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Tour code: 5232PUECHO
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.

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

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

Joan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Small group was great and our guide was superb!

Juan Eduardo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We highly recommend this tour, it was full of history, traditions, and culture...it was awesome. Octavio our tour guide was amazing, he was very professional, informative, and very funny. He made a big difference in our amazing trip to Cholula and Puebla.

Kate R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Highly reccommended

Lap Yan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a very good trip, reasonable travelling time, professional driver and tour guide, well arranged lunch and comfortable car.

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was helpful and thoughtful throughout.

boqianj

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.

Anonymous

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!

cgabucan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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