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Cholula is also home to the widest pyramid ever built (yes, wider than any in Egypt) – the Pirámide Tepanapa. Despite this claim to fame, the town’s ruins are largely ignored because, unlike those of Teotihuacán or Tula, the shrubbery-covered pyramid has been so badly neglected over the centuries that it’s virtually unrecognizable as a human-made structure.


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$668 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Central Mexico 6-Day Tour from Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Taxco

Day 01. ARRIVAL TRANSFER Welcome at the Mexico City's “Benito Juarez” international airport, transfer to the hotel of your choice and accommodation. Day 02. TURIBUS Breakfast. Today we travel through the history of Mexico aboard the Turibus, visiting his most representative attractions. It features up to 21 stops in which they can walk down and meet the city after a while return to it and continue the journey. If you like you can take the second tour stop connecting in the Cibeles Fountain and make your trip more complete. Return to the hotel (one day ticket) Day 03. GUADALUPE SHRINE / TEOTIHUACAN PYRAMIDS Breakfast. We will begin our journey at Mexico City visiting the Square of the three cultures, where the past and the present mix; continue to the impressive archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, to admire the monumental Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the temple of Quetzalpapalotl, the citadel and the avenue of the dead. We will also visit an arts & crafts center. We return to Mexico City to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of America. Day 04. XOCHIMILCO Breakfast. A panoramic Tour of the World Trade Center, the Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, the Mexico Bullring, the Theater of the Insurgentes, the Olympic Stadium, the University City, the lava gardens of San Angel; after, visit Xochimilco, a world heritage site, to ride an Aztec boat; and then to the colonial district of Coyoacan with its XVI century mansions and the impressive paintings at the church of Saint John The Baptist. Day 05. CUERNAVACA / TAXCO Breakfast. Panoramic tour in Cuernavaca , the city of the eternal spring, to visit one of the oldest Cathedrals in America, the Palace of Cortes, its mansions and avenues. From there we will continue to the Sierra Madre to visit one of its treasures: Taxco, known as the “World Silver Capital”, and beeing a Unesco´s World Heritage site, to visit the famous Baroque parish church of Santa Prisca, its cobble stoned streets and the silver artwork of its people. Return to the hotel and rest of the day free. Day 06. PUEBLA / CHOLULA Breakfast. Visit Huejotzingo, and its XVI Century monastery of San Miguel; we will also visit the world´s largest pyramid at the archaeological zone of Cholula with its 365 churches. Continue to Puebla, Unesco´s World Heritage site, where the majority of its buildings are decorated with tiles and beautifully sculpted freestone; we will also see its majestic Cathedral at the main Square, the chapel of the Rosary, considered the eighth wonder of the art world, the convent of Santa Monica and the Onyx and Talavera ceramics factories. Return to the hotel and rest of the day free. (Available only Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) Day 07. DEPARTURE TRANSFER Breakfast. At the time indicated, transfer to the airport to board your return flight home. End of services. NOTE: The days of operation may vary.

$59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mexico City to Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, San Pedro Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAdmire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Here, you'll admire the city, learn a bit more about it and see some of its hundreds of churches. Then, you’ll head to see the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla which is of indigenous Baroque style and is an impressive building. It stands out for its interior decorated in gold and the wealth of its elements. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Zocalo, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAfter visiting Tonantzintla, you’ll head to the city of Puebla, located just a 15-minute drive away from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels." Here, you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The variety of cuisine is rich in Puebla so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita“ to an exquisite and laborious “mole Poblano.“ After lunch, you will have a walking tour through the beautiful historic center of this city where you can see the buildings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and visit the Plaza de Armas , the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. Other points of interest you'll visit include the craft market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera or delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes prepared in different flavors.After a wonderful day exploring and learning a bit more about Cholula and Puebla, you will get back to Mexico City where your tour ends.Duration: 2 hours

$120 Cultural & Theme Tours

Puebla, Cholula, Taxco, Cuernavaca Tour in Mexico City

Day 1: Puebla and CholulaOn the first day, you'll be picked up from your centrally located meeting point in Mexico City and head to the two beautiful and important historical cities of Cholula and Puebla, located just two hours from Mexico City.  You will drive across the highway among the mountains at the East of the city with breathtaking views and the beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, which can also be seen from Cholula. Once in Cholula, you'll admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla. This is an indigenous-Baroque building which stands out for its interior decorated in gold and with a wealth of elements. After visiting Tonantzintla you'll head to the city of Puebla, located just 15 minutes away from Cholula. Puebla is popularly known as the “City of Angels” and here you will enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The gastronomic variety in Puebla is rich, so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita", or the exquisite and laborious "mole poblano.“ Then, you will enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful historic center and see the sixteenth and eighteenth century buildings as well as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. You'll also visit the craft market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera figurines and delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes, prepared in different flavors. Day 2: Taxco and CuernavacaYour second day will take you on a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire two unique colonials towns. You will first take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, "The City of the Eternal Spring", where you'll see the Cathedral, built in the sixteenth century and one of the oldest cathedrals in the country. You'll also see Palacio de Cortés and the monument to Morelos, military insurgent and Mexican patriot. Then, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. Nestled on a hillside with cobbled streets and cozy squares, you'll see and feel the strong Old World ambiance that has stood through hundreds of years. You'll also see one of Mexico's grandest churches, Santa Prisca which was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda, who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops and you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. 

