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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. Hotel transport included.

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

After early morning hotel pickup, 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 your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

Liska O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Love this trip. Worth going early in the morning to beat the crowds and the heat. Absolutely worth every penny and the guide was both knowledgable and friendly.

Ruth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgable and courteous guide.

moti.goldshtein

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour, the guide was fluent and always willing to explain more and answer additional questions. Leaving early was definitely worth it, as we we were the first group there and were able to visit both pyramids before the large crowd arrived...

Jarrett c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable and the morning tour beat the crowds. The shopping opportunity was no pressure and not a distraction to the tour.

leighlwilson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an excellent choice for touring the pyramids! The tour operator confirmed my pickup time via email the night before, and they arrived at my hotel before 6am. I highly recommend arriving early - we were one of only 2 or 3 groups at the site very early. Not only do you avoid the crowds, but also the high heat of the day. Our guide, Leonardo, was excellent as well. Very knowledgeable and excellent English. We had a nice lunch and bus ride back to the city. Everything ran very smoothly. I definitely recommend this option for seeing Teotihuacan!

Wendy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

worth it 100

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great tour! The guide was knowledgeable, a bit of a comic and was very eager to get the history down right.

Sheralyn G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful tour, and I highly recommend it!

The bus that arrived was clean and comfortable, our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, and the pyramids were incredible! Well worth the money for this tour - although we'd heard that one can take public transportation to get to these pyramids, since we don't speak Spanish AND had kids along, the tour made our trip there so much easier than the alternative would have been - plus, we benefited from the knowledge of our guide as he shared many facts and stories about the temples.

Also, the restaurant where they brought us to for lunch had great food - we did not eat at their buffet, but ordered a la carte off the menu instead - delicious, and they even had entertainment during our meal :

Ginger B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great experience! Excellent tour guide with very good English. A fabulous day overall!

Paola P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very well organized trip both for children and adults! Our guide was Leonardo. He was absolutely brilliant, prepared and always available,

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