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From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Mezcal Tasting

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

Start your tour by being picked up in Oaxaca early in the morning by your driver 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. Stop for the opportunity to purchase a nice lunch. Return to your accommodation in Oaxaca at the end of your tour.

Oaxaca: El Tule, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua Tour with Mezcal

2. Oaxaca: El Tule, Mitla, and Hierve el Agua Tour with Mezcal

Experience the sights, culture, and flavors of Oaxaca on a multi-stop guided tour. Visit the town of Teotitlán del Valle to discover unique hand-made rugs and see the Mitla Archaeological Zone. Stop at the Tree of Tule and learn how to make the local mezcal drink before trying it yourself. Following pickup, stop first at the world-famous tree called the Árbol del Tule or Tree of Tule. This tree is a millenary ahuehuete, one of the biggest trees in the world weighing up to 509 tons. Next, head to the town of Teotitlán del Valle, where they use ancestral techniques to make and paint rugs, most featuring one-of-a-kind personal designs. Then, make an hour stop at Hierve el Agua to explore the famous petrified waterfalls. The Mitla Archaeological Zone is another must-see stop, so that's next on the itinerary. This city has some of the most important architectural evolution achievements. Admire elaborately decorated walls and much more. Before drop-off back in Oaxaca, learn about the mezcal (an alcoholic drink made from the sap of an agave). Get to know about the process of making this drink and enjoy tasting different mezcal flavors.

Puerto Escondido: Sunrise Dolphin and Whale Watching

3. Puerto Escondido: Sunrise Dolphin and Whale Watching

Start the day at 6:00 AM with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Head straight to the beach to board your early-morning sightseeing boat. Over the course of your 3-hour cruise, gaze at the stunning, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, revelling in the beauty of the Oaxacan coast. Keep your eyes open for the panoply of sea life that call the waters surrounding Puerto Escondido home. Spot marine life such as whales, dolphins, or massive sea turtles. As you jet through the waters, your expert captain will find the best spots to give you the best chance of seeing the sea’s most beautiful marine life. Relax as you cruise through the calm waters, enjoying the sunrise over the pristine sea, and let nature surprise you with its beauty. After your cruise, you’ll head back to the dock to get the transportation back to your hotel.

From Oaxaca: San Jose del Pacifico Day Trip with Local Guide

4. From Oaxaca: San Jose del Pacifico Day Trip with Local Guide

This tour begins with the pick up at your hotel or airbnb and start our way to San Jose del pacifico as a fact this amazing place is about 2522 meters above the sea level. San Jose del pacifico is a small community located in the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca between the mountains, a place full of magic, a place where definitely you can't miss out Its surrounded by clouds and trees. After enjoying a typical breakfast you will continue the adventure inside the forest where you can connect with nature. Breathe pure natural fresh air as you walk more and more inside the forest accompanied by the local guide, enjoy nature and the views. If you like the adrenaline you must do activities like zip lines, or walk on an extreme bridge, there are a ton of extra activities that you can enjoy in this beautiful place.

Puerto Escondido: Baby Sea Turtle Release

5. Puerto Escondido: Baby Sea Turtle Release

After hotel pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido, travel to a pristine beach that showcases the coastal splendor of the area. On arrival, head to the turtle farm where a local guide will teach you about the work being done to protect and save sea turtles.  Learn about olive ridley, green, and leatherback sea turtles, and take some awesome pictures before releasing them. Right before sunset, gather the newborn turtles, walk them to the ocean shore and assist them on their way into the sea as you watch the sun set over the virgin sands. You will return to Puerto Escondido with magical memories!

Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

6. Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

Begin your magical tour with pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Huatulco Bay. Set off for the main bay at Santa Cruz and board the boat in the dock which will host all the fun. On the journey, be delighted with the views of the sea, vegetation, sand, color, and stillness of the waters. Arrive at Chachacual Bay, which an underwater park which belongs to the Huatulco National Park Protected Natural Area. Stop here to practice your snorkeling and get to know the coral reef and marine species. After this, continue the boat tour and admire the beautiful panoramic views. Witness natural formations such as the Bufadero stone face known as the Mixteco Face and an island shaped like a turtle. Then, the captain will take the boat out to sea so you can keep your eyes peeled for other marine species such as dolphin, manta ray, and different species of turtles and birds. Later, move to Maguey Bay to go down once more, swim and enjoy a delicious meal based on seafood. Enjoy the specialties such as fish to size, stuffed pineapple, shrimps, lobster with butter, among others. The approximate stay time to enjoy this beach is 2 hours before starting the return trip. To end this great experience, return to the boat to take some pictures. Continue relaxing with the sea breeze until you reach the Santa Cruz dock, where the units will be waiting to transfer you to your respective hotels.

