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Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Mezcal Factory

1. From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Mezcal Factory

Start your tour by being picked up in Oaxaca early in the morning by your tour guide and start the ride. Stop at Teotitlán del Valle, a village of weavers in which you will learn how they use ancient techniques to paint wool and wave rugs forming majestic designs. The next stop will be Hierve el agua, the petrified waterfalls one of 30-meter height, and another one of 12-meter height. Admire these waterfalls that are formed by carbonated water and offer beautiful views of the mountains, perfect to take great photos. Get a chance to swim in the mineral pools and take a walk with local guides and take in the spectacular surroundings of nature. The last stop is a Mezcal Factory where you will learn the process of the elaboration of the authentic mezcal and also get to taste some of the different flavors of Mezcal. To finish your tour, you will be taken back to Oaxaca.

Oaxaca: El Tule, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua Tour w/ Transfer

2. Oaxaca: El Tule, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua Tour w/ Transfer

Starting this tour with the pick up in your hotel or aibnb, then this tour has at its first stop the worldfamous tree El Tule, the millenary Ahuehuete, is one of the biggest trees in the world weighing 509 tonnes. The next stop will be, Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec weavers town, in this place the weavers use ancestral techninques to make and paint the rugs, most of them are personal desings and also imitations of famous artists like Toledo, Picasso and Tamayo. The archaeological zone of Mitla its a must, this city has the most important architecture evolution achievement. Mitla means “place of the dead”. With an extraordinary decoration of borders in the walls. Actually is one the five magic towns in Oaxaca. Learn about the Mezcal process and enjoy some shots of different mezcal flavors that they offer. Hierve el agua is a short stop to know the famous petrified waterfalls where you will have (60 minutes) to enjoy this beautiful place.

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle

3. From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle

After pickup from your hotel in Oaxaca city, journey towards Hierve el Agua to see the famous petrified waterfalls formed over thousands of years. Enjoy some time to swim in the natural pools formed by the waterfalls, and delight in the stunning landscape of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Continue the tour with a visit to a traditional mezcal factory. Learn more about the production process of the famous Mexican spirit. Take the opportunity to taste some of the mezcal produced here. The final stop on the tour is the "Pueblo indígena Zapoteca de Tapetes." Known also as Teotitlán del Valle, the town is famous for its beautiful textile wool products, made with natural dyes. See the beautiful patterns on rugs, jackets, bags, sarapes, tapestries, curtains, and dresses, made with large wooden looms. Learn about the ancestral, artisanal techniques used to make these quality products.

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Hike and Mezcal Tour

4. From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Hike and Mezcal Tour

Sip on refreshing drinks at a secret waterfall, take a rejuvenating dip under the hot Oaxacan sun and try traditional mezcal on this unforgettable guided day trip. Meet your guide in Oaxaca bright and early and head to the serene Hierve el Agua. Explore the area with your guide, and be fascinated by the cascading water. Enjoy free time at the pools to take beautiful photos, paddle, or admire the captivating view of the valley below. Begin a rocky 7 KM hike down the valley until you reach another secret oasis. Discover this unknown waterfall hidden inside an enigmatic small canyon. From here, travel to a local mezcal distillery. Learn all about mezcal production and relish a mezcal tasting with the family. Have lunch and taste some local specialties such as tlayudas, a toasted tortilla covered with refried beans and fresh toppings, also known as an Oaxaca pizza. Try memelas, a type of toasted cake made of masa with toppings, and tasajo, a special dried beef cooked over a wood fire. Finally, arrive back in Oaxaca and appreciate the last few moments of an exceptional day.

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What people are saying about Hierve el Agua

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Hierve El Agua has changed in 10 years (the last time I came)! Much more touristy and therefore much more crowded but still worth it. The visit to discover the methods of coloring wool was super interesting, I really found it surprising to see with which elements of nature it is possible to dye wool in so many colors. The mezcal factory was a bit fast… and less interesting I find. Regarding the logistics, we called the day before to have confirmation of the pick-up time because we had not received confirmation and we then received a whatsapp message from the local partner to confirm the exact time, which was respected so organization at the top! The driver explained to us well (in Spanish and English) the different stops we were going to make and at each stop, the time we would spend there so everything was very clear. I recommend this excursion!

Highly recommended tour, which was well planned. We had a great day with our guide Antonio, who explained everything well, answered all our questions and always showed us the next steps. TOP! I had a wonderful, pleasant day.

Fantastic time great guide, good traportation. Totally enjoyable full day tour

Everything was on time and we had sufficient time for each activity

Good experience, The tour very complete and pleasant.