, an ahuehuete that is more than 2000 years old. From Thursday 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. The tour will continue to visit a Group of Caves with cave paintings and vestiges of past times in the Tlacolula Valley, its baroque chapel and the market. 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 will be made at a mezcal factory to learn about its production in an artisanal way and it will be tasted.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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2-Day Oaxaca Highlights Tour / Private Option Upgrade

2-Day Oaxaca Highlights Tour / Private Option Upgrade

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Ideal for travelers who want to enjoy the most important touristic attractions from Oaxaca in two days. Monte Alban and Mitla are the main archaeological sites in Oaxaca, both sites are the most visited by Oaxaca visitors. With this combo, in two consecutive days you will enjoy following tours: >> Monte Alban Route to visit the archaeological site, then, the artisan village of Arrazola (handcraft Alebrijes), continue to Exconvent of Culiapam and San Bartolo Coyotepec (black pottery) >> Mitla Route, visit the Tule Tree, Teotitlan del Valle (wool carpets), Mitla Arqueological site, and Mezcal Factory. There 2 options to operate this tour, either in a shared group (you will be added to a group of tourist around 15 people per group) or you can select the Private Option if you are traveling with family and / or friends. In private you will have the opportunity to extend your visit and take ideal picture without rush.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.31
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$52.31
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Oaxaca Zapoteca Route Private

Oaxaca Zapoteca Route Private

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Enjoy an Amazing tour from Huatulco to Oaxaca for 3 days, you will discover the magic of ancient cultures, also you will visit the mezcal palenques, the city of the dead "MITLA", the Archaeological Zone. The adventure continues making the following scale to the Zapotec indigenous people of weavers "Teotitlan del valle", a place full of colors. Continue the journey where you will appreciate the famous and most notable "Tree of El Tule", And to finish this first day of adventure we arrived at the Oaxacan capital, where they will appreciate the former church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The second day you will enjoy this great journey where we will know Monte Alban archaeological site which is the ancient capital of the Zapotecos and one of the first cities in Mesoamerica. we willvisit a small town of adobe houses "San Bartolo Coyotepec" famous for its black pottery. you will have the opportunity to visit Artisan Villages where you will admire the wood carving artisans.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,400.00
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$1,400.00
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Private Family Tour including Mitla, Mezcal Factory and Natural Colored Rugs

Private Family Tour including Mitla, Mezcal Factory and Natural Colored Rugs

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Enjoy a Private Tour with family or friends; ideal for groups of 4 to 15 people. Fall in love with incredible landscapes and take the ideal photo with plenty of time and without rush. Make a visit at your own pace with extended time if you wish, without depending on the itinerary of a mass group. During this Private Tour you will be accompanied by a certified guide (english or spanish speaking) and a driver in a modern and comfortable vehicle according with the number of passengers. In addition, if you are Mexican, you can take advantage of the discounts for nationals at each site (only if applicable) such as student discount or free entry on Sundays. We will pick you up at your hotel's lobby at your starting selected time, we will visit the most emblematic places of this route such as the Tule Tree (more than 2000 years old), Teotitlan del Valle (artisans create beautiful wool rugs), Mitla (archaeological site), Tlacolula Chapel with beautiful sacred art and Mezcal factory.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.17
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Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip

Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip

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Explore the archaeological highlights of Oaxaca without getting lost on this day trip, a great choice for first-time visitors. Take a guided tour of Monte Alban, the largest Zapotec urban center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit its satellite city, Atzompa. Then travel to Yagul and Mitla to see other examples of Zapotec architecture. Plus, round-trip transportation from downtown Oaxaca is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

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To guarantee a low price, we offer you a combo of two tours. We recommend this combo, if it is your first visit to Oaxaca. We have new and modern vehicles, with government permits to transport and also with insurance. Avoid taking free excursions, they don't guarantee you have a certified guide. To guarantee a low price, the order of the tours may change. You should consider that the tours are in continuous days. We only use vans for tours.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.95
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Full Day Private Tour of Oaxaca and its Surroundings

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Full Day Private Tour of Oaxaca and its Surroundings

In our all-day tour we will visit the widest tree in the world, the Tule tree, we will visit a mezcal factory and enjoy a tasting of the different types, we will visit the prehistoric caves of Mitla, the Tlacolula market, the Church from Tlacochahuaya dating from the 16th century, the house of an artisan in Teotitlán del Valle to learn about natural dyes, the archaeological zone of Mitla, we can enjoy a Oaxacan meal. San Martín Tilcajete is the land of alebrijes, Monte Albán is the most important archaeological zone in the city and in San Bartolo Coyotepec we will meet a family that is dedicated to making the famous black clay. Your visit to Oaxaca will be a great experience!
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.99
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$199.99
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$179.99
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$199.99
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Boil the water

Boil the water

The tule tree is the widest tree that exists in the world with an age of more than two thousand years, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes during the tour.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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$35.00
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Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths From Oaxaca

Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths From Oaxaca

We will visit the Zapotec town of Santiago Matatlán, known as the world capital of mezcal. We will visit a mezcal palenque, where you will learn about the process of making this mystical drink. And as through the generations the process of making Mezcal has been preserved. The palenque is decorated with murals of urban art, phrases and colors of the evil of love. Our visit includes a Mezcal tasting. We will visit an agave field, where you can take the best photos. In our second stop, we will visit the agave fields aboard a barrel, enjoy the music and make a stop to learn about the process of making Pulque. Mitla is an obligatory stop, a city that achieved the evolution of Zapotec architecture. Its name means "place of the dead". Mitla, is now one of the 6 magical towns of Oaxaca. We will make a stop to taste Oaxacan food (not included)
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  • 8 hours
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What are Mitla hours of operation?
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Mitla hours of operation: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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