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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

Daren P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Javier was an excellent guide. It was an amazing trip. I will remember it for the rest of my life.

Erna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Congratulations to our Tour Guide Harvey for an excellent tour. His knowledge and delivery was superb. This is a must see site for anyone visiting Mexico and in particular Mexico City. To experience a site that was created in 400BC truly boggles the mind. That you for this amazing experience!

August S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The early morning tour was perfect. Our guide helped fill out the picture of this once thriving urban zone, and we were through with our exploration just about the time the clouds started arriving.

Ancy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great

Kelly A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very informative and educational tour. The guide was knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. The ruins and pyramids are beautiful and awesome. The guide stayed on task, while still answering all the questions from the group of 18 and keeping all our needs met: stopping for coffee/bathrooms on way to site stopping so we could purchase hats/rain ponchos as it was raining that day and some tourists were unprepared allowing ample time for shopping and lunch at end of tour allowing ample time for free exploration as well as guided info. Also, the bus was so clean and safe with seat belts. Loved the tour and can't wait to go back and try a complimentary tour!!

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!

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