- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan – City of the Gods – on this archeological tour from Mexico City with a specialized guide.
- All entrance fees included
- Led by a local guide
- Professional private guide
- Round transfer from meeting point
- Liqueurs tasting
- Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
1. Hotel NH Collection Mexico City Reforma
2. Hostal Amigo
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Your guide meets you early in the morning, head just 30 miles (48 km) from Mexico City to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Commonly referred to as the City of the Gods, this pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city is known for its well-preserved murals, vast Avenue of the Dead and the impressive pyramids that mark its landscape.
Arrive at the archeological park before the crowds in the early morning just as it begins to open its gates. Take in the serene and mystical atmosphere as your group meanders through large empty plazas in the absence of the crowds and explore the pyramids. Follow your guide to a variety of less-visited monuments in the complex as well as to famous structures like the Palace of Quetzalpapalot and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl – also called the Temple of the Feathered Serpent – the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan.
View the intricate murals and other architectural details as your knowledgeable guide explains their archeological significance, shares information on the latest discoveries, and tells stories about the culture that inhabited this ancient city.
Climb the steep steps to the top of the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid – the principal axis of Teotihuacan. From the summit, view the lengthy Avenue of the Dead, the mile-long (2.5 km) road that divided the city and extended from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south.
To complete this experience in this impressive site, you’ll stop in an obsidian workshop with a truly Teotihuacan family, where you will be offered tastings of liqueurs made from cactus as well as tequila, mezcal and pulque.
Right there you will take the lunch (not included) which by the variety of dishes and its Mexican traditional flavor is in itself another great experience before your guide delivers you back to the central meeting points.
Duration: 5 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
- This is a Bilingual Tour
- Note: There is one guide per each group of 25 people. During high season, groups may be larger than 25 aboard the bus to Teotihuacan, but these are split into groups of maximum 25 people upon arrival
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My best friend and I went on this tour together during our visit to Mexico City. We absolutely loved it. Gabriel was our tour guide — he is very knowledgeable about archeology and history and made the tour really great. He also had a good sense of humor and wasn’t kind. I particularly enjoyed that the tour was in both Spanish and English. Would recommend to all, just remember to wear lots of sunscreen!!
Our guide Emmanuel is amazing!
Really passionnate and happy to share a little bit of his knowledge.
the tour is well organized, the bus left on time, we arrived at the pyramids around 9am until 12am.
So we had 3 hours to visit the site and Emmanuel made sure we had time to see it all.
The rest of the tour mezcal/tequila test and lunch were not my favorite part but interesting to know a bit more about the culture.
We got back to cdmx around 3pm.
We higly recommand this tour that allow enough time to visit when the site is the less crowded and before the sun is too strong.
The tour was amazingly fun and our tour guide Gerson was really funny and enthusiastic about the subject material. It was fascinating to hear so much about the ways in which history gets written, rewritten, fabricated, and embellished. The site is incredible and really speaks for itself, but the extra information, including extra print outs of some of the unground scans was a great added bonus.
I would've like to spend a bit more time exploring on my own, but the tour allows for ample time to climb the pyramids, explore the grounds, and take in the sights. Also, the tour guides were clear that you could go off on your own if you really wanted, but I found myself totally comfortable staying with the group.
The ending section of going to the "happy hour" and "obsidian workshop" felt a little like a tourist trap, but the food/buffet at the end (which is not included in your ticket) was actually really yummy. We even were able to depart and return back to the city in a very timely way.
All in all, really recommended tour and am so glad we got Gerson as our guide!
We had a great time visiting the pyramids! The tour guide, Emanuel, was very informative, passionate and fun! The sight itself is a must see, pictures don't do it justice. It's a good idea to go early morning, because the sight gets packed as the day goes on and it becomes harder to get to the top of the pyramids.
I had a great experience. Well balanced tour. Kevim was very funny and active all the time. So there was ni chance to get bored. Enough free time too.
Excellent experience with a truly enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide! She was extremely tentative and had comprehensive answers to every question; everything ran on time!!
This is a must for anyone interested in Mexican history. The tour is well organised and our guide Gerson was very well informed and warmed to his subject. The buses are fine if a bit basic. The lunchtime stop was very good with a choice of buffet or a la carte. There was a no obligation demonstration of local products and a shopping opportunity at a local cooperative, but these were low key and enjoyable.
