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May 24, 2019
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Details

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

Board a beautiful double decker bus with retractile ceiling to travel to Cholula Magical Town. A guide with take you to discover the largest pyramid in the world and go inside of its tunnels. On the top of it, a Catholic Church was built to force the Indians to embrace this religion. Take great pictures from the top of it of the volcanoes, Cholula and Puebla Valley.
Admire the Mexican Baroque style at Santa Maria Tonanzintla and San Francisco Acatepec temples. Visit to San Pedro Cholula main plaza or Zocalo, the Royal Chapel and the former San Grabriel Convent. Time on your own to have lunch.

Highlights
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to Cholula on a Double-Decker bus.
  • Cholula City tour
  • Entry/Admission - Great Pyramid of Cholula
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Tourism Office in downtown Puebla

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Puebla main plaza or Zocalo.

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

You start the tour from Puebla City main plaza or “Zocalo” boarding a traditional double-decker tram. Five miles to the west of the city is the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. Your  panoramic tour starts in San Pedro Cholula at the Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple  dedicated to Quetzalcóat.
You continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world if we consider the basement. On the top, you will admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spaniards in 1549. You continue to San Andrés Cholula, where you will stop for a moment so you can visit the beautiful parish.
You'll board again the tram and then stop at San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonanzintla temples where you will admire the  Mexican baroque style. This last church was completed by the indigenous using the expressive scope of the Baroque style, they managed to capture their own universe in the plaster: dark-skinned angels, children with feathered headdress, fruit and ears of corn. There is no corner that hasn't been decorated, leaving no gaps and demonstrating a lot of love and care.
You continue the tour passing by the wizards house, and Copa de Oro cider factory, to finally stop San Pedro Cholula zocalo to visit  the local market, the Royal Chapel, San Gabriel Convent and Concordia Plaza. You have time on your own to have lunch (not included).
You'll return to Puebla at approximately 4:30pm.

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions: please wear comfortable shoes, cap or hat, sun screen lotion.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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

Reviews

6 Reviews
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David H

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24, October, 2018

Cholula is a lovely town and highly recommend it to anyone that likes history, site seeing, and is interested in architecture. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained things great. The tour bus was great as well it was in good condition and the route was pleasant (I recommend you sit on top if you like to take pictures). Also wear good walking shoes so you can be comfortable there is a lot of walking and also take some snacks. Over all this was a great tour and would definitely do it again.

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Brian

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17, June, 2018

Another excellent tour. For the Cholula day trip, Karla ensured that I had special attention as the only English-speaking person on the bus. When we were at the attractions, she made sure I had all the information to make the visit complete. The churches we visited were so beautiful.

For the pyramid tour, I had Karla as my guide again. She offered the optional film Cholula - La Ciudad Sagrada as part of the tour, which I highly recommend as well.

My only issue with the day was that I sat in the upper deck of the tour bus and ended up getting sunburned on my arms. As always, be prepared with sunscreen as the sun is very hot!

Thanks, Karla and Team for a great day!

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Antonio H

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09, June, 2017

Awesome tour to see incredible cathedrals, walk through the pyramid, and see the awesome city center in Cholula.

Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and personable as well :

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Rita W

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03, February, 2017

I booked this tour online from TripAdvisor/Viator just a day before arriving in Puebla, Mexico. I got an email telling me where to meet the tour and everything worked out nicely. My husband and I had an English-speaking tour guide, Carla, who was wonderful. We traveled on a double-decker bus to Cholula with other passengers but our guide was just for us and she gave us a much more personalized experience of the pyramid grounds and the churches.

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Elizabeth B

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01, February, 2017

This was a fascinating tour, and we had our own personal tour guide, as they don't get a lot of English speakers. Our tour guide as extremely knowledgeable, and passionate about his subject matter, explaining the history, culture, art, even the theology of the various cathedrals, and the relationship to the indigenous religion. The pyramid itself is astounding in size and scope. The decorative arts in each of the cathedrals we saw are incredibly detailed and beautiful.

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Freebird_01

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07, October, 2016

Karla was the best guide we have ever had. Thank you..

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