Teotihuacan Pyramids Tours

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Overview
Known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacán was the metropolis of a mysterious Mesoamerican civilization that reached its zenith around AD 100. Once the largest city in the region but abandoned centuries before the arrival of the Aztecs, Teotihuacán boasts towering pyramids and stone temples with detailed statues and intricate murals.

The Basics
Designed according to an astronomical orientation, Teotihuacán was given its name, which means  “birthplace of the gods,” by the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs well after its collapse around AD 550. It was one of the largest urban centers in the region during its heyday, organized along a grid pattern. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, though less visited than other archaeological sites in Mexico, Teotihuacán remains largely a mystery.

Opt for an early morning tour with an archaeologist to avoid the crowds that descend later in the day and learn about the site’s highlights, including the Moon Plaza, the Sun Pyramid, the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent). Teotihuacán is also incorporated into some tours of Mexico City.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Teotihuacán is a must-see for history buffs and those interested in indigenous cultures.
  • The steep climb to the top of the Sun Pyramid includes more than 200 steps so requires a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Though the pyramids are not wheelchair accessible, the site itself and the restrooms are.
  • The site is closed on Mondays, and Mexican residents receive free admission on Sundays.
  • On weekends and holidays, a trolley takes visitors from the entry booths to various stops within the site for a small fee.

How to Get There
Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Mexico City, Teotihuacán is accessible by the scenic but long 132D, a winding freeway that can take well over an hour, and 85D, a toll road that will usually get you to the pyramids in about 50 minutes. It's also easy and convenient to take a bus from the Terminal Central del Norte in Mexico City; buses leave at least hourly and are geared toward tourists with limited Spanish skills. 

When to Get There
Since locals receive free admission on Sundays, expect more crowds then. Popular Mexican public holidays, such as Independence Day (September 16), the week of Easter, and All Saints Day (November 1) also tend to attract more visitors. In general, in order to beat the crowds, arrive in the early morning either on a private tour or on your own. 

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
About a 50-minute drive from Teotihuacán, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe) is the most-visited religious site in Latin America. In 1531, a man professed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary at the site, and a second image is said to have appeared on his cloak. Millions of worshippers come to the basilica every year to see this sacred cloth, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Day is celebrated December 12.
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Address: Carretera Mexico Teotihuacan KM 46, San Juan Teotihuacán, Central Mexico, Mexico
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Skip The Line: Teotihuacan Entrance Ticket

The former capital of the Aztec Empire, the “City of Gods”—Teotihuacan—is Mexico’s most famous pre-Colombian attraction. But long entrance lines mean losing precious sightseeing time. With these skip-the-line admission tickets, you’ll make the most of your visit to the awe-inspiring archaeological site—without the wait. Explore stepped pyramids and vibrant murals from the 1,000-year-old ruins at your own pace, with more time to take in the sights.
  • Duration: 1 to 6 hours
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$9.33 USD
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  • Duration: 1 to 6 hours
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$9.33 USD

Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

Avoid the crowds on this early morning tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids, also known as the City of the Gods. On this tour, an archeologist takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage site and gives you insight into the majestic plazas and murals. Snap memorable shots from the top of Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid, and then cap off your day trip from Mexico City with a visit to an obsidian factory.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$40.00 USD
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Teotihuacan Pyramids Private Day Trip with Archeologist from Mexico City

Known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacan was one of the largest and most important pre-Aztec cities in Mexico, home to nearly 200,000 people from several ancient cultures. Get to know the UNESCO World Heritage site during your own private tour from Mexico City with an archeologist guide. Gain special insight into the majestic plazas and murals, and take frame-worthy shots from the top of the Sun and Moon pyramids. Cap off the day with a mescal and tequila tasting at a local obsidian factory.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$43.75 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine Plus Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo

Mexico City’s vibrancy extends across arts and culture, cuisine, and history. This tour combines six of the area’s top sites over a two-day trip, all seen with the expertise of a local guide. Dive into ancient history at Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco, learn explore the Guadalupe Shrine, visit  Xochimilco, learn about art in Coyoacan, and tour the Frida Kahlo museum.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

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.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe

