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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Danica P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

On-time pickup, great to go in the morning! Beautiful.

Bertrand V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Choosing to go early to visit the pyramids was a Wise decision ! Very good Guide!

diannetrus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The Pyramids were amazing! Leonardo, our guide, was very knowledgeable and gave great insight. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

unni United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was one of the most amazing tours where one could experience the grandeur of the pyramids of the Teotihuacan. Climbing the sun pyramid is not easy but the tour guide gave us ample time to climb the Sun and the Moon pyramids after giving us a taste of the climbing the easier steps at the Feathered Serpent pyramid area. A visit of the pyramids and a few hours at the Archelogy Museum is a must for any enthusiast of the Mexican civilizations.

Our Liquid World Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

It was great to see the pyraminds without so many people. The guide was great! He was speaking both english and spanish. The tour went to a garage for people to buy food and drinks from before heading out to the pyraminds. Then you walk around and along the 2km main road while the guide explains what you are seeing. After you get back on the bus at the other end of the pyraminds, you head down the road to learn about pulque, mezcal and handmade goods before going to lunch. After lunch, we were dropped back off in the city.

AdamLipson United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We had a well-thought out and informative tour with a terrific guide named Leonardo. It was really smart to go in the morning, as it avoided all of the crowds.

Andrew E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a fabulous tour. Early morning to get the good light, cool air, and no crowds. Alejandro was very knowledgable, explained things in great detail, and answered all questions. The site....well, you simply cannot miss it. And the tour of the obsidian workshop and lunch were fine. Pretty much what you would expect, interesting but not pushy, but not at all diminishing the power of the experience of the site.

Highly recommended!

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a great trip and Alejandro's knowledge made it even better.

Megan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

An amazing tour. You have the space almost all to yourself.

Matthew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The tour guide really knew his stuff and was passionate throughout the tour.

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