Mexico Hierve el Agua tourist landscape

This series of natural rock formations and mineral springs has become a popular day trip from Oaxaca which can be combined with hikes in the Valle de Tlacolula. These calcified waterfalls are formed by mineral water which has pushed through karstic limestone, depositing falls and small pools onto the cliff’s edge. Prior to the 1300s when they appear to have been abandoned, the springs supplied an ancient irrigation system for the valley below through a series of canals and terraces, unique to Mexico.

8 days

Discover Oaxaca

Unique landscapes and ancient culture in Mexico’s highlands
View itinerary
17 days

Adventures in Mexico and Cuba

Explore two of Latin America's most vibrant countries
View itinerary

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

Our travel guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world’s best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.

Loading...