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  • Location:Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:4.5 - 8 hours

Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

Take in the grandeur of the Teotihuacan pyramids from the sky — this hot-air balloon adventure gives you stunning bird’s-eye views of the UNESCO site commonly called the City of the Gods. Want to see more? Upgrade to explore the Teotihuacan archaeological zone by foot on a guided tour. Don’t miss this chance to experience Maya culture and heritage like few others have before!


  • Hot air balloon flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids
  • Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the Teotihuacan zone and the Sun and Moon pyramids
  • Upgrade to include a guided tour of the Teotihuacan archaeological zone
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Mexico City hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

After morning hotel pickup from Mexico City, get ready for a one-in-a-lifetime adventure. Receive a safety briefing and then climb into a colorful hot-air balloon with your guide. Float effortlessly up into the sky, soak up the gorgeous panoramas of the Mexico landscapes and then sail over the Teotihuacan pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll be in the air for about an hour, with a vehicle following your balloon below, equipped with radio communication.

Your guide points out the major landmarks of Teotihuacan, aka the City of the Gods, including the Sun and Moon pyramids, Temple of Quetzalpapalotl and the Avenue of the Dead. Click away with your camera — very few visitors will have these aerial shots of Teotihuacan. 

After you land, board your vehicle that whisks you away to a place where you can commemorate your airborne adventure with a glass of wine and a flight certificate.

If you chose to take the guided Teotihuacan tour, continue to the archaeological park. In this pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city, wander down wide avenues, thousands of years old, and hear about the customs and culture of this ancient site. Remnants of fine pottery from Teotihuacan are exhibited around the world.

Enjoy up-close views of the pyramids that you saw from the air, including the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the third-largest pyramid at Teotihuacan. Don’t miss the chance to climb up the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid.

Your tour ends with transport back to your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Exciting tour of the temples from a unique angle and perspective. It comes with breakfast too. Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an fabulous trip . Miguel was a most charming and informative guide. The early start was a bit daunting but absolutely worth it .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Mexico and it did not disappoint. Pablo our guide was wonderful. The weather was amazing the views spectacular. It was worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour was perfect. The guide was prompt and friendly. We lucked out with perfect clear weather for excellent views. Highly suggest the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This was an amazing experience! I'm glad we called and booked as the website wasn't working properly for accepting credit cards, the support staff were friendly and quick to book the trip for us, the guide arrived right on-time and was very friendly [super guy] his name is Pablo, if you get him you will feel very comfortable, and welcomed. The balloon ride was amazing and the view was stunning and very spiritual. The breakfast was also great and a nice touch to try some Mexican food ... was very good! Everyone was friendly! We also did the tour to the pyramids and walked up both the large pyramids... You will love the photos you have from the sky more for the view as not many people are out in the morning, so you really do get two totally difference experiences booking both! I will return and do this with my nephews for sure...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Amazing experience! Everyone was very friendly, it was well planned out and the pyramids were a oncer! Overall one of my highlights in our trip to Mexico (:

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This experience was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. It was both worry-free and exhilarating which is the best way to travel! My cheerful, knowledgeable, kind and generally delightful guide picked me up at my hotel, and I got to enjoy an amazing balloon ride followed by a warm breakfast and a tour of the archeological site. It's hard to describe in words, but I'm still in awe. This is one for the bucket list.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Amazing! Everything was perfect! Tour guide was right on time picking us up and was so informative. Everyone at the hot air balloon facility was professional and the ride was beautiful. Buffet breakfast was perfect and they went out of the way to make this a special birthday:-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

As part of a three-week trip throughout central Mexico, we signed up for the Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour to celebrate my husband's birthday. A couple of friends also joined us and we all agreed that the hot-air balloon ride was the highlight of our entire trip!

The guide picked us up at the exact time we were told he would arrive at our hotel, he was friendly and knowledgeable and spoke good English and other than having to get up so early, the day was a tremendous success!

After the hot-air balloon ride, we were treated to a very good and very complete Mexican breakfast in a lovely courtyard on the hot-air balloon grounds. Then, we took a quick trip to a silver and obsidian shop and then on to see the pyramids by land.

Having had such a great view of them from up above, we were less interested or inclined to walk up the stairs to stand on the top of the pyramid. We would recommend this tour to anyone who would love to see the pyramids and be a little lazy doing it, too! It's amazing how the perspective changes from up above and how you can see so much more of the layout of the various pyramids when you are above them, looking down! Not to mention that the site of the other beautiful hot-air balloons in the vicinity made for some great photos!

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