Eastern Valley

The Tule TreeHeading east from Oaxaca city, we will visit a few villages in the Tlacolula valley. Santa Maria el Tule is home to a huge tree which is over 2000 years old – it’s one of the oldest trees in the world, and is the tree with the greatest girth. Teotitlan del Valle, a weaving village, is world renowned for the use of natural dyes, especially the cochineal (a parasite of the pricklypear plant).  You’ll meet a family of weavers and learn about the traditional dyeing and weaving processes. We will also visit Oaxaca’s second most important archaeological site, Mitla, which is well-known for its mosaic fretworks composed of thousands of individual pieces of stone to create geometrical patterns without the use of mortar. We’ll stop at a mezcal distillery where you can learn about the process for making this local beverage, and sample some.

We can recommend a restaurant along the way for lunch.

Tour includes: Stops at Santa Maria el Tule, Teotitlan del Valle, Mitla, and a mezcal distillery. This tour includes transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and guide service with a knowledgeable, bilingual guide.

Duration: up to 7 hours

Recommendations and tips: Wear comfortable shoes. It’s a good idea to bring sunglasses and a hat, sun block, and extra cash in case you want to purchase souvenirs and food. Take this tour on a Sunday to visit the market in Tlacolula.

Cost:  for one to four people: $250 USD. For more than four people, contact us for pricing.

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