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  • Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

    1. Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

    Take in the 3 most culturally and historically important sites in the Mexico City area on a full-day tour. First, visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan and marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. See the Sun and Moon pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Avenue of the Dead. Next, you’ll head to Mexico’s most important Catholic pilgrimage site, the basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine was built to commemorate the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, an Aztec peasant. The third and final stop of the tour is Tlatelolco, where it is said that the past, present, and future of Mexico meet. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is named after the 3 periods of Mexican history that are represented by structures from the pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent mestizo nation.

    Francisco (guide) and Abel (driver) were great guides. They were very prompt with pick up time from the hotel. Francisco was very knowledgeable and made things light with jokes.

  • Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

    2. Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

    Discover the best option to visit Mexico City in one day at your own pace and without stress, being able to hop on or off at the times that you want with the same ticket all day. You can choose between 4 different routes, such as the Historical Center Route that has 19 stops. With this route you can discover the history, architecture, culture, and of course authentic Mexican cuisine. The Polanco Route on the other hand is perfect to enjoy shopping and the most avant-garde architecture in the city throughout its 7 stops. The South Route has a total of 18 stops, and will take you to visit the most bohemian neighborhoods of the city, complete with a touch of architecture and archeology. With the final Basilica Route, you will encounter 5 stops during the tour, with this tour offering a religious excellence. With a duration of 3 hours, each route will allow you to take a trip through the p...

    Perfect way to discover the city for first timer. You get to see all the main places.

  • Mexico: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour

    3. Mexico: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour

    Start your tour briefly visiting the Plaza of the Three Cultures, where you will see the Church of Santiago de Tlatelolco. Appreciate the ruins of a pre-Hispanic city, and visit the memorial in honor of the student movement of 1968. Continue to the Basilica of Guadalupe to see the ancient and modern Basilica. Experience the relic, sheltered since 1531, considered a gift of the Virgin Mary towards the Indigenous Mexican people. Finally, move on to the State of Mexico to visit the majestic site of Teotihuacán. Climb the pyramid of the Sun and the Moon, explore part of the archaeological zone, and learn about the transcendental history of this magnificent pre-Hispanic city. Visit a craft center to taste one of the oldest Mexican drinks, known as Pulque, and take an hour to taste the typical foods of Teotihuacán in the nearby Jaguar Restaurant.

    Excelente tour! La experiencia fue completa e increíble, el tiempo necesario para disfrutar de las pirámides y la basílica y además una explicación muy clara en inglés y en español. Francisco fue un gran guía turístico. Recomiendo 100% este tour ✨

  • Xochimilco & Coyoacan Full-Day Tour with Frida Kahlo Museum

    4. Xochimilco & Coyoacan Full-Day Tour with Frida Kahlo Museum

    Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour full of color and traditions on this sightseeing trip around some of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods.

    Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local market and peruse the colorful market stalls.

    The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Upon arrival at the calm waters of the Xochimilco canals, enjoy a scenic cruise along the waterway - one of the last traces of the Aztec era - on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. Continue along narrow co...

    Leonardo and Mario were wonderful. I accidentally bought the tour without the museum, and was sooo happy to find I think I would have enjoyed it less than the free time I had to explore Coyoacán while others were in the museum. Saved me a few bucks on tour price and that neighborhood was so much fun with all types of food and shopping.

  • From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

    5. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

    Take in the views of the hot air balloons flying alongside you, the beautiful landscape, and the magnificent Teotihuacan pyramids.  See the highest part of the pyramids of the sun and the moon. Your pilot will find the perfect time to share a bottle of sparkling wine, a traditional toast which has been a part of every balloon flight since 1783.  Once you're back down on solid ground, enjoy touring the streets of Teotihuacan. In Globopuerto you will receive a personalized flight certificate and a delicious traditional breakfast in a panoramic restaurant. After your breakfast, it will be time to visit the Archaeological Zone. Go up to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and see the whole valley of Teotihuacan from above, or take a walk through the site to reach the top of the Pyramid of the Moon.

    The whole experience went smoothly from the pickup at the hotel to the whole balloon ride and tour of the Pyramids.

