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May 18, 2019
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Details

  • 8 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Visit the cities of Puebla and Cholula on a day trip from Mexico City. Visit the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest pyramid in the New World. Then visit the church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, then admire the colors of Puebla, enjoy the chapel of the Rosary and the cathedral of puebla, learn about their ceramics of Talavera.

Highlights
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Great Pyramid of Cholula
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral Basilica de Puebla
  • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Palafoxiana
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Please note:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Monday to Friday

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Great Pyramid of Cholula, San Pedro Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

The Archaeological Zone of Cholula has three areas enabled for its public visit, firstly the Site Museum of the Archaeological Zone of Cholula with its three permanent exhibition halls; secondly, the route inside the tunnel inside the Great Pyramid that consists of approximately 280 meters of route in the same plane, artificially illuminated and without risks that the visitor may get lost, and finally the so-called open area of the Archaeological Zone of Cholula constituted by the ceremonial patios of the south and the west of the Great Pyramid of Cholula.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla, San Andres Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

The church of Santa María Tonantzintla was declared a historical monument on November 11, 1933; It has four constructive stages that go from s. XVII to XX. It has a simple façade that seems not to announce the profusion of elements that are inside, presenting sculptures of clear indigenous manufacture in three niches at the front, and four in the tower, representing the evangelists carrying the message of God to the four directions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

The Cathedral Basilica of Puebla, as it is known to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception according to its Marian advocation, is the episcopal seat of the Archdiocese of Puebla. It is one of the most important buildings of the historic center declared a World Heritage Site. It has the prerogative of being the first sumptuous temple that under good designs was made in America, consecrated in 1649 it went ahead to the Metropolitan of Mexico that was dedicated in 1653.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

The chapel of the Virgen del Rosario is the chapel attached to the Temple of Santo Domingo in the city of Puebla, Mexico. Work of the seventeenth century, the peak of the baroque novohispano, was described at the time as the House of Gold, as well as the eighth wonder of the world by Fray Diego de Gorozpe, in a form of 1690.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

The creation of this library was approved by royal decree in December 1647 and reconfirmed by Pope Innocent X in 1648.
For more than 360 years, the Palafoxiana Library, has been based in the Old College of San Juan within the Seminary founded by Palafox and Mendoza. Although the construction of the vault, as it is in our days was made in 1773, by Bishop Francisco Fabián y Fuero, who ordered the first two floors of the bookshelf to be erected, which is a fine work of the New Spain cabinetmakers They worked harmoniously the woods of ayacahuite, polocote and cedar. From this period dates the delicate altarpiece where the effigy of the Madonna of Trapani is located, oil that is presumed to be made taking as a model the sculpture that Nino Pisano made of the Virgin in the 14th century. Later, in the nineteenth century, a third level was placed because the number of volumes that were in the library had increased, 4 in fact the library has 45 058 old books.

Duration: 30 minutes

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Infant seats available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

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arthurhq

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24, September, 2018

Me and my boyfriend decided to do this tour because we've heard wonderful things about Puebla and Cholula. However, it was much better than expected! Our guide, Luiz, was very polite and called our hotel reception to tell he'd be a few minutes late, and met us at the lobby. His car was comfortable and clean, with air conditioning. The trip to Puebla and Cholula is amazing, with beautiful landscapes and views to the MX volcanoes. Cholula was our first top and we were lucky enough to go there when they were having a religious festivity. The guide took us to the ruins, then the church and to really see the city. He spoke partly in Spanish, partly in English (we spoke Spanish, so it was just fine). Puebla was also an amazing place, we got to really see the oldest library in the country and the churches, all spectacular! I really recommend it, and would like to thank Luiz for being so kind, informative, full of knowledge and a great driver!

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Janette W

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09, March, 2018

Great tour. We had an excellent driver Luis and guide Brenda. Brenda's knowledge of the history of Mexico was excellent and she was able to describe the architecture and age of the churches etc very well. As it was a private tour we also had the flexibility of the timing at each historical site and the choice of sites. In summary a really good tour formed by two very nice people.

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