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  • Location:Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

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Hit two must-see attractions — Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe — on this full-day tour from Mexico City. Discover architectural treasures in the UNESCO-listed zone of Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods, and then climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views of the ancient city. Finish the day with a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most popular religious sites in Latin America.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Shrine of Guadalupe
  • Climb the pyramids, visit the butterfly temple and see the Temple of Quetzacoatl
  • Explore ancient Mayan ruins at the famous archaeological site
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels

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What You Can Expect

Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

Teotihuacan Pyramids

Enjoy pickup by air-conditioned coach from your Mexico City hotel, and travel with your guide for an hour outside of the city to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO-listed archaeological site.

Your full-day tour of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city takes you around its magnificent pyramids, the Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan. Wander down wide avenues, thousands of years old, and learn about the Aztec customs and culture of this ancient site commonly referred to as the City of the Gods.

Climb your way up the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid. From the summit, admire the vast Avenue of the Dead, the mile-long (2.5 km) road that divided the city and stretched from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south.

After your Teotihuacan tour, head to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America. Learn about the Spanish Baroque work of art built in the 16th century. Legend has it that a ‘lady from heaven’ appeared in 1531 to a local peasant at Tepeyac, a hill just outside of Mexico City. She identified herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop construct a temple on this location and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, or cloak.

Your tour ends with transport back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Douwe A B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We saw what we wanted to see and more, a long exhausting day but we only had a few days and wanted to see as much as we can.

Thomas A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable and his background information made visiting the sites ore meaningful. The pyramids are amazing and this tour is a must for anyone visiting Mexico City.

Dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is a must do on your trip to Mexico city! The tour starts with a pickup from the hotel and you get on a tour van which picks up other passengers at other hotels. As the tour starts, you get to visit a few more sites on the way, including the ruins in the city, old church and a stop at a jeweler. The trip continues on it's way to the pyramids which are just outside the city. The ride had some traffic but it was interesting to see the city as we drove out.

Our tour included a lunch which was great and right after you hit up the pyramid site. Once at the site, you get a tour of the different areas and some insights into all that was discovered. Make sure you bring water and some good shoes as the climbs can be steep and tiring. There is no shade so you should bring some sunscreen as well. It was a great experience overall!

Also note that there are little shops there that sell hats, sombreros and other items for really cheap compared to the city. So bring some cash with you!

Michael L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An excellent tour in every respect: knowledgeable, English-speaking guide very interesting, unique sites little in the way of visits to souvenir shops friendly, non-complaining other tourists.

Quinn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing!

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great overview of the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Shrine. They added stops at a few vendors along the way, which apart from large tourist shops, gave us ample bathroom and refreshment breaks.

Robin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Wonderful tour, with excellent value. Great lunch provided, also. Frank the guide was informative and sincere.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent Tour. Olympus tour did perfect job. We went to plaza de las tres culturas first. Then we stopped at silver souvenir shop. It was not fun but they offered free drink and free souvenir per person, and we spent very little time. Then we visited Shrine of Guadalupe. We both visited old and new cathedrals. Then we went to restaurant, and the lunch was very delicious. Finally we visited teotihuacan and had guided tour, then almost 1 hour free time to explore. That was the end of tour. Great tour that would not let you down. My guide was very informative and friendly. Driver did nice job avoiding most of traffic jams.

Kevin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The guide was incredibly attentive. It was a perfect day.

Clayton R L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who will be visiting Mexico City. The pyramid of the sun was visually stunning. This is easily the most impressive site of its kind in Mexico and I rate it ahead of even the venerable Chichen Itza. I lived in Merida in the past and have been to Chichen, Coba and Tulum to name just a few and I can say that Teotihuacan is the most impressive.

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