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Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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.
  • Enjoy the spectacular monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teotihuacan
  • Admire the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Avenue of the Dead, and Quetzalpapalot
  • 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.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Round transfer from meeting point
  • Liquors tasting
  • Entrace to Teotihuacan
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

Hotel pick up is only available if you select the private tour.

What To Expect

Board a van and travel with your archeologist-guide from Mexico City to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage 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.

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 Quetzalpapalot.

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 mezcal, tequila, and pulque. For lunch, select from a variety of traditional Mexican dishes (own expense), before enjoying transport back to the central meeting point.

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Commonly referred to as the City of the Gods, this pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city is known for its well-preserved murals, vast Avenue of the Dead and the impressive pyramids that mark its landscape. Arrive at the archeological park before the crowds in the early morning just as it begins to open its gates. Take in the serene and mystical atmosphere as your group meanders through large empty plazas in the absence of the crowds and explore the pyramids. View the murals, architectural as your guide explains their archeological significance, and tells stories about the culture that inhabited this ancient city. Climb the steep steps to the top of the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid – the principal axis of Teotihuacan. From the summit, view the lengthy Avenue of the Dead, the mile-long (2.5 km) road that divided the city and extended from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south.

3 hours 10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Tlacaelel

To complete this experience in this impressive site, you’ll stop in an obsidian workshop with a truly Teotihuacan family, where you will be offered tastings of liqueurs made from cactus as well as tequila, mezcal and pulque. Right there you will take the lunch (not included) which by the variety of dishes and its Mexican traditional flavor is in itself another great experience before your guide delivers you back to the central meeting points.

1 hour 40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You can go to any departure points you choose. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start times specified on the departure points.
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Operated by Amigo Tours Mexico