Had the best time- learned so much about the Teotihuacans, and had so much fun. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, funny, and polite! We also loved the lunch/tequila and mezcal tasting- truly a special experience. 100000% recommend to anyone visiting Mexico City!!
We did the early morning teotihuacan pyramids tour with Gabriel on Dec. 22. It was a fantastic day. Gabriel in incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting. He was very attentive of guests needs and paced the day so that everyone could feel comfortable. He was able to answer all of my many questions and gave our family an amazing insight into the culture and civilization of Teotihuacan. He provided great information all the way there to the sight so we learned a great deal about Mexico City as well. Thank you so much for a fantastic day. I'd recommend this tour to everyone!
Excellent, outstanding Archaeologist made the trip very informative, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Good trip with a good explanation and detail. I will highly recommend this tour. Driver and tour guide were the best!!
We had such an amazing day.It is a long walk maybe 3-4 miles after it is all over but so worth the experience.
Our guide was super funny and informative. The afternoon trip was nice, although if you are going around September, I suggest you doing the morning one because it often rains in the afternoons in Mexico. Otherwise, amazing!
All I have to say is AMAZING tour and take it! You will love it!
This was an awesome tour! I would definitely recommend the morning tour since it’s much cooler and much less crowded at the pyramids. The tastings after was pretty neat, and the restaurant was yummy. Thanks for all your insights, Gabriel! Someone give that guy a raise!
I would give it 10 stars if I could! Everything from the pick up, to the drop off was amazing. Comfortable shuttle bus, AMAZING and knowledgeable tour guide. You could tell that this was his passion, as an archaeologist. After the tour we went and did some fresh mexcal tastings and shopping at a local spot, and had lunch. I would recommend this and even go again!
my wife and i had a wonderful time listening to Gabriel's narratives about the history of the place not only because of his sense of humor but of his knowledge of the history of his people. the tour was very well paced and accommodated all age groups who likewise were very well aware of the time spent for every stop; i must also commend our group mates for that. the site was wonderful and a must see for all who visit mexico city. for a while i thought i was the high priest standing at the "center of the universe" offering human sacrifices, who were all too willing to become divinities, to the sun god. the trip to the top of the pyramid of the sun and to the other two pyramids got me winded but gave me a good leg and lung exercise for the day. highly recommended. Bilshan Servanez from the Philippines.
Overview: A great way to see the Pyramids! Our guides, Jocelyn primarily for the English speakers and Ivan for the Spanish speaking group were fantastic and extremely knowledgable about Meso-American history and culture. Arriving at the sight prior to general admission opening is a huge bonus. NOTE: lots of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers morning was cool and afternoon warm.
- Departure Details: there are two pick up spots for this tour. Ours was at the Hostel Amigo, which was a bit too far to walk from our hotel. Our hotel arranged a car and driver for us which cost only around 150 pesos around 8 for the ten minute drive. Hostel Amigo is located on a narrow street in an old neighborhood, but once you are inside you know your at the right place as there are other travelers there. The guides and bus show up and you're on your way. FYI, the roads are not the best so be prepared for some bumpy rides.
- The Pyramids: Our guide Jocelyn gave lots of fascinating information about the the settlement of the area and construction of the pyramids, way to much to describe in this review. Again, by arriving early it felt as if we had the place to ourselves even through there were a few other groups on site. The steps to the top of the Sun Pyramid and to the highest point one can climb on the Moon Pyramid are narrow, steep, and high. Many actually climb up them and then climb down them climb being the operative word. Not for the faint of heart or those who are out of shape.
- Lunch and post- pyramid activities: after we departed the pyramids we went for a delicious lunch at a restaurant/tourist market where we tasted various mezcals and had the opportunity to by souvenirs and mezcal, of course. If you've traveled on organized tours you know that this is a part of the presentation. There is no hard sell on having to buy souvenirs or lunch, but, the prices were reasonable all the way around. Everyone appeared to have a great time.
I went on this trip with my friends to take a look at the pyramids and this group was great! We took the early morning one so we could get a start on the day. There were less people so we were able to see the attractions without it overcrowding. The guide was well informed and super nice. I highly recommend it!