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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

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Visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan – City of the Gods – on this small-group archeological tour from Mexico City with a specialized guide. Arrive early at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and beat the tourist crowds, allowing you to experience the plazas, murals and majestic atmosphere in peaceful morning stillness. View famous monuments, including a climb up to the Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid. Your day trip by a small vehicle includes a stop at an obsidian factory, where you can taste a variety of liqueurs. This tour is limited to 19 people, providing a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day small-group tour of Teotihuacan from Mexico City
  • Arrive at Teotihuacan in the early morning to beat the crowd!
  • Enjoy view the spectacular monuments of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teotihuacan
  • Admire the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Avenue of the Dead and Quetzalpapalotl
  • Hear historical anecdotes and fascinating facts from your expert archeological guide
  • Enjoy liqueur tastings of tequila, mezcal and pulque
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group limited to 19 people provides a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

Teotihuacan Pyramids

When your guide picks you up from your hotel around 7:30am, 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 small-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.

After your tour of Teotihuacan, your guide will take your small-group to an obsidian workshop to meet a local family and try tastings of several liqueurs made from cactus as well as tequila, mezcal and pulque. Here, you can choose from a variety of traditional Mexican dishes for lunch (purchase at own expense) before your guide delivers you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Knowledgeable guide who arrived promptly and was very attentive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide, Leonardo was fantastic! I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

While the early morning pick up wasn't the best for me-I was the first pick up at 6:30 am, everything else about the day was perfect. Our tour guide was wonderful, the trip was smooth, the weather was gorgeous. I still can't believe I climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun! I definitely recommend this trip!!! My only complaint was the food-it wasn't the best and I wish I had not eaten at the buffet, but that was my choice. Otherwise everything was wonderful. Get snacks and water at the gas station in the morning loved that they stopped there for us! so you are well hydrated and aren't starving. The trip back to Mexico City was long, but that's to be expected with traffic. Thankfully they dropped me off first-since I had been first picked up at 6:30 am, being last dropped off would have been horrible! I was first, and dropped off at 2:45 pm! A long day, but well worth it!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

For someone who typically gets up at 8am, the early morning was something to grapple with, but completely worth it. You can't beat the convenience of getting picked up and dropped off at your hotel. Our guide was very friendly, informative and funny. The whole group had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had so much fun on this tour. Our guide Sandi was the best. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off. the tour lasted about 8hours. the last stop was at the small village were we had cold beers and tasting of tequila, mezcal and pulque.
I will refer to my friends and family, it was safe and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour! It was awesome to arrive early and have the site basically to ourselves for a while. Our tour guide was terrific and we had plenty of time to climb the pyramids on our own. One of the highlights of our Mexico City trip to be sure!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Leonardo is a great tour guide---gave a very thorough history of the pyramids. The buffet is amazing and great price! Take the morning tour, takes about 8 hours, just enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Me encanto la experiencia. Muy, muy recomendado.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

So happy I decided to take this tour instead of taking on the endeavor of tracking to the pyramids solo. Very knowledgable and getting to the site so early meant we practically had the whole thing to ourself. The guide is amazing and warm and takes the time to answer all questions.

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