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Mitla Tours

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Mitla
A relatively small Mixtec/Zapotec ruin, Mitla is notable for the detailed and well-preserved geometric stonework that decorates the buildings. The setting is pretty, with a cactus garden and shaded benches. From the ruins you can see the domed Church of San Pablo, built in the 16th century when the Spanish pillaged stones from Mitla. At the gates to the ruins, a small artesanía (folk art) market is home to aggressively competitive vendors, a situation that can yield great deals. Outside the gates, a clean and efficient comedor (diner) serves authentic Oaxacan specialties.

The name Mitla comes from the Náhuatl word Mictlan, which means place of the dead or underworld. An ancient ceremonial center, Mitla includes two cross-shaped tombs, a promenade of hefty stone columns, and an elevated suite of ornately-decorated rooms that were once occupied by the Zapotec high priest. Although theories on the subject differ, Mitla was likely built by the Zapotecs, occupied by the Mixtecs, reclaimed by the Zapotecs, and finally conquered by the Aztecs, who took control in 1494.

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Mitla is located just off Highway 190, 45 km southeast of the Oaxacan capitol. Colectivos (group taxis) to Mitla can be found across the street from the Oaxaca baseball stadium, Estadio Eduardo Vasconcelos (Niños Heroes de Chapultepec and Boulevard Eduardo Vasconcelos).
Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm
Admission: 50 pesos
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Day Trip to Hierve el Agua, Mitla, Tule, Mezcal, and Teotitlan del ValleDay Trips

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

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Mitla, Teotitlan and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from OaxacaNature and Wildlife

Mitla, Teotitlan and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from Oaxaca

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Mitla, Tule, Teotitlan and Monte Alban TourDay Trips

Mitla, Tule, Teotitlan and Monte Alban Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-Day El Tule, Mitla & Hierve el Agua Tour from OaxacaDay Trips

Full-Day El Tule, Mitla & Hierve el Agua Tour from Oaxaca

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Visit Mitla, Tule, and Hierve del Agua in a single day on this multi-stop tour from Oaxaca. With round-trip transportation provided, it’s easy to move between the different sites and there’s no need to rent a car. Learn about the Zapotec people at the Mitla archaeological site, see a 2000-year-old tree at Tule, and swim in the natural pools at Hiever del Agua. Get the most out of your visit to the region through guided commentary on the local people, culture, and history.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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2-Day Oaxaca Tour including Monte Alban, Mitla and Hierve el AguaOvernight Tours

2-Day Oaxaca Tour including Monte Alban, Mitla and Hierve el Agua

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Ideal for travelers who want to enjoy the most importat touristic attractions from Oaxaca in two days. Monte Alban and Mitla are the main arqueological sites in Oaxaca, both sites are the most visited by Oaxaca visitors. With this combo, in two consecutive days you will enjoy following tours: >> Monte Alban Route to visit the archeological site, then, the artisan village of Arrazola (handcraft Alebrijes), continue to Exconvent of Culiapam and San Bartolo Coyotepec (black pottery) >> Mitla Route, visit the Tule Tree, Teotitlan del Valle (wool carpets), Mitla Arqueological site, Hieve el Agua (salt-water petrified cascade) and Mezcal Factory. You will be added to a small group of tourists, usually up to 14 persons, neverhteless, on high seasons our groups might become bigger. This tour is operated in spanish and english. We will pick you up at your hotel's lobby between 9:45 to 10:00 AM.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
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Private Family Tour including Mitla, Hierve el Agua and Mezcal FactoryDay Trips

