Tour 2: Mitla


We will meet at Casa de las Bugambilias B&B or at the front desk of your hotel, from where we will drive 6.5 miles southeast on the Pan-American Highway 190 to the municipality of Santa María del Tule to see the giant tree and the church of Santa María de la Asunción.

After a short visit in Santa María el Tule, we will drive on the same highway for approximately 25 minutes to Teotitlán del Valle. Here we will visit the workshop of Jacobo Mendoza Ruiz, a descendant of a large family of famous Zapotec weavers. Together with his wife María Luisa Vásquez, they gather plants to prepare the natural dyes for their rugs. We will see a full demonstration of natural dyeing and weaving and at the end, you will have the opportunity to buy masterpieces, made with fine wool and natural dyes.

After Teotitlán del Valle, we will visit Mitla, which is approximately 1 hour (27 miles) from downtown Oaxaca. We will start the tour at the “Church Group” complex, to see the original mural paintings and the fretwork of Mitla, which is unique in all Mesoamerica. After the arrival of the Spaniards, the buildings in Mitla suffered a lot of destruction and looting. The Spaniards destroyed most of the buildings around Mitla and they built a catholic church on top of one of the main temples. We will continue the tour at the “Group of the Columns” complex to see the home of the ruler of Mitla, after which we will visit tombs #1 & #2 to see the traditions used for burying their dead.

We will finish the tour with lunch in a beautiful restaurant called “Rancho Zapata”, which is a 10 minute-drive from Mitla, to taste the traditional foods of Oaxaca.



1-2 persons: MX $2,300.00 per person.

3-5 persons: MX $1,725.00 per person.

6-9 persons: MX $1,150.00 per person.

Children (Ages 6-12) MX $805.00


All the customers lodged in downtown Oaxaca will be picked up at the front desk of their hotel or at any other place in downtown Oaxaca.


8 hours. Weather and traffic conditions might affect the length of the tour.


VW Transporter Mod. 2023 with A/C, liability insurance, purified water, and driver.


The service includes transportation, an English-speaking tour guide and soft drinks.


Admission fees ($20 pesos per person at the giant tree of “El Tule” and $90 pesos per person at the archaeological site of Mitla), lunch, and additional beverages.


We recommend you bring walking shoes, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

Some photos of our visit to Mitla:

And some photos of of our visit to Teotitlán del Valle:

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