$42.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Puebla to Cholula Day Trip Including Great Pyramid Admission

You start the tour from Puebla City main plaza or “Zocalo” boarding a traditional double-decker tram. Five miles to the west of the city is the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. Your  panoramic tour starts in San Pedro Cholula at the Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple  dedicated to Quetzalcóat. You continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world if we consider the basement. On the top, you will admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spaniards in 1549. You continue to San Andrés Cholula, where you will stop for a moment so you can visit the beautiful parish.You'll board again the tram and then stop at San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonanzintla temples where you will admire the  Mexican baroque style. This last church was completed by the indigenous using the expressive scope of the Baroque style, they managed to capture their own universe in the plaster: dark-skinned angels, children with feathered headdress, fruit and ears of corn. There is no corner that hasn't been decorated, leaving no gaps and demonstrating a lot of love and care.You continue the tour passing by the wizards house, and Copa de Oro cider factory, to finally stop San Pedro Cholula zocalo to visit  the local market, the Royal Chapel, San Gabriel Convent and Concordia Plaza. You have time on your own to have lunch (not included).You'll return to Puebla at approximately 4:30pm.

$69.99 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour to Cholula and Puebla

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Great Pyramid of Cholula, San Pedro Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe Archaeological Zone of Cholula has three areas enabled for its public visit, firstly the Site Museum of the Archaeological Zone of Cholula with its three permanent exhibition halls; secondly, the route inside the tunnel inside the Great Pyramid that consists of approximately 280 meters of route in the same plane, artificially illuminated and without risks that the visitor may get lost, and finally the so-called open area of the Archaeological Zone of Cholula constituted by the ceremonial patios of the south and the west of the Great Pyramid of Cholula.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla, San Andres Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe church of Santa María Tonantzintla was declared a historical monument on November 11, 1933; It has four constructive stages that go from s. XVII to XX. It has a simple façade that seems not to announce the profusion of elements that are inside, presenting sculptures of clear indigenous manufacture in three niches at the front, and four in the tower, representing the evangelists carrying the message of God to the four directions.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe Cathedral Basilica of Puebla, as it is known to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception according to its Marian advocation, is the episcopal seat of the Archdiocese of Puebla. It is one of the most important buildings of the historic center declared a World Heritage Site. It has the prerogative of being the first sumptuous temple that under good designs was made in America, consecrated in 1649 it went ahead to the Metropolitan of Mexico that was dedicated in 1653.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe chapel of the Virgen del Rosario is the chapel attached to the Temple of Santo Domingo in the city of Puebla, Mexico. Work of the seventeenth century, the peak of the baroque novohispano, was described at the time as the House of Gold, as well as the eighth wonder of the world by Fray Diego de Gorozpe, in a form of 1690.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe creation of this library was approved by royal decree in December 1647 and reconfirmed by Pope Innocent X in 1648.For more than 360 years, the Palafoxiana Library, has been based in the Old College of San Juan within the Seminary founded by Palafox and Mendoza. Although the construction of the vault, as it is in our days was made in 1773, by Bishop Francisco Fabián y Fuero, who ordered the first two floors of the bookshelf to be erected, which is a fine work of the New Spain cabinetmakers They worked harmoniously the woods of ayacahuite, polocote and cedar. From this period dates the delicate altarpiece where the effigy of the Madonna of Trapani is located, oil that is presumed to be made taking as a model the sculpture that Nino Pisano made of the Virgin in the 14th century. Later, in the nineteenth century, a third level was placed because the number of volumes that were in the library had increased, 4 in fact the library has 45 058 old books.Duration: 30 minutes

$78 Day Trips & Excursions

Puebla and Cholula Small-Group Tour from Mexico City

You'll be picked up from your Mexico City hotel and be driven to Cholula town. This tour is a combination of history and architecture where the first stop will be in Cholula, where you will be able to visit several catholid temples and pre-Colombian monuments. Then, you will continue to Puebla, an UNESCO World Heritage City, where the majority of the buildings are decorated with tiles and beautifully sculpted freestone. There, you will also see the majestic Cathedral at the main square, the chapel of the Rosary, and Tonantzintla, one of the most original Naïf iIndian works.Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Mexico city.

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