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Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Mezcal, Teotitlan and Hierve el Agua

Get to know the natural and cultural beauty of the Oaxaca Valley on this guided day trip by comfortable coach. Visit the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla, modern-day rug weavers in Teotitlan of the Valley (Teotitlán del Valle) and Santa Maria’s 2,000-year-old Montezuma cypress, the world’s thickest tree. Spend time at the carbonized falls flowing from the cliffs of Hierve el Agua before wrapping up the day with a delicious mescal tasting in Santiago Matatlan. Round-trip hotel transport from Oaxaca included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Tour from Oaxaca

Visit Hierve el Agua, a mezcal producer, and the Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle on a full-day tour from Oaxaca. Have plenty of time to walk down to the swimming area at Hierve el Agua and take a leisurely dip in the warm spring waters. Next, head to Teotitlán del Valle to learn about Zapotec weaving traditions and explore the town. You'll also visit a mezcal producer and sample several varieties of mezcal. Your tour includes guide, mezcal tasting, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Oaxaca.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec and Cuilapam Full-Day Tour from Oaxaca

From the mountaintop pyramids of Monte Alban to the Cuilapam Convent on the valley floor, learn all about the rich history of Oaxaca Valley on this guided full-day trip by coach. Discover the Zapotec pyramids and excavated ruins of UNESCO-listed Monte Alban, admire the mystical woodcarvings of San Antonio Arrazola and meet resident artisans in San Bartolo Coyotepec, a town known for its beautiful black pottery. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Oaxaca included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Monte Alban Archaeological Site and Oaxaca Artisan Towns Trip

The ancient Zapotec city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban sits about 9 miles (6 kilometers) west of Oaxaca. With this tour, explore the hilltop archaeological site with a guide and enjoy views overlooking the Oaxaca Valley. That leaves enough time to visit the artisan towns of Arrazola, Cuilapam de Guerrero, and San Bartolo Coyotepec. Plus, round-trip transportation from your hotel in downtown Oaxaca is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip

Explore the archaeological highlights of Oaxaca without getting lost on this day trip, a great choice for first-time visitors. Take a guided tour of Monte Alban, the largest Zapotec urban center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit its satellite city, Atzompa. Then travel to Yagul and Mitla to see other examples of Zapotec architecture. Plus, round-trip transportation from downtown Oaxaca is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Hierve El Agua, Mitla & Tule Tour from Oaxaca City

Experience Oaxaca’s amazing nature and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, relax in the picturesque pools of Hierve El Agua, explore the ancient Zapotec “Place of the Dead,” Mitla, marvel at a 2,000-year-old, 130-foot (40-meter) tall cypress tree, marvel at the wool rug artisans of Teotitlán del Valle, and sip delicious mezcal at a local distillery.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Ride and Swim from Puerto Escondido

Marvel at the natural phenomenon of the bioluminescent waters in the Lagoon of Manialtepec on this tour from Puerto Escondido. Once you arrive by van, hop aboard a boat and head out into the waters where the plankton transforms into vibrant bioluminescent lights.There, you’ll be able to swim (a life jacket is provided) in the illuminated waters and enjoy the night sky.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Huatulco's Seven Bays Tour

Visit all of Huatulco's famous seven bays during a single 9-hour boat trip. Relax on the sandy beaches and swim in the tranquil turquoise waters at each stop. Round-trip transportation from Huatulco hotels included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Marine Wildlife Day Trip from La Crucecita

• To see amazing species of animals • Opportunity to see crocodiles, turtles and other wildlide galore • To pass by beautiful local communities • To visit Mazunte, home of the Mexican Turtle Center • Chance to shop at a natural cosmetics factory
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full Day Tortilla Food of the Soul Tour

The tortilla is said to have been invented in Oaxaca 2,700 years ago. Learn how corn tortillas are made, from scratch, on this full-day guided tour that takes you to indigenous villages in Tlacolula valley. Meet a Zapotec corn farmer, women who craft comals and make tlayudas, and an artisan who specializes in corn stone grinders. Leave the typical tourist outings behind and enjoy this authentic look into traditions that are thousands of years old. Home-cooked lunch and transport by air-conditioned van included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dominican Route Day Trip Including San Pedro and San Juan Bautista

