San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
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7 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • Private day trip from Mexico City to Teotihuacan
  • Explore the World Heritage–listed archeological site with an expert private guide
  • See ancient monuments like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl
  • Climb up Teotihuacan’s most famous structures, the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun
  • Visit an obsidian workshop and enjoy tastings of tequila, mescal and other native spirits

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about Teotihuacan with an archaeologist on this intimate private tour with hotel transport.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, is believed to have been established around 100 BC. Take full advantage of this private tour with your own archeologist guide to learn all there is know about this ancient site. After hotel pickup in Mexico City by air-conditioned minivan, travel with your guide about an hour northeast of the city to Teotihuacan.
Inside the archeological zone, explore the palaces, plazas and pyramids, while learning fascinating history about the architecture and its cultural foundations from your guide. Visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, as well as the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. See the complex’s less-visited monuments, including elaborate murals and other architectural nuances. Hear about the most recent archeological findings, the lifestyles of the residents of this once-thriving city and theories behind the city’s decline.
Stroll along the Avenue of the Dead (Calle de los Muertos), a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) road that connects the main structures, including the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun. You’ll have the chance to climb these magnificent edifices for stunning bird’s-eye views of Teotihuacan.
After touring the archeological site, board your minivan and en route back to Mexico City, stop by an obsidian workshop. Meet a local family and sample tequila, mescal and liqueurs made from native cactus plants. Purchase lunch here, if you like, before your day trip ends with drop-off at your Mexico City hotel.

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M
, Jan 2019

This was the best guided tour I've ever taken, hands down. Our guide Cesar was knowledgable and friendly. He told us fascinating things about Teotihuacan that we never would have known otherwise. The site is stunning, but to have someone also explain what I'm looking at makes the experience so much more meaningful. I would strongly recommend Cesar and Viator to anyone contemplating a visit!

J
, Jan 2019

The location was amazing, so full of history and culture. Our guide Roberto added so much to understanding the history, culture and context. He was simply wonderful and highly recommended.

C
, Jan 2019

This tour was mostly great. Our guide, Ligia, showed up at our hotel right on time. She was very personable and knowledgeable. Teotihuacan itself was fantastic and our guide showed us the most reasonable and least tiring way of seeing everything. We highly recommend this part of the tour.However, Amigo Tours who actually are Viator's agents for this excursion, apparently have an agreement with a store and restaurant near the pyramids where we had to stop for a "cactus, obsidian and tequila" lesson which was pretty sketchy. The food in the restaurant was not very good and was fairly expensive. Our guide did not eat with us. It is possible for us to refuse to stop there but you have to know that ahead of time.Definitely take the tour, but skip the "lesson and lunch".

D
, Jan 2019

Our guide met my daughter and I in our hotel lobby promptly at 9am. The guide was pleasant and friendly and very knowledgeable about Teotihuacan. She had a binder with pictures and maps and these were very helpful to our understanding of the site. I did have some trouble understanding the guide's English as it was heavily accented. The day was hot, but wonderful. I highly recommend seeing this site and doing so with a guide. Only when we got back to the hotel, did my daughter and I realize that the guide forgot to take us to the museum located at Teotihuacan.After Teotihuacan, our guide and driver took us to where obsidian is made into figurines and where alcohol is made from agave. My daughter and I were handed off to a nice lady who told us all about the agave plant, all about obsidian, and all about weaving. She also let us sample the different alcohols made from the agave. She laughing said, she was getting us drunk so we would buy something from her store. Well, we did buy a few items from her store. The store sold jewelry, blankets, clothes, and alcohol. We don't regret our purchases.After this our tour guide offered to take us to dinner, but we declined as my daughter was getting tired. She had come down with a cold before we left on our trip.I highly recommend this trip with a private tour guide!

R
, Dec 2018

Driver, Mario, and guide, Jose were awesome. A great experience for our family. Highly recommend this activity.

S
, Dec 2018

The trip was wonderful and our guide, Kevin, was super - upbeat, energetic, informative and patient! We had a fantastic time visiting the pyramids and we were thoroughly engaged and impressed with the expanse of the site and knowledge imparted to us. We were a group of mixed abilities and he was patient and managed us all appropriately and effectively. We truly enjoyed the day and feel it was well spent!My only recommendations would be to have a van where the windows were not covered in a wrap, making it difficult to see out beyond the front windshield. In addition, we would have loved to have seen The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as we understand it was on the way. Thank you for a fantastic experience!

M
, Jul 2018

I had a blast here. It was a perfect day with the perfect guide (Lulu). The history. The architecture. The ability to step back in time and just imagine the Teotihuacan way of life. It was all outstanding.

I did my trip with Amigo Tours. The site was great, but having a good guide really makes the difference. Also, make sure you're physically able to manage the trip. LOTS of stairs (but you don't have to climb the whole thing if you don't want to).

C
, Jul 2018

Literally the best tour I have ever taken! Our tour guide was Roberto. He met us a few minutes early at our hotel and he was the best. He told us about himself and asked about me and where I came from. He is very knowledgeable and personable. The journey from our hotel to Teotihuacan was a bit of a distance, but Roberto told us about the neighborhoods we were passing nearby, so the trip was quite enjoyable. He answered every question we had. Once we made it to Teotihuacan, we were able to take in the site and all of its beauty because the crowds had not yet arrived. Roberto told of the history of the entire area, the people, the language and the Spanish conquest. We climbed both pyramids and learned more. I would not have made it to the top without Roberto's encouragement. He also doubles as a pretty good photographer! If you are looking for a day tour to the pyramids, this is definitely the one to take! Ask for Roberto!

L
, Apr 2018

An interesting tour. Lots of walking and hot, but worth the effort.

S
, Apr 2018

Our guide was on time and very informative.


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