Hit three top historical attractions on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City: Tlatelolco, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan. See where the main market of the Aztec empire once stood in Tlatelolco. At the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, see a cloak with an image of the Lady Virgin on display. Stroll through the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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$41.42 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Teotihuacán Full Day from Mexico City

Discover the best of Teotihuacán and its lesser-known gems on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City. See the UNESCO World Heritage site’s top attractions including the Quetzalcoatl, Sun and Moon pyramids, as well as mural paintings and the Butterfly Palace. Visit an obsidian workshop, and taste pulque and tuna products at local factories. Upgrade your experience with a bike tour at no additional charge! Buffet lunch and hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$82.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$82.00 USD

Full-Day Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan Archaeological Site Tour from Mexico City

Get an intimate view of two popular Mexico City sites on an intimate guided tour. Experience the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe and learn why this national shrine lures millions of pilgrims annually. Then head to the ancient Mexican ruins of Teotihuacan, delve into its mysteries and climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. A tasting of traditional Mexican beverages—pulque and tequila—is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$61.50 USD
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Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family

Tour the UNESCO-listed Teotihuacán pyramids and join a family for dinner on this day tour from Mexico City. With the help of a guide, reach Teotihuacán by public transport, and walk through the ancient city that Aztecs called 'the place where men become gods.' Enjoy the sunset from the top of the Sun Pyramid. After a visit to a pulqueria, soak up cultural traditions, conversation and food as you share dinner in a local Mexican home. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$34.50 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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$46.00 USD  $11.50 USD savings

Afternoon Guided Tour to Teotihuacan from Mexico City

Skip public transit and let a guide navigate for you to the ancient archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Going with a guide is essential, as it ensures you understand uses and meanings of the often unmarked ruins. After taking in panoramic views from the top of a pyramid, climb down and watch the sun set over the pre-Columbian city. An option to upgrade includes a traditional Mexican meal after the tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$34.67 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour

Visit Teotihuacan without the crowds and see the sights of Mexico City’s historic center on this tour that provides an easy way to check off the city’s major attractions in just one day. Start by heading to Teotihuacan in the early morning, just as it opens, beating most of the visitors from the city. Explore the ancient plazas and pyramids of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and then return to Mexico City for a guided tour of the Zocalo, home to landmarks like the National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$85.33 USD
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Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán

Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s food and craft markets with an in-the-know guide, and then tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacán. Discover a ‘witch market,’ a flower-market extravaganza, and sample treats like tamales and tostadas, before exploring Teotihuacán’s ancient pyramids. Make your way to the apex of the Sun Pyramid for incredible views, and then cap your day off with a home-cooked meal at a family home. On this small-group experience limited to just 12 people, you’ll take in memorable sights and learn about local sustainable businesses.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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$81.00 USD
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Teotihuacan and Tula Private Archeology Tour from Mexico City

Step into the world of ancient pre-Aztec and Toltec peoples on a private, full-day tour from Mexico City to Teotihuacan and Tula. You’ll walk the ‘Avenue of the Dead’ in Teotihuacan, then climb the Pyramid of the Sun for panoramic views of the sprawling ruins. Next, find platoons of carved Toltec warriors at Tula, along with a ruined palace and ball court. Traveling by climate-controlled vehicle, this full-day tour offers the convenience and personal service of a private guide, with entrance fees and hotel transfers included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$88.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Teotihuacan Light and Sound Show with Dinner

Visit Teotihuacan, the ‘City of the Gods,' and see the Pyramid of the Sun illuminated during an evening light and sound show. After a restaurant buffet dinner of Mexican cuisine, watch this 45-minute multimedia projection about the World Heritage site’s early inhabitants, then take a walk along the Avenue of the Dead and Plaza of the Moon. If you’d like, upgrade for a comprehensive tour of the archaeological site with an informative guide. Round-trip transfers from a meeting point within Mexico City is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$162.67 USD
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Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

Let a guide navigate for you to 2 cornerstones of Mexican culture on a day trip from Mexico City. After your first stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the national shrine of Mexico, explore the ancient archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Going with a guide is essential, as many of the ruins are unmarked and needs context. Hotel transport is included for your convenience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$200.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Tour: Early Access Teotihuacan

