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This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Calle dos de Abril 2, Santa Maria del Tule 68297, Mexico
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The Arbol del Tule is the widest tree in the world and is located in the small town of Tule, just outside of Oaxaca City. I visited there as part of a full-day tour from Oaxaca, which included stops at Mitla, Teotitlan del Valle, a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrittanyAdventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sheer massiveness of this tree is hard to comprehend unless you see it for yourself. It’s cordoned off so you can’t get too close to it but man it’s beautiful. Very easy brief quick stop but absolutely worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank seanyj2014
Reviewed October 28, 2018

the area around the church (Santa Maria del Tule) and the trees (there are two large old trees) has been carefully set up for tourists - it's very well done and is a pleasant area to visit. The Tree is truly awe inspiring. The gardens...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick D
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Yes, this is on the tour. We had hired a private driver for the day and knew we were to see this huge 2000 year old tree. It’s been preserved and saved by being fenced in. You can’t touch it. You can only look at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This huge tree is of the kind known in Mexico as Ahuehete (Old Tree on Aztec language) or in the USA as Moctezuma Cypress. It is calculated that its age is around two millenia. Few meters away, its son is much younger, just eight centuries...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roberto113
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The biggest tree trunk in the world! REALLY! It's really something to see and worth the drive out here. There's a cute colorful church right by and tons of food options.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KaitlynReed
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Yes, this tree needs to be admired, recognized and respected. It has clearly seen many years. As part of a day-trip to the valley, this is a must-see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Beverly T
Reviewed September 8, 2018

It is worth stopping to see this old tree. The best bit was that young school children were the guides, in whatever language. this was their reward for working well over the last year at school.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCook18
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I have visited this old tree many times. It is well worth the drive or ride from Oaxaca City and not far away. Your visit can be quick if you prefer, but a stroll around the square and a bite to eat in the market...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Quest784417
Reviewed August 20, 2018

interesting to see such an old tree. However would not make a special trip here. Town is ok nothing notable. Lots of tour groups go here since there is a limited number of tourist attractions outside Oxaca.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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
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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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