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  • From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour

    1. From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour

    Head out on a full-day tour of 2 vibrant and historically important sites on a full-day tour from Mexico City to Cholula and Puebla. Begin your trip with a stop at the Cholula archeological site, home of the largest pyramid in the New World. From the top of the pyramid, you can look out to see a handful of volcanoes in the distance. Next, continue on to Puebla, a traditional city with a large historical center. Puebla is famous for its architecture, and you will visit the main plaza, cathedral, the Convent of Santa Monica and the Chapel of the Rosary, to see examples of its buildings. Afterward, during lunch, consider trying mole sauce or other traditional food from the area. Then after lunch, you will pay a visit to a Talavera factory, which makes the famous colorful Mexican pottery.

    Great tour !! We had a really great day & our guide Fabio was really knowledgeable and friendly

  • From Mexico City: Taxco, Cuernavaca & Puebla in 2 Days

    2. From Mexico City: Taxco, Cuernavaca & Puebla in 2 Days

    Take 2 of the most popular day trips from Mexico City on consecutive days and explore 4 of the country's most fascinating locations. Travel back in time to the colonial era and marvel at the monuments of Cholula, Puebla, Taxco and Cuernavaca. See one of Mexico's grandest cathedrals, get stunning views of the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, benefit from the opportunity to buy traditional crafts and more. Day 1: Puebla and Cholula Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located meeting point in Mexico City, and journey to the historical cities of Cholula and Puebla. Relax on the 2-hour journey along a highway that passes through mountains and offers breathtaking views of the beautiful Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. Upon arrival in Cholula, admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive Church of Santa María de Tonantzintla, ...

    Enjoyed the two days completely. The guide was very knowledgeable, informative and aware of the needs of all. The transportation was excellent.

  • Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

    3. Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla and travel 1 hour in an air-conditioned van to Chautla's Ex-Hacienda. Here, take a 1-hour walking tour by the springs and end up at a beautiful castle located in the middle of the lake. Climb to the roof and take in panoramic views of the lake and property. The second stop is San Martin ranch, famous for its lavender fields and its distillery. Participate in a soap-making workshop and keep your handmade soap as a souvenir. Next, visit the shop where you can see all the specialty products made at the ranch and taste lavender coffee and sponge cake. The last stop is the Val'Quirico complex where you can explore the shops and charming restaurants. Inspired by San Quirico d'Orcia, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, the complex has a charming medieval style. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Puebla.

  • From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

    4. From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

    After pickup from your accommodation in Puebla, you’ll head straight to the archaeological site of Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in existence. Explore the underground tunnels, elaborate altars, and climb to the top of the pyramid. Wander the large plateau on the the top of the pyramid, taking note of the ornate church and views of the surrounding volcanoes. Afterwards, head to the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla in the town of Cholula, a chapel famous for its elaborate interior decorations and significance to local religious tradition. Afterwards, you’ll head to a pottery studio for a tasting of artisanal spirits, including eggnog and other locally-crafted liquors.  You’ll end your day by heading to the brilliantly colorful Church of San Francisco Acatepec to explore the exquisite details of the mosaics, inside and out. Afterwards, you’ll head back for drop-off in any point i...

  • Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

    5. Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

    Puebla, known as the City of Angels, is famous for its colonial architecture and its food. This 1-day tour is a culinary, archaeological, and architectural delight, taking you to Puebla and Cholula, one of Mexico's Pueblo Magicos (Magic Towns) with the largest Mesoamerican pyramid in the Americas. Visit the largest pyramid by base width in the town of Cholula. See Santa Maria Tonantzintla, a fascinating church in Cholula that displays a fusion of indigenous, pre-Hispanic design with colonial Baroque architecture – a truly fascinating and beautiful sight! You arrive in Puebla just in time for lunch, where you can enjoy the culinary delights. Try the Mole Poblano, the Tamales, and some colorful Pepitorias, or Obleas for dessert. Your guide can help you choose your food. Walk off your lunch with a tour around the colonial streets of Puebla, with its 16th and 18th century building...

