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Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco Day Trip by Van

1. Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco Day Trip by Van

Take in the three most culturally and historically important sites in the Mexico City area on a full-day tour. First, visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan and marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. See the Sun and Moon pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and the Dead's Avenue. Next, you’ll head to Mexico’s most important Catholic pilgrimage site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine was built to commemorate the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, an Aztec peasant. The third and final stop of the tour is Tlatelolco, where it is said that the past, present, and future of Mexico meet. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is named after the three periods of Mexican history represented by structures from the pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent mestizo nation.

Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco

2. 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.

From Mexico City: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids

3. From Mexico City: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids

Step back in time with admission to Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan on this day trip from Mexico City. Take in religious sights like the Santiago de Tlatelolco Church in Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the Guadalupe Shrine. Buy some souvenirs with a guided visit to handicraft shores.  Your 8-hour tour begins in the morning with a visit to the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe – who has been called The Empress of America. At the Plaza de las Tres Culturas you’ll see the 16th-century Santiago de Tlatelolco Church and the remnants of early Aztec temples. The tradition of La Villa de Guadalupe involved a miracle and an American Indian saint. With the vision of the Virgin Mary in 1531 there began a saga that helped convert millions of Indians to Catholicism, and the image became a symbol for Mexican Christians around the world. Today La Villa de Guadalupe is a popular site visited by people of all religions and nationalities. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the famous archeological site of Teotihuacan, approximately 50 kilometers north-east of Mexico City. You’ll see the monumental Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Avenue of the Dead. This was one of the few cities in the world that was considered worthy of habitation by the gods of the culture. The archeological vestiges of Teotihuacan, such as remnants of the fine pottery produced here, have ended up in museums around the world.

Mexico City: Private Full-Day Teotihuacan Archeological Tour

4. Mexico City: Private Full-Day Teotihuacan Archeological Tour

Visit Teotihuacan, the City of the Gods, early in the morning before tour groups arrive. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of this impressive archaeological site for an authentic experience in this great city of ancient Mexico. The full-day tour will be enriched by the stories, anecdotes and historical commentary of your expert guide. In addition to touring the archeological site, stop at a local family’s obsidian workshop, and enjoy tasting liqueurs made from cactus, as well as tequila, mezcal and pulque. At the same location there will be time for lunch (not included in the tour price) before heading back to your Mexico City hotel.

Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

5. 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.

Mexico City: Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe

6. Mexico City: Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe

When you are picked up you will head to the impressive Teotihuacan Pyramids to explore the ancient 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.    After lunch (not included in the tour price), 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 a local young Mexican. The basilica houses the hallowed 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.

Mexico City: Teotihuacan by Bicycle

7. Mexico City: Teotihuacan by Bicycle

After gathering at the tour meeting point, travel to the Pyramid of the Sun. As you travel you can get used to your bicycle, and upon your arrival at the archaeological zone, you can be the first to climb the temple. Admire the incredible views of the Teotihuacan Valley, before traveling around the circuit that surrounds the pyramids. From there, travel through some of the streets of the towns that surround the archaeological zone, among which are remains of the ancient city. The narration of your guide helps you to better understand the history and how the inhabitants of this ancient city lived. Throughout your journey, take beautiful photos of the landscape, complete with nopal (cacti), magueye (agave plants), and the pyramids in the background. Dismount your bicycle for a short break whilst enjoying a delicious pulque, a pre-Hispanic drink with mild alcohol content. The next point on your tour is an entrance to the underworld. Enter a cave to tour its interior, with these caves regarded as mystical spaces for the ancient Teotihuacan. The caves were also symbolic to Mesoamericans as an access point to the place of the dead. Finally, ride your bicycles through the Tepantitla, a neighborhood of the ancient Teotihuacan City where you can appreciate interesting and colorful murals that provide you with a better idea of how the city looked in its time of splendor. The final route of your tour sees you heading to a local restaurant where you can taste delicious Mexican dishes as part of an abundant buffet. Following an hour's break at the buffet, your tour concludes with you returning to Mexico City.

Mexico City: Private City Tour with Teotihuacán & Basilica

8. Mexico City: Private City Tour with Teotihuacán & Basilica

Start your 12-hour tour at the heart of Mexico City – its zocalo, or central square. See the ancient Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, home to murals by the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. Next, head to the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacán, one of the most impressive archeological complexes in Mexico. Take a walk along the Path of the Dead and climb one of the world’s tallest pyramids. Hear about the history of Teotihuacan and Aztecs from your guide. Head back toward the city and stop to visit the most important religious site in Latin America – the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine is home to the original shroud of the Virgin Mary.

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What people are saying about San Juan Teotihuacán

Francisco was a fantastic and charming guide. Bilingual so all could understand. Juan Carlos did a great job of managing the driving in the complicated Mexico City traffic. Very comfortable. The sites themselves were breathtaking and awe inspiring. It was great to have a guide to explain the history and meaning of these historic sites. I'm not normally a "tour" person, but I am so glad we took advantage of this service. Absolutely fantastic day out.

Exactly what we were looking for. The tour was on time and stuck to a schedule. Jorge was excellent at explaining the significance and history of these amazing sights. We covered a lot and learned a lot. The transportation was comfortable and clean. We are glad we included this tour as part of our trip to Mexico City!

Marcos and Luis were amazing! The trip was long but very enjoyable. We all enjoyed learned about rich Mexican History.

Very enjoyable and the guide very experience in explaination about tourist attraction

Awesome your guide very knowledgeable and an excellent driver. Highly recomended