Cholula Archaeological Zone

Enter your dates to find available activities

Cholula Archaeological Zone: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour

    1. From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour

    Head out on a full-day tour of 2 vibrant and historically important sites on a full-day tour from Mexico City to Cholula and Puebla. Begin your trip with a stop at the Cholula archeological site, home of the largest pyramid in the New World. From the top of the pyramid, you can look out to see a handful of volcanoes in the distance. Next, continue on to Puebla, a traditional city with a large historical center. Puebla is famous for its architecture, and you will visit the main plaza, cathedral, the Convent of Santa Monica and the Chapel of the Rosary, to see examples of its buildings. Afterward, during lunch, consider trying mole sauce or other traditional food from the area. Then after lunch, you will pay a visit to a Talavera factory, which makes the famous colorful Mexican pottery.

    Great tour !! We had a really great day & our guide Fabio was really knowledgeable and friendly

  • From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    2. From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    Arrive in the city of Cholula and visit the Great Pyramid, with a basement that looks like an archaeological site (comparable to the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt). Ascend to the Our Lady of Remedies Church, a church built on top of the pyramid. Later, visit the church of Santa María Tonantzintla - unique for its interior decoration composed of indigenous motifs and Catholic elements. Learn about how the Indigenous peoples of Tonatzintla wanted to represent Tlaloc, the god of rain, in the dome of the sky chapel. Witness how every little carved face is not an angel, but rather an Indigenous person who died and was reincarnated in the sky. Finally, visit the church of San Francisco Acatepec - a beautiful and unforgettable church. After this, discover one of Mexico's cities with the greatest cultural heritage during a fascinating tour of “Puebla de los Ángeles”. Admire the extraordinary scenery...

    If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

  • Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

    3. Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

    Your full-day trip begins with a drive to Huejotzingo, where you’ll visit the Convent of San Miguel and learn about the various cultural origins of the Mexicans, including Spanish, Arabic, and Native American. Afterwards, you’ll explore the Cholula archaeological zone, home to the largest pyramid in the world. The tour continues to colonial Puebla, a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its traditions in its food, art, and culture. As you walk along the city’s beautiful streets, you’ll be drawn in by the splendid architecture of the city’s cathedral, the homes, museums, and other buildings decorated with tiles. Visit Puebla’s majestic cathedral, its main square, the Chapel of the Rosary, the Convent of Santa Monica. Stop at onyx and talavera ceramics factories.

    The tour to Cholula and Puebla was great! However I wish we would have had more time for shopping in Cholula - we decided to climb the pyramid, and did not have any extra time. The tours were nice, but I feel like we wasted a lot of time waiting for the other guests and tourists to come back at the requested time.

  • Puebla: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cholula

    4. Puebla: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cholula

    Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Puebla and Cholula on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head straight to the Regional Museum and Archeological Zone of Cholula, which is considered the oldest city in America. Enjoy a guided tour of the region, ending on top of the pyramid where the symbolic Remedio's Church is located. Afterward, head back to the historical center of Puebla for a guided tour. First, pay a visit to the Palafoxiana Library, the first of its kind in all the Americas. Later, stroll past the Cathedral, the Zocalo, and the gold-plated rosary chapel. In the "Street of Candies", enjoy a tasting of local sweets and liquors.  Later, visit the artist plaza and an artisan craft market, as well as a visit to the Alley of Frogs, where you will find an antique flea market. Finally, visit the famous Cinco de Mayo forts which surround the cit...

  • Puebla: Cacaxtla and Cholula Private Archaeological Tour

    5. Puebla: Cacaxtla and Cholula Private Archaeological Tour

    Explore the history of Mexico with this day trip to two of the most important archaeological sites around Puebla. Learn about ancient civilizations and get a feel for pre-Hispanic life on a private guided tour. Start your experience with hotel pickup in Puebla or Cholula, and head to Cacaxtla. Visit the museum and marvel at colorful murals painted 1,300 years ago. Wander through the ancient fortress to see the ruins of shrines and pyramids, and enjoy a taste of pulque – a pre-Hispanic beverage. Continue to Cholula, home to the largest pyramid base in existence. Explore the museum, the underground tunnels, and the field of altars. Climb to the top of the pyramid to see the beautiful church and views of the surrounding volcanoes. End the tour with drop-off back at your hotel.

  • Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

    6. Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the ancient city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. From there, head to the charming city of Atlixco, founded in 1579. Pass by the city’s colorful central park, Franciscan convent and chapel, and the impressive Municipal Palace Mural. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a tasting session of handcrafted beer, homemade bread, cranberry juice, chocolate, and ice cream. Continue the tour to the city’s nursery next where you can find over a hundred species of plant and flower. Soak up the beauty of nature as you explore the nursery and learn about Mexico’s native flora. Finally, stop at a trout farm in Atlimeyaya, where you can meet the local farmer and feed the trout yourself. The tour ends with drop-off back to your hotel.

  • Mexico City: Private Tour of Puebla and Cholula

    7. Mexico City: Private Tour of Puebla and Cholula

    Start your morning with hotel pickup from Mexico City before beginning your full-day tour. Arrive at the Archaeological Zone of Cholula and enjoy a guided tour around the area which is considered the oldest city in America. Climb to the top of the pyramid where the symbolic Church of Remedios is located. Visit the Church of Santa María Tonantzintla where you can marvel at the intricate details of this indigenous baroque Franciscan temple. Your tour continues in the historic center of Puebla. First, you will visit the Palafoxiana Library, the first of its kind in all of the Americas. Later, explore the Cathedral, the Zócalo, and the gold-plated Chapel of the Rosario. Finally discover the smallest volcano in the world, the ‘Cuexcomate’. Finish your tour with a visit to the artists' square and handicraft market before visiting the famous Cinco de Mayo forts that surround the city.

  • Cholula Town & Pyramid Double-Decker Tram Tour

    8. Cholula Town & Pyramid Double-Decker Tram Tour

    Start your tour from Puebla City main plaza or “Zocalo”, boarding a traditional double-decker tram. Five miles to the west of the city is the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. This panoramic tour starts in  San Pedro Cholula at the  Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple  dedicated to Quetzalcóat. Continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world if you count it's basement. At the top, you will admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spaniards in 1549. Continue to San Andrés Cholula, where you will stop for a moment so you can visit the beau...

  • Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

    9. Puebla: Cholula and Baroque Architecture Private Day Tour

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Spend some time exploring the tunnels beneath the pyramid and learn about the ancient civilization that built it. After your tour of the pyramid, enjoy a tasting session of traditional Mexican liquors as well as a popular eggnog beverage. Next, visit the San Francisco Acatepec's Church, best known for its impressive Talavera mosaic and red brick facade. Later, continue the tour to some of the region’s best examples of Baroque architecture. Stop at the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, built in the 16th century, to admire its truly incredible and intricate interior. Finally, visit the International Museum of the Baroque, which boasts an unforgettable architectural experience. The tour ends...

Other Sightseeing Options in Cholula Archaeological Zone

Want to discover all there is to do in Cholula Archaeological Zone? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Cholula Archaeological Zone

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 284 reviews

Javier from Mexitours is a great tour guide, fluent in English, a good driver and always ready to help. The tour was fun and informative, recommended for people who want to experience smaller, quainter towns than Mexico City, colonial architecture and the ruins of ancient civilizations.

If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

Great tour guide! He was amazing, informative and passionate about his beautiful Country of Mexico.

Great tour !! We had a really great day & our guide Fabio was really knowledgeable and friendly

The greatest experience ever buy the greatest tour guides ever