Walk through the Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca
Hierve el Agua is a series of petrified waterfalls, on this tour you can admire the impressive landscape, walk the trails and have the opportunity to swim.
When looking for experiences which will make your heart soar, visit Oaxaca on a private tour. This is possibly one of Mexico's most beautiful cities.
It is a landlocked city that is surrounded by the Sierra Madre high mountain range towards the southern part of Mexico. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has helped in the preservation of many of the spectacular historical landmarks in Oaxaca.
There is so much enjoyment and delight to be had in exploring this amazing city’s unique character, colonial buildings, archaeological sites, culture, the lagoons and lush mountains.
When it comes to organising festivals the people of Oaxaca certainly has the whole thing down to a fine art. Guelaguetza is a festival held in July and attracts travelers from all over the world. It is a festival native to Oaxaca with lots of traditional costumes, traditional dancing, music, local cuisine and a fantastic party atmosphere.
There are fabulous places to visit on guided tour in the city of Oaxaca such as the Oaxaca Cathedral, The Basilica of Our Lady of Solitude and Iglesias de Santo Domingo to name a few.
However, just on the outer limits of the city is Monte Alban which is a historic settlement that covers some 40 square kilometers. This would be a highly recommended sightseeing tour to go on. It was an important place of worship for 2,500 years.
From where Oaxaca is located, you can easily take day tours to other smaller cities and town. The towns of Dainzu, Lambityeco and Hauijazoo have interesting sights to see such as ancient ruins and ancient tombs.
The best time to visit the city of Oaxaca is not peak season, mid December to Early January, it is actually April to May and September to October, early spring and early autumn. It is still hot during the day and a bit cooler at nighttime but temperatures more comfortable and more suitable for going sightseeing or guided tours. There may be a small bit if rain during the months of September and October.
The prices of food and accommodation in the city of Oaxaca is very cheap in comparison to top tourist destinations in the United States and Europe. Sightseeing tours, guided tours or archaeological tours will vary in price depending on the time of the year. An example of prices: it costs from US$8 for an evening meal and accommodation starts from as little as US$10 a night for the most basic of hotels.
Some travelers will need a visa to enter Mexico, be sure to check if you need one. It is advisable to book accommodation well in advance of traveling and the same applies to any sightseeing tours you want to take especially during peak season. You may avail of a better price doing this. Only drink sealed bottled water. There is certain attire etiquette expected in small Oaxacan towns so be aware of this.
The climate in the city of Oaxaca is called local Steppe climate. The month of May is the warmest month of the year where temperatures can average around 23 degrees Celsius but has been know to get as high as 32 degrees. The coldest month of the year is generally January and its average temperatures are around 17.5 degrees Celsius. The driest month is January and the wettest is June.