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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 August 2015

Going early in the morning was a really good idea as we see most of the site easily, no waiting! This tour is a must when you visit Mexico city, not too far and a wonderful experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good! Wonderful guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Perfect idea to start the trip this early. Very idyllic place in the early morning hours.
The guide was very friendly and gave a lot of informations about the history of this place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely amazing. We were picked up on time, our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and we learned a lot. It was definitely worth getting up early as you could see the crowds arriving as we left. We weren't left at the shop for long and there was no pressure and good alcohol! there. Lunch was cheap and tasty. Definitely recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An excellent tour! Our guide was very well informed. We arrived early at Teotihuacan and had a wonderful time visiting the pyramids before the main crowds and the heat of the day hit. Very memorable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Woke up early on this one. Tour guide picked us up on schedule at our hotel. Absolutely amazed and in awe of these Pre-Hispanic Archeological sights. Be ready to hump it..... but you can do it! The tequila and buffet afterwards was superb. coat your stomach with tortilla chips Overall just a great experience. A must do!

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!!!

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