- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Located only 1 hour away from Acapulco, Tehuacalco is the most recently discovered archaeological site in Mexico and lies in mountains of the Sierra Madre. On a tour with your guide, learn about these archaeological ruins associated with the Yope people and see the ceremonial center dedicated to the cult of the water.
- Small group ensures personal service
- Step back in time on a history tour
- All entrance fees included
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Free drinks included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Bottled water
- Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off
- Vehicle transport
- Entry/Admission - Tehuacalco Archaeological Ancient Ruins
- Food and drinks, unless specified
• The lobby of your hotel or Cruise Ship Pier
• The entrance of your hotel if you are staying at the Mayan Palace or Mayan Golf
• YOU MUST CONTACT US on your arrival to define the exact PICKUP location and TIME
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Daily except on Mondays.
After pickup in the morning, leave Acapulco from your hotel or cruise ship terminal and experience the impressive countryside of the Sierra Madres. As you travel on your way to the Tehuacalco archaeological site, your guide will share insight about the local Mexican lifestyle and other topics of interest. Prepare yourself for a unique experience: to be one of the first visitors to Tehuacalco while your guide takes you back through the ages.
Tehuacalco is known for its large structures. The monumental area encompasses 12 acres (4 hectares) and includes more than 15 different structures. Among them you will see the great pyramidal base rising 60 feet from the ground. The base features a large staircase, walls, and patios.
The name of the site comes from the Nahuatl phrase 'tehuacalli,' which refers to holes bored into stones to be used for ritual purposes. It can be interpreted various ways such as 'place of the stone box,' 'house of priests,' or 'house of the sacred water.' While it is not completely certain, there may have been Yopime or even Tlapaneca settlements here as well. Occupation of the site began around 400 AD and reached its height between 650 and 1100 AD.
Fascinating engravings depict what may have been the very first ball game. Your guide will point out incredible petroglyphs dedicated to the water, lined up from north to south of the site. Marvel at the excavation site and see the moon marks, the sun observer, and the way of life between religion and government.
After your 2-hour visit, head back to Acapulco for drop-off at your original departure location.
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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.