Explore beyond Oaxaca City with a day trip to see former Dominican convents. Admire the architecture as you visit Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, San Pedro and San Pablo Teposcolula, and San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca. Learn about the stories behind the architecture from your guide. Round-trip transportation from your hotel is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Monte Alban & Indigenous Villages Tour

See more of the Oaxacan state during a full-day tour that visits several indigenous villages and Zapotec ruins with round-trip transportation from Oaxaca City. Attractions include the ancient ruins of Monte Alban, a wood-carving village, the ceramics village of San Bartolo Coyotepec, and Cuilapan de Guerrero—a 16th-century Dominican monastery.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Huatulco's Five Bays Tour

Experience the coastal splendor of Huatulco on a 7-hour sailing tour of the region's bays and virgin beaches. In a small group limited to ten, you’ll cruise to Santa Cruz Bay and Chahué Bay, and recline on the pristine sands of Yerbabuena and La Entrega beaches. Opportunities to swim and snorkel abound, and the gigantic rock known as La Cara de Piedra (The Rock Face) and Cacaluta Bay’s heart-shaped beach provide excellent photo opportunities. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Huatulco are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Mitla, Tule, Teotitlan and Monte Alban Combo Tour

Pyramids, tombs and mosaic murals — embark on an archaeological adventure with this guided full-day tour from Oaxaca featuring Mitla and Monte Alban. Travel by comfortable coach to the ancient religious center of Mitla, and see how the Zapotecs lived before the Spanish conquest in the 1500s. Then, from the mountaintop of Monte Alban, a UNESCO site, marvel at panoramas of the city and Oaxaca Valley. Walk about Monte Alban’s vast complex as you hear about the excavations. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from Oaxaca

Explore the highlights of Oaxaca’s Tlacolula Valley without getting lost on this day trip with special appeal for first-time visitors. Jump from the Zapotec weavers town of Teotitlan del Valle to the Mitla archaeological site, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned minivan. This leaves time to visit the Tule tree and the petrified waterfalls at Hierve el Agua. A mezcal tasting is also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Huatulco Discovery: Land and Sea

Explore all Huatulco has to offer on this 8-hour comprehensive tour by land and sea. Visit the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the town's zocalo, or town square, and La Crucecita. By boat, explore the seashore and stop at the Bay of Maguey for some swimming and snorkeling. Round-trip transportation from Huatulco hotels included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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El Tule Teotitlan Village and Mitla Ruins Tour from Oaxaca

Gain an understanding of Oaxacan culture during this 5-hour tour, including visits to a mezcal distillery, the Zapotec ruins of Mitla, the village of Teotitlan, and the Tree of Tule. Round-trip transportation from select Oaxaca hotels included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Timeless Cuisine Day Tour

Discover the food scene of rural Oaxaca with this full-day guided tour. Travel to the Tlacolula Valley to visit artisanal food workshops and see chocolate being made from cacao beans. Learn family recipes during a stop at the home of a village cook who will demonstrate how to make mole. See the process of how mezcal is made at a traditional distillery and sample the smoky spirit.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ocean Spray Mountain Coffee Plantation Tour

Visit the highlights of the Sierra mountains south of Oaxaca during this 8.5-hour tour. Learn about the coffee-making process at a family-owned plantation and swim in the lagoon at Magic Falls. Traditional lunch at the plantation and round-trip transportation from select Huatulco hotels included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Manialtepec Lagoon and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido

Pair nature-watching with beach time, and you have this enjoyable 5-hour guided tour to Manialtepec Lagoon and Puerto Suelo from Puerto Escondido. If you’re a bird-lover, then make sure to bring your camera to capture the herons, parrots and migrant birds that call the lagoon home. Learn about the local vegetation and wildlife as you cruise the lagoon, and then head to the beach for a refreshing swim. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this budget-friendly tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Xalapa, Coatepec and Xico Day Trip from Veracruz

This day trip from Veracruz takes you to three beautiful Mexican cities full of Spanish colonial architecture and history — Xalapa, Xico and Coatepec, designated a Pueblo Mágico, or Magic Town for its culturally significant characteristics. Ascend up to 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) in elevation as you travel from city to city, and learn about the region’s coffee production, admire Baroque churches and visit the 16th-century home of a former Mexican president. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
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