Oaxaca City

Hierve el Agua and Teotitlan del Valle Tour from Oaxaca

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From USD 49.95

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit Hierve el Agua, a mezcal producer, and the Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle on a full-day tour from Oaxaca. Head to Teotitlán del Valle to learn about Zapotec weaving traditions and explore the town. Next, enjoy plenty of time to walk down to the swimming area at Hierve el Agua and take a leisurely dip in the warm spring waters. Finally, visit a mezcal producer and sample several varieties of mezcal. Your tour includes guide, mezcal tasting, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Oaxaca.
  • Hierve el Agua and Teotitlan del Valle full-day tour with mezcal tasting, from Oaxaca
  • Go swimming in the warm waters of the Hierve el Agua springs
  • Learn about Zapotec weaving at Teotitlán del Valle
  • Taste different types of mezcal from a local producer
  • Includes guide, entrance fees, and pickup and drop-off from central Oaxaca

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Admission to Hierve el Agua ($70 mxn)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

Pick up drop off are included, we have pick up in most of the hotels, if you stay in any apartment or airbnb, indicate the address to schedule the pick up. We will tell you the exact pick-up time the night before the tour.

What To Expect

Hierve el Agua

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Teotitlan del Valle

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Note: This tour doesn't visit Mitla or Arbol de Tule
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

