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Address: Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico
Description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the Teotitlan Valley from...

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All inclusive one day tour to the Arbol del Tule, Mezcal distillary, Mitla and Hierve el Agua - Great value for money

Can't complain for the price we paid for this tour (150MXP per person) which included transport to several locations and a guide. The guide was very bad and self-obsessed, i.e. if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Supposedly this is a 2,000 year old "arbol del Tule", a huge cyprus tree. It is sacred and you cannot touch the branches of the trees. Some of the local children will show you all the animals in the bark of the tree. Skip it unless you are there anyway, but not worth going out of your way to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The size of it is amazing and the history is very interesting. Worth a stop to see! Take some time to search for hidden symbols and designs in the tree.

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Can't complain for the price we paid for this tour (150MXP per person) which included transport to several locations and a guide. The guide was very bad and self-obsessed, i.e. if he didn't know the answer to something, he would guess it instead of acknowledging that he doesn't know. But all in all for the price paid we could have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So the main part of the tree is really thic and the diameter is the biggest in the world. I did not think that it was that special. Actually the pretty architectures next to it caught more of my attention

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it was hard to believe that this tree had such a huge girth until you saw it for real. It is amazing and I have never seen such a huge girth for a tree. it is worth a viewing and then you can see the three domed church of Iglesia de san Pablo. You can, on the way here, see... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My friend and I, biked from our hotel near Zocalo, to Tule today. It's about 12K ride. We are both city cyclists in our hometown and biking for 45 min -1 hour was not an issue. To our surprise, a good chunk of the road to Tule, there was a bike path that went all the way to Tule. If... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We first got to the small town of santa maria el Tule and saw a huge tree by the central plaza... and I mean huge tree, then a local told us that was not the tule tree LOL we where on the other side, then we got to the real deal! It is hard to believe that such a massive... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place surprised me. My expectation was something like a place Clark Griswald would drag the family to see. We made the short easy drive to the tree from Oaxaca. It took about 30 minutes in moderate traffic. It is in the center of town in a park, just off to the left side of the main road. There is... More 

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Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You can perceive the energy of this ancient tree (more 2,000yrs.), it is just astonishing. Very impressive, I have seen old trees before but this one in particular you can feel the vibe, it embraces everyone. I would strongly recommend that you visit this tree if you are in Oaxaca and it should not take more than 30 min. of... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

yes its a tree, oldest and largest and you will always find someone to show you various animals in the bark and roots at various points. just use your imagination. set in a nice little garden the tree is worth a visit. the town is quaint, not much to see otherwise.

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