Pyramid of the Sun

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Teotihuacán: GetYourGuide Exclusive Early Access & Tastings

1. Teotihuacán: GetYourGuide Exclusive Early Access & Tastings

On this GetYourGuide Exclusive experience, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 'City of the Gods'. Beat the crowds and learn about the history as well as the latest discoveries from your expert guide. Finish by sampling some local products. Visit Teotihuacan in the early morning, arriving at this famous archaeological site just as it begins to open its doors for the day. See the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon and the different buildings, plazas, and murals that make up this important pre-Hispanic city. Complete your tour with a stop at an obsidian workshop run by a Teotihuacan family. Enjoy tastings of liquors made from cactus, as well as tequila, mezcal, and pulque.

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Mexico: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour

2. Mexico: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour

Leave Mexico City behind and discover the cultures that founded it. Choose your closest pickup spot and explore the greater State of Mexico, and learn incredible facts about the cities and sacred sites that thrived before Spanish influence. In San Juan Teotihuacán and the surrounding area's churches and basilicas, feel transported to ancient times. Start your tour briefly visiting the Plaza of the Three Cultures, where you will see the Church of Santiago de Tlatelolco. Appreciate the ruins of a pre-Hispanic city, and visit the memorial in honor of the student movement of 1968. Continue to the Basilica of Guadalupe to see the ancient and modern Basilica. Experience the relic, sheltered since 1531, considered a gift of the Virgin Mary towards the Indigenous Mexican people. Finish in the State of Mexico at the majestic site of Teotihuacán. Climb the pyramid of the Sun and the Moon, explore the archaeological zone, and learn about the transcendental history of this magnificent pre-Hispanic city. Visit a craft center that sells one of the oldest Mexican drinks, known as Pulque. You'll have a free hour to try the typical foods of Teotihuacán in the nearby Jaguar Restaurant.

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Day Tour

3. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Day Tour

Visit the legendary Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, known as a Basilica de Guadalupe, and the Pyramids of Teotihuacan on this full-day excursion from Mexico City, available as either a private or a small-group tour. Your first stop will be in the Tlatelolco neighborhood of Mexico City and its main square, La Plaza de la Tres Culturas, which is symbolic of Mexico’s unique cultural heritage. Continue on to the Guadalupe Shrine, located in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, close to the spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to an indigenous Mexican. Mexico's largest religious sanctuary, the Shrine houses the venerated image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and has been a pilgrimage site since the 16th century. See the old basilica, which was completed in 1709, and visit the new church, built between 1974 and 1976, after the old church began to sink into the ground. Experience one of the most important religious and cultural sites in Mexico as you tour the impressive atrium and interior of the new basilica, which now houses the Shrine. After lunch (not included in the tour price), you’ll head to the great Teotihuacan Pyramids to explore the mystical site with a guide. See the Temples of Quetzalpapalotl, the Temple of the Feathered Shells, the impressive Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of the Sun, located along the long Avenue of the Dead. Admire the colorful murals and see the Mesoamerican artifacts in the Archaeological Museum as you learn more about this ancient civilization.

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour

4. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour

Discover the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacan on an early-morning tour departing from Mexico City. Explore the site with your guide and learn more about the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico. After being collected from the lobby of your hotel by minibus, you will be taken to the archeological site of Teotihuacan, where you’ll marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. You can see and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, walk through the Avenue of the Dead, and much more. You will then be taken to a clay workshop where you will learn everything about the pulque, silver and clay processes, manufactured by local people. Whilst here you will also learn about how all these activities were done years ago, and you will be even invited to taste some tequila, mezcal and pulque. Following this, you can enjoy delicious Mexican food and drinks (not included) during an allocated short break. Your tour will then conclude with you being taken back to your hotel or preferred nearby location at around 3:00 PM.

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Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco

5. Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco

Embark on a full-day guided tour to some of Mexico City's most famous landmarks. Discover more about Mexican culture and history with your guide as you visit Tlatelolco, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation, travel with your guide to the first stop on the tour, Tlatelolco. This ancient pre-Columbian landmark is located at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and is an important archaelogical site. It is also notoriously known as the location of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre. Following this, travel onwards to Teotihuacan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is estimated to be 2,500 years old and contains some of the most significant Mesoamerican pyramids, such as the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Climb to the top of these pyramids to get a spectacular view of the “City of the Gods” and the surrounding valley. After exploring the ancient city, stop for lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant, at your expense. After lunch, make your way to the final stop on the tour at one of Mexico’s most important Catholic pilgrimage sites, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Dating back to the Spanish conquest of the region, the site has undergone multiple transformations throughout the centuries and has remained an important destination for the Catholic community of the country. Afterwards, enjoy transportation back to your accommodation to finish the day.

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Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

6. Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

Discover the Aztec remains of Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district, and marvel at monuments from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Mexico City. Admire the Catholic church of Santiago de Tlatelolco, built by Franciscans in the 16th century. Continue to the archaeological site of Teotihuacán to explore one of the largest urban centers from the ancient world. Learn about the splendor of the historic city as you look at different structures such as the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Discover the remains of the Quetzalpapálotl complex, thought to have been the home of a high ranking priest. Stroll down the Avenue of the Dead to look at different architectural styles. Visit a handicraft center and get explanations about ancient crafts and traditional drinks. Take part in a tasting of tequila, mezcal, and pulque, and then visit the 16th-century monastery in Acolman.

