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  • Location:Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

Discover architectural wonders on this guided day trip to Cholula and Puebla from Mexico City. Inside Cholula’s archaeological zone, feast your eyes on Pirámide Tepanapa, or the Great Pyramid, the world’s largest — even bigger in volume than Cheops in Egypt! Wind your way through the UNESCO-listed city of Puebla, home to gorgeous tiled buildings and Mexican Baroque churches, including the Church of Santo Domingo and Chapel of the Rosary. Bonus: Hotel transport and lunch are included.


  • Day trip to Puebla and Cholula from Mexico City
  • Explore the archaeological zone of Cholula
  • Enjoy guided visits of Talavera and onyx factories
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch included

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Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

After hotel pickup from Mexico City, travel with your guide southeast to Cholula, just outside of Puebla. Head inside Cholula’s Archaeology (Park Zona Arqueológica) and visit the world’s largest pyramid — the Great Pyramid of Cholula, aka Tlachihualtepetl, towering at 180 feet (55 meters) with a square base of 1,300 feet (396 meters).

From the pyramid base, look up to see the Church of Our Lady of the Remedies perched on the summit. Hear about how Hernan Cortes ordered construction of 365 churches on this site, one for every day of the year.

Then, your guide takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Puebla, a city where buildings are sculpted out of freestone and covered with painted ceramic tiles. The charming city boasts 70 churches in its historic district alone. Swing by the 16th-century Church of Santo Domingo, whose plain gray and pink exterior belies the opulence inside.

Next, visit the Chapel of the Rosary, part of the Church of Santo Domingo and once considered the eighth wonder of the art world. Admire the gilded stucco inside this example of Mexican Baroque architecture.

Gaze at the serene-blue Convent of Santa Monica, now home of the Museum of Religious Art. Finally, visit onyx and Talavera ceramics factories, and learn about how these artisanal items are crafted, before enjoying transport back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent trip. We have 3 English speakers and 12 Spanish speakers, Humberto explained everything in both English and Spanish. Everyone was happy. The mole in the colonial restaurant was so good! recommend!

Ruben B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

At first, I was in doubt. Now, I can honestly say that the trip was a TREMENDOUS experience. Alberto, our guide, made it even better and my group has only nice words to him.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Everything -- door to door -- was great. This trip was definitely worth taking and covered so much ground.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a long day but everything was worth seeing. The ruins that we explored we cool and the guide was awesome - good job Humberto!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I have seen many churches in my day but the two that we saw on this trip were really impressive.

World Traveler USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was one of the highlights to our trip. Our guide was incredible and really professional. We had lunch at one of the oldest hotels in Puebla and saw the colorful life that many of the locals live in the area. We walked through the tunnels of the old pyramid and even climbed to the top of some of the ruins. Great day out!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Last week I took this tour and had a fantastic time. The tour guide, Humberto, spoke Spanish and English perfect. He was very knowledgeable of every aspect of Chulola and the tunnel, and the city of Puebla. I highly recommend to do the tour with the lunch, which was delicious. This lunch was at Puebla, and the choices were chicken with mole, beef, and fish. The fish was delicious well done, everything was spectacular. The group that was with me was a small group a family from Costa Rica, a couple from Ohio, and me. Loved the day I had here, and enjoyed every moment I had. Puebla has several cathedrals and the interior took your breath away. Puebla was a nice city to walk around in. I recommend women wear comfortable shoes as you are walking on cobblestones in Puebla, and in Cholula in a tunnel so you have to be careful of where you are walking. I had to confirm with the tour company my pick-up, and drop off at the hotel. Thank you Viator!!!

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wasted time at silver shop!!
It is so out of touch!

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