Welcome to Teotihuacán


Set 50km northeast of Mexico City, in a mountain-ringed offshoot of the Valle de México, Teotihuacán is known for its two massive pyramids, the Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and the Pirámide de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), which dominate the remains of the metropolis.

Though ancient Teotihuacán covered more than 20 sq km, most of what can be seen today lies along nearly 2km of the Calzada de los Muertos.


Top experiences in Teotihuacán

Teotihuacán activities

$39 Cultural & Theme Tours

Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastYour guide meets you early in the morning, head just 30 miles (48 km) from Mexico City to Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Commonly referred to as the City of the Gods, this pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city is known for its well-preserved murals, vast Avenue of the Dead and the impressive pyramids that mark its landscape. Arrive at the archeological park before the crowds in the early morning just as it begins to open its gates. Take in the serene and mystical atmosphere as your group meanders through large empty plazas in the absence of the crowds and explore the pyramids. Follow your guide to a variety of less-visited monuments in the complex as well as to famous structures like the Palace of Quetzalpapalot and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl – also called the Temple of the Feathered Serpent – the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan. View the intricate murals and other architectural details as your knowledgeable guide explains their archeological significance, shares information on the latest discoveries, and tells stories about the culture that inhabited this ancient city. Climb the steep steps to the top of the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid – the principal axis of Teotihuacan. From the summit, view the lengthy Avenue of the Dead, the mile-long (2.5 km) road that divided the city and extended from the Moon Plaza in the north to the Great Compound in the south. To complete this experience in this impressive site, you’ll stop in an obsidian workshop with a truly Teotihuacan family, where you will be offered tastings of liqueurs made from cactus as well as tequila, mezcal and pulque. Right there you will take the lunch (not included) which by the variety of dishes and its Mexican traditional flavor is in itself another great experience before your guide delivers you back to the central meeting points.If you want to increase this amazing experience choose the option which includes the Shrine of Guadalupe (Basilica de Guadalupe) the most important religious building in all of Mexico.Duration: 5 hours

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coastget to see the most important shrine of the Catholic religion. Our Lady of Guadalupe holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico and is one of the most popular religious devotions. Her image has played an important role as a national symbol of Mexico.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAmaze with the impressive pyramids of the most important archaeological site in Mexico and one of the top vestiges in the world. Climb to the top of the Pyramid of the sun and feel the mysticism of one of the most incredible places in the world. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastOne of the most popular places in Mexico, in the surroundings you can appreciate some of the popular culture in Mexico Duration: 1 hour

$41.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Archeologist-Led Private Day Tour from Mexico City

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Teotihuacan Pyramids, San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAfter hotel pickup by your private guide, head about an hour northeast of Mexico City to Teotihuacan. Known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacan was one of the largest and most important pre-Aztec cities in Mexico, home to nearly 200,000 people from several ancient cultures. Explore the archeological site’s pyramids, plazas and palaces with your archeologist guide, who is able to give you all kinds of expert information about Teotihuacan’s physical and cultural history and answer any questions you have during your tour about buildings like the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. Hear stories about the ancient people who lived here and news about the latest archeological discoveries. See large murals, and walk along the Avenue of the Dead (Calle de los Muertos), a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) road that connects the main structures, including the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun. The Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun are Teotihuacan’s most famous — and largest — structures, and you have the opportunity to climb them, if you wish, for outstanding views of the whole city. After your tour, head back to Mexico City, stopping by an obsidian workshop on the way to meet a local family and enjoy tastings of tequila, mezcal and liqueurs made from native cactus. You may also purchase lunch here (by your own) Your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.Duration: 5 hours

$69.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mexico City to Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastCurrently, the ruins of the Plaza de las Tres Culturas correspond to the ceremonial precinct of Tlatelolco, which bears similarities to Tenochtitlan, both in logic and in the objective: to form a city where the market and trade were the main activity.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe Basilica of Santa María de Guadalupe, officially called Insigne and National Basilica of Santa María de Guadalupe, is a sanctuary of the Catholic Church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary in its dedication of Guadalupe, located at the foot of the Cerro del Tepeyac in the Gustavo City Hall A. Madero of Mexico City. It belongs to the First Archdiocese of Mexico through the Guadalupana Vicariate that since November 4, 2018 is under the care of Salvador Martínez Ávila who holds the title of General and Episcopal Vicar of Guadalupe and rector of the Sanctuary.1Duration: 1 hourStop At: Teotihuacan Pyramids, San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan was one of the largest urban centers in the ancient world, which reached a population of more than 100,000 at the time of its greatest splendor. Located in a valley rich in natural resources, Teotihuacan was the seat of power of one of the most influential Mesoamerican societies in the political, economic, commercial, religious and cultural, whose features permanently marked the peoples of the Mexican highlands, transcending time and coming to us with the same strength and greatness with which its builders planned it.Duration: 2 hours

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Small-Group Tour from Mexico City

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThis our meeting point, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico City and if you want to take a solo picture with it, our meeting time is the best option for you.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: North Bus TerminalThis is one of the most important bus station of the city. Form here we travel to Teotihuacán.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastAn ancient archeological place located on one of the most controversial areas of the city. Stop At: Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThis is our main activity, Teotihuacan, one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico, is well known for their three main pyramids; the temple of the Sun, Moon and Quetzalcoatl (the Sanake with feathers)Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Deportivo March 18This metro station is 2 stations far away for the Basilica de Guadalupe.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Alameda Central, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThis is our final destination. The Alameda Central is the first public park ever built in Mexico City, here you can find all kind of different activities and attractions like the Bellas Artes Palace, malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, etc.Duration: 15 minutes

$46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the

As we head out of Mexico City, we’ll make a stop at the archaeological wonder that is the Teotihuacan pyramids, where your guide will fill you in on the mysterious history of this sacred site. As you tour the grounds, you’ll see the Moon Pyramid, the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass), and the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area — it’s 63 metres to the top (and yes, we’re going up).After exploring the pyramids, we will make our way to a family-run factory/shop that specialises in local products. We will learn about ‘obsidian’ — the material that the Teotihuacan people used  to make their tools, idols, and decorations and you’ll be encouraged to take a sip of an ancient, sacred drink called pulque, which is extracted from the heart of the maguey (another kind of cactus) — considered by some to be the great-grandfather of tequila. On top of those gems, you’ll find jams, candies, spicy lollies and plenty more products made by local people from the endemic vegetation around them such as nopal, xoconostle and tuna (a cactus fruit, not tuna fish!). Souvenir shopping has never been this much fun!After working up an appetite climbing pyramids and shopping for souvenirs, we’ll take you to a friend’s house for a memorable dinner. You will be welcomed into their traditional home where you’ll try authentic local flavors (the family run a very successful catering business, so you are in the right hands!) and experience traditional Mexican dinner customs. This is also a fabulous opportunity to test your Spanish!After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and relaxed from our wonderful day exploring life outside the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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