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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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2-Day Oaxaca Tour including Monte Alban, Mitla and Hierve el Agua

2-Day Oaxaca Tour including Monte Alban, Mitla and Hierve el Agua

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Ideal for travelers who want to enjoy the most importat touristic attractions from Oaxaca in two days. Monte Alban and Mitla are the main arqueological 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 archeological 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, Hieve el Agua (salt-water petrified cascade) and Mezcal Factory. You will be added to a small group of tourists, usually up to 14 persons, neverhteless, on high seasons our groups might become bigger. This tour is operated in spanish and english. We will pick you up at your hotel's lobby between 9:45 to 10:00 AM.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.31
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Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

Oaxaca Conmigo Tours

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We are a group of certified guides by SECTUR and INAH working to show you Oaxaca the best way, customazing your Tour according to your preferences with confortable cars, knowledge, friendly service and at the same time supporting the local economy & indigenous business, visiting family workshops to experience the Real Oaxaca.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.87
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Full-Day El Tule, Mitla & Hierve el Agua Tour from Oaxaca
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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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$21.00

Mixtec Empire-Magic of colors and flavors (Wednesday to Sunday we include Mitla)

Mixtec Empire-Magic of colors and flavors (Wednesday to Sunday we include Mitla)

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places to visit: Teotitlán del Valle, Beeswax candles, Caves, and only Thursday to Sunday we will visit Mitla We will start the tour in Teotitlán del Valle, a place where the famous wool rugs dyed with natural pigments such as cochineal pigments are made and made by hand by artisan families, In this same community shell candles made with beeswax are made. our tour to the prehistoric caves of Mitla which are more than 2,000 years old and you can see cave paintings on their walls. We continue our tour, visiting a Mezcal distillery, in which you will learn the process of making the most popular drink in Oaxaca and you will be able to taste its different varieties. from Thursday to Sunday we visit Mitla Recommendations: go to breakfast beforehand, bring a hat, sunglasses, comfortable non-slip shoes or tennis shoes, bottle with water, light sweater, sunscreen, camera
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.57
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Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Private Tour

Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Private Tour

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Enjoy this tour in private service, with what we can enjoy in a more personal way, the fantastic places that this route offers. The advantages of a private tour is that you traveled alone in the vehicle, can be added to the food or visit somewhere nearby, as long as it does not exceed the contracted time. We pass by you directly from the hotel, it is a door to door service, without more people. In case of requiring more time the extra hours have an additional cost.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
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Paths of Mezcal

Paths of Mezcal

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They are small groups, exclusive of no more than 14 people per certified guide under NOM 08, our guides attend tourism with a great quality in the service of both information and friendliness.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from Oaxaca

Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from Oaxaca

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Explore the highlights of Oaxaca’s Tlacolula Valley without getting lost on this day trip with special appeal for first-time visitors. Jump from the Zapotec weavers town of Teotitlan del Valle to the Mitla archaeological site, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned minivan. This leaves time to visit the Tule tree and the petrified waterfalls at Hierve el Agua. A mezcal tasting is also included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.99
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$34.99
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.00
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Mezcal, Mitla, Natural Dyes, Cave Paintings Tour

Mezcal, Mitla, Natural Dyes, Cave Paintings 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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Magic Route

Magic Route

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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San José del Pacífico Sierra Sur

San José del Pacífico Sierra Sur

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Pyramids, tombs and mosaic murals — embark on an archaeological adventure with this guided full-day tour from Oaxaca featuring Mitla and Monte Alban. Travel by comfortable coach to the ancient religious center of Mitla, and see how the Zapotecs lived before the Spanish conquest in the 1500s. Then, from the mountaintop of Monte Alban, a UNESCO site, marvel at panoramas of the city and Oaxaca Valley. Walk about Monte Alban’s vast complex as you hear about the excavations. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.54
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SIERRA NORTE–CAMINATA EN EL BOSQUE/Taller de Molinillos,

SIERRA NORTE–CAMINATA EN EL BOSQUE/Taller de Molinillos, "El Punto"

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Discover the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla, modern-day weavers and the world’s thickest tree on this half-day guided tour by coach of the Oaxaca Valley. In the archaeological site of Mitla, admire amazing fretwork and learn about the former Zapotecan religious center. Visit a local weaver constructing a rug on a domestic loom in the town of Teotitlan of the Valley (Teotitlán del Valle). Snap a memorable shot in front of the gnarly tule tree (Arbol del Tule) in the town of Santa Maria. Pickup and drop-off from Oaxaca included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.57
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.17
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Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths From Oaxaca

Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths From Oaxaca

We will learn about the ancestral activities of the state of Oaxaca, as part of its idiosyncrasy. We will know first-hand the elaboration of the typical rugs of the region using ancestral techniques and natural paintings such as the "cochineal". It will be interesting to know the elaboration of the Oaxacan Mezcal, from the agave plant, not only to know its elaboration but to taste part of the variety of it. It is a perfect tour that intertwines the customs of a town with the Zapotec architecture in the ruins of Mitla. An unforgettable tour to get to know Oaxaca and its main attractions.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.51
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,600.00
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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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Should I book Mitla tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mitla can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 15 Mitla tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Mitla 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mitla costs USD 21.00. Guided Mitla tours start around USD 21.00 per person. See all 15 Mitla tickets and tours on Viator.
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