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Mexico: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour

1. 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.

Teotihuacán: GetYourGuide Exclusive Early Access & Tastings

2. 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.

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.

Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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!

Mexico City: Afternoon Small Group Tour to Teotihuacan

7. Mexico City: Afternoon Small Group Tour to Teotihuacan

Depart from Mexico City and discover Teotihuacán on a guided tour. Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the site, with some free time to explore. Hear stories, anecdotes, and information about the latest discoveries from your guide. Begin with the ascent to the Pyramid of the Sun, and then continue towards the Pyramid of the Moon, while the guide describes the Mesoamerican architecture, design, and worldview. After enjoying this archaeological zone, we will go to eat at a restaurant where you can taste the typical Mexican cuisine. Then, visit an obsidian workshop, where you can see a variety of local products, before heading back to Mexico City.

Mexico City: Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe

8. 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.

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. 

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Teotihuacán

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Our guide was great, super knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. Teotihuacan is incredible, definitely worth the time and money. Early access is the way to go in my opinion because you miss major crowds. The food stop for lunch after was really good too. Bring lots of water and be prepared for a lot of stair climbing

I opted for the visit in Spanish and the guide Emmanuel is fantastic!!!! Erudite, motivated and very lively! I recommend! Muchas gracias Emanuel por su motivation y su erudición!

Excellent trip! Highly recommend it, the team were incredibly well organised. It is an amazing experience.

Our guide, Gerson Sanchez, was so wonderful. Deeply knowledgeable, and a wonderful educator.

Early morning tour is the best thing we chose. You need to get up early, but worth it.