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers morning was cool and afternoon warm.
The climbs are slightly dangerous, with very steep and shallow steps.
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Worth it
Maritza_H, Jun 2022
Great tour! Sergio has a wealth of knowledge.very interesting to learn all about the history of the pyramids.
Great Trip at a Fair Price
Frank_C, Jun 2022
The ease of taking the bus to the site and touring the site with a knowledgeable guide. Well worth the price.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Frank_C, we are happy to know you had a great experience with us, we hope to see you soon once again! Mariana, Amigo tours
Very affordable
Luis_M, Jun 2022
Diana and Alexa were awesome guides; the tour was very punctual, very recommendable; the restaurant they picked was very good.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Luis_M, we are happy to know you enjoyed this experience, thanks for sharing this adventure with us! Mariana, Amigo tours
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Steven_S, Jun 2022
Teotihuacan is a most important and interesting place. Our guide Kevin did a great job explaining the history, with great information and humor. The restaurant we went to for lunch was also quite good.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Steven_S, we are so happy to know you enjoyed this experience! We hope to see you soon once again :) Mariana, Amigo tours
Very fun and insightful tour!!
sbolivar9, Jun 2022
Wow!! What an incredible and insightful tour. Would highly recommend. Kevin, and Hector, were the best guides. They made the entire experience really fun and engaging. They answered all of the questions we had and even gave us great suggestions on what to explore in the city.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear sbolivar9, our team will be happy to receive your comments! Thanks for sharing them with us, we truly appreciate it. Mariana, Amigo tours
Good but too long for my taste
Kevin_L, Jun 2022
The guide Kevin was very knowledgeable and gave great insight. I personally thought the tour was longer than it should be. Once you get to Teotihuacan you are there for three hours. In my opinion it should be cut down to an hour and a half to maybe two hours. Afterwards you head to tequila tasting which turns into a tourist trap to get you to buy things. Then you go to a restaurant that is pretty underwhelming.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Kevin_L. We truly appreciate your comments. we are sorry that this tour didn´t meet your expectations, we hope you can give us another chance in the future. Mariana, Amigo tours
Worth the Early Start
Ashok_F, Jun 2022
Fantastic tour! Alexa, the English-speaking tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and energetic. Made the trip a lot of fun. Highly recommended and worth the early wake-up if you're visiting Mexico City!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Ashok_F, we truly appreciate your comments, thanks for letting us know you had a nice experience :) Mariana, Amigo tours
Too long
ashley_n, Jun 2022
This activity was much too long with not a lot of new things to say at each stop. Lots of breaks to take photos. I ended up leaving early and taking an Uber back to the city.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear ashley_n, We are sorry to know you didn´t enjoy this tour, We will work hard to improve our services. Mariana, Amigo tours
Great tour and guide
David_D, Jun 2022
Our guide was super knowledgeable and very nice. She made the experience an amazing one. It was great to hear about the history and see it firsthand. Going early in the morning was especially good given that there is no real shade at the location.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Amig@ David_D ,Your opinion is very important to us. We are glad to know you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon for a new adventure with Amigo tours! Kind regards Mariana, Amigo Tours
One of a kind experience
Diana_M, Jun 2022
Great experience all around. Our guide was wonderful and had so much knowledge of Teotihuacán and México in general. The pyramids are beautiful and the history is fascinating.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Amig@ Diana_M, Your opinion is very important for us. We are glad to know you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon for a new adventure with Amigo tours! Kind regards Mariana, Amigo Tours
Great experience
Brenda_B, Jun 2022
Excelent experience. Alexa was a great guide. She was secure, clear and fluid with the information. The early departure time is the best option
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Amig@ Brenda_B, Your opinion is very important for us. We are glad to know you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you soon for a new adventure with Amigo tours! Kind regards Mariana, Amigo Tours
Beautiful Tour
Zack_G, Jun 2022
We had a great experience at the Pyramids with Gerson. He was full of information, kind and funny. We spent much of the morning overlooking everything and learning about the amazing site before we headed down. We went early enough to avoid the crowds, however it would have been much more enjoyable to go down to the pyramids during this time before the hoards of people arrive and the weather got more hot. It was still amazing regardless. The few things that didn't make it perfect- I usually receive a confirmation the day before the tour. I didn't receive one so I reached out to confirm and I'm glad I did. The pickup time was 1 hour earlier than what my email stated so we had to rush quickly in the morning to leave. The restaurant we went to was secluded and seemed to be aimed for tourists and didn't seem authentic. The servers never took our order. By the time we finally had a chance to notify them, everyone was done eating and ready to jump back on the bus. Gerson ensured we could take our time to eat but, at that point we had waited an hour and were very irritated and wanted to leave. That wasn't the tours fault, however we didn't like that this was our only option for food after a very long, tiring day.
Early entry wasted
Gareth_D, May 2022
Not an early morning experience. We first stopped for 30 mins on the way so everyone could buy coffee and breakfast. Then once we entered instead of heading to the pyramids while there was nobody there, we went to the side and sat in the sun for an hour learning the history. This was interesting to be fair but by the time we started walking to the pyramids the place was packed. No point going early. Might as well do a normal tour.
A fantastic trip
Samuel_W, May 2022
Our guide Roberto and tour bus driver Juan Carlos were fantastic - very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure we were on time.
Lili was very...
Arcelia_A, May 2022
Lili was very informative. We had a great time. I was disappointed that I couldn’t go up the piramids, but I understand they are trying to preserve the ruins
The ancient mystery civilization of Teotihuacan.
Daniel_T, May 2022
It was simply awe-inspiring to be at this ancient metropolis, to realize it was built and inhabited more than 500 years before Columbus unleashed the destructive forces on this “new” world, AND to realize that these were not reconstructed but discovered and vegetation accumulated dirt simply cleaned off. A must see!
Amazing tour
Aurlia_A, May 2022
Amazing and informative !! Our guide Kevin was super cool and funny and managed to convey a lot of information while making it super lively and not boring at all 😊😊 Not to miss !
I boycott them
Captain_P, May 2022
I got billed almost twice the amount of the tour .. I called 2 uber in the morning I g and one of them cancel my trip when I was waiting for 15min .. so I had to call another one .. I arrive on site at 7:11 and they lived without me at 7:09 .. the guy never reply to my text message... I was talking to another girl that do the tour and she call the tour guy to let hi know that I was here .. he told the lady to tell to catch a cab at another location and they will be there for me .. I did it and wait for 30 min for nothing .. so yeah pretty bad experience .. I'm not gonna book ever again with viator .. the customer service told me I can rebook for the next day with 17$ usd rebate on the tour .. but still I paid almost twice the price at the first place and they do nothing about it .. never again they scap my vibe for the whole day
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi, we are really sorry that you did not get to do the experience. The meeting time was 6:50am, so after waiting for 20 minutes, the tour had to leave, respecting the experience for the rest of the group that was on time at the meeting place. Arriving at least 10 minutes before the meeting time as we recommend, is very important to avoid situations like this. The Uber problems, unfortunatelly are completely out of our control, and we gave you the option of rescheduling for the next day for a fee so you did not miss the opportunity to visit Teotihuacán with one of our amazing guides. We hope to see you soon in any of our tours available throughout the world. Best regards!
Guide was very good. ...
Lydia_D, May 2022
Guide was very good. Tequila tour and obsidian factory non-existent. Would next time just opt for a tour.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Amig@ We do not fully understand the part where you indicate that the tequila testing and obsidian manufacturing was not fulfilled, in all our tours it is visited and we have a record of it. We want to consider that probably at the time that it was done you could have been separated from the group, our service always performs these activities. Dulce, Amigo Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Tour with Jerson and Georadar Technology!
PedroPablo_V, May 2022
Jerson was an amazing, funny, and helpful tour guide. He is able to amuse you and tell you a lot of nice stories about what is wrong / right in history books as well as give you a lot of reading recommendations after your tour! I recommend you to take a bottle of tequila and take a shot every time Jerson says "Georadar Technology". Believe me, you will not be disappointed! Enjoy your tour! :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
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