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Avoid the crowds on this early morning tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids, also known as the City of the Gods. On this tour, an archeologist takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage site and gives you insight into the majestic plazas and murals. Snap memorable shots from the top of Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid, and then cap off your day trip from Mexico City with a visit to an obsidian factory. Hotel transport included.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Teotihuacan from Mexico City
  • Enjoy the spectacular monuments of the 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

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What You Can Expect

Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

Teotihuacan Pyramids

After early morning hotel pickup, travel with your archeologist-guide from Mexico City for about an hour to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO-listed site, also known as the City of the Gods. A former Mesoamerican indigenous civilization that predates the Maya and Aztecs, Teotihuacan was once the largest city in Mexico, reaching its heyday in the 1st century CE (AD) when the Sun Pyramid was constructed.

You’ll be one of the first visitors to arrive at the archeological park, right when it opens. In relative tranquility, wander through plazas and discover the pyramids without jostling around crowds. Enjoy taking unobstructed photos of must-see structures like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, as well as the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl.

Gain special insight into the complex’s less-visited monuments, including intricate murals and other architectural nuances. Hear about the latest archeological discoveries, the lifestyles of the inhabitants of this ancient city and theories behind the city’s decline.

Huff your way up the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid, the main axis of Teotihuacan. From the top, enjoy your bird’s-eye vantage point of the Avenue of the Dead, the primary road that runs through the center of the city, which separated the city and stretched from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south.

After your Teotihuacan tour, hop aboard your transport and head to an obsidian workshop to learn more about the black volcanic rock native to the area. Chat with a local family and sample several liqueurs made from cactus, as well as mescal, tequila and pulque. For lunch, select from a variety of traditional Mexican dishes (own expense), before enjoying transport back to your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

Angelica V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Through Amigo Tours. Arrived 10 minutes late to pick us up but that was no big deal. I would recommend this tour they really took care of us! Buffet at the end of the tour.

Sebastian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The early morning tour is excellent because when you arrive you are nearly alone. The pyramids are very beautiful and a must see. Our tour guide Alejandro was very sophisticated and more than friendly. For this price highly recommended.

Cheryl R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour and informative information. Be sure to wear hats and lots of sunscreen as you are out in the mid day sun for many hours. Highly recommend this tour.

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guide, Leo, was intelligent, well- spoken and knowledgeable. He made the tour exciting and personal.

juan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Laurel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful guide and perfect amount of time on the road. The post tour lunch was great and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend going early!

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour and a must see in Mecxico City - guide was great and the early morning tour was idea.

Mario R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Abe was amazing guide! He was very knowledgeable of the area. I highly recommend him as your tour guide.

Abrian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was very interesting to learn about the history of Mexico City as well as see the beautiful sights of Teotihacan. Our guide Lejia was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and personable and went above and beyond just guiding us. I felt personal service and very comfortable in an unknown place and all of my curious questions were answered above and beyond. Do yourself a favor and check this tour out and any others you possibly can!

mltaylor07

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent Tour, Archeologist was very fun and knowledgeable. Transportation pick up was great and ontime. This tour is great value. I am glad I chose to take early morning tour as it is a long day and the pyramids fill up with lots of people quickly in the afternoon. It was great to get some excellent photo opps in a virtually empty site.

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