East side of the Valley
Places we see during this tour:
Mitla Palaces with their stone lace decorated walls. A very sophisticated stone decoration with symbols of the ancient Mixtec culture.
Teotitlán del Valle wool woven carpets handicraft. The most successful and appreciated handicraft from Oaxaca.
The Indian decorated church of Tlacochahuaya where the same colors and workmanship used for the decoration of pre-hispanic temples and palaces was used to decorate a catholic colonial time church.
The giant Tule tree. The tree with the largest trunk in the world and more than 2000 years old, a real wonder of nature.
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The itinerary starts with the visit of the The giant Tule tree which has the largest trunk in the world; then the tour goes next to the Tlacochahuaya village to admire the Indian decorated church of Saint Jerónimo. The next place to visit will be Teotitlán del Valle to see a demonstration of the making of woven rugs.
Time for lunch and then the last place to visit is the ancient Palaces of Mitla
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: 6 hours
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 mexican pesos - You will need this amount of 120 to pay admission fees to the different places. If you think you will want to buy the rugs handicrafts, then take a large amount.
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Juan was excellent in every way. Please see our comments about his guiding us to Monte Alban, which include our comments about this tour as well. You cannot go wrong hiring Juan. Terrific.