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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

Miroslav G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Teotihuacan is an incredible sight!Our tour guide Nelson was funny and very knowledgeable!Overall a great trip.

MARIUS A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The Teotihuacan site is truly amazing, it shouldn't be missed. Guide was very knowledgable and very helpful.

Tiffany J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I had an absolutely great time on this tour. It left promptly and we were out at the pyramids early. We had a great guide and a great group of people with us for the tour. We were able to get some great information, great pics, and even had a marriage proposal at the top of one of the pyramids. Definiitely a tour to remember. I would recommend this tour to everyone who comes to Mexico City. The group was even able to try different types of mezcal. I should have bought there but i was out of money from all the great souvenirs available. A great tour overall...

Patrick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

What a great experience!!! Our Archeologist was funny and kept things interesting as well as informative. He Paced the tour well, allowing for periods of free time for us to explore on our own, or to stay with him and learn more. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Oliver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Awesome tour. It gets crowded during the day so arriving early in the morning is great.

John J S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

excellent trip with great guide

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour! Was the highlight of my trip to Mexico City. This history, beauty of the site--all makes for a magical day! Plus you will meet awesome people from around the world!

Jose M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour started a little late, but everything was amazing about the tour. Very smooth, the guide, i think his name was Gerson, wrote it down somewhere and then lost the paper, was great he knew what he was talking about and gave us an explanation about everything that was related not only to the pyramids, but also the history of Mexico and the Spanish colonization. Overall would recommend to anyone, its early in the morning so you will have time to walk around the city in the afternoon.

Kristina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Awesome tour!

Eliana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Gerson was not only very knowledgeable but very charismatic - it made the whole experience amazing! Recommend it.

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