Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths

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Santiago Matatlan, MX
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Join us on a thrilling tour to the heart of Oaxaca, where ancient traditions and flavors come alive. Our adventure begins in Santiago Matatlán, the world capital of mezcal. Immerse yourself in the mystique of mezcal production as you explore a traditional palenque and learn about the process passed down through generations. Savor the earthy flavors during a mezcal tasting and hop on a barrel-shaped truck, known as Barriber, to explore an agave field and discover the secrets of pulque production. Next, we journey to the captivating town of San Pablo Villa de Mitla, one of Oaxaca's six magical towns. Explore the awe-inspiring Archaeological Zone of Mitla, where the intricate fretwork decorations of the Zapotec people still mesmerize visitors today. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage and tantalizing flavors of Oaxaca.

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  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 2-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Visit the world capital of mezcal
  • Learn about the process of making mezcal
  • Enjoy a mezcal tasting
  • Explore the Archaeological Zone of Mitla
  • Witness the impressive fretwork decoration at Mitla
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All fees and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Admission in archaeological zone
  • Tasting of Mezcal
  • Tips to guides or drivers
  • Food and Drinks
  • Guide in Archaeological Zone

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Get ready to embark on a journey through rich cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions with the "Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths." This captivating tour takes you to the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico, where you'll explore the fascinating world of mezcal production and delve into the history of the legendary Zapotec civilization. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply looking to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, this tour promises an experience like no other.

What to expect?

During this 480-minute tour, you can expect a truly immersive experience. The adventure begins as you're picked up from your hotel and transported to the world capital of mezcal, Santiago Matatlán. Here, you'll witness the intricate process of mezcal making, from the cultivation of the maguey mezcalero to the distillation of this mystical drink. Indulge in a mezcal tasting and enjoy the unique ambiance of the palenque, adorned with captivating urban art and colorful murals. The journey continues with a visit to the enchanting town of San Pablo Villa de Mitla, home to the Archaeological Zone of Mitla. Prepare to be astounded by the intricate fretwork decoration that has been preserved for centuries, showcasing the remarkable legacy of the Zapotec people.

Who is this for?

This tour caters to a diverse audience, welcoming travelers of all ages and backgrounds. History buffs will appreciate the opportunity to explore the ancient ruins and learn about the Zapotec civilization. Food and drink enthusiasts will relish the chance to delve into the world of traditional mezcal production and savor the unique flavors of this iconic Mexican beverage. Those seeking an authentic cultural experience will find themselves captivated by the rich heritage and traditions of Oaxaca. Whether you're flying solo, traveling with friends, or on a family vacation, this tour is designed to ensure everyone can appreciate and enjoy the unique offerings of this enchanting region.

Why book this?

The "Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths" offers an unforgettable adventure filled with cultural immersion and discovery. By booking this tour, you'll have the opportunity to witness the age-old process of mezcal production firsthand, gaining insight into the traditional techniques that have been handed down through generations. The visit to San Pablo Villa de Mitla will transport you back in time, as you explore the impressive Archaeological Zone of Mitla, a testament to the remarkable craftsmanship and artistry of the Zapotec people. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll deepen your understanding of the region's rich history and cultural significance. This tour is the perfect blend of history, tradition, and sensory delight, making it an absolute must for any curious traveler.

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As you embark on this tour, remember to bring your curiosity and an open mind, ready to embrace the wonders that await you. Comfortable footwear is recommended, as you'll be doing some walking and exploring. Don't forget to carry a water bottle and sunscreen to stay hydrated and protected from the sun. The tour includes a mezcal tasting, allowing you to savor the distinct flavors of this celebrated beverage, so be sure to pace yourself and enjoy the experience. The tour durations provided are approximate, and some flexibility may be required. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances or local conditions, ensuring the best possible experience for all participants.


Travelers who have embarked on this captivating tour praise the knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating insights into the region's history and culture. Many were impressed by the mezcal palenques, where they witnessed the meticulous process of mezcal production and enjoyed tastings of the diverse mezcal varieties. Exploring the Archaeological Zone of Mitla left visitors in awe of the intricate fretwork decoration that has stood the test of time. Overall, reviewers highly recommend the "Tour to Mitla and The Mezcal Paths" for its engaging itinerary, informative guides, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the captivating traditions of Oaxaca.

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Santiago Matatlan

45 kilometers east of the city of Oaxaca is located a small town called Matatlán that, due to the number of palenques, has been named "world capital of mezcal." Santiago Matatlán is a name derived from the Nahuatl words; Matlatl, which means network and Tlan which means place, so Matlatlan means "place near networks." The population depends economically on the production of mezcal and the cultivation process of the maguey mezcalero (Agave potatorium). This is where most of this liquor is made and in the short journey you can see fields and fields of agaves that grow for that purpose. In the town it is possible to visit family stills to see ancient techniques to make this traditional liquor where you can observe the production process, from the cooking of the maguey "pineapples" to their grinding, fermentation and distillation.

Mezcal El Rey de Matatlán

Our mezcal has been handcrafted since 1980. In the house of Mezcal El Rey de Matatlán, we continue with the tradition of producing Artisanal Mezcales, just as our grandparents did. We make Organic Mezcales, such as Tepextate agave, Agave Tobala, Maguey Cuish, Arroqueño agave, maguey coyote as well as Madrequixe. We produce the very famous Mezcal de Pechuga. They are Mezcales of limited Production.

Zona Arqueologica de Mitla

San Pablo Villa de Mitla is a town and municipal seat in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, famous for being the site of the archaeological ruins of Mitla. It is located 46 km from the city of Oaxaca. Main ceremonial center after Monte Albán, the word Mitla or Mictlán is of Nahuatl origin and means "Place of the Dead" or "Underworld" in Zapotec. It is called "Lyobaa" which means "Burial place", which already remained in Mexica in Mitlan, "place of the dead" and already Spanishized only Mitla. The archaeological complex and the current town are Zapotec, Mitla was inhabited from the classical period (100 to 650 AD) reaching its maximum growth and apogee in the post-classical period (750 to 1521 AD).

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Realmente una experiencia maravillosa y la gente muy amable. Super recomendable, ¡prueben los que puedan! ✨👌
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-20 22:09