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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.
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 ✨
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.
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.
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
6. 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!
7. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour
After being collected from the lobby of your hotel, you will be taken to the archeological site of Teotihuacan, where you’ll marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. You can see and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, walk through the Avenue of the Dead, and much more. You will then be taken to a clay workshop where you will learn everything about the pulque, silver and clay processes, manufactured by local people. Whilst here you will also learn about how all these activities were done years ago, and you will be even invited to taste some tequila, mezcal and pulque. Following this, you can enjoy delicious Mexican food and drinks (not included) during an allocated short break. Your tour will then conclude with you being taken back to your hotel or preferred nearby location at around 3:00PM.
Pick up was on time. Van was very clean. Monse was a great guide. Very friendly, incredibly informative and fun.
8. 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.
9. Hot-Air Balloon Flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids
Discover the magnificent Teotihuacan Pyramids from the air! This exciting 1-hour journey will take you up into the clouds for a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Your adventure starts at 07:00 with the inflating of the hot air balloon and instructions from your leader. You’ll be part of a hard-working team, preparing the balloon for flight. Then climb aboard to experience amazing views of the pyramids, including the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Teotihuacan archaeological site is in the Basin of Mexico, just 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Mexico City, which contains some of the largest pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Don’t miss out on seeing the site from this unique, airborne perspective!
Amazing experience. Beautiful sites. Very professional service with free breakfast, coffee and a glass of champagne to celebrate. Highly recommend.
10. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Bike Tour in Teotihuacan
Take off on a hot air balloon ride through the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and enjoy the panoramic views from different vantage points. After the hot air balloon experience, savor a delicious breakfast. Then, begin your bike-tour by choosing a bicycle according to your size, and ride around the Valley of Teotihuacan pyramids, taking in the views from different perspectives. Ride to the neighborhoods of Tepantitla Tetitla and Atetelco where you will see the mural that is still preserved in the old residential neighborhoods. After visiting the mural, go into the archaeological site to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon. After visiting the archaeological site, see the Butterfly Palace and then bike to a craft workshop where you'll learn about gemstones, like the obsidian, and taste the traditional drink, pulque. The tour will end with a tasty buffet meal (excluding drinks), and you ...
The balloon and bike tour were both fantastic. The guides were friendly and informative. I made friends along the way.
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What people are saying about San Juan Teotihuacán
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.
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!
Claudia is a very nice, knowledgeable guide!! Highly recommend this fun, unique experience.
The guide was great! We learned a lot more than we expected!
Great experience! Tour guide Fernando was outstanding!!!