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From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Small Group Tour

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33 reviews

Activity provider: Travis Adventures

From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Travis Adventures
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From US$ 125 per person

Discover one of the cities of Mexico with major cultural heritage in this fascinating tour of Puebla of the Angels, and the Cholula Pyramid. Admire the extraordinary scenery dominated by the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Great Pyramid of Cholula and walk through its labyrinth of tunnels and surroundings
  • Learn about two architectural gems in Santa María Tonantzintla & San Francisco Acatepec
  • Enjoy the splendor of its colonial buildings in Puebla de los Angeles
  • Visit Rosario Chapel, one of the architectural gems of Puebla City (schedules not always available)
  • Stroll down Calle de los Dulces where you will get to know more typical desserts than you thought you could see in one place
Full description
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 protected by the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Visit the cathedral, which is cross-shaped and consists of 5 naves. See how the central altar was constructed in an octagonal shape whilst the other 4 altars face in the direction of compass points. Marvel at the bell towers which are the largest in Mexico. Continue on to visit the famous Capilla del Rosario, which in its day was considered as one of the 8 wonders of the world. Step inside the chapel to see a statue of the Virgin of the Rosary, surrounded by numerous saints, angels, and martyrs. At the end of the tour, visit La Iglesia de la Compañia, where you will find the dress style now known as China Poblana - a white blouse and colorful embroidered red and green shirt - which has evolved to include the national symbols of Mexico, an eagle clutching a snake, and a prickly pear cactus. Learn about how women who wear this dress usually braid their hair on 2 sides tied with red, white, and green ribbons. At 4 PM return to Mexico City where your tour will end.
Includes
  • Transport
  • Admissions to the Pyramid of Cholula
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the driver
  • Optional activity costs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • There is no elevator to reach the top of the pyramid in Cholula
  • You will have a local guide at Cholula Pyramid
  • The meeting point is at Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel, next to the roundabout of the Angel of Independence
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had an amazing day with Francisco who was very caring and organised. Francisco went an extra mile and prolonged the trip for us to have the full experience even though we lost some time due to traffic accident. Alberto who was the guide at Cholula was absolutely amazing and very knowledgable. Puebla is a must see too - it is such a beatiful place! We can only recommend this trip!

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March 11, 2022

Javier and Alberto were excellent! They are both very knowledgeable and take pride in their work. Javier pays attention to details to make sure you are safe and comfortable while enjoying your tour. By the end of the trip it was like being on a tour with a friend. And...if you are in Mexico City I recommend this tour. If walking is not your thing you may want to pick another excursion.

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July 18, 2021

Private tour led by Javier where the two volcanoes Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl can be seen along the way. Upon arriving in Cholula there was a local guide Alberto who passionately explains the details of the archaeological zone. You can also see other volcanoes La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba. Later, you will arrive at the center of Puebla to eat at the Fonda de Santa Clara, and then take a walk where you will visit the Cathedral, the Zócalo, the City Hall Passage, the Puebla de Antaño hotel, the place of Los Sapos, the El Parián handicraft market, the street of sweets, and the Capilla del Rosario. Altogether a very pleasant day.

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November 2, 2020

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