Hierve el Agua and Mitla (full day tour)


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids can take part in this tour but will need to be looked after.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Italian (conversational), German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Stoned waterfalls and ruins

The geological formation of the Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua (Boiling water) Area surrounded by an extraordinary beautiful landscape where we do a light hiking around the site and you can swim in the pools, if you wish.

Mitla Palaces with their stone lace decorated walls. A very sophisticated stone decoration with motives of the ancient Mixtec culture

The traditional making of Mescal, an alcoholic beverage.

Teotitlán del Valle, wool woven carpets. The most successful and appreciated handicraft from Oaxaca, exported to many countries.

Good walking shoes are recommended for this tour

*If you are traveling with a party larger than 4, please let me know and a customized tour will be sent to you with the right price.


We start our tour going directly to the Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua (Boiling water) To see these structures, we need to do a hike that takes about one hour of walking down and up the place. At the end we go to the swimming pools where you can swim if you wish to. The we will have our meals.
The we continue to see the Mitla Palaces with their stone lace decorated walls. We then visit a Traditional Mescal factory, and finally we go to Teotitlán del Valle, where wool carpets are woven
Then we return to the city.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For all the customers lodged in the city center, I will pick them up at the lobby of their hotel or any other place they are in. For people staying outside the city center, we will phone and establish a meeting point.

End location: All tours end normally at the starting point, unless people want to be dropped at an other places in the city.

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Weather conditions, social events and traffic might influence the total duration of the tour.


Transportation will be done in a VAN with A/C, in perfect conditions of service.

What’s Included

Other: The services included are: Transportation and Guide Services, soft drinks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 pesos - Admission fees, meals, other beverages

What’s Extra

Other: Admission fees, Toll road fees, food and other beverages...

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour was a full day and very active. Hierve el agua is a beautiful spot and well worth the hiking. Our guide Juan was AMAZING. He was knowledable, funny, and his English was excellent. He knew all the plants and geology of the area and after our hike took us to a terrific Zapotec weaver who gave us a private demonstration. The ruins at Mitla were also part of the day and if you have ever visited any archeological sites in Mexico, this one is really comparable in details and history. Great day!
Sonya Groves

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