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.


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$37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Pyramids Private Tour with Early Access from Lima

If you select the Morning Access, when your 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.After your tour of Teotihuacan, your guide will take your sgroup to an obsidian workshop to meet a local family and try tastings of several liqueurs made from cactus as well as tequila, mezcal and pulque. Here, you can choose from a variety of traditional Mexican dishes for lunch (purchase at own expense) before your guide delivers you back to the central meeting points.If you select the Afternoon Option, after being picked up at the meeting point in Mexico City, you’ll be taken on a trip towards North-East Mexico City, across the suburbs, as the guide gives your a brief introduction of the history of the city and the different spots you pass by on the way to the site. At the arrival in Teotihuacan, the tour will start with the Pyramid of the Sun, where you’ll be able to climb it, heading next to the Pyramid of the Moon. The guide will provide you with explanations on the architecture and urban design of the site, which represents the Mesoamerican cosmovision, along with letting you see the way in which this civilization lived and was organized. We’ll take a look at the last sun rays that touch the pyramids as the site empties. We’ll find an attractive spot around the pyramids so you can enjoy the sunset before heading to the meeting point in Mexico City.

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe Full-Day Tour

Few cities in the world have been considered worthy of being inhabited by Gods but Teotihuacan is such a city. Thousands of years of civilization, which today can still be felt along its wide avenues projecting out towards the cardinal points of the universe had to pass before this place could be elevated to the ranks of a mythical city. This full day tour will take you to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, which is one of the most impressive sites of the Aztec World. Located only one hour outside of Mexico City, you'll have the chance to see the complexities of Aztec treasures. You'll also visit the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America. Built in the 16th Century, this Shrine is a wonderful example of Spanish Baroque Art. In 1531, a 'Lady from Heaven' appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. She identified herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site and left an image of herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma.

$43.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Archeologist-Led Private Day Tour from Mexico City

After 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, mescal and liqueurs made from native cactus. You may also purchase lunch here, if you like. Your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.

$69.99 Private & Custom Tours

Mexico City to Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine Private Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Mexico City and head to the archaeological zone of Tlatelolco. Here, you will admire the famous buildings and learn about the history of this place. From there, you will head to visit the famous Guadalupe Shrine where you will spend some time (length of visit depends on you) and learn about the history of the place, the miracles attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe and the importance it holds for the Mexican culture. Continue the tour driving 30 minutes to reach the archaeological zone of Teotihuacan where you will have a thorough visit. See the main landmarks including the Pyramid of the Moon, the palace of Quetzalpapalotl, Pyramid of the Sun (which you can climb), Avenue of the Dead and Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl. After the visit, head to a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch of typical Mexican dishes. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Mexico City.

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Small-Group Tour from Mexico City

Meet your guide at the main entrance of the Fine Arts Palace at 8am. From there, you'll take a local bus to Teotihuacan. Once you get there, start your walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The origins of Teotihuacán are still unknown, but it is considered the most important and visited site to the north of the Mexico City both for natives and for foreigners. It represents one of Mesoamerica's major pre-Hispanic cities. Discover every important landmark and corner of this place, while learning about the history of it.The places you'll visit include: The Avenue of the Dead Men, Rio San Juan, The Citadel, Pyramid  of Quetzatcoatl, the Sun Pyramid, Pyramid of the Moon, Quetzalpapalotl Patio's, Palace of the Jaguars and more. Enjoy incredible views atop the Sun and Moon pyramids. After your tour, you'll take the transport (Metro Local Bus) back to Mexico City where the tour ends.

$34.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Teotihuacan Pyramids and Home Dinner by Metro from Mexico City

Meet your guide in central Mexico City and take public transportation to the town of San Martin de las Piramides to embark on a visit to the amazing pyramids of Teotihuacan. The UNESCO World Heritage site includes a museum where you can learn about the artifacts found in the area and see a reconstruction of ancient Teotihuacan's local houses. Follow your guide to the impressive Moon Pyramid to learn the history and meaning behind this prime example of ancient Latin American architecture. Take a walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Pass of the Dead) to reach the Pyramid of the Sun, the area's tallest and most spectacular monument, rising 206 feet (63 meters). You can enjoy the tranquility of this amazing site as you climb the pyramid and, once you reach the top, you'll understand why the Aztecs called this 'the place where men become gods.'After exploring the pyramids, visit the local sights and step inside a local home to meet a family who produces one of the region's best pulque, the alcoholic beverage sacred to the Aztecs. The process, history and significance of this ancient drink becomes clear as you listen to your guide's expert commentary. Leave the pulqueria and visit a cactus factory where candies and creams are produced from various varieties of cacti. After you sample the range of products, you'll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.Continue your stroll through the town and visit a local family and enjoy cultural traditions, conversation and food as you share dinner in a local Mexican home.In the evening, experience how locals travel around when you jump on public transportation with your guide back to Mexico City! Observe everyday life in Mexico City at the often busy and crowded stations.

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