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From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

From Puebla: Cholula Pyramid and Churches Half-Day Tour

From US$ 108 per person

Explore the archaeological site of Cholula, with its sprawling pyramid and ornate church. Encounter Mexican and indigenous history that dates back to the 3rd century BCE.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Puebla. Your guide will wait for you in the lobby.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the world's largest pyramid in the Cholula archaeological site
  • Take in panoramic views of the local volcanoes from the pyramid
  • Marvel at the baroque and colorful art of 2 amazing churches
  • Taste locally produced liquors and eggnog at a pottery studio
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

After pickup from your accommodation in Puebla, you’ll head straight to the archaeological site of Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in the world. Climb to the top of the pyramid and wander the large plateau of the pyramid, taking note of the ornate church and views of the surrounding volcanoes. Afterward, head to the Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla in the town of Cholula, a chapel famous for its elaborate interior decorations and significance to local religious tradition. Then head to a pottery studio to taste artisanal spirits, including eggnog and other locally-crafted liquors.  You’ll end your day by heading to the brilliantly colorful Church of San Francisco Acatepec to explore the exquisite details of the mosaics, inside and out. Return back with drop-off at any point in Puebla City.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Entrance to the archaeological zone of Cholula
  • Tasting of eggnog and liquors
  • Entrance to churches (unless closed for ceremonies)
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  The archaeological zone of Cholula involves enclosed spaces and multiple steps
  •  Sometimes the churches are closed or in the act of the eucharist and cannot be entered
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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We had a wonderful 1/2 day with Ariel, who picked us up from our hotel in Puebla and shared the sites of Cholula with us. His English was quite good, and he told us much history and culture in an understandable manner. He even managed my request for finding a local macha salsa, by stopping at a local vendor. A really nice, educational and meaningful tour. I highly recommend this company.

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April 17, 2022

Our guide Olivia was extremely knowledgeable and professional. We learnt so much about the area and its history. I would definitely use their services again.

January 13, 2023

Our guide guide Pablo was excellent. He had the knowledge and was very helpful. Highly recommend him. Spoke very good English.

October 18, 2022

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