[Oaxaca City] Hike through Hierve El Agua (Shared)


This Hierve El Agua tour is 20% off when you purchase the Oaxaca Insider Travel Pass.

Contact Insider Travel for dates and times not listed below or if you want to book for a bigger group.

The shared Hierve El Agua tour is no longer available. All tours are now private.


Hierve el Agua is a mineral-rich petrified waterfall formed over thousands of years. The mineral deposits have created dramatic rock formations that resemble frozen waterfalls. The site comprises two main pools: the lower pool, which is larger and has a more gradual slope, and the upper pool, which is smaller and has a steeper slope.

Hierve el Agua also features a series of cascading mineral-encrusted terraces that are ideal for hiking and exploring. The site is considered sacred by the indigenous Zapotec people and is believed to have healing properties. This is a must-visit destination when in Oaxaca!

🧭 Hierve El Agua Hiking Tour itinerary

  • You will be picked up at your hotel between 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM. This is a shared tour, so other travelers will join you.
  • You will first visit Teotitlán del Valle, a small Zapotec town of weavers and textile makers. Here, you will learn how the Oaxacans use ancestral techniques to dye wool and weave their rugs. 
  • After Teotitlan, you will head to Hierve El Agua for the hike and to swim in the pools (2 hours in total)
  • You will stop for lunch, recommended by the local driver, but the food is not included in the tour price
  • The last stop is a mezcal factory where you will learn about the traditional Oaxacan mezcal-making process. Of course, you will also get to taste the mezcal!

✅ What’s included?

  • Door-to-door pick up to and from your accommodation in Oaxaca
  • English-speaking driver 
  • Mezcal tasting
  • All park entrance fees

❎ What’s NOT included?

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch) but we will take you to a local spot
  • Tips for the tour guides and driver
  • Hike guide

⛔ Restrictions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems, or travelers who recently had surgery

❌ Cancellation policy

Refundable 4 days before the trip date with a 16% IVA charge/fee


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