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  • From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Day Tour

    1. 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

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

    2. 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

  • Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

    3. Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

    Discover the Aztec remains of Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district, and marvel at monuments from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Mexico City. Admire the Catholic church of Santiago de Tlatelolco, built by Franciscans in the 16th century. Continue to the archaeological site of Teotihuacán to explore one of the largest urban centers from the ancient world. Learn about the splendor of the historic city as you look at different structures such as the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Discover the remains of the Quetzalpapálotl complex, thought to have been the home of a high ranking priest. Stroll down the Avenue of the Dead to look at different architectural styles. Visit a handicraft center and get explanations about ancient crafts and traditional drinks. Take part in a tasting of tequila, mezcal, and pulque, and then visit the 16th-century mo...

    Our tour was amazing and Jaime was knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Mexico City!

  • Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

    4. Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

    Start your trip in downtown Mexico City where you'll take a scenic drive to the “silver city”. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. Visit one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops, you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans.

    Fabio y Héctor fueron excelentes! Tuvimos información interesante todo el tiempo y disfrutamos todo el recorrido. Además se cumplieron con los horarios y el viaje en la cam fue muy cómodo.

  • From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    5. From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    Arrive in the city of Cholula and visit the Great Pyramid, with a basement that looks like an archaeological site (comparable to the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt). Ascend to the Our Lady of Remedies Church, a church built on top of the pyramid. Later, visit the church of Santa María Tonantzintla - unique for its interior decoration composed of indigenous motifs and Catholic elements. Learn about how the Indigenous peoples of Tonatzintla wanted to represent Tlaloc, the god of rain, in the dome of the sky chapel. Witness how every little carved face is not an angel, but rather an Indigenous person who died and was reincarnated in the sky. Finally, visit the church of San Francisco Acatepec - a beautiful and unforgettable church. After this, discover one of Mexico's cities with the greatest cultural heritage during a fascinating tour of “Puebla de los Ángeles”. Admire the extraordinary scenery...

    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.

  • Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

    6. Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

    Your full-day trip begins with a drive to Huejotzingo, where you’ll visit the Convent of San Miguel and learn about the various cultural origins of the Mexicans, including Spanish, Arabic, and Native American. Afterwards, you’ll explore the Cholula archaeological zone, home to the largest pyramid in the world. The tour continues to colonial Puebla, a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its traditions in its food, art, and culture. As you walk along the city’s beautiful streets, you’ll be drawn in by the splendid architecture of the city’s cathedral, the homes, museums, and other buildings decorated with tiles. Visit Puebla’s majestic cathedral, its main square, the Chapel of the Rosary, the Convent of Santa Monica. Stop at onyx and talavera ceramics factories.

    The tour to Cholula and Puebla was great! However I wish we would have had more time for shopping in Cholula - we decided to climb the pyramid, and did not have any extra time. The tours were nice, but I feel like we wasted a lot of time waiting for the other guests and tourists to come back at the requested time.

  • San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

    7. San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

    Depart Mexico City in the morning and take in the views of the countryside en route to the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. Upon arrival, join a 1.5-hour guided tour to see attractions such as the parish church of San Miguel Arcángel and the contemporary art museum of the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery. Admire the typical Spanish-Baroque façade of the San Francisco Church, and see the former home of Ignacio Allende, notable for his role in the Mexican War of Independence. Purchase typical handicrafts at the craft market and learn more about the history of Mexico outside the Municipal Palace, where statues of Miguel Hidalgo and Ignacio Allende are located. Get some free time to stroll the streets at your own pace. Use the time to visit galleries, or find a nice restaurant or local market to eat lunch. Drive back to Mexico City in the afternoon, with an estimated time of arrival at 9...

    This city is beautiful but it is located too far from Mexico City. It's about four hour drive to get there and it took us six hours to get back (we hit some really heavy traffic). I also think that our tour guide could have told us more about the city, its architecture and history.

  • Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

    8. Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

    The first stop on your tour will be to the caves of Cacahuamilpa. You will enter through the huge rock door to contemplate the majestic scenery formed by the erosion of the water and the movements of the earth. You will then walk through the corridors and enjoy the sensation of penetrating the mountain to discover figures of animals, faces, buildings, and the customs of the Chontal tribes to honor their gods of the underworld. You will then go to the magical town of Taxco to eat at the Hotel Monte Taxco. After lunch, you can take the cable car (not included). Following this, you will take a walk through the city and visit the oldest mining center on the continent, which still stores silver mines that date back to the Colonial Era. Next, you will visit the ex-convent of San Bernardino and the Temple of Santa Prisca, which is a clear example of the fact that the town still retains its col...

    Awesome tour. We went on a day trip to the Cacahuamilpa caves and Taxco . Our guide, Javier picked us up on time . He was courteous , attentive and responsive. Javier translated what the official guide at the caves was saying in Spanish- so we were able to enjoy the tour of the caves and appreciate its awesome beauty even more. Next we went to Taxco. Had a truly authentic Mexican meal at the La Noche Estrellada . After lunch, we visited one of the oldest churches. Renovation work was going on but it was still beautiful to see. In Taxco, a local guide was there to explainh about the buildings and statues we saw downtown and around the central plaza. Had enough time to buy souvenirs and browse the silver jewellery stores . The guides on the tour were happy to share their knowledge of local history and culture an answer any questions we had . Would definitely recommend this tour with Travis Adventures.

  • Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

    9. Mexico City: Historic Downtown Walking Tour

    Get a fascinating introduction to Mexico City and it’s historic downtown on a small-group walking tour. Follow a certified guide and visit important landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city, and the impressive Post Office building. Learn about Mexico’s culture from your experienced guide, who will introduce you to the city’s 700+ years of history, its eclectic architecture, and colorful traditions. Start your tour of the 'Centro Histórico', a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, inside the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was the biggest church in the Americas for over 3 centuries. Walk on the giant Zocalo square, referred to as the heart of Mexico and see the resting place of the Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Stand next to the ruins of the ancient Aztec city. Continue onto the mesmerizing Post Office Building and then marvel at the beautiful a...

    Andre is a very well educated individual with a passion for the history of Mexico and it's culture. I greatly enjoyed the Mexico City walking tour!

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

    10. 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.

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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.

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!

The guide was great! We learned a lot more than we expected!

Great experience! Tour guide Fernando was outstanding!!!