  • From Mexico City: Teotihuacán Early Access & Liquor Tasting

    6. From Mexico City: Teotihuacán Early Access & Liquor Tasting

    Visit Teotihuacan “City of the Gods” in the early morning and beat the crowds. Enjoy this impressive archaeological site just as it begins to open its doors for the day. Visit its different buildings, plazas, and murals peacefully during its opening hours. Immerse yourself in the magical and mystical atmosphere of this great city of ancient Mexico. Compliment your Teotihuacan experience with the stories, anecdotes, history, and information on the latest discoveries that the Cultural Interpreter will share with you during the tour.

    Complete your experience in this impressive site with a stop in an obsidian workshop with a Teotihuacan family. Enjoy tastings of liquors made from cactus, as well as tequila, mezcal, and pulque.

    Guides were very helpful. Overall the tour was satisfying. It could have been better if they worn attendees about wearing mask in the bus. Some people took of their masks, it’s not safe regarding covid. Rather than this the tour was well organized.

  • From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Day Tour

    7. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Day Tour

    Visit the legendary Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, known as a Basilica de Guadalupe, and the Pyramids of Teotihuacan on this full-day excursion from Mexico City, available as either a private or a small-group tour. Your first stop will be in the Tlatelolco neighborhood of Mexico City and its main square, La Plaza de la Tres Culturas, which is symbolic of Mexico’s unique cultural heritage. Continue on to the Guadalupe Shrine, located in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, close to the spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to an indigenous Mexican. Mexico's largest religious sanctuary, the Shrine houses the venerated image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and has been a pilgrimage site since the 16th century. See the old basilica, which was completed in 1709, and visit the new church, built between 1974 and 1976, after the old church began to sink into the ground. Expe...

    Our tour guide Emmanuel was very informative and knowledgeable about each site we visited, such a fun trip day trip. Easy to find and book. We will definitely book with them again

  • Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

    8. Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

    You will climb the 4th highest volcano in Mexico on this tour with professional guides and all the necessary equipment provided. Admire the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the area. The route takes you to the Summit of El Nevado de Toluca via the famous Cañada del Oso (Bear Ravine). You will start by walking through the incredible woods that are found on the sides of this magnificent mountain. Once you have arrived at the top, you can take in beautiful views of the woods and valleys all around. You will also be able to spot the lovely lakes inside the crater. This is a route that is definitely well worth the effort.

    Magnificent experience. Well organized, with enough time to reach the summit. Fernando was a Great guy.

  • Mexico City: Day of the Dead Tour

    9. Mexico City: Day of the Dead Tour

    Immerse yourself in Mexican culture with this complete Day of the Dead tour. Begin with an introduction at Templo Mayor before heading to a traditional Ofrenda where you will make your own Calaverita. Munch on some pan de muerto and sip on a hot chocolate. Turn yourself into a Catrina with the chance to win a Hot Air Balloon flight. Head to Nuevo Nativitas pier to take a 2-hour traditional Mexican Trajinera boat ride. Listen to pre-Hispanic horror stories, admire the decoration of the trajinera, and listen to the legend of "La Llorona" as you go by La Isla de las Muñecas. Tequila shots on board. Last but not least is a truly creepy stop at a cemetery where you will learn about other Day of the Dead traditions.

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

    10. 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

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Our guides were Isabel and Abel, they really have a good back and forth, good natured joking with each other. Abel was the driver and I have to hand it to him and his skill. Isabel was very knowledgeable and professional. She had very good insights for every place we went. I liked that we were given plenty of opportunities to go to the restroom. I'd have liked to have given more time at the Shrine of Guadalupe.

Leonardo and Mario were wonderful. I accidentally bought the tour without the museum, and was sooo happy to find I think I would have enjoyed it less than the free time I had to explore Coyoacán while others were in the museum. Saved me a few bucks on tour price and that neighborhood was so much fun with all types of food and shopping.

If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

Francisco was super knowledgeable, friendly, and hilarious. Abel is the MAN behind the wheel. We had a great time, would recommend to anyone visiting CDMX!

Great experience! Tour guide Fernando was outstanding!!!