Petrified Waterfall of Hierve el Agua
$279 USD 1-3 guests
$329 USD 4-6 guests
$379 USD 7-10 guests
$449 USD 11-20 guests

TOUR DETAILS

PETRIFIED WATERFALL OF HIERVE EL AGUA

Duration: 7 Hours
Walking Distance: 3 km

Tour to one of the most stunning mountainous views of Oaxaca.  The site consists of two waterfall-like rock formations that have been formed over thousands of years. Both cliffs rise over fifty meters from the valley floor, with one rock formation reaching down twelve meters and the other reaching down thirty meters. The twelve meter one is called “cascada chica” (small waterfall) and “flows” off a base which is about sixty meters wide. The other, “cascada grande” (large waterfall), extends down from a base with which is about ninety meters wide and eighty meters above the valley floor.

 

We will first stop at the Tlacolula Market, one of the most picturesque and traditional markets in México with a strong indigenous presence. After which, we will ride nearly two hours from Oaxaca city and a short winding dirt road to the little village of San Lorenzo Albarradas.  Here is where we will trick up the mountain to enjoy the landscapes with natural springs located on top of high cliffs where surrounded by its unique flora we will find breathtaking and picturesque scenery.  The site is a system of active stalactites and stalagmites called the petrified waterfalls.

Depending on weather and availability we could have a refreshing dip in the swimming pools located on top of the cliffs.

FAQ

Itinerary:

  • Pick-up at your Hotel
  • Monte Albán
  • Artisanal villages Arrazola and Coyotepec
  • Church of Cuilapam

What’s Included

  • Transportation from any hotel in Oaxaca City
  • Tlacolula market for breakfast or just a traditional products tasting
  • Hiking trip in Hierve el agua
  • Time to swim at the top of the petrified waterfalls

What’s Not Included

  • Food and beverage
  • Gratuities.

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