• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Roy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was Wonderful. Our guide Lulu was the BEST. She was like family. The tour was amazing, shopping was great and our lunch with real local delicacies was without words to describe.
Lulu made this trip the BEST TIME IN MEXICO CITY. THANKS LULU.

Bruce C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Carlos was excellent!

ROBERT J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was a truly outstanding tour. The guide, Ligia, was knowledgeable, gave us plenty of time, and responded to questions with a friendly and caring attitude. This was one of the best tours I have experienced in the 49 countries I have visited. My nephew and brother were very impressed and pleased. I had invited them to learn more about the history and culture of Mexico and they were sincerely impressed. The vehicle was comfortable and she drove in a safe manner. There was nothing to be disappointed in during the tour, and it has provided many cherished memories.

Cynthia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic tour, our guide Lulu C. was very, very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with. She wanted to and did every thing she could to make our tour extra special. We are fascinated with pre columbian culture and have been on many tours of ruins over the years. This tour with Lulu was one of the top ones we experienced. Knowing that we like we like to experience the local culture and food when traveling, Lulu suggested a few of the local dishes, which we tried. A fun, special day it was. Thanks

Michael United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Spent the day with a most knowledgable and informative tour guide. Thanks Lulu!

Just to be clear, the tour guide is not a certified archeologist, but not sure that matters with the amount of information provided to us. I'm not sure if Viator is aware that by advertising this tour with an Archeologist, they are committing false advertising. I have yet to find a review where someone said they actually did have a tour with an Archeologist. So, if you simply must have an Archeologist, I suggest you contact the Mexico supplier and ask them specifically for an Archeologist. I tried to verify this beforehand but was unable to do so.

We were picked up up at the hotel right on time and drove out to Teotihuacan area, about an hour drive. After we visited a couple of the sites, we stopped to enjoy the box lunches I had ordered for all of us including the tour guide from the hotel. That gave us the flexibility of eating what and when we desired. We returned to the hotel at a reasonable time for a little rest, since we needed some down time before the theater reservations we had that evening. Fun day.

In any case our tour guide was very friendly, spoke quite good English and generally provided a wonderful experience. Since it really was a private tour, we were able to set our own timetable and were not restricted to a bus or specific tour schedule. Really worth the extra cost for a private tour!

Gregory P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very good time. Informative guide, and the site was amazing. Oldest I have ever seen to date!
The private tour was a great option given that time was a factor for us. It certainly costs much more than a group tour, but not having to worry about where to meet the guide made planning easier and saved us time the day of the tour. As well, we wanted to get back to DF ASAP, so we skipped lunch near the site and some other small info sessions and headed back to the city right after wrapping up at Teotihuacan. Since the tour was private, we were at liberty to shorten it as we saw fit after many hours were spent at Teotihuacan.

Silke B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our trip to Teotihuacan pyramids was phenomenal. Yes this is more expensive than taking the public bus, but we had an SUV with aircon and our very own English speaking guide to make the most of our visit there. The day before we went to the Archaeology museum in town and we kept on saying how much more it would have meant with someone explaining the significance and story behind pieces - on this trip we got just that. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we saw a lot more than people just walking around the site.

We also booked an early tour, leaving at 7am, which meant that when we got there it wasn't crawling with tourists - I would definitely recommend an early start.

What the private tour also offered us was changing the day as it worked for us - we were leaving for the airport in the afternoon so we were able to change the times and other activities which we would not have been able to do on a group tour.

We left 7am and we were back at the hotel at 1pm, with plenty time to pack and make it to the airport.

Definitely worth the visit and the extra money - highly recommended :-

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I am so glad we booked a tour of Teotihuacan with Freddie! Best tour we've ever taken! We learned so much more than would have been possible unguided, met local people and had experiences that were far beyond our expectations. Looking forward to coming back to Mexico City and booking other tours with Freddie!

Lamarana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A MUST!

Eduardo Rodrigues Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great value for price. It is not cheap but worth every cent! With the private tour experience we were able to see all we wanted, take our time, clarify our questions and avoid too much time shopping

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