Tule Tree
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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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  • Osula N
    Los Angeles, California655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hard to Get a Taxi Back to Central Oaxaca from
    Came here via DiDi Rider, a taxi app, on a Wednesday afternoon in early July 2023. The tree was beautiful and was part of the church property which was fenced off. You need to buy tickets to get up close to it where there was another smaller fence preventing people from touching or climbing it. The tickets were MX$20 per person. The tree is over 2,000 years old and there is another younger tree that is about 1,000 years old on the south side of the church. Great place to visit if you have some time to kill. You can even hire a tour guide, which we didn't do. We were staying in the center of Oaxaca and it was surprisingly difficult to hail a cab back. Most taxi drivers wouldn't take us to the center. The taxis were all red and white and are based in Tule. Thankfully, we eventually found someone willing to take us. Make sure you negotiate the cost before getting into the cab. Ours came out to MX$150.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • VGTravelGirl
    St. Albert, Canada2,111 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Combine with other attractions
    We hired a taxi/driver for a private trip fro Oaxaca City out to the Tule Tree, the rug makers, the small Mitla Ruins and Huerve del Agua. The cost was $350 pesos per hour - and the trip took 7 hours. The tree itself is a short stop - you have to buy an inexpensive ticket to get near the tree - then you walk around it. It is impressive as it is large and 2,000 years old. There are restrooms nearby as well as food, if you are interested.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Darrel B
    94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive tree
    The tree is over 2,000 years old and there is another younger tree that is about 1,000 years old on the south side of the church. Great place to visit. Fantastic manicured gardens and beautiful plants. Nice street art in the area as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 February 2024
  • sisterbay716
    Chicago, Illinois418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tule Tree and Beautiful Village of Mitla
    We visited Mexico's famous Arbol del Tule in the village of Mitla to see this 400 year old tree that is said to be the widest in the world. The tree is sensational! Of course it doesn't take very long to see a tree (there is a path around it), but the village of Mitla is a destination in itself. Colorful and well-manicured with beautiful flowers and other trees, landscaping, and beautiful buildings, we would have loved to spend a night here to see it at night.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2024
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sisterbay716
Chicago, IL418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We visited Mexico's famous Arbol del Tule in the village of Mitla to see this 400 year old tree that is said to be the widest in the world. The tree is sensational! Of course it doesn't take very long to see a tree (there is a path around it), but the village of Mitla is a destination in itself. Colorful and well-manicured with beautiful flowers and other trees, landscaping, and beautiful buildings, we would have loved to spend a night here to see it at night.
Written 25 March 2024
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vagabond_dreams
Alberta, Canada361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We almost skipped this, wondering if it was really worth the trip just to see a tree. It was worth the trip! We had read all about the massive girth of the tree, but it was still "OMG" when we actually saw it.

Taxi fare from Centro is currently 250 mxn one way, though one driver said he would go down to 200. We took a colectivo instead. We walked to the block just east of the Estadio Eduardo Vasconcelos, where there's a bus stop and colectivos waiting for passengers. The colectivos' destinations are written on the front windshield. Cost was 15 pesos per person. You could also take the bus from the same location - I believe it's either the purple or red busses that go to Tule. Coming back, there are not many colectivos passing by the entrance to the tree, but if you walk a bit farther along in the direction towards Oaxaca, there will be more.
Written 22 March 2024
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
You can pay to visit this tree, but you can see it perfectly well through the garden railings. It's certainly very massive and exceedingly old. The chapel next to it is possibly more interesting.
Written 19 March 2024
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Darrel B
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The tree is over 2,000 years old and there is another younger tree that is about 1,000 years old on the south side of the church. Great place to visit. Fantastic manicured gardens and beautiful plants. Nice street art in the area as well.
Written 22 February 2024
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VGTravelGirl
St. Albert, Canada2,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We hired a taxi/driver for a private trip fro Oaxaca City out to the Tule Tree, the rug makers, the small Mitla Ruins and Huerve del Agua. The cost was $350 pesos per hour - and the trip took 7 hours. The tree itself is a short stop - you have to buy an inexpensive ticket to get near the tree - then you walk around it. It is impressive as it is large and 2,000 years old. There are restrooms nearby as well as food, if you are interested.
Written 15 January 2024
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Stephanie B
Shelburne, VT9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We almost missed the tree but I'm so glad that we didn't! It's truly amazing and not to be missed.
Written 28 November 2023
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Osula N
Los Angeles, CA655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Came here via DiDi Rider, a taxi app, on a Wednesday afternoon in early July 2023. The tree was beautiful and was part of the church property which was fenced off. You need to buy tickets to get up close to it where there was another smaller fence preventing people from touching or climbing it. The tickets were MX$20 per person.

The tree is over 2,000 years old and there is another younger tree that is about 1,000 years old on the south side of the church. Great place to visit if you have some time to kill. You can even hire a tour guide, which we didn't do.

We were staying in the center of Oaxaca and it was surprisingly difficult to hail a cab back. Most taxi drivers wouldn't take us to the center. The taxis were all red and white and are based in Tule. Thankfully, we eventually found someone willing to take us. Make sure you negotiate the cost before getting into the cab. Ours came out to MX$150.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AAGPT
Mexico City, Mexico159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
It was a good experience, I mean after all it's one of the widest trees that exists in Mexico (as far as we know).
But to me the area surrounding the tree was very dirty and cluttered. There were so many people you could barely appreciate it.
Overall it was a good experience. The tree is magnificent, totally worth the visit!
Written 22 April 2023
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RockandRoll49
New York City, NY72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It’s all about the tree trunk, Went to see the Tule tree and it was pouring rain. Saw the tree from outside and saw that it was big. Fortunately we waited for the rain to stop and paid to USD$1 to see the tree.. it was definitely worth it. The girth of the tree is amazing.
Written 15 March 2023
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Jemkh
Melbourne, Australia720 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I came to visit this giant tree as part of a tour. There is an entrance fee. There is a fence around this giant beast so you cannot get up and close but it’s beautiful to look at. Not a lot in close vicinity to see asides from this so it was off the bus for a few photos before leaving!
Written 18 February 2023
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