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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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Leave Mexico City behind on a small-group tour to the ancient Teotihuacan Pyramids. Meet the locals in the typical Mexican town of San Martin de las Piramides, visit the ancient monuments after the crowds have left for the day, climb the Pyramid of the Sun at sunset and join a family for dinner in their home. Travel like a local by public transportation with the assistance of your professional guide on this interactive experience that familiarizes you with everyday life in Mexico.

Highlights

  • Teotihuacan Pyramids tour and family dinner from Mexico City
  • Tour the Teotihuacan Pyramids, including Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon, after the crowds have gone home
  • Visit San Martin de las Piramides
  • Enjoy dinner with a local family in their home
  • Travel like a local on public transportation
  • Professional English-speaking guide and return public transportation fare included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll get a chance to experience Mexico City in a fun and unique way on this tour! Head to Teotihuacan by public transit before enjoying dinner with a local family who specialize in authentic Mexican favorites.

What You Can Expect

Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family

Enjoy an authentic dinner in Mexico!

Meet your guide in central Mexico City and take public transportation to the town of San Martin de las Piramides. Visit the local sights, including a cactus factory where candies and creams are produced from various varieties of cacti. After you sample the range of products, you'll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs, before you continue on your stroll through the town.

Step inside a local home to meet a family who produces one of the region's best pulque, the alcoholic beverage sacred to the Aztecs. The process, history and significance of this ancient drink becomes clear as you listen to your guide's expert commentary.

Leave the pulqueria to embark on an afternoon visit to the amazing pyramids of Teotihuacan. The UNESCO World Heritage site includes a museum where you can learn about the artifacts found in the area and see a reconstruction of ancient Teotihuacan's local houses.

Follow your guide to the impressive Moon Pyramid to learn the history and meaning behind this prime example of ancient Latin American architecture. Take a walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Pass of the Dead) to reach the Pyramid of the Sun, the area's tallest and most spectacular monument, rising 206 feet (63 meters). As most of the crowds will have left for the day, you can enjoy the tranquility of this amazing site as you climb the pyramid at sunset. Once you reach the top, you'll understand why the Aztecs called this 'the place where men become gods.'

After spending some time relaxing at the pyramids, return to the village to visit a local family and enjoy cultural traditions, conversation and food as you share dinner in a local Mexican home.

In the evening, experience how locals travel around when you jump on public transportation with your guide back to Mexico City! Observe everyday life in Mexico City at the often busy and crowded stations.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Although the meeting point was a tad difficult to find, the trip from start to finish was a fun and relaxed adventure. Our tour guide Luis was hilarious, knowledgeable and completely down to earth; a really genuine tour guide! The scenery was amazing, the food was fantastic, the tequila and mescal was pretty darn good as well! Learning about all the uses of an Agave cactus and the fruit was a huge highlight and the amazing little places and villages that we visited were such a treat. The whole package was a huge delight and I would definitely recommend this tour!

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

was extremely happy with this.

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