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Overview

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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Intimate tour of Teotihuacan before opening hours an archaeologist guide.
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.

Reviews

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M
, Jan 2019

When in Mexico city this trip is a must. Not giving it a 5 only because one of the two tour guides called in sick and so we were delayed and our tour poor guide had to present the whole trip himself. But he did a great job. Do the morning tour, less people, no lines and avoid the burning mid-day sun

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, Jan 2019

We did the early morning teotihuacan pyramids tour with Gabriel on Dec. 22. It was a fantastic day. Gabriel in incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting. He was very attentive of guests needs and paced the day so that everyone could feel comfortable. He was able to answer all of my many questions and gave our family an amazing insight into the culture and civilization of Teotihuacan. He provided great information all the way there to the sight so we learned a great deal about Mexico City as well. Thank you so much for a fantastic day. I'd recommend this tour to everyone!

D
, Dec 2018

Great concept --- leave early and beat the traffic and the crowds and the heat. Wonderful guide. Disappointing finish with a bad lunch and typical push to sell overpriced stuff to tourists.

J
, Dec 2018

Excellent, outstanding Archaeologist made the trip very informative, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

S
, Oct 2018

Good trip with a good explanation and detail. I will highly recommend this tour. Driver and tour guide were the best!!

M
, Oct 2018

I have had some amazing tours via Viator, and saw this particular one had great reviews. It was described as an English speaking tour with an archaeologist. This tour is definitely not 100% English. There was a mixed crowd of English and Spanish speakers, and the guide went confusingly between the two languages saying one sentence in English and then the next in Spanish. It made it pretty hard to follow. It also was much longer than it needed to be as we waited a fairly long amount of time at each pickup location, a gas station stop, and eventually a lunch/pitch stop at a restaurant/mezcal location with a gift shop. I wish I had followed a friends' advice to book a private tour or just book a car to go by yourself. It would save you precious time in Mexico City.

d
, Oct 2018

Wonderful tour guide and experience. Be prepared to walk!

p
, Oct 2018

For somebody who has never been to Teotihuacan, this tour is a good introduction. The buses are organized and tour guides were very professional and knowledgeable. As someone who is a museum and history geek, the tour did not leave enough time to explore the ruins. I was hoping they would have the option of coming back with the afternoon tour, but that's not the case. In addition, there is a "cultural" stop where you are given a sales pitch for local arts and crafts that costs significantly more than what you can find in Mexico City. Still, it is a good introduction and recommended for first time enthusiasts.

D
, Oct 2018

We had such an amazing day.It is a long walk maybe 3-4 miles after it is all over but so worth the experience.

K
, Sep 2018

Our guide was super funny and informative. The afternoon trip was nice, although if you are going around September, I suggest you doing the morning one because it often rains in the afternoons in Mexico. Otherwise, amazing!


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