El Tule is the biggest tree in the world because of the size of the trunk, which is 190 feet.
We will meet at Casa de las Bugambilias B&B or at the front desk of your hotel, from where we will drive 6.5 miles southeast on the Pan-American Highway 190 to the municipality of Santa María del Tule to see the giant tree and the church of Santa María de la Asunción.
After a short visit in Santa María el Tule, we will drive on the same highway in approximately 25 minutes to Teotitlán del Valle. Here we will visit the workshop of Jacobo Mendoza Ruiz, a descendant of a large family of famous Zapotec weavers. Together with his wife María Luisa Vásquez, they gather plants to prepare the natural dyes for their rugs. We will see a full demonstration of natural dyeing and weaving and at the end, you will have the opportunity to buy masterpieces, made with fine wool and natural dyes.
After the demo at Teotitlán del Valle, we will visit the natural springs at Hierve el Agua which is approximately a 1-hour drive from Teotitlán del Valle on Highway 190 past Mitla. We will arrive in approximately 1 hour to Hierve el Agua and you will have the opportunity to swim in the natural swimming pools or to do a small hike around the waterfalls to explore the scenery. After that we return on the same highway to eat lunch in the Restaurant “Rancho Zapata”, which is a 1-hour drive from Hierve el Agua, to enjoy the traditional foods of Oaxaca.
(IN US DOLLARS)
1-2 persons: $100.00 per person.
3-5 persons: $75.00 per person.
6-9 persons: $50.00 per person.
All the customers lodged in downtown Oaxaca will be picked up at the front desk of their hotel or at any other place in downtown Oaxaca.
We will establish a meeting point by telephone or email for travelers residing outside the city.
All tours normally end at the starting point, but this can be changed to another place in downtown Oaxaca if the customer prefers.
8 hours. Weather and traffic conditions might affect the length of the tour.
VW Transporter Mod. 2019 with A/C, liability insurance, purified water, and driver.
The service includes transportation, an English-speaking tour guide and soft drinks.
Admission fees ($10 pesos per person at the giant tree of El Tule, $75 pesos per person at the archaeological site of Mitla and $35 pesos at the natural springs of Hierve El Agua), lunch and additional beverages.
We recommend you bring walking shoes, swimwear, towels, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
A custom tour is an independent travel plan designed and arranged just for you.
Tour 7: Dominican Route
In a Full-day Tour, for about 8 hours, we will visit the towns of: Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, San Pedro and San Pablo Tepescolula, and Coixtlahuaca.