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Discover architectural wonders on this guided day trip to Cholula and Puebla from Mexico City. Inside Cholula’s archaeological zone, feast your eyes on Pirámide Tepanapa, or the Great Pyramid, the world’s largest — even bigger in volume than Cheops in Egypt! Wind your way through the UNESCO-listed city of Puebla, home to gorgeous tiled buildings and Mexican Baroque churches, including the Church of Santo Domingo and Chapel of the Rosary. Bonus: Hotel transport and lunch are included.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Puebla and Cholula from Mexico City
  • Explore the archaeological zone of Cholula
  • Enjoy guided visits of Talavera and onyx factories
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch included

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What You Can Expect

Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

After hotel pickup from Mexico City, travel with your guide southeast to Cholula, just outside of Puebla. Head inside Cholula’s Archaeology (Park Zona Arqueológica) and visit the world’s largest pyramid — the Great Pyramid of Cholula, aka Tlachihualtepetl, towering at 180 feet (55 meters) with a square base of 1,300 feet (396 meters).

From the pyramid base, look up to see the Church of Our Lady of the Remedies perched on the summit. Hear about how Hernan Cortes ordered construction of 365 churches on this site, one for every day of the year.


Then, your guide takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Puebla, a city where buildings are sculpted out of freestone and covered with painted ceramic tiles. The charming city boasts 70 churches in its historic district alone. Swing by the 16th-century Church of Santo Domingo, whose plain gray and pink exterior belies the opulence inside.


Next, visit the Chapel of the Rosary, part of the Church of Santo Domingo and once considered the eighth wonder of the art world. Admire the gilded stucco inside this example of Mexican Baroque architecture.

Gaze at the serene-blue Convent of Santa Monica, now home of the Museum of Religious Art. Finally, visit onyx and Talavera ceramics factories, and learn about how these artisanal items are crafted, before enjoying transport back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Juan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour manager Miguel and driver! The tour was pretty entertaining and well given. The meal included was pretty bland and we would have preferred to have free time to eat somewhere else. The sights and explanations were pretty good. Definitely recomended. One minor thing, the AC of the van did not work properly, making it for a pretty steamy ride.

Dhumal A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A good and entertaining guide. The pyramid at Cholula was a treat in itself. Would highly recommend this day tour for anyone who has a day to spare from Mexico City.

Joanna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Beautiful places where you can find a real Mexico. We have seen the most important things and even enjoyed some free time. Lovely, traditional lunch was included. Our guide David was just great- very funny and informative. Highly recommended for everyone visiting Mexico.

Diana H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic, the guide was also the driver and was knowledgable, entertaining and caring. I learned so much. The destinations were exciting and well organised. This lunch in Pueblo at the hotel was exceptional. A full on day that left me feeling like Id had a great glimpse of south of Mexico. Highly recommend.

Lilia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was fabulous. The Cholula Pyramid with the Church on the top is fascinating. Another very interesting topic are the Talavera store. The most amazing part was the Rosario Chapel the Barroco style covered with gold leafs is amazing and once more fascinating. Also the Cholula Catedral with the organ is magnificent. Our Driver/Guide was very knowledgeable of the areas we visited
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John K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing tour! Puebla is worth seeing :

Andrea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved the tour, the guide and the surroundings! Food was incredible as well. Flawless experience!

Jesus R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Cathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A perfect day. Hits the highlights and makes you want to return.

Cathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A perfect day. Hits the highlights and makes you want to return!

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