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Mitla, Teotitlan

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Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Half-day tour of Santa Maria del Tule and Mitla from Oaxaca
  • Gaze upon the enormous tule tree, made world-famous in Santa Maria del Tule
  • Visit the archaeological ruins of Mitla, known for its ornate mosaics
  • Stop at a Zapotec artisan’s home in Teotitlan of the Valley
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by comfortable coach included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

5 de Mayo 300, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After morning pickup by coach from your Oaxaca hotel, travel a short distance east to Santa Maria del Tule, a town known for a natural wonder: a 2,000-year-old Montezuma cypress, or a tule tree, located within the church grounds at the town center. Considered to be the thickest of any in the world, this 509-ton tule boasts a trunk with a girth of 173 feet (53 meters),

Next, explore the archaeological ruins of Mitla, a well-preserved Mesoamerican site in the Oaxaca Valley. Gaze at the elaborate design of the mosaics, made with finely cut and polished stone pieces. Gorgeous fretwork decorates panels, friezes, tombs, and entire walls. Learn about the Zapotecs who used the city as a religious center, relatively isolated until Spanish conquest in the early 1500s, and view the colonial Church of San Pablo, built by the Spanish in the 16th century.

Make a final stop in the Zapotec community of Teotitlan of the Valley. Here, artisan weavers build wool rugs on domestic looms, using natural dyes to color their pictorial designs. You might even see reproductions of Picasso and Matisse! Visit a local weaver’s home for a look before heading back to Oaxaca with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
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Tule Tree
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Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Turismo el Convento de Oaxaca

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mitla, Teotitlan ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mitla, Teotitlan ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Mitla, Teotitlan ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mitla, Teotitlan ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mitla, Teotitlan ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers.

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Listening to our guide talking about the Zapotec history.
S_M
, Mar 2020
Excellent guide - very passionate about history and culture. Impressed by the Zapotec history at Mitla. Teotitlan was somewhat disappointing because we had no plans to buy wool carpets. Seeing more weaving, dyeing, etc. - an emphasis on the work itself would have been more satisfying. The great tree was truly great; we were highly amused by the loud cacophony of big black birds enjoying pecking at mangoes.
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star-5
Every part of trip
Carole_R
, Feb 2020
Our guide was fabulous. The best!! Knew his subject & spoke clearly. He accommodated my schedule by having a driver take me back at 3 pm.
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Mitla
Samuel_R
, Feb 2020
Excellent guide Very knowledgeable Lucky to be in a small group An enjoyable experience Thank you ..
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star-3
A nice day trip
Maria_T
, Feb 2020
A nice day. The Tree of Tule was beautiful and we heard a little history. Teotitlán was interesting but only a stop to the master weaver. No city to explore. We heard the most information at Mitla. That was informative and a beautiful place. Overall the tour was fine.
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star-5
Would do it again
calamityjaimie
, Feb 2020
Wonderful, informative tour. All 3 stops were great- a good combination of stops. Gabrielle was an excellent guide. If we return, I’d take the tour again.
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Good initial e-mail contact and...
Elaine F
, Jan 2018
Good initial e-mail contact and straightforward hotel meeting point. Transport was a little cramped but manageable and the driver efficient. Our English-speaking guide was probably using her 3rd language which was sometimes a struggle to understand, particularly when it came to the sites history. We were left really none the wiser but had fun exploring on our own. It was fascinating to learn about both the source of dyes and the weaving process under Nelsons tutelage at the rug factory a real highlight: thank you and the stop to visit the Tule Tree and town was an unexpected delight. This was an enjoyable 4 1/2 hours and generally decent value at US36 p.p.
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This could have turned out to be...
Felicia D
, Nov 2017
This could have turned out to be miserable due to road blockade but our driver and guide Clemente found alternate routes and gave us an incredible tour of Mitla and glimpse of local life. I highly recommend.
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