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

Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

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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 accommodating a max of 19 people only, 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
  • Tour limited to just 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

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

Stephanie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Beautiful Place to visit! Tour was great.

lakdawalashaival

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Cannot miss this if you visit Mexico City. The tour was well planned and there was enough time to scale the pyramids and take plenty of pictures.

Kerry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great day out of Mexico City. Early start but worth it to see Teoihuacan. Alejandro was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Raissa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

One of the top sites to visit! Sandy was magical in making

Isabel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great day out, everything worked perfectly from hotel pick-up to drop-off, almost on our own at the pyramids before the heat and sociable lunch after, big thumbs up

Fabrizio G Italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is a wonderful tour....the guide was timely, accurate and very prepared! Highly recommended....

Sylvia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent! I highly recommend it!

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was excellent from start to finish.
The hotel pick up was punctual. The trip from Mexico City to Teotihuacan was brief and a bit bumpy. If you enjoy a bumpy ride, sit towards the back of the minibus.
The early morning tour is very clear of people. We were among the very few and it felt like a private tour of Teotihuacan.
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and polite. The climb up the Sun Pyramid was intense but fun! Take your time climbing up those steep steps, you're given 40 minutes to ascend, enjoy and descend the Sun Pyramid. A slow ascent can take up to 10 minutes, so 40 minutes isn't bad at all. There were old people from other tour groups that made it to the top.
The Moon Pyramid was a less intense climb.
This tour did not feel rushed or boring at any moment. Very well paced and informative.
Beware of the hordes of peddlers trying to sell you junk. Some of them might have nice things that some people might find interesting. They'll respectfully turn away to a single no thank you or no gracias.

After the Teotihuacan tour, we went to the tequila and mezcal tasting tour which was very interesting and fun. It was one of the highlights of the overall tour.
From there was lunch, which was quite delicious especially the Aztec soup.

Jaz USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Short and sweet tour to Teotihuacan... highly recommended if you're pressed for time. There are hawkers roaming the ruins trying to sell you stuff but other than that the ruins are simply amazing. Our tour guide spoke excellent English and was very professional. Please ensure that you call in at least 48hours in advance for pick up time at the hotel. We were picked up exactly at 7am from our hotel lobby. The lunch stop we had was OK, it was next to a souvenir shop and it's NOT included in the tour.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly recommend this tour if you want a bit more information than the little signs scattered around.
It's an early start but absolutely worth the effort and the cost.

Learned a lot, had a great time with a great bunch of people.

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