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  3. Day Trips

Puebla and Cholula Cities Cultural Tour

Product ID: 182438
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Enjoy a whole day visit to one of the most representative cities for Mexican culture and traditions.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick up time may vary depending on hotel location
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full day of amazing sightseeing at one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico
  • Benefit from a tour that includes archaeological wonders and a visit to one of the most important colonial cities
  • Discover why Puebla is world-famous for its food and traditional artistic pottery (Talavera)
Full description
Be amazed by the traditions, the architecture, the landscapes, the art, and of course, the food! Puebla is also known as the City of Angels and despite its closeness to Mexico City, you'll notice it's very different, from the architecture, the weather, and even the food.

On your way to Puebla, you will make a stop in Cholula to visit the world’s largest pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for "made-by-hand mountain"), is the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid known to exist in the world today. The pyramid is a temple that traditionally has been viewed as having been dedicated to the god Quetzalcóatl. You will be able to get into the tunnels and discover the pyramid, covered up under the ground by the Spaniards who placed a chapel at the top of the pyramid. Today the pyramid at first looks like a natural hill surmounted by the church called Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios.

After Cholula, you'll visit the colonial city of Puebla, which fascinates visitors from all around the world for its beauty, historic cathedrals, colonial squares, and gorgeous classic and neoclassic architecture can be found all over the center. Puebla is one of the first Colonial Towns of Mexico, famous for the Mole sauce, a traditional recipe made from fruit, chili pepper, nut, and such spices as black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, and chocolate. You can't leave Puebla without tasting it.

Puebla is also home for the Talavera (ceramic pottery) and you'll find it everywhere, both in architecture and on handicrafts and decoration. On your way through the city, you will admire the buildings decorated with Talavera murals, unique to this city. You will make a visit to some of the city's highlights such as the Puebla Cathedral, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Parian Market, where you will be able to find some local handicrafts. This tour takes you to a tile and fine pottery factory to see how they are made and finally, you'll have the chance to admire the unique artistry of Puebla at the 'Neighborhood of the Artists'. This is a full day experience great for culture lovers!
Includes
  • Transportation in a motor coach or van from the meeting point
  • Admission to the archeological site
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from downtown Mexico City, Reforma or Polanco
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Bring:
Comfortable shoes (there's a lot of walking in this tour)
Snacks and Water
Biodegradable Sunblock
Camera
Sweater
Extra cash

It is strongly recommended that you have breakfast before the tour and bring snacks and water. There'll be a break for lunch but keep in mind that this is a whole day activity.

While everybody is welcome on this tour, it is not recommended for pregnant women, handicapped people or those with the need of a wheelchair. Most parts of this tour involve walking through streets, main squares, stairs, etc.

People in wheelchairs must be accompanied at all times by another adult.
Pick-up and drop off times may vary due to traffic behavior, you must be ready 30 minutes before your pick-up time.

Total tour time includes pick-up and drop off

Pick-up and drop off times may vary due to traffic behavior, you must be ready 30 minutes before your pick-up time. Pick-up times start from 8:15 to 9:45 am. Tour starts once all pick-ups are done (10:00 am approx).
Organized by

Olympus Tours

Product ID: 182438