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Our most recommended Mexico City Day Trips

  • 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: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour

    2. 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 ✨

  • From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

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

    7. 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

  • Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

    8. 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

    9. 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.

  • Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco

    10. Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco

    After being picked up from your hotel or accomodation, travel with your guide to the first stop on the tour, Tlatelolco. This ancient pre-Columbian landmark is located at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and is an important archaelogical site. It is also notoriously known as the location of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre. Following this, travel onwards to Teotihuacan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is estimated to be 2,500 years old and contains some of the most significant Mesoamerican pyramids, such as the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Climb to the top of these pyramids to get a spectacular view of the “City of the Gods” and the surrounding valley.  After exploring the ancient city, stop for lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant, at your expense. After lunch, make your way to the final stop on the tour at one of Mexico’s most important Catholic pilgrimage s...

    It was amazing the guide was really cool. Only one problem we’ve got which was spoiled our mood for awhile in the beginning it that we choose they will pick us up from our place, but no. They have only 3 location from where exactly they picking up their people. And what happened no one even gave us a call that we have to go to the other place, even when we were called like dozen times and asked where we have to go, they stopped to pick up our calles. Thanks to the girl in WhatsApp support we actually made it.

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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!!!