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Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the Teotitlan Valley from Oaxaca
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“small church” (6 reviews)
“el arbol” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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"small church"
in 6 reviews
"el arbol"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"church grounds"
in 3 reviews
"santa maria"
in 10 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 5 reviews
"peso admission"
in 3 reviews
"town square"
in 4 reviews
"oaxaca city"
in 9 reviews
"california redwoods"
in 3 reviews
"trunk"
in 37 reviews
"cypress"
in 17 reviews
"bark"
in 11 reviews
"girth"
in 10 reviews
"diameter"
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"widest"
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"limbs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive tree was part of the standard tour we booked which was a very nice surprise. For sure it is a bit touristic but the package is very good value for money (200-250pesos for transportation with Spanish guide). Ant the additional entry fees of...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a 10 peso admission fee, but the enormous tree is so big you need a wide angle camera lens to get the whole tree in the photo. The beautifully gnarled tree trunk is worth a close look, and the appearance of the tree changes...More

Thank llheim
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a day trip to Tule to visit the incredible tree we had heard so much about. We arrived from Oaxaca City in colectivo- no need to pay for an expensive tour! The colectivo we got left from outside the baseball stadium and dropped...More

Thank KatieHink
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big trees all over the world! This one didn’t disappoint especially because it was located in a well kept and beautiful town square. Worth the visit!

Thank Jessyca505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge and very old tree. The best part was the "tour" by a small child apparently part of a school program who pointed out (in spanish only) how the various bumps and whorls of the tree could be seen as a crocodile or dolphin....More

Thank MikeBirdman
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t want to go but our guide convinced us. We were surprised how impressive the tree was. The church is under major restoration so not visitable but the park in which the tree is located is filled with whimsical topiaries, the restaurants across the...More

Thank Zzardvark
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

There are lots of taller and older trees around the world, but this has the biggest trunk... and is 2,000 years old. And... it's unique in that it is a gnarled confederation of growths that form a huge cypress tree trunk... with a wild bunch...More

Thank Hokie67
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

The Tule tree is located on the church grounds in the very small town of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is a Montezuma cypress and is supposed to be one of the largest trees in the world, 138 feet...More

Thank jefferyp2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We were in Oaxaca for a few days and decided to go see this massive 2,000 year old tree. I have seen the Redwoods in California which are awesome, but this is truly equal. It would take over 30 adults with arms extended and holding...More

Thank kyle p
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

This is one of the most striking natural living things I have ever seen, 2000 years old , what an amazing sight ,its simply HUGE , and still alive , has been care for over the years , must have great water supply , good...More

Thank Paul B
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Geronimo R
April 20, 2017|
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Response from fcortina | Reviewed this property |
Hi, what I did is grab a cab from your hotel or even in the street and propose them to hire for one day trip or hald day, they charge by hour. signals are not always clear nor the roads, I think is the best option same... More
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Lizette m
May 5, 2015|
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Response from erica_mb_64 | Reviewed this property |
Not much really. Unless you want to see the small shops around. There's only the tree and the chapel. But the town is like all other towns, so you can look around if you want. Have fun on the trip!
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