The hike back up from the falls is pretty rugged, so you won't be doing it unless you've got great knees to navigate many tall uneven steps.
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Nice Day Trip!
Caitlin_H, Mar 2023
The door-to-door pick-up is a great feature, just please be considerate and be ready when the driver comes so the others are not left waiting in the van. The driver/guide was very friendly and informative and spoke English well. The trip has four stops and our guide told us exactly what to expect at each one, which I appreciate. We loved seeing the textile demonstration and having a bit of time to shop. The Hierve el Agua is the main part of the trip, but be warned about the steep walk down (that's not the hard part) and then the lower path below the "falls" and back up to the pools. This kicked my ass and I am a fit, outdoorsy person, but at the altitude and mid-day heat - it was far more strenuous than anticipated. Fortunately we brought a lot of water, some bananas and peanuts to refuel as we got dizzy from the heat and steepness. This longer route was apparently a misunderstanding between our driver/guide and the local guide that takes people to see the sites. This local guide will only speak Spanish, and so my husband and translated for others in the group (not a problem). But there were some of us who were really put off by not being prepared for how tough the scramble back up hill was going to be, and without speaking any Spanish about how tired you feel, any fear of heights, or the fact that you're dizzy - it could be a bit dangerous. Our driver/guide was frustrated that the local guy took us so far, it wasn't his plan for us, so try to be as clear as you can in your questions of what to expect about this walk. Other than that - a great day trip to sample the sights.
Primarily a shuttle service
Carolyn_O, Mar 2023
The trip was fine, but not special. The van was clean and comfortable and picked us up exactly on time. The driver was nice. As another reviewer noted, however, this is really just a shuttle service, not a tour. The weaving and mezcal stops were essentially marketing opportunities rather than particularly informative (though the work that goes into dying and weaving rugs is very impressive). Hierva el Agua is worth visiting, but there are lots of other tours that go there as well. I'd suggest checking out one of those - or be aware of what you're buying in this one. It is a perfectly good shuttle service.
Wonderful experience and amazing price
Ana_S, Mar 2023
This trip was a blast. The textile demonstration was fabulous with friendly staff answering any questions that came up. Hierve El Agua is a must see when visiting Oaxaca so it was a delightful part of this tour. And of course you can’t come to Oax without trying Mezcal. It’s a great price for the experience you get! The company Enjoy Oaxaca organized this tour so well. We had an amazing driver, Javier, and the customer service leading up to this trip was so responsive and helpful. If we had a question about the tour I could message them via WhatsApp and heard a response within an hour. Highly recommend! The next time we come we will definitely be booking through this company again. And we’ll be recommending this tour to our friends!
Great day trip!
Elizabeth_W, Feb 2023
Excellent demonstration of the weaving process by Nelson. We also enjoyed Huervas al Agua although the water was colder than we imagined. It was also a very windy day so that just added to the coldness.
Nice experience
Cinzia_S, Jan 2023
Pick up was done on time and transport was very clean and comfortable. Enjoyable tour and lunch was good as well
Great trip
Paul_l, Jan 2023
well worth the money . It was great to get out of town to see the countryside. Nice Mercedes sprinter van comfortable, right
It was a great day!
Karen_L, Dec 2022
The company was very responsive and communicative the whole booking & pick up process. The car was new, clean and comfortable. Our driver Javier spoke perfect English, I felt safe with him driving and as the only female he opened my door every time I got in or out of the vehicle. It was nice to get out of Oaxaca City and see small towns and the mountains. It was a great day at Hierve del Agua, textile and mazcal factories.
Nice tour - lots to learn and see
Sarah_L, Oct 2022
The tour was great - I liked the small group. The tour to the rug making place was fantastic - the art of their craft was beautiful and i was so interesting to learn about the process. The Hierve del Agua was interesting to see, but the hike we took with our tour guide was definitely way more intense than what we had planned on. I wished I would've skipped that part. The dinner was good - pretty typical Oaxacan food that was good, but nothing compared to the food I've been eating all week in Centro. The mezcal factory was great - interesting to learn about the artesenal mezcal making process.
Hierve el agua was...
Kelsey_O, July 2022
Hierve el agua was amazing and beautiful experience. The rug makers were interesting and talented and informative.
Worth Seeing
Adriana_P, May 2022
Hierve el Agua was an amazing tour. The views were spectacular!!! It would of been nice if they had guides to explain how this was formed. You can swim in the 2 lagoons. It is a bit of a hike but worth it.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Adriana. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed hierve el agua. Do to the community rules agency guides can´t access to the place and unfortunatly the only ones that can to the guidence of the local guides and most of them only speek spanish.
Bertha Birthday
Bertha_R, Apr 2022
The beauty of the place the only suggestion is to provide a bus with more space between each row and a guide who provide more information about the place .
Three tours in one.
Allison_R, Apr 2022
The beauty of Hierve de Agua, the informative information at Mescal El Ray de Matatlan and textile weaving demonstration.
MAgnificent Ancient Art Today
Janet_L, Apr 2022
The driver was excellent up and down the mountain. However, this is not a tour. It is transportation to some very interesting places. The Zapotecos weavers who create real art was the highlight for us.
Amazing day trip - highly recommend it!
Eoghan_L, Mar 2022
The amazing views from the waterfall. Really enjoyed the visit to the family run weave shop too. A thoroughly enjoyable day all round!
Underwhelming, to say the least
Gabriela_F, Mar 2022
8:30am: hotel pick up, the most our driver spoke to us the entire trip. Expect to spend close to 9 hours of day in a bus crammed with other tourists. 9:30am: First stop at an artisan textile workshop in teotitlan. The family is lovely and the demonstration of how they make and dye their wool is cool (but was mostly in Spanish) but then you are shown to a sales floor filled with overpriced textiles. The tour description says you will have the opportunity to walk through the town, this is not true. You are kept in the show room floor to look at expensive rugs for what feels like forever. Then you are herded back into the bus to drive two hours on bumpy dirt mountain roads with lots of switch backs so if you suffer from any motion sickness, reconsider this tour. 12:00pm: Hierve el agua has some nice views but there was only two pools open to swim in, the rest were marked off with caution tape. There is no explanation of anything about the site, our driver simply opened our bus door told us when to return to the bus and walked away. You have two hours to spend there, then head back down those bumpy roads to lunch at a buffet style restaurant. 3pm: lunch. Driver again says almost nothing as you get off the bus; we had to ask one of the waiters for any clue on cost and time at this restaurant. you have 1 hour to eat @ $165 pesos per person (drinks not included) then another 30 minutes drive to final stop. 4:30pm: tour of mezcalaria. Seemed like it was good for those who spoke Spanish, but as we do not, we missed a lot of what was shared. This, despite asking for English tour and guides several times. Again, driver of no use as he just opens the bus door to offload and reload us like sheep. Spent about and hour at the mezcalaria then finally headed back to Oaxaca. 6:00pm: drop off at our hotel. Underwhelming to say the least. A day of our lives we will unfortunately never get back.
Loved the weaving tour...
Edica_P, Mar 2022
Loved the weaving tour and Hiervo was outrageous.. go all the way to the bottom and around to the base of the main waterfalls for an amazing view!! WOW!!
Remember to eat your own breakfast…
Valerie_B, Mar 2022
The tour is pretty minimal and not very well planned out. There’s no breakfast, so make sure you eat something before you go - lunch won’t be until 3pm!!! The first stop is a weavers home which was probably the highlight - they’re lovely, warm folks, but their prices are pretty high (if you visit the valley yourself, you can head to the market where prices are 50% lower). Waterfall was great, unique experience. Food stop was pretty good, but like i mentioned, we were also starving. Last stop is mescal “tour” where the guide was impossible to understand. Wouldn’t recommend.
Hierve el agua first timers
Hien_N, Jan 2022
The transportation van was for 8 passsengers, just the right size. Our driver was good driver and courteous. The walking guide was a volunteer at the site, only spoke Spanish. If you go with a group and don't know Spanish, maybe someone in the group would be bilingual and translate for you, as a lady in our group. We went in the pools at the base, walked up and had coconut water before we left. I highly recommended it for the mountains scenary and the site view. Remember to bring sunblock and a bottle of water for the hike which is only over 1 mile but steep at a few certain places. Caveat: I thought lunch was included but we had to pay for our lunch. No big deal but Viator should make this clear in the trip description.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Hien_N! Thank you for your comments, we are happy that you enjoyed the tour. We do our best to keep the description specific, as food is not included. The local guides on the site only speak Spanish, they do not have a fee, they only accept a tip but doing the trek with them is optional. We hope you continue to enjoy Oaxaca and its surroundings.
This tour, I believe...
Daniel_D, Dec 2021
This tour, I believe captures the tip of Oaxaca! Our guide was great and we really enjoyed our full day! Lots of great memories made on this tour!
Great experience
Benjamin_B, Nov 2021
Our tour guide was amazing. Curated the experience perfectly. The views at Hierve el Agua are unmatched - but we also really enjoyed visiting the textile exhibition and drinking mezcal. Would recommend!