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

Enjoy the view from the top!

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 2014

This was a fantastic tour and our tour guide, Lizbeth, was so enthusiastic and fun. We really enjoyed her her knowledge of Teotihuacan and the surrounding area. Going early morning before the crowds got there made it an amazing experience too. We appreciated the nice tour bus and the brief stop for coffee along the way. Lizbeth was so nice as to book us the next day for the Xochimilco tour. Amazing trip and tour thanks to Viator and the tour company. I strongly recommend this tour for anyone wanting a truly organized, insightful, and comfortable travel experience. Many thanks Lizbeth!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was really good. Our tour guide gave us a detailed walk throughout Teotihuacan showing us a very detailed picture of the culture that once lived there. The pulque and tequila taste took place at a local "cooperativa" and it was very good as well. The lunch there was delicious.

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