Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour With A Private Archeologist - Mexico City

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Visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan City of the Gods on this archeological tour from Mexico city with a specialized guide. Arrive early at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and beat the tourist crowds, allowing you to experience the plazas, murals and majestic atmosphere in peaceful morning stillness. View famous monuments, including a climb up to the Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid. Your day trip by an air-conditioned vehicle includes a stop at an obsidian factory, where you can taste a variety of liqueurs.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

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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, youll 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 youll 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.

Well take a look at the last sun rays that touch the pyramids as the site empties. Well find an attractive spot aroundthe pyramids so you can enjoy the sunset before heading to the meetingpoint in Mexico City.

Inclusions for Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour With A Private Archeologist

  • Professional private guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions for Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour With A Private Archeologist

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please take into account that the inclusions of your tour, as well as the duration of it, depend on the selected modality.

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes

Note: There is one guide per each group of 20 people. During high season, groups may be larger than 20 aboard the bus to Teotihuacan, but these are split into groups of maximum 20 people upon arrival

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour picks up from set locations that you have to make your own way to early in the morning, but once aboard the bus makes for the far end of the Road of the Dead with a stop at a petrol station/shop on the way for a guided tour of the various pyramids and structures along the road culminating in a climb to the top of the pyramid of the Sun and a climb a third of the way up the pyramid of the Moon. Climbing the Sun pyramid is strenuous and should be done diagonally up the steps. There are several levels people can stop at if they don't want to go all the way. The Moon pyramid have very tall steps and will be unclimable for older people. Afterwards there is a trip to a crafts centre the crafts are cheaper at the site, where there's an buffet lunch not included, before the bus returns to the collective drop off points in Mexico city. Most people didn't appreciate the craft centre of buffet but did enjoy seeing the whole Teotihuacan site as opposed to seeing just the Sun and Moon temples which is what the tours with extra destinations tend to be limited to.

  • The pyramids are beautiful! Our archeologist, on the other hand, was not. I forgot his name, but it started with a G.

  • Teotihuacan should not be missed and our guide was great. It was definitely worth it going for the early morning tour, we had the place all to ourselves before all the other excursions and school buses arrived!

  • Our tour guide was great!

  • I don't do tours. I did this one because I had spent a day being overwhelmed and frustrated with my little Spanish/anthropological knowledge at the Anthropologie Museum and did not wish to repeat this experience at Teotihuacan.

    The first thing is that the English speaking tour guide, Gabriel, was very good - very knowledge about archeology and its anthropological resonances. I appreciated his talk on modern anthropology as we drove north up the highway looking at the development up the Mexico City hills. I am slightly torn about my review because I really did think his knowledge added value to the CDN71 I paid for this tour. I wish we had been in a smaller group an been able to get more of his attention and deeper knowledge. He did try to make us a friendly group name introductions, keep us together and ahead of/away from other giant groups and tried to make the day fun. I felt he could have been better at fielding questions publicly at each stop he was very open to private questions as we ran to catch up to him to ask them, but some of the questions would have been good for the entire group. Unfortunately, because of the size of the group, I felt the good deal of the benefit of our guide was lost and the tour felt more like it was out of a box than it ought to have.

    My chief complaint - the reason for only 3 stars - was that I felt Viator was misleading/not forthcoming about details of the tour that it was run by another company altogether: Amigo Tours.

    I had read that the number of guests was 20 perhaps a little more in high season. THis was Feb. 23/18: Our group AFTER separating people to a Spanish speaking group on a smaller bus which they seemed desperate to do -encouraging anyone with ANY Spanish competency to switch - because our group was so big was 48. It meant a lot of our day was spent waiting for stragglers to catch up and it just took more TIME to do things leaving less time to do other things. We were to meet at set points at 6:30 and 6:50. The early start ended up just being a 9am start at the site by the time we got everyone collected. NB: with the number of visitors, group sizes are probably a very common problem. Ours was not the biggest there. BUt then Viator should not lie and say that the group size would be around 20, maybe a little more.

    The bus was uncomfortable, little leg room, seat backs in your lap, no washroom, no wi-fi. The trip was short, thankfully.

    At the end of the tour we were to go to lunch about 12:30. Here, I felt a bit ripped off in my experience and uncomfortable with the OBVIOUS offering of us up as lambs to the slaughter of the local tourist wolves, to buy obsidian and booze and trinkets - AND eat lunch before convening at the bust by 2pm We were subjected to a too long obsidian and sales pitch with several booze samples which took time away from both shopping and eating. I should have stepped away. I understand that we were being encouraged to support the local economy but I might have been able to do that AND enjoy lunch AND get some memorabilia of my day from the site had it not been for this tour company's apparent hand-in-glove relationship with the souvenir site. I resented this. I succumbed in haste, buying some over-priced trinkets from the very friendly sharks make no mistake, not even getting my supposed certificate' for the little obsidian object I bought WHY? that had nothing to do with my otherwise excellent day at the site. This left a bad taste. I had only myself to blame for succumbing. But beware, if you do this tour: there is GREAT pressure to make you buy souvenirs. Avoid my buyer's remorse.

    Teotihuacan is a great trip, a must see if you are in Mexico City and have time. But I'm afraid, in the end, I felt I might have been better off traveling to the site by public transit, seeing what I could see and even paying for any site resources once I was there - but spending the day and my money on my own time and terms.

  • This tour was incredible and the transportation to and from was most comfortable. My only regret is not having been able to enjoy the restaurant at the pyramids.

  • Such a great tour and I highly recommend. Gabriel was engaging and a wealth of information and I cant imagine touring this amazing site without him.

  • Very well organized--Our guide Gabriel was very informative

  • Our pyramid trip was amazing.Ernesto our guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable.My only complaint would be the length of our day.Tour info said we would return by 130 pm but did not return until 330.With a 630am departure time our whole day was taken by this tour.When visiting a new city ,time is precious and we basically lost the whole afternoon with our late return.I would recommend skipping the tequila tasting,shopping time allotted and lunch break and return to the city in time to do more sight- seeing or book another Viator tour for the afternoon.

  • It is definitely worth getting up early for the Teotihuacan tour to beat not only the crowds but the heat as well. Im not convinced that our guide is what I would call an archeologist. He was knowledgeable, yes, but not at the level of a a scholar in archeology. The part that I was not happy with was the stop at the tequila and obsidian place. It is more like a tourist trap. Lunch was so-so. I would have preferred to skip this part of the trip and gone back to Mexico City to another quality museum and a nice lunch.

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