Private Family Tour including Mitla, Hierve el Agua and Mezcal Factory

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Enjoy a Private Tour with family or friends; ideal for groups of 4 to 15 people. Fall in love with incredible landscapes and take the ideal photo with plenty of time and without rush. Make a visit at your own pace with extended time if you wish, without depending on the itinerary of a mass group. During this Private Tour you will be accompanied by a certified guide (english or spanish speaking) and a driver in a modern and comfortable vehicle according with the number of passengers. In addition, if you are Mexican, you can take advantage of the discounts for nationals at each site (only if applicable) such as student discount or free entry on Sundays. We will pick you up at your hotel's lobby at your starting selected time, we will visit the most emblematic places of this route such as the Tule Tree (more than 2000 years old), Teotitlan del Valle (artisans create beautiful wool rugs), Mitla (archaeological site), Hierve el Agua (fossilized waterfalls) and Mezcal factory.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from OaxacaDay Trips

Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from Oaxaca

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day TripDay Trips

Monte Alban, Atzompa, Yagul and Mitla Archaeological Sites Day Trip

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Private Tour Day Trips

Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting, and Teotitlan del Valle Private Tour

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Enjoy this tour in private service, with what we can enjoy in a more personal way, the fantastic places that this route offers. The advantages of a private tour is that you traveled alone in the vehicle, can be added to the food or visit somewhere nearby, as long as it does not exceed the contracted time. We pass by you directly from the hotel, it is a door to door service, without more people. In case of requiring more time the extra hours have an additional cost.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boil the water, Arbol del Tule, Mitla and Mezcal Distillery TourDay Trips

Boil the water, Arbol del Tule, Mitla and Mezcal Distillery Tour

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Hierve el agua is one of the places to visit if you come to Oaxaca. In addition, the archaeological site of Mitla is unique for the facades of the halls and its interior walls that are richly decorated with mosaics of limestone rock forming freckles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hierve El Agua, Mezcal, Mitla, Tule Tree TourDay Trips

Hierve El Agua, Mezcal, Mitla, Tule Tree Tour

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Something that we have identified from others, are our Guides, all of them are part of the Lescas family and we want to share what we like about our beautiful Oaxaca, fun, ambitious and knowledgeable about the history and traditions of Oaxaca, we believe that the guide It has the ability to transmit the passion and come to appreciate everything from a different vision
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Tule, Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla & Palenque de MezcalNature and Wildlife

Tule, Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla & Palenque de Mezcal

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Visit the Tule Tree, the artisan workshops of Teotitlán del Valle and the archeological site of Mitla. Discover the Zapotec culture on this half day tour. Complete your tour and learn about the process of mezcal production.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Enjoy all Pyramids of Oaxaca in Private Day Tour: Monte Alban, Mitla, YagulDay Trips

Enjoy all Pyramids of Oaxaca in Private Day Tour: Monte Alban, Mitla, Yagul

This tour is ideal for those archeological lovers. Experience the essence of its two cultures: La Zapoteca and La Mixteca, both left a historical and cultural legacy that today can be breathed strongly in the identity of Oaxaca. We will visit the most important archeological sites in Oaxaca such as: Monte Alban, Atzompa (recently open to public), Yagul and Mitla. This tour is operated in private for your family and / or friends, in a comfortable vehicle according to number of passengers. You will be accompanied by a certified guide (Spanish - English) and driver. An advantage on private service is the freedom to move at your own pace without haste and enjoy every visited site. You will have enough time to take as many photos as you want, forget about waiting a big group. Enjoy your own tour. This is a special adventure that will let you carry incredible memories of your travel experiences and the magic of the Oaxacan roots and finally will recharge with a special energy.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Tule, Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla, Hierve el Agua and Palenque de Mezcal TourDay Trips

Tule, Teotitlán del Valle, Mitla, Hierve el Agua and Palenque de Mezcal Tour

Visit the Tule Tree, the artisan workshops of Teotitlán del Valle and the archeological site of Mitla. Discover the Zapotec culture on this half day tour. Complete your tour and learn about the process of mezcal production.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Full day tour Hierve el Agua, Mitla, El Tule Mezcal Factory and TeotitlanDay Trips

