Day trip

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Mezcal Tasting

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64 reviews

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca
Day trip

From Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua Waterfalls and Mezcal Tasting

Activity provider: Enjoy Oaxaca

From US$ 68.38 per person

Admire three beautiful places in Oaxaca starting at Teotitlán del Valle. See Hierve el Agua Waterfalls where you get a chance to swim. Visit a mezcal factory where you will be able to taste some of the different flavors of delicious mezcal.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Provide the same name under your hotel reservation
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Admire the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua and the two mineral pools
  • Enjoy Teotitlán del Valle town where it shows a traditional dyes made from natural sources
  • Learn about the process of Mezcal production in a Mezcal factory
Full description

Start your tour by being picked up in Oaxaca early in the morning by your driver and start the ride. Stop at Teotitlán del Valle, a village of weavers in which you will learn how they use ancient techniques to paint wool and wave rugs forming majestic designs. The next stop will be Hierve el agua, the petrified waterfalls one of 30-meter height, and another one of 12-meter height. Admire these waterfalls that are formed by carbonated water and offer beautiful views of the mountains, perfect to take great photos. Get a chance to swim in the mineral pools and take a walk with local guides and take in the spectacular surroundings of nature. The last stop is a Mezcal Factory where you will learn the process of the elaboration of the authentic mezcal and also get to taste some of the different flavors of Mezcal. Stop for the opportunity to purchase a nice lunch. Return to your accommodation in Oaxaca at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation with air-conditioning
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Admission to Hierve el Agua ($70 MXN)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Our guide was great. Would have liked to spend a little more time in the pools but the group did opt to hike a little more around the pools. I bought a few of the handwoven rugs but found them at a much cheaper price later in my travels. Overall a great experience just beware of price increase from being on a tour.

March 28, 2023

We had such a great time with Alberto and all of the people we met along the way! It was a gloomy and rainy day but we loved the walk/hike at Hierve El Agua with a local guide (Spanish speaking). We loved the tapestry/rug shop and were able to purchase a few items. The home style lunch was one of our favorite meals of the whole trip, and, of course, the mezcal tasting was a lot of fun. It was a long day, so be prepared, but definitely worth experiencing the best of Oaxaca in a single day.

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March 28, 2023

Though we were only two guests, our guide picked us up punctually and took us to Hierve el Agua. He was very flexible when we asked to skip the weavery in Teotitlán in order to have more time at HeA. The site itself was smaller than we expected but very well kept. Very interesting was the guided tour and the tasting at the Mezcal manufactory "Don Agave"; even better was their food. At the end the guide dropped us at our desired spot in Oaxaca.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 389675