    A must do and see when you visit Mexico City as it is so close. The scenery is so beautiful. The churches we visited were impressive and we loved the restaurant where we had lunch! Both the driver, Angel and the tour guide, Marco were amazing! I 100% recommend

  • Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

    6. Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the ancient city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. From there, head to the charming city of Atlixco, founded in 1579. Pass by the city’s colorful central park, Franciscan convent and chapel, and the impressive Municipal Palace Mural. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a tasting session of handcrafted beer, homemade bread, cranberry juice, chocolate, and ice cream. Continue the tour to the city’s nursery next where you can find over a hundred species of plant and flower. Soak up the beauty of nature as you explore the nursery and learn about Mexico’s native flora. Finally, stop at a trout farm in Atlimeyaya, where you can meet the local farmer and feed the trout yourself. The tour ends with drop-off back to your hotel.

  • Puebla: Hot Air Balloon and Cantona Ruins with Breakfast

    7. Puebla: Hot Air Balloon and Cantona Ruins with Breakfast

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla or Cholula city at 5:00 AM and heads to Hacienda Tepetcalli. Enjoy a hot coffee and snacks while you watch the inflation of the hot air balloon, then hop inside at 7:00 AM to begin your flight. Soak up panoramic views as you glide through the air for approximately 1 hour. Land near the take-off zone and celebrate with a wine toast followed by breakfast. Receive your flight certificate then set off to the Cantona Archeological Ruins. Start the visit at the onsite museum and learn about this ancient, but recently discovered civilization. Then explore the ruins and see the former site of pyramids and streets as you imagine what life here might have been like. At the end of an epic adventure, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

  • From Mexico City: Cider and Food Tour to Puebla and Cholula

    8. From Mexico City: Cider and Food Tour to Puebla and Cholula

    Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Mexico through its food on this tour. Start your food experience by meeting your guide in Mexico City in the morning and heading to the "magical town" of Cholula. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the city center and get the chance to see the Great Pyramid. Afterward, visit a local cider production and explore the flavors of Puebla's food specialties at the market. Later, head to the state's capital Puebla. There, visit a monastery that is considered the birthplace of the most famous regional dish - mole poblano. Enjoy a walking tour of Puebla and see its colonial buildings, colorful lanes, and historic churches. Throughout your tour, stop at various local foodie spots to sample the best of Puebla's cuisine. You will also have the chance to visit the famous Parian craft market and purchase some unique artisanal souvenirs and local candies. Thro...

  • Cholula Magical Town 6-Hour Tour by Double-Decker Bus

    9. Cholula Magical Town 6-Hour Tour by Double-Decker Bus

    Depart from Puebla City’s main plaza (“Zocalo”) and travel by traditional double-decker bus 5 miles to the west to the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. The panoramic tour starts in San Pedro Cholula at the Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel, built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple dedicated to Quetzalcóat. Continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world. On the top, admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spanish in 1549. Continue to San Andrés Cholula, and stop for a moment to visit the beautiful parish. Climb aboard the bus again to transfer to the temples of San Francis...

    Great experience. The bus took us to some lovely churches and had a lovely guided tour through the tunnels of Cholula. Learned a lot about the history of the Pyramid and about local tradition and culture through our private English guide who was a local from the area. Great value for money.

  • Cholula Town & Pyramid Double-Decker Tram Tour

    10. Cholula Town & Pyramid Double-Decker Tram Tour

    Start your tour from Puebla City main plaza or “Zocalo”, boarding a traditional double-decker tram. Five miles to the west of the city is the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. This panoramic tour starts in  San Pedro Cholula at the  Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple  dedicated to Quetzalcóat. Continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world if you count it's basement. At the top, you will admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spaniards in 1549. Continue to San Andrés Cholula, where you will stop for a moment so you can visit the beau...

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What people are saying about Cholula de Rivadavia

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 248 reviews

A must do and see when you visit Mexico City as it is so close. The scenery is so beautiful. The churches we visited were impressive and we loved the restaurant where we had lunch! Both the driver, Angel and the tour guide, Marco were amazing! I 100% recommend

The historical and cultural significance of Puebla/Cholula is definitely worth a trip to these amazing towns. I am happy that I got an opportunity to visit the Great Pyramid which is the largest pyramid by volume in the world!

Our tour guide Kevin was very knowledgeable and friendly. My husband and I had a great time. We highly recommend this tour.

Great tour !! We had a really great day & our guide Fabio was really knowledgeable and friendly

The greatest experience ever buy the greatest tour guides ever