Full day tour Hierve el Agua, Mitla, El Tule Mezcal Factory and Teotitlan

To maintain a low cost with a good service, we offer you this tour option, which allows us to gather people at a meeting point, to leave on time and to enjoy the places to visit. You will enjoy your days in this beautiful city of Oaxaca. We have guides certified by the government, who accompany you throughout the tour. We use vehicles with all permits to do the tourism service.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Oaxaca Zapoteca Route Private Multi-day Tours

Oaxaca Zapoteca Route Private

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Enjoy an Amazing tour from Huatulco to Oaxaca for 3 days, you will discover the magic of ancient cultures, also you will visit the mezcal palenques, the city of the dead "MITLA", the Archaeological Zone. The adventure continues making the following scale to the Zapotec indigenous people of weavers "Teotitlan del valle", a place full of colors. Continue the journey where you will appreciate the famous and most notable "Tree of El Tule", And to finish this first day of adventure we arrived at the Oaxacan capital, where they will appreciate the former church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The second day you will enjoy this great journey where we will know Monte Alban archaeological site which is the ancient capital of the Zapotecos and one of the first cities in Mesoamerica. we willvisit a small town of adobe houses "San Bartolo Coyotepec" famous for its black pottery. you will have the opportunity to visit Artisan Villages where you will admire the wood carving artisans.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Paths of MezcalDay Trips

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Paths of Mezcal

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They are small groups, exclusive of no more than 14 people per certified guide under NOM 08, our guides attend tourism with a great quality in the service of both information and friendliness.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.00
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full dayOvernight Tours

Combo two-day tours, Hierve el Agua Full day and Monte Alban full day

To guarantee a low price, we offer you a combo of two tours. We recommend this combo, if it is your first visit to Oaxaca. We have new and modern vehicles, with government permits to transport and also with insurance. Avoid taking free excursions, they don't guarantee you have a certified guide. To guarantee a low price, the order of the tours may change. You should consider that the tours are in continuous days. We only use vans for tours.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

The Mystical RouteDay Trips

The Mystical Route

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Discover with us Hierve el agua a natural wonder that our state has, in addition you will be able to know the traditional elaboration of the traditional carpets of Teotitlán del Valle, and also the production derived from the distillation of the heart of the maguey, you will taste a great variety of mezcal
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Hierve el Agua TourDay Trips

Hierve el Agua Tour

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A great experience that the guides and operators will give you a warm welcome and good service. The best experience in oaxaca
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Magic RouteDay Trips

Magic Route

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Something that we have identified from others, are our Guides, all of them are part of the Lescas family and we want to share what we like about our beautiful Oaxaca, fun, ambitious and knowledgeable about the history and traditions of Oaxaca, we believe that the guide It has the ability to transmit the passion and come to appreciate everything from a different vision
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hierve el Agua & Mitla Ruins Scenic tour in OaxacaDay Trips

Hierve el Agua & Mitla Ruins Scenic tour in Oaxaca

♦ “Tule Tree” as you've sen it on TV!! ♦ The definitive edition of the Oaxaca Excursion! A variety of tours including the topical unexplored area "Hierve el Agua" and unique Mitla ruins ♪ Embark on a trip to Oaxaca's Mexican culture, history and nature! ◆◆ Mitla Ruins ◆◆ ◆◆ Tule Tree ◆◆ ◆◆ Teotitlan del Valle◆◆ ◆◆ Yelveer Agua ◆◆ ◆◆ Mezcal Studio ◆◆
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Oaxaca Sightseeing Tour Monte Alban and Mitra SitesDay Trips

Full-Day Oaxaca Sightseeing Tour Monte Alban and Mitra Sites

[Zapoteca civilization enjoyment tour] ★ Sightseeing Oaxaca Monte Alban and Mitla archeological sites in one day It is a great tour to go around Mexico's leading tourist spots in one day. You can enjoy the Aztec folk beautiful streets in the world heritage-listed Monte Alban and Mitra ruins, as well as the Thule tree, which is over 2000 years old and known as the world's thickest tree, and Teotitlan del Valle!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Mitla hours of operation?
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Mitla hours of operation: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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