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Known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacan was one of the largest and most important pre-Aztec cities in Mexico, home to nearly 200,000 people from several ancient cultures. Get to know the UNESCO World Heritage site during your own private tour from Mexico City with an archeologist guide. Gain special insight into the majestic plazas and murals, and take frame-worthy shots from the top of the Sun and Moon pyramids. Cap off the day with a mescal and tequila tasting at a local obsidian factory.

Highlights

  • Private day trip from Mexico City to Teotihuacan
  • Explore the World Heritage–listed archeological site with an expert private guide
  • See ancient monuments like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl
  • Climb up Teotihuacan’s most famous structures, the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun
  • Visit an obsidian workshop and enjoy tastings of tequila, mescal and other native spirits

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids Day Trip from Mexico City with an Archeologist

Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids Sightseeing Tour

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, is believed to have been established around 100 BC. Take full advantage of this private tour with your own archeologist guide to learn all there is know about this ancient site. After hotel pickup in Mexico City by air-conditioned minivan, travel with your guide about an hour northeast of the city to Teotihuacan.

Inside the archeological zone, explore the palaces, plazas and pyramids, while learning fascinating history about the architecture and its cultural foundations from your guide. Visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, as well as the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. See the complex’s less-visited monuments, including elaborate murals and other architectural nuances. Hear about the most recent archeological findings, the lifestyles of the residents of this once-thriving city and theories behind the city’s decline.

Stroll along the Avenue of the Dead (Calle de los Muertos), a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) road that connects the main structures, including the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun. You’ll have the chance to climb these magnificent edifices for stunning bird’s-eye views of Teotihuacan.

After touring the archeological site, board your minivan and en route back to Mexico City, stop by an obsidian workshop. Meet a local family and sample tequila, mescal and liqueurs made from native cactus plants. Purchase lunch here, if you like, before your day trip ends with drop-off at your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was excellent. Liga, our guide and driver was knowledgeable about the archeology and was fun to talk to about Mexico, answering many of our questions about current and past cultures. We enjoyed our day with her immensely. Tips for others would be to do a little reading about the site before going so you can really soak in the significance of the complex and ask for Liga.

Reed W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Ligia was an excellent tour guide! She met us bright and early at our hotel and drove us around some of the best and most historical districts in Mexico City before heading out to the pyramids. Once there, she gave us some amazing history lessons on how the pyramids were discovered and how they've been excavated/restored to-date. She then gave my wife and I some free time to roam the pyramids' grounds and climb to the top of two of them. After our hike, we got to go to an incredible arts and crafts store, see how different jewelry, dyes, and liquors were made, and pick up some great souvenirs. Lastly, before heading back, we got treated to a wonderful lunch, complete with mariachi players and some special desserts and some sparkling wine to celebrate our recent marriage and honeymoon. Ultimately, it was an incredible tour and we'd highly recommend it to anyone wanting to do something fun, different, and super special on their Mexico City trip!

Marco D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing day and experience. Highly recommend it.

lamb0000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had an excellent private English speaking tour guide. The tour of Teotihuacan Pyramids is amazing .This is a must choice for anyone visiting Mexico City looking for excursion outside the city.

Melissa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour! Ligia, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. She allowed us to go at our own pace, provided historical context, and patiently answered all questions. She also was gracious in taking photos for our group, and those photos she took were great!

Karen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Worth every penny to do the private tour. Our guide, Ligia, was great. She patiently answered every one of our endless questions. She even did some extra walking herself to allow us to tour the pyramids at our pace. If I could give it ten stars I would.

Simon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really informative and well organised tour. Our guide Miguel was full of fascinating history and facts about Mexico and Teotihuacan - much much more than we would have expected. As many others have written, making the effort to get there early is well rewarded with cooler weather, zero crowds and less intensive selling from the locals. As we left at 2pm the crowds were building and more and more sellers arriving. A great tour - thanks Miguel

Lauren O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My husband and I did this tour - one AC van, a driver and a guide all to ourselves we don't like to wait on others in a tour group. Our guide was very informative, which you need when staring at ancient ruins - it's the history that makes the trip worth it! Teotihuacan was fantastic and the little artesianal market/mezcal place was cool too. I recommend this trip 100

CB

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic and made so by our tour guide Kevin, a young knowledgeable beyond his years in regard to not only the Teotihaucon people but the Aztec and Mayans. He was very understandable with his English inflected with a bit of Mexican undertones. We would highly recommend this tour along with Kevin

Emrah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our overall experience with this private tour was superb. We were a party of 4 and a big van came to pick us up at 7:00 - as we asked them. Javier was an amazing guide to tell us all the details about the site and answered all our questions professionally. (We Highly recommend him).

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