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Time11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Hit two must-see attractions — Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe — on this full-day tour from Mexico City. Discover architectural treasures in the UNESCO-listed zone of Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods, and then climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views of the ancient city. Finish the day with a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most popular religious sites in Latin America.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Shrine of Guadalupe
  • Climb the pyramids, visit the butterfly temple and see the Temple of Quetzacoatl
  • Explore ancient Mayan ruins at the famous archaeological site
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels
Enjoy pickup by air-conditioned coach from your Mexico City hotel, and travel with your guide for an hour outside of the city to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO-listed archaeological site.

Your full-day tour of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city takes you around its magnificent pyramids, the Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan. Wander down wide avenues, thousands of years old, and learn about the Aztec customs and culture of this ancient site commonly referred to as the City of the Gods.

Climb your way up the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid. From the summit, admire the vast Avenue of the Dead, the mile-long (2.5 km) road that divided the city and stretched from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south.

After your Teotihuacan tour, head to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America. Learn about the Spanish Baroque work of art built in the 16th century. Legend has it that a ‘lady from heaven’ appeared in 1531 to a local peasant at Tepeyac, a hill just outside of Mexico City. She identified herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop construct a temple on this location and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, or cloak.

Your tour ends with transport back to your hotel.

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L
, Sep 2018

Absolutely amazing tour. We really enjoyed all of it. The restaurant wasn't great but it was still worth it.

c
, Aug 2018

It was useful having a tour guide give us a lot of context about the pyramids during the drive from Mexico City. Because of this, once we got there we were able to have personal time at the pyramids. We had about 2 hours alone which I felt was sufficient. In this regard I thought the tour was great. However, there were other stops I wasn't thrilled about. We stopped at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and a silversmith shop in the morning. The Plaza was a surprise and I found it interesting. It was worth the 10 minute stop. The silversmith shop was cool for about 10 minutes, but we were required to stay and shop for much longer. After the pyramids we went on a tour of a craftsman's workshop and got to try samples of pulque and tequila. That part of was really interesting, but once again we were stuck just sitting in the gift shop waiting to leave afterwards. Next they drove us to a restaurant that had a buffet. The restaurant was only for tour groups no locals and the food wasn't very good. In fact, I'm pretty sure it made me sick as well as a friend of mine a month prior who went to the same restaurant. It also had a gift shop and we were stuck sitting there for a long time as well. All in all, the pyramids were great as well as the Shrine of Guadalupe, but I found the tourist stops along the way to be annoying.

D
, Jul 2018

Wonderful tour!

T
, Jun 2018

Interesting tour with two friendly guides the guide and the driver. Arrived on time and true their best to return us to the hotel due to blocked streets because demonstrations.

M
, Apr 2018

Covered a lot of ground in one day and was a great day trip from Mexico City!

C
, Apr 2018

Olympus Tours is hit or miss. If you get lucky and get assigned a good local tour operator, you're in luck. I booked 2 tours with Olympus Tours - one for Teotihuacan and another one for Taxco. The one for Teotihuacan was quite disappointing as the tour guide could barely speak English. He was literally forcing words out one word at a time and it was quite painful to listen to. I didn't get much from the narration and neither did the other English-listening parties on the tour. Another low point of this tour was too much time was spent in shops where they sell you silver jewelry and stuff and too little time spent on the actual sites. We saw the Sun temple in Teotihuacan but didn't have enough time to check out the Moon temple.

J
, Apr 2018

We were picked up at our hotel and our guide was fabulous. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and energetic. I don't normally like a shopping tour but we stopped at a few places where we could see how things were made. There was no high pressure sales and the stops were interesting with quality goods which you could purchase if you chose to. At a Mescal distillery we were able to sample different ages of mescal and tequila There was a couple of hours in Teotihuacan with free time to climb the pyramids walk around the site. At the Shrine of Guadalupe we saw the old and the new Basilica. We chose the lunch included option and I really enjoyed it. If you only had one day in Mexico City, this is a tour I would recommend.

C
, Apr 2018

I was incredibly disappointed in this tour. It should have been called Hint of Pyramids tour, since we barely had more than an hour to enjoy the vast pyramids, at the very END of the day. The tour guide and driver were nice but not capable of leading a tight tour. Nothing was kept to schedule and there were a lot of random stops that didn't make sense. At the beginning of the tour, we stopped at some archaeological site in the middle of the city, next to some giant wall mural. We stood in the hot sun, staring at this random site, struggling to figure out what it was and why we were there. And that's all we did: stare at it. We then wandered to a big mural, where we listened to a really long and rambling explanation. No idea why we were looking at it, as it just seemed to be a big mural and have zero historical significance. The guide was completely incapable of keeping people moving along or providing a succinct explanation for anything. At one point, a bunch of people went rogue and wandered off to find a bathroom. She joined them while the rest of the group JUST STOOD AROUND for what seemed like forever. We then spent a ridiculous amount of time in a horrible silver store that smacked of a giant tourist trap, where everyone was forced to try on a big fake necklace modeled after the one in Titanic. I was hounded by sales people to buy something. We were there SO LONG and it was just awful. Again, everyone was bored and went rogue, wandering down the street to get food. Not once did the guide Anna ever express any sense of urgency. The tour of the Shrine was interesting, but again, way too long and so disorganized. We finally made it to our lunch stop. The food was delicious but the restaurant and guides were so inept at handling the crowd. No one seemed to know what was going on. Meanwhile, we all stared through the window at the pyramids, while muttering to ourselves Are we EVER going to get there? But before we could leave, we were subjected to a hard sell of the restaurant's tequila offerings. By the time we finally made it to the pyramids, we were told to be back by 5pm, sharp. I looked at my watch and said out loud: You mean we have BARELY more than an hour to explore this giant area? I was told, Yes, sorry. So I took off like a shot and did my best but I was crushed that I spent my hard-earned money and my one free day in Mexico City on a pyramid tour that only provided me a hint of the pyramids. I felt pressured to give a good rating when they passed out the survey forms, based on what they were saying and the fact there was zero anonymity. When I reconnected with my colleague that evening, and told him the amount of time we had at they pyramids, he was shocked. He'd taken an Uber the last time he visited and spent more than half a day exploring the entire area. I completely regret not doing that. After this tour, I was so nervous about the all-day I'd signed up for in London Stonehenge inner-circle tour. But that tour turned out to be everything the one in Mexico City should have been. It was well-run, well-narrated, kept on time and worth every penny. This pyramid tour was none of those things. It was just a hard sell of touristy items buy silver! buy tequila!, that smacked of the guides getting a kickback, with a hint of actual sightseeing. I wished I'd asked for my money back.

B
, Mar 2018

Wonderful guided tour of the pyramids with a nice stop at a silversmith's shop and and obsidion shop. Following our stop at the pyramids, and a wonderful lunch, a visit to the Basilica of Guadaloupe. Full, but TERRIFIC day!!

L
, Mar 2018

Great Tour. Highly recommend it to anyone who is up to learn about different parts of the city and its culture. The Guides had great insight on all areas and very knowledgeable about the city.


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