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From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle

1. From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua and Teotitlán del Valle

After pickup from your hotel in Oaxaca city, journey towards Hierve el Agua to see the famous petrified waterfalls formed over thousands of years. Enjoy some time to swim in the natural pools formed by the waterfalls, and delight in the stunning landscape of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Continue the tour with a visit to a traditional mezcal factory. Learn more about the production process of the famous Mexican spirit. Take the opportunity to taste some of the mezcal produced here. The final stop on the tour is the "Pueblo indígena Zapoteca de Tapetes." Known also as Teotitlán del Valle, the town is famous for its beautiful textile wool products, made with natural dyes. See the beautiful patterns on rugs, jackets, bags, sarapes, tapestries, curtains, and dresses, made with large wooden looms. Learn about the ancestral, artisanal techniques used to make these quality products.

Puerto Escondido: Baby Sea Turtle Release

2. Puerto Escondido: Baby Sea Turtle Release

After hotel pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido, travel to a pristine beach that showcases the coastal splendor of the area. On arrival, head to the turtle farm where a local guide will teach you about the work being done to protect and save sea turtles.  Learn about olive ridley, green, and leatherback sea turtles, and take some awesome pictures before releasing them. Right before sunset, gather the newborn turtles, walk them to the ocean shore and assist them on their way into the sea as you watch the sun set over the virgin sands. You will return to Puerto Escondido with magical memories!

Huatulco: Awakening With Stars and Dolphins Boat Cruise

3. Huatulco: Awakening With Stars and Dolphins Boat Cruise

After pickup at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Huatulco, you’ll head straight to the dock to board your early-morning sightseeing boat on the bay of Santa Cruz. Over the course of your 3-hour cruise, gaze at the stunning, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, reveling in the beauty of the Oxacan coast. Keep your eyes peeled for the panoply of sea life that call the waters surrounding Huatulco home — like dolphins, manta rays, or massive sea turtles. As you jet through the waters, your expert captain will find the best spots to give you the best chance of seeing the sea’s most beautiful marine life. Relax as you cruise through the calm waters, gazing at the sunrise over the pristine sea. After your cruise, you’ll head back to the dock for convenient transport back to your hotel.

Puerto Escondido: Dolphin Watching

4. Puerto Escondido: Dolphin Watching

Get picked up in the morning before driving to Puerto Angelito Beach where you will be boarding a boat to start the tour. With the help of your local guide’s knowledge, you’ll sail the Pacific Ocean in search of diverse marine wildlife as well as dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. Once you find these beautiful creatures, you will be able to admire and listen to them in their natural environment. You’ll have to get your cameras ready to take some memorable photos and videos as your new swimming friends join you on your trip. You also get free time to swim with them if the conditions are optimal.

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What people are saying about Oaxaca

We visited the Tule tree, a bread and chocolate store, Hierve el Agua, the Mitla archeological area, a weaving store and a mezcal factory. Everything was really interesting and our guide Karla was really nice and accommodating. The entries to Tule, Mitla and Hierve el Agua are not included. The price isn't high, but it would have been good to have these listed. We wish we would have had a longer and longer explanation in Mitla, including history. We stopped at a buffet place for lunch. Even though the quality was good for a buffet it would have been nice to have other options.

Few dolphins but whales extra. Great French-speaking guide (Alexandre), full of anecdotes and a great culture. We could also see turtles, sea snake (be very poisonous) and finally a band of pelicans.

Comfortable boat that held a lot of people but we were only 17 . Got the opportunity to see a killer whale and her baby. Ride lovely and meal on beach good. Snorkeling was awesome!

Martin fue muy buena gente! La experiencia fue hermosa! Espero visitar de nuevo y recomendar esto a otras personas :)

Alberto was awesome! Very informative, friendly and funny, in English and Spanish