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Hierve el Agua and Teotitlan del Valle Tour from Oaxaca

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Market Teotitlan Del ValleYou will visit the Zapotec weavers town, Teotitlán del Valle. In this place, the weavers use ancestral techniques to make and paint the rugs, most of them are personal desings and also imitations of famous artists like Toledo, Picasso and Tamayo. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Hierve el AguaFrom there, you will head to visit the greatest petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. One of the falls is 95 feet tall and the other one is 40 feet tall. They are made of carbonated water that falls from the top of the mountain. You will have enough time to swim on natural pools, walk through the trails with local guides and enjoy the beautiful landscape of this place.then there will be a stop to enjoy a delicious meal. (The food is optional)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: El Rey de MatatlanFinally, you will learn about the Mezcal process and enjoy some shots of different mezcal flavors that they offer. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Oaxaca.Duration: 1 hour

$100 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hiking to Hierve el agua and Mezcal distillery

Enjoy a unique and deep adventure in Hierve el Agua and the rural communities around. Go further 7:00 Pick up from your accomodation, hotel, hostel, airbnb 8:15 Breakfast at San Lorenzo Albarradas with a lovely family. They cook with local ingredients (organic & veggie options) 9:00 Visit to Hierve el Agua / Photo session (Entrances included) The calcified “waterfalls” located in the municipality of San Isidro Roaguía have been formed over time by the mineral rich water that continues to spill over the mountain’s edge, creating what appears to be cascading waterfalls. 10:00 5Km Panoramic Hiking down  13:00 Swimming at the hidden Waterfall: La Salina A singular cavernous waterfall in the middle of agave fields 14:00 Delicious snack in the paradise 15:00 Mezcal demonstration & tasting with Hernández Family at the distillery  16:45 Transport to Oaxaca 16:00 Drop off in Oaxaca City

$24 Day Trips & Excursions

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

Take this amazing tour and explore the petrified waterfall of Hierve el Agua and the majestic nature surrounding it (closed in rainy season). Also, see a gigantic 2,000 year-old tree in Tule and then gaze at the beautiful stone carvings at the Zapotec ruins of Mitla. Visit a local village to learn the process of making woolen rugs from hand. Round off the tour visiting a Mezcal factory and learn how this popular Mexican drink is made.Hierve el Agua. Due to the variety and high concentrations of mineral salts, a prehispanic irrigation system and various waterfalls are now petrified. A series of small natural pools have been excavated to form an esplanade called "the amphitheater", from which you can admire the amazing scenery. There are two distinct levels: in the lower level there are springs and the irrigation system, and in the upper level there are facilities for visitors. Mitla. Its name in Nahuatl means "Place of the Dead", while the Zapotecs called it lyobaa, meaning "Place of burials" Mitla was a place of residence for the Zapotec priestly class. It was inhabited from the classic period of Monte Albán (100 to 650 AD), and reached its peak in the post-classical period (750 to 1521 AD). The layout of the city was probably planned with structures grouped in five sets, currently called the Columns, the Church, the Stream, the Adobes and the South.Santa María El Tule. Among the natural beauties of this town is the huge, ahuehuete cypress called "El Árbol del Tule". The tree is a wonderful example of Oaxacan flora, 40 meters high with a diameter of 52.58 meters, it weighs around 509 tons and is approximately 2000 years old. We suggest you visit the handcraft market of the community and to sample the wide variety of local foods.Teotitlán del Valle. This town is where woolen rugs are made on domestic looms. The artisans here use natural dyes such as indigo, moss and grana cochinilla. We will take you to an artisan´s house to see the process of making a rug. Mezcal Factory. Perhaps the most famous drink to come out of Mexico is one made from the agave plant: tequila. But there’s another drink derived from the agave, one less known but just as potent: Mezcal. And lately, it is moving on up among the hip and the chic, not only in Mexico but also abroad. The New York Times recently published an article about this spirit beverage newfound fame in New York and beyond. We will take you down to a mezcal distillery where you will be able to discover all about Mezcal. You've gotta try it, Mezcal is the new tequila! As the old saying goes: "Para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien, también" (for any harm, mezcal, for every charm, as well).

$901 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Discover Oaxaca Tour & Mezcal Distillery

Day 1 - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm - Cabin Check-inThis amazing experience starts when we pick you up from the Oaxaca International Airport. From the first moment of landing in Oaxaca you’ll be in touch with our professional guides. This first day will be to get settled in your mountain cabin in Llano Grande and walk around a little town called Benito Juarez. Day 2 - 6:30 am - 6:00 pm Get Outdoors at Llano GrandeThe second day we’ll wake up early to start with a little trek (2 hours) to appreciate the sunrise at the mountains. Back at the cabin, a delicious and traditional breakfast will be waiting for us. After the breakfast we’ll continue our trek through suspension bridges, rappelling walls and finish with a zipline. We’ll end our day around a firepit in the forest where we can sit and tell stories of the day’s adventures before heading back into cabin. Distance Hiking: 4 miles  Starting Elevation: 9,900’  Highest Elevation: 10,820’ Day 3 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Mountain Bike DayOaxaca is well know for some amazing mountain bike trails. Today we’ll hop on bikes to discover what these trails have to offer. We’ll give you all the necessary equipment to ride through the Llano Grande forest. Do not worry about your mountain bike skills, we have easy trails for beginners and hard ones for pros, so you can choose your level of difficulty. We’ll end the day with a delicious dinner next to another fire. Distance Hiking: 12.5miles  Starting Elevation: 9,900’  Highest Elevation: 10,820’ Day 4 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Hierve el Agua, Santo Domingo, & Mezcal DistilleryOn our fourth day, after breakfast we’re going to head out to Hierve el Agua. On the way we’re going to have a Mezcal stop in a little town to visit a local distillery where we’ll learn about the distillation processes in making artisanal mezcal and taste some amazing versions of mezcal. Then continue to Hierve el Agua, an amazing place that will leave you in awe. It is one of the most beautiful hidden places at Mexico. We’ll give you a special tour of this place frozen in time. Day 5 - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Monte Alban - Back HomeIf your flight schedule allows, we should have time to check out one last bit of culture at Monte Alban. After the breakfast we’ll take you on a tour full of history. Monte Alban is one of the biggest archaeological places in Mexico, home of the “Zapotecas”. You will be amazed by the history at this archeological site. Discuss with your guide your departure schedule, and we’ll make sure you get to the airport on time. Now that you’re part of LocalAdventures family, we look forward to sharing another adventure travel experience with you.

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