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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

Suruchi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent, well organised informative tour. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to see Teotihuacan.

Sandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wonderful guide! One of the best things we did while in Mexico City. Definitely worth going early to beat the heat and the crowds.

Smita R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was TERRIFIC and not to be missed if you are visiting Mexico City. Alejandro is a wonderful tour guide - definitely a high point of our visit.

Tim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An excellent guide who early knew his stuff and plenty of time on our own too

Kelsey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour guide was extremely friendly and spoke English very well! He was very knowledgable and knew more about the pyramids and overall history than the average person. We arrived at the site before all of the other tourists which was great. The end of the tour was very fun and informational as we visited natives and were able to learn about important plants, obsidian, and sampled various tequilas. From the early morning pick-up at the hotel downtown to the afternoon drop-off, everything went quite smoothly. I would definitely recommend this tour for any first-timers like myself!

Victor D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour was great. Timely pickup and the tour guide was amazing, full of stories about the city and the pyramids. Highly recommended.

P.S. dont forget the height at which this place is, so expect some serious effort to get to the top, but its definitely worth i.

Sylvia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An excellent tour! Guide very informative and pleasant. Be prepared for the heat and walking and climbing. Something else off the bucket list.

George Q H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

An excellent price for a small group trip. Teotihuacan is simply amazing, well worth the time to visit. Our trip was very early before lots of other tourists arrived. Our guide, Leo, was very well informed on the site and showed us lots of interesting things as well as giving us great information. I highly recommend this tour.

Renee Pauline P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Incredible tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable. There is a lot of walking so be prepared for that and wear comfortable clothes. Someone on our tour wore extremely tight jeans and couldn't climb up the last pyramid because she was uncomfortable. Some steps are VERY tall and narrow I'm 5'4 and I had to bring my leg almost past my other knee for some of the steps on the Pyramid of the Moon.

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

On time, highly professional. Definitely worth going early to beat the crowds that come later.

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