Puerto Escondido: Dolphin Watching

7. Puerto Escondido: Dolphin Watching

Get picked up in the morning before driving to Puerto Angelito Beach where you will be boarding a boat to start the tour. With the help of your local guide’s knowledge, you’ll sail the Pacific Ocean in search of diverse marine wildlife as well as dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. Once you find these beautiful creatures, you will be able to admire and listen to them in their natural environment. You’ll have to get your cameras ready to take some memorable photos and videos as your new swimming friends join you on your trip. You also get free time to swim with them if the conditions are optimal.

From Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Tour

8. From Puerto Escondido: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Tour

Discover the beauty of the Zapotalito Lagoon at night with this boat tour with pickup and drop-off from Puerto Escondido in an airconditioned van. Venture out in search of bioluminescent life and enjoy nature's light show. Experience this wonder up close with a swim. Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable van that picks you up at your doorstep in Puerto Escondido. Relax on the 1.25 hour drive north to the Zapotalito Lagoon. After arriving to the lagoon board a boat and set off in search of the bioluminescent phenomenon. Locate the bioluminescent creatures and stop to swim with the help of a life vest. Be amazed at how the lights pop on with every move you make and how they get stuck on your clothes or hands for a while. Appreciate the incredible beauty of the night sky as you gaze up at constellations and stars from this secluded place with low light pollution. Return to the dock and head back to your accommodation in Puerto Escondido at the end of your tour. 

Puerto Escondido: Lagunas de Chacahua Day Trip and Boat Ride

9. Puerto Escondido: Lagunas de Chacahua Day Trip and Boat Ride

We will pick you up at 1:00 pm from your hotel and travel north for about 1 hour until we reach the small fishing village of Zapotalito. Here you will enjoy a boat tour through the lagoons, learning about 5 islands and going through small channels made of mangroves. You will get to see birds throughout the trip and enjoy the amazing landscapes that the National park offers. On arrival you will be able to order a delicious meal and have a swim in the crystal clear waters of Chacahua. After this, you will take a small hike to the “Arc of Love”, on this beach you will experience an amazing sunset. You will then return to the boat at around 8:00 pm to enjoy a boat trip back to Zapotalito, along the way you will stop to see the “Bioluminescence”, having time to swim in it if you wish. Finally we will head back to our land transport, which will take us back to Puerto Escondido arriving at around 10:00 pm.

Huatulco: Crocodile & Turtle Ecotour

10. Huatulco: Crocodile & Turtle Ecotour

Visit the community of Ventanilla, a protected Natural Reserve where you'll enjoy a 15-minute nature walking tour. Then board a panga boat driven by a local skipper to see the different types of mangroves in the region and observe different species of reptiles, including crocodiles, and birds. Next head to Mazunte. The town's name is derived from the large blue crab that was abundant in the area a few years ago. Finally enjoy some time at Zipolite beach, an open sea beach where you'll have approximately 30 minutes to explore and take pictures, before you head to the little port Puerto Angel and the clear water of the Estacahuite beach tho have a swim and a fresh seafood brunch. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

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based on 3 reviews

We had such a great time with Alberto and all of the people we met along the way! It was a gloomy and rainy day but we loved the walk/hike at Hierve El Agua with a local guide (Spanish speaking). We loved the tapestry/rug shop and were able to purchase a few items. The home style lunch was one of our favorite meals of the whole trip, and, of course, the mezcal tasting was a lot of fun. It was a long day, so be prepared, but definitely worth experiencing the best of Oaxaca in a single day.

This experience was awesome. The only thing and to be fear due to the huracanes and the weather the water didn’t look like the picture and we only did 3 zip lining instead of 5. The people cooking and the food were so good.

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. It’s a big plus that we didn’t do any unnecessary activities that are often included in organized tours. Highly recommend it!

Very special. Committed people who do good work and want to talk about it. Recommended!

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