One of the most popular day trips from Mexico City, Teotihuacan is an impressive archaeological site as well as a popular tourist attraction. Create a richer experience in the "City of the Gods" on this small-group tour to the ruins that departs early in the morning and arrives well before the crowds swell (along with the heat). This tour also includes a visit to an obsidian workshop, and an optional upgrade to include lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$59.00 USD
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Mexico City Private City Tour: Teotihuacan and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

There is so much to see in Mexico City — take advantage of this carefully curated private sightseeing experience. With just your family and friends, this 12-hour tour takes you to the historical square of Zocalo, the Diego Rivera murals at a presidential palace, the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacan, and the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the world’s most-visited Catholic pilgrimage sites. Round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
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$62.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hrs
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Mexico City Private Tour with Teotihuacan, Murals, Guadalupe Basilica

Discover Mexico City’s highlights, from the city’s enormous Plaza de la Constitucion to historic murals, colonial-era architecture, the magnificent pyramids of Teotihuacan, and the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Exploring the city with a private guide means you can enjoy the day at your own pace, learning about the fascinating stories and people behind each place you see. This full-day, private tour of Mexico City includes hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees, with all transport by climate-controlled vehicle.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$88.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Food Walking Tour from Mexico City

Explore an ancient Aztec metropolis and Mexican cuisine on a full-day tour from Mexico City to Teotihuacán, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest city in the pre-Hispanic Americas. Combine food with history as you explore, tasting your way through local treats, with the option to join a pre-Hispanic cooking class. This 8-hour Teotihuacán food tour also includes all entrance fees, a guided tour of the archeological site, lunch, tastings, and round-trip transport from select hotels in Mexico City.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$130.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Tour from Mexico City

See the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan in their full splendor on a morning hot air balloon tour from Mexico City. Fly over the famous pyramids of the Sun and the Moon before descending for a Champagne toast and on-the-ground tour of the ruins, with the option of exploring with a guide or on your own. This tour lets you truly appreciate the scale of the archaeological site and see more than is possible on a walking tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$202.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

Discover one of Mexico’s most important archeological sites in a small group limited to 15 on a 6-hour tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City. With your guide, you’ll visit the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which include the Sun Pyramid, Moon Plaza, Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Entrance fees and transport via public bus are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$35.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Teotihuacan Pyramids Private Tour from Mexico City

Step into the world of the ancient Aztecs and Maya on a private, 6-hour tour from Mexico City to the Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent pyramids and a fascinating past. With a personal guide from beginning to end, you can learn about Mexico’s pre-Hispanic cultures, climb the Pyramid of the Sun, and see artifacts and treasures at the Teotihuacan Museum. This 6-hour private Teotihuacan tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located accommodations in Mexico City and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$363.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacán Pyramids Early-Morning Access plus City Tour

Combining two popular guided tours at a discounted price, this Mexico City Super Saver takes place over two consecutive days — and you get to choose which tour you’d like to see first. Be among the first to arrive at the UNESCO site of Teotihuacán and enjoy the City of the Gods, including its Sun and Moon pyramids, without the crowds. On a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Mexico City, visit top attractions like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Diego Rivera murals and Chapultepec park.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$86.67 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

Wondering what’s worth seeing in Mexico? This 8-day tour starting in Mexico City has your itinerary all mapped out for you. Travel with a guide to see the Shrine of Guadelupe, UNESCO-listed Teotihuacan pyramids, Mayan towns of Palenque and Campeche, Uxmal, Chichén Itzá and more. Experience the comforts of 4- or 5-star hotel accommodations along the way, and end your Mexico tour on the stunning Caribbean beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.
  • Duration: 8 days
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$1,361.00 USD
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Day Trip to Mexico City from Acapulco

Take a break from the beach to experience Mexico’s cultural richness on this all-day tour. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Mexico City for four hours of sightseeing. Admire the city’s historic center and check out the ruins of Templo Mayor—the center of the Aztec universe—the Metropolitan Cathedral, Bellas Artes and more. Witness the archaeological marvel of Teotihuacan, with its ancient temples, pyramids and Avenue of the Dead.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$240.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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