• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Visit Teotihuacan without the crowds and see the sights of Mexico City’s historic center on this tour that provides an easy way to check off the city’s major attractions in just one day. Start by heading to Teotihuacan in the early morning, just as it opens, beating most of the visitors from the city. Explore the ancient plazas and pyramids of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and then return to Mexico City for a guided tour of the Zocalo, home to landmarks like the National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral.

Highlights

  • Mexico City sightseeing tour including early access at Teotihuacan
  • Visit the World Heritage–listed sites of ancient Teotihuacan before the crowds arrive
  • Explore Mexico City’s historic center with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the history of the Zocalo, from the Aztecs to the Spanish
  • See landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral, a baroque masterpiece that dates back to the 1500s

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What You Can Expect

Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour

See the Palace of Fine Arts during your city tour

Meet your guide in a convenient Mexico City location, then ride 30-mile (48-km) north to Teotihuacan, a World Heritage site that dates to 100 BC. Your early morning tour means you’ll arrive as soon as the site’s gates open and experience it with before the crowds.

Explore ancient structures, plazas and murals as your guide shares stories about the site and its history. Visit the Sun and Moon pyramids, Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, the Avenue of the Dead, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl during the tranquil morning hours. Then, board an air-conditioned minibus to return to Mexico City.

From the Zocalo, the afternoon tour takes you to the largest cathedral in the Americas, the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) and the National Palace. Along the way, you’ll learn the history of the former capital of the Aztec Empire before being delivered back to your original meeting point.

Customer Reviews

ELVISGUITARMAN

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It's worthwhile to get there before the crowd gets there and it heats up; especially if you like less strangers in your photos

Kirsten H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great guide! Gabriel was knowledgeable and fun! Learned a lot! Everything was efficient and on time!

Jan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Beautiful views of ancient pyramids. There are a number of dogs and cuddly puppies who reside in the place. They were very friendly and I hope someone looks after them.
The biggest chanllege was to climb one of the pyramides. I was almost out of breath when I reached the middle of the pyramid.

Judith D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Well organised and informative. Our guide was knowledgable and easy to approach. Good value.

Shuling Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our tour guide Leonardo is outstanding. The tour is also very on time. The second half of the historical city sightseeing is also nice, our tour guide in the afternoon did a great job explaining Diego Rivera's mural in the national palace.

Ryan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I really enjoyed the early morning tour being that there were barely any one there besides a few families. I booked tour in late Jan, so I suggest anyone going during this time to dress appropriately as it was quite cold. Our tour guide Leonardo was very nice, patient and knowledgable. I didn't care for the restaurant at the end of the tour. I ordered a salad and to be honest, it was quite awful. If your main goal is to get as much out of Teotihuacan as you can, I think this is the tour for you.

Liu Y

4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

It was amazing to see the pyramid in the early morning...mysterious...However we didn't expect that big tour...anyway we enjoyed.

JAIME L

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Excellent, yet straining tour. Pick-up is very early in the morning. Once in the pyramids, the guide will walk you to the main sites. Be prepared to walk three to five kilometers in the span of three hours. Bring good walking shows. If you are coming in the summer, temperatures can be chilly, bring a good rain coat or umbrella. Don't forget your sunscreen as well. The restaurant choice for lunch was forgettable, but this portion of the tour was very good. No pushy sales pitches, informative guide, and a one in a lifetime experience seeing one of the greatest historical sites in the world. The second portion of the tour, in Mexico City's historical city center is much shorter, perhaps 90min. We visited the government palace and the guide was extremely knowledgeable in explaining Diego Rivera's murals. A real masterpiece that allows you to better understand Mexico. The main cathedral is also stunning, with its gold gilded sculpture and its leaning columns. Most buildings in the historical centers are leaning due to the sandy ground and a succession of earthquakes. Quite amazing and definitely a recommended experience.

Michelle A

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

I have been to Mexico before but have never done this tour. I loved that they were able to pick us up at the hotel! The bus for the tour was very clean and comfortable. Definitely grab some breakfast before because the gas station where they stop before the pyramids is not that great. Upon arrival, our guide was great! We learned a lot and had a great experience. The restaurant where they took us for lunch could have been more authentic. We actually passed up a small village before the restaurant where I think they should have taken us instead. It was neat trying the different Mezcal. I would not recommend that you purchase the City Sightseeing... we were very tired when we finally got back to the city and where not interested in the walking tour. Our guide for this portion was also very distracted and we made the decision to cut the tour early.

Shaun F

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2017

The Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access Tour was great. The Historical City Sightseeing Tour was one of the worst tours I have been on - there was no plan for the tour, we walked a few blocks only, and there wasn't much information provided. It's unfortunate, because this could be a good combination tour however, they do not do a good job with the city tour. The pyramids tour is worth it!!

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