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Top Day Trips from Mexico City

By Viator, November 2017

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If you need an escape from the bustle of Mexico City, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about Mexico’s history on a day trip to surrounding archaeological sites and colonial cities. Read on for our top ideas.
 
Teotihuacan Pyramids — 30 miles (48 km) from Mexico City
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Teotihuacan was once one of the most powerful cultural centers in Mesoamerica and is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in Mexico. Notable features include the Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the Pyramid of the Moon. A typical tour from Mexico City lasts six to seven hours but may be longer if you opt for a tour with an additional activity such as a hot-air balloon ride or a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe).

Puebla & Cholula — 78 miles (126 km) from Mexico City
UNESCO World Heritage–listed Puebla and neighboring Cholula are two of the most significant historical destinations in Mexico—Puebla for its Spanish colonial architecture and Cholula for its Great Pyramid, one of the largest pyramids in the world. Day tours to both sites from Mexico City typically last 10 to 12 hours.
 
Taxco & Cuernavaca — 110 miles (177 km) from Mexico City
Head to Taxco and Cuernavaca to see Spanish colonial architecture south of Mexico City, including Santa Prisca de Taxco, a church built in the 1750s, and the Palace of Cortes (Palacio de Cortes), a fortified palace built in the 1520s for Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Day trips from Mexico City to both colonial towns typically last 10 hours; some include lunch.

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Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids Day Trip from Mexico City with an Archeologist, Mexico City, null
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Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids Day Trip from Mexico City with an Archeologist

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Visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan – a UNESCO World Heritage site – on this private tour from Mexico City with an expert archeologist guide. As you ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

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Experience the ancient City of the Gods on a visit to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Your full day guided tour will highlight the complexities of ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.00
Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour, Mexico City, Archaeology Tours
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Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

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Experience the Teotihuacan Pyramids from a whole new angle - looking down on them from the sky! This guided hot-air balloon adventure from Mexico City is a ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $183.00
Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist, Mexico City, Balloon Rides
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Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

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Visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan – City of the Gods – on this archeological tour from Mexico City with a specialized guide. You get to choose between a ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

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Enjoy a full day tour to two of the most beautiful and important historical sites outside Mexico City, Cholula and Puebla. Located just two hours from Mexico's ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe

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This full-day tour will take you to incredible and important attractions in Mexico City. You'll visit Tlatelolco, part of the capital of the Aztec empire; see ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.40
Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family, Mexico City, ... 
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Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family

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Leave Mexico City behind on a small-group tour to the ancient Teotihuacan Pyramids. Meet the locals in the typical Mexican town of San Martin de las Piramides, ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Hiking Tour from Mexico City

4 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

Hike up Iztaccihuatl Volcano, Mexico’s third highest mountain, for a nature-filled day full of adventure! Heading two hours east from Mexico City with an ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Hot Air Ballooning in Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Hiking & Camping
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Hot Air Ballooning in Teotihuacan

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Prepare yourself to enjoy of the most spectacular experience of Mexico the flight in hot air balloon, to see the dawn of Teotihuacán's Valley as it is ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City, Mexico City, Balloon Rides
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Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

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Experience the heritage and history of Mexico on this 10-hour up-close and personal exclusive tour. See the world´s largest pyramid and its 365 churches at the ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.00

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