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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.


  • Full-day tour of Teotihuacan from Mexico City
  • Enjoy the spectacular monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teotihuacan
  • Admire the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Avenue of the Dead and Quetzalpapalotl
  • Hear historical anecdotes and fascinating facts from your expert archeological guide
  • Enjoy liqueur tastings of tequila, mezcal and pulque

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What You Can Expect

Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

Teotihuacan Pyramids

Board an air-conditioned van and travel with your archeologist-guide from Mexico City for about an hour to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO-listed site, also known as the City of the Gods. A former Mesoamerican indigenous civilization that predates the Maya and Aztecs, Teotihuacan was once the largest city in Mexico, reaching its heyday in the 1st century CE (AD) when the Sun Pyramid was constructed.

You’ll be one of the first visitors to arrive at the archeological park, right when it opens. In relative tranquility, wander through plazas and discover the pyramids without jostling around crowds. Enjoy taking unobstructed photos of must-see structures like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, as well as the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl.

Gain special insight into the complex’s less-visited monuments, including intricate murals and other architectural nuances. Hear about the latest archeological discoveries, the lifestyles of the inhabitants of this ancient city and theories behind the city’s decline.

Huff your way up the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid, the main axis of Teotihuacan. From the top, enjoy your bird’s-eye vantage point of the Avenue of the Dead, the primary road that runs through the center of the city, which separated the city and stretched from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south.

After your Teotihuacan tour, hop aboard your transport and head to an obsidian workshop to learn more about the black volcanic rock native to the area. Chat with a local family and sample several liqueurs made from cactus, as well as mescal, tequila and pulque. For lunch, select from a variety of traditional Mexican dishes (own expense), before enjoying transport back to the central meeting point.

Customer Reviews

Christina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fantastic and not to be missed! Make the effort to get up early for the trip to the pyramids. Be aware there is A LOT of walking and climbing. It is not for the faint of heart. And wear comfortable shoes...it's essential! Lots of time to explore at the pyramids and then you are taken to a small area for explanation of liquor, textiles, carvings, and of course shopping. Lunch is on your own at the one restaurant. Buffet was 190 mx plus drinks. Or you can order a la carte. It was very good and lots to choose from.

Joshua P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Was quite happy with the tour overall. Pickup was within 3 minutes of scheduled time. I felt our guide was incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and the group's. We got to the site early, so there weren't that many people. By the end of the time at the pyramids, the crowds began to fill in. The pace was a bit fast and I would've liked more time in the park, but I understand having to hurry as there is a lot to see. We still had ample time to climb three pyramids and hear about their history, relation to nature, and the history of the people who practiced religion at Teotihuacan. The agave/tequila/obsidian store was interesting as well. I wouldn't call it a tourist trap per se, but it gets close still, I learned a lot and got to sample some delicious smooth mescal, tequila, and pulque as well as learn a lot about obsidian. The restaurant was nice, though buffet was a bit pricey - still worth it as they had some unique eats that I hadn't tried before. The transfer back to Mexico City was fine. I left my sunglasses on the bus, and Amigo Tours worked with the bus company to get them back within two days. They were very friendly to deal with and helpful in returning my lost item, even going as far as to offering to deliver it to my hotel, which says a lot about the company and the employees working there. Overall, I felt the tour was worth the money and made our visit to Teotihuacan enjoyable, entertaining, and informative.

Peter T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour with great tour guide. Well worth the money.

Robin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was one of the best trips I have taken with an outstanding guide. getting to the site early avoided crowds and allowed us to view sites one would normally not have access to. The guide was super knowledgeable and the views were astounding. even the visit to the artisan site and lunch were great. don't miss it!

kedwards01 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a breathtaking tour that gave a great insight on Mexico's vast history. The pyramids are beautiful and a must see. The guide was great and very informative as well.

Ankur Banerjee United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I really enjoyed this tour. For starters, if you consider the cost of taking an Uber round trip and the risk of not being able to find an Uber in Teotihuacan, you're already breaking even. So the tour is actually excellent value for money. You'll be in a private group which is the size of a couple of dozen people, so the tour group size while not tiny is quite acceptable. As a result, of course you won't get a personalised step-by-step story throughout but our guide Alejandro was funny and engaging. Content of the tour is like a high-level Wikipedia entry so if you want something more intimate / in-depth you'll probably be better off with a more private small group which would be obviously more expensive. The time given to explore the two main pyramids was enough to climb up and down along with time to take pictures. At the end, there was a somewhat commercial detour to a souvenir type shop: don't shop there as the markups are crazy. Easy enough to ignore though. Not a lot of restaurant choices under Teotihuacan, which meant the restaurant we went to didn't have much choice on the menu the buffet was good enough value though.

Tong Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The tour was great. The schedule was very smooth, and both the driver and the tour guide were very helpful. The only drawback was that we did not get a chance to pick up a map before entering the park, and it took us a while to find the gate 1 to exit we entered at gate 5. It would be better to drop people off at gate 1 such that they can get a map before visiting the pyramids.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great guide and wonderful site.

Vladimir K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I really enjoyed the tour. The guide Alejandro was great, knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. The pyramids are truly impressive. We made a stop at a shop and restaurant later where you can buy some artisan stuff like obsidian figurines and taste some pulque, mezcal and tequila.

Christine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Really great tour! Knowledgeable and friendly guide who just wanted to dance through the day. Only bad point was other tourists complaining that we were late to lunch, but we did have a stop on the way to buy snacks. Be prepared for a lot of walking and a tiring day!

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