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Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

1. Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

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: 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.

From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

3. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan

Take in the views of the hot air balloons flying alongside you, the beautiful landscape, and the magnificent Teotihuacan pyramids.  See the highest part of the pyramids of the sun and the moon. Your pilot will find the perfect time to share a bottle of sparkling wine, a traditional toast which has been a part of every balloon flight since 1783.  Once you're back down on solid ground, enjoy touring the streets of Teotihuacan. In Globopuerto you will receive a personalized flight certificate and a delicious traditional breakfast in a panoramic restaurant. After your breakfast, it will be time to visit the Archaeological Zone. Go up to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and see the whole valley of Teotihuacan from above, or take a walk through the site to reach the top of the Pyramid of the Moon.

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Day Tour

4. 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.

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: Private Full-Day Teotihuacan Archeological Tour

6. 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.

Hot-Air Balloon Flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids

7. Hot-Air Balloon Flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids

Discover the magnificent Teotihuacan Pyramids from the air! This exciting 1-hour journey will take you up into the clouds for a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Your adventure starts at 07:00 with the inflating of the hot air balloon and instructions from your leader. You’ll be part of a hard-working team, preparing the balloon for flight. Then climb aboard to experience amazing views of the pyramids, including the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Teotihuacan archaeological site is in the Basin of Mexico, just 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Mexico City, which contains some of the largest pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Don’t miss out on seeing the site from this unique, airborne perspective!

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids and Bike Tour

8. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids and Bike Tour

Begin your day walking down the mythical Avenue of the Dead lined with vestiges of a magnificent civilization in the pre-Columbian Americas. The Guide will tell you about this mythical civilization, you will have a different perspective of the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. Continue with a bike ride through the Teotihuacán valley and enjoy the fantastic views of the area. Visit the Magical Town of San Martín de las Pirámides and explore a cave where your guide will talk to you about the importance of worldview in ancient culture. Visit a craft workshop where you will learn about precious stones, such as obsidian, and here you will also have the opportunity to taste the traditional Mexican alcoholic drink pulque, a fermented agave sap drink. Your tour will end with a tasty lunch (no drinks included) and will return to Mexico City at approximately 4:00 PM (depending on traffic conditions).

From Mexico City: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids

9. From Mexico City: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids

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.

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Tour & Reino Animal For Kids

10. 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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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 51 reviews

The tour overall was great! I want to remember the drivers name being Enes and the tour guide Isabella. We were picked up from our hotel in the Mexico City center. The guide provided ample interesting information & history during the duration of the tour. Duration of tour is about 7hrs. 2h-2.5hrs of which is driving to and from each destination. We spent a solid 1.5hrs at the pyramids. Touring group was 7. Food is not included, but we had a lunch hour at a restaurant near the pyramids - which was great. Tour van has AC and had relatively comfortable seating. In retrospect I am glad we went with a guided tour and would choose this specific touring company again.

The overall experience was excellent. We booked the tour one day before, and Wayak (Tour Agency) was quick to respond and provide confirmation within an hour. Our guide was ‘Alan’ Fernando and the driver was Hector, and they took great care in making sure our experience was memorable. The knowledge they shared on the sites and Mexico City made the experience even more special. I would definitely recommend going on the tour.

Oh what a great day! To see the pyramids from above was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Organisation and administration was very professional, we only booked the trip the eve before and got a response within minutes. Big thanks to the whole crew and specially the pilot and the staff who did an excellent job inflating and deflating the balloon. Recommend any time!

Our tour guide was Innes and she was amazing. Very easy going, full of information and made the tour fun and exciting. She was quick with responding and confirming our tour. Thank you very much appreciate everything.

It is easier to take with the guided bus to the pyramids than a private transfer from mexicity