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Tour & Reino Animal For Kids

7. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Tour & Reino Animal For Kids

Tour the Teotihuacan Archaeological Site before stopping at the Reino Animal Conservation Center on this day trip for kids of all ages. Learn about more than 130 animal species at Reino animal and get your own cup of food to give to the animals. Start your day by being picked up in Mexico City, then you’ll make your way to the historic Mexican archaeological complex, Teotihuacan. Once at Teotihuacan, your guide will share stories and legends of the site that will keep all ages entertained. As you walk through one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico and the world, learn about the pyramid of the sun and the pyramid of the moon and why these two pyramids are so important. Next, head to Reino Animal Conservation Center, where you will be able to explore freely on your own and learn about many animal species. Enjoy the Safari Ride, interactive activities, and a place to have food and drinks and relax in nature (activity and food costs not included).  After exploring all that Reino Animal has to offer, you will be taken back to Mexico City for drop-off. 

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

8. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

Visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacan and experience its mystical setting, early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Listen to the stories, anecdotes, and information on the latest discoveries your guide will share throughout the tour. To complete your experience, after touring the area, stop at a restaurant owned by a family in Teotihuacan, where they will offer you tequila, mezcal, and pulque. In the afternoon, you will visit the southern part of the city and head towards Coyoacán, which in Nahuatl means “Place of Coyotes.” This is an important neighborhood, iconic for its peculiar and colorful streets.     Walk to the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the “Blue House,” where you will become familiar with the intense relationship between Frida, her work, and the house, where she was born and died. After an approximately 1.5-hour tour through the museum, arrive at the original meeting point shortly after 7 PM, depending on traffic conditions.

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2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

9. 2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

Spend 2 days visiting the top archeological and cultural attractions in the Mexico City area. Climb the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, visit the Frieda Kahlo Museum in colorful Coyoacán and enjoy a boat ride in Xochimilco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine and Tlatelolco Your first day begins with a drive to Tlatelolco, the largest archaeological site in Mexico City. Learn about the importance of this place that was part of the capital of the Aztec empire. See the Plaza of the 3 Cultures where pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Mexico blend. Continue on to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most important religious site in all of Mexico and one of the most visited shrines in the Catholic world. More than 20 million pilgrims visit the site every year. From the Basilica of Guadalupe, the tour continues to Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods. A professional guide will take you on a journey through the history of this mystical place. Walk among the ruins and marvel at the size of the pyramids. Climb up the stairs at the famous Sun and Moon pyramids and take in the views from the top. After a day of appreciating Mexico’s history, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. Day 2: Coyoacán, National University and Frida Kahlo Museum Your day starts with a drive to Coyoacán, an area dating back to pre-Hispanic times. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the picturesque houses, and then visit Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo Museum. Also, have the opportunity to visit a cooperative shop that helps local Mexican artisans. Learn about the life and iconic work of this famous artist. The house is where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. You'll have an hour of free time in the museum to explore it thoroughly. The next stop is the National Autonomous University, founded in 1551, where you'll visit the UNESCO-listed central campus with art from muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O'Gorman. Continue to Xochimilco, located 17 miles south of Mexico City. This ecological reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates to Aztec times. Take an hour’s ride on a colorful boat known as a trajunera, enjoy festive music from other boats and meet vendors selling delicious snacks you can buy. At the end of the boat ride, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. 

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan & Xochimilco Private Day Tour

10. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan & Xochimilco Private Day Tour

Explore the rich folkloric and cultural traditions of Mexico on this full-day private excursion to Teotihuacan and Xochimilco. Let the music, colors, and flowers fill you with memories as you explore ancient archaeological sites and local traditions. Enjoy the ride from your accommodation to the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan. Enjoy a brief history of maguey, or agave, and sample pulque, a traditional Mexican drink. Resume the trip to reach Xochimilco. Hop aboard a trajinera, the colorfully decorated canoe-type wooden boats, a don't-miss highlight of this Mexico City experience. End your educational journey in the Archaeological Zone of Tlatelolco.

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What people are saying about Pyramid of the Sun

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,541 reviews

This tour is perfect for those who'd like to learn about Teotihuacan and not just be there for photos. Emmanuel, our guide, used to teach anthropology and he made the tour really engaging. I feel like I got the best out of my experience that I wouldn't have otherwise gotten traveling on my own. I highly recommend this tour to those who also seek the same kind of experience!

Mario (tour guide) and Alfonso (driver) were incredible! They made sure that we got to see everything, answered all of our questions, and never rushed us to any of the destinations. The amount of history we learned was immense and super interesting. One of the best tours we’ve ever went on - would HIGHLY recommend!

The trip was well organized. Maria Rosa was bilingual explaining every sight we visited. Rodolfo was our driver and took excellent care of us driving us safely to our destinations. Additionally he took care of our belongings and always stayed with the bus.

Such a great tour! Highly recommend for a tour with an amazing guide (speaks excellent Spanish & English) and ability to see all that Teotihuacan has to offer.

Great experience. Very informative guide full of knowledge. Great conversationalist as well, open to many questions. Highly recommend!