Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids By Metro And Dinner With A Local Family

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Overview

Leave Mexico city behind on a small-group tour to the ancient Teotihuacan Pyramids. Meet the locals in the typical Mexican town of San Martin de las Piramides, visit the ancient monuments, climb the Pyramid of the Sun at sunset and join a family for dinner in their home. Travel like a local by public transportation with the assistance of your professional guide on this interactive experience that familiarizes you with everyday life in Mexico.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Dinner included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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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.

Inclusions for Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids By Metro And Dinner With A Local Family

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to museum and Teotihuacan
  • Dinner
  • Public transportation during tour

Exclusions for Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids By Metro And Dinner With A Local Family

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 6 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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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  • Great tour! Our guide Rodrigo was really knowledgeable about the pyramids, and has excellent English and communication skills. We really enjoyed having dinner at the local family's house. This was a wonderful way to experience Mexico!

  • Cesar was our guide. He was extremely passionate, knowledgeable and watchful of his group. I enjoyed the agenda from the Pyramides to the Obsidian Tour to the food tasting.

    This is not a poor reflection of Cesar, but the food tasting was definitely displayed as a sponsored product program - a racket. The presenters were quick to have us taste 10 things, and the prices for their products were way overpriced - even by US standards. While not pushy, I'm sure this is why they move through the presentation quickly because few buy. The prices should be slashed about 75 to be reasonable for purchase. One 1.5 ounce sample of jam was 5 USD while a 10 ounce jar was 10 USD. 99 of people would never pay that price even in the US. That part was a scam.

    I think the tour company could afford to get a dedicated taxi or bus from the obisidian experience to dinner.

    The dinner was tasty!

  • The best way to spend Thanksgiving!! Dress comfortably, bring a sweater, and a cap...atop the pyramids, it is very windy. Do not be fooled...the steps are quite steep and there is one rope for guidance. Trust and believe...if you don't know Jesus before reaching to top, you will get to know him on the decent!! The dinner with the local family...worth every bite and some!! The samples of vodka, the conversation with the locals....OMG!!!

  • Following a slightly delayed start, waiting on the arrival of other group members who had taken a morning tour elsewhere, our Pyramid adventure began in earnest. We piled into a comfortable, mini- bus and headed out of the city. Transport was meant to be on the metro but this was far preferable as it allowed our Guide, Nathan, to speak with us enroute to our destination- there was a separate driver. First stop was the Palacios de Tetitla - an archeological dig made significant by the paintings that were discovered.
    Nothing prepared us for the sight of the Temples/ Pyraminds of the Sun and Moon - magnificent! Those who wished to do so, climbed to the top of one or both of these impressive structures always with the careful guidance of our guide, Nathan. There are clean, modern toilet facilities at the site and be prepared to be approached by the many touts on site, selling everything from water, through silver jewel leery to animal noise makers. Be assured none of the latter market aggressively. It is wise to take a hat even in mid winter as the sun was blazing down upon us. Of course, you can purchase a hat from one of the many stalls leading to the main site for a very reasonable price.
    Our group was comprise of a majority of under 35's which made the Tequila and other luscious liquids tasting session a hoot. The family who offered this service were delightful, with the patriarch being especially knowledgeable about both Agave and Obsidian. A modest but tasty evening meal at a family residence provided a fitting finale to a memorable and diverse experience.

  • We had a great time with Rodriguez and Bene. Roy is the best. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and knew where all his group was at all times. He was very helpful in getting us all back to the best place for us. Our group enjoyed the tour to the shaman and the wonderful dinner prepared by the local family. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Nathan was an excellent tour guide. Friendly, well informed, patient and fun to be with. Family dinner was excellent. Visited a home where we were given a tutorial on tequila and obsidian. Good value. Highly recommend. One comment: why meet at Museum of Modern Design and then walk to Bellas Artes to catch MetroBus?

  • We scheduled a last minute tour and the booking manager at Viator was able to find us this really fun tour. Our guide, Rodrigo, was very, energetic and spoke English well. A great time spent for half a day in Mexico and well worth the price point.

  • I'm so late to the party but I really wanted to review the tour I took back in February. I have wanted to go see the pyramids at Teotihuacan for as long as I could remember. I found this tour and decided to book it and I am so infinitely happy I did. Our tour guide I think it was Leon, guy in his mid/late 20's, fedora and glasses was so awesome and knowledgeable about not only CDMX and the history but Teotihuacan as well. Our group was small, our tour guide and myself and friend and 2 others.
    We walked up both pyramids and when we got to the top of Sol, we said a little prayer to the sun god. It was such an emotional moment that brought me to tears.
    After the pyramids, we walked into San Francisco de Los Piramides and visited a local obsidian worker. At his home, we also had a small tasting of pulque and mescal. We then went to the neighboring town of San Marcos to visit a distillery and then head to a local home for dinner.
    Our home-cooked meal of chicken and nopales was absolutely divine as was the conversation we all had over food and drinks. Once dinner was done, we headed around the corner to get the bus back to CDMX.

    I would do this tour every single day for the rest of my life if I could. The next time I go back to CDMX, I will 100 take this tour again.

  • The tour was fantastic and the site is a wonder. The amount of historical and contextual information related