• Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: Flexible
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Take in the grandeur of the Teotihuacan pyramids from the sky — this hot-air balloon adventure gives you stunning bird’s-eye views of the UNESCO site commonly called the City of the Gods. Want to see more? Upgrade to explore the Teotihuacan archaeological zone by foot on a guided tour. Don’t miss this chance to experience Maya culture and heritage like few others have before!


  • Hot air balloon flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids
  • Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the Teotihuacan zone and the Sun and Moon pyramids
  • Upgrade to include a guided tour of the Teotihuacan archaeological zone
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Mexico City hotels included

What You Can Expect

Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

After morning hotel pickup from Mexico City, get ready for a one-in-a-lifetime adventure. Receive a safety briefing and then climb into a colorful hot-air balloon with your guide. Float effortlessly up into the sky, soak up the gorgeous panoramas of the Mexico landscapes and then sail over the Teotihuacan pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll be in the air for about an hour, with a vehicle following your balloon below, equipped with radio communication.

Your guide points out the major landmarks of Teotihuacan, aka the City of the Gods, including the Sun and Moon pyramids, Temple of Quetzalpapalotl and the Avenue of the Dead. Click away with your camera — very few visitors will have these aerial shots of Teotihuacan. 

After you land, board your vehicle that whisks you away to a place where you can commemorate your airborne adventure with a glass of wine and a flight certificate.

If you chose to take the guided Teotihuacan tour, continue to the archaeological park. In this pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city, wander down wide avenues, thousands of years old, and hear about the customs and culture of this ancient site. Remnants of fine pottery from Teotihuacan are exhibited around the world.

Enjoy up-close views of the pyramids that you saw from the air, including the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the third-largest pyramid at Teotihuacan. Don’t miss the chance to climb up the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid.

Your tour ends with transport back to your Mexico City hotel.

Customer Reviews

Alexandre P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was an amazing experience! The view from the air is stunning, pyramids look huge and beautiful. The trip was well organized from the beginning to the end.

Kavit S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The hot air balloon tour over the Pyramids is a definite must do for any photographer or nature lover. Seeing these ancient ruins from that perspective is a totally different experience to seeing them from the ground up.
The ride is very smooth and gives you plenty of time to take amazing photos and take in the nature and surrounds.
The early morning shadows and clear skies provide an amazing backdrop for the photos and videos.
Truly an amazing experience and I am fortunate to have been able to do it.

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great trip, great guide, and great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great service and experience!

Scott B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Definitely something worth experiencing. Booked this trip on Trip Advisor through Viator and everything went off without a hitch. The ride goes up to 11,000 feet in altitude and the views are unbelievable, but from that height it can be a bit intimidating if heights make you nervous. It's kind of like being on the balcony of a really, really tall building. The ride itself may or may not go over the pyramids. You are really at the mercy of the wind. I was surprised just how little control the pilot had over the balloon and you land kind of wherever you land. If the pilot is good, it's near a road. I'd say it's slightly more dangerous than I thought it was for that reason. A few negatives, our pilot/tour guide spoke only Spanish, the tour would've cost 35 pp less if we booked it directly, and depending upon when your balloon lands, you may have to wait a long time before the bus takes you back to the city. But you get a great breakfast after the flight and all in all, I can't fault the experience. It was a lot of fun!

Russell E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

What a fantastic way to see the Teotihuacan Pyramids! The pilot was very knowledgeable about the Pyramids and the area, answering everyone's questions. Plus, he and the crew did a great job of getting us off the ground and back down safely. The basket holds eight, but was comfortable. You have to get up early and it's about an hour shuttle ride to the Pyramids, but it was worth it.

Lana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Fun way to see the pyramids. Nice ground crew, excellent snacks post flight

Deborah M S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The balloon was ride was a lot of fun. We did have to wait maybe an hour before actually getting into the balloon, but that was fine. I was freezing, and they ran a blanket over to the balloon before we lifted off which was really thoughtful of them. Our tour guide for the pyramids was EXCELLENT. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Spoke English very well.

Karla G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was part of my bucket list, and it's a truly remarkable experience. The view and the silence you experience when you are up there is awesome.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing fun. What a way to see this remarkable archeological site.

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