All the destinies of this route are located in the Southeast of the city. There
is a variety of places to appreciate and enjoy. Here I offer you two
Hierve el Agua + Tule tree, or weave rugs in Teotitlán del Valle, or
Mitla, or Sunday market in Tlacolula.
Mezcal Factory in Santiago Matatlán + Tule tree, or weave rugs in
Teotitlán del Valle, or Sunday market in Tlacolula.
*Any trip includes 1 bottle of water, 1 mezcal, 2 curaditos or crema de
mezcal. Any trip does not include the cost of admission to the archeological
site or hierve el agua, and the food neither.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THESE PLACES
Hierve el Agua is a beautiful natural destiny that consists of two vertical
petrified waterfalls, and 3 natural pools with an amazing background.
Teotitlán del Valle is known because of the woven rugs dyed with natural
dyes that most families make. In this place you can visit a family who will
explain you the process of getting the natural dyes in order to they weave
El Árbol del Tule is a world natural heritage considered by UNESCO, it is
the widest tree in the world.
El mercado de Tlacolula de Matamoros (Sunday). Unlike to the markets located in the center of Oaxaca where most tourists can visit by themselves, this market is different because native people from different communities or towns meet on Sunday to sell the things they make or have by bartering or selling like handmade huaraches (sandals), basketry,
pottery, typical clothing, petates (knetted palm tree rugs), metates (stones for grinding), farm animals, veggies, fruits, flowers, herbs that they grow on their lands. Besides there are halls of pan de yema (yolk bread), meat and food from the region. Visiting this market is like awaking feelings, emotions that make you feel part of it.
Mitla is the second most important archeological site in the Valley of
Oaxaca and the most important in the Zapotec culture. It is also a cultural
world heritage by UNESCO. There, I will tell you part of its history and the
outstanding facts about it.
Santiago Matatlán is worldwide known as Cuna del Mezcal. In this destiny there are many palenques or mezcal factories, where this traditional drink is processed. There, we will visit a palenque where you will have a tour to know all the process to get this ancestral drink. Finally, you will have the opportunity to taste the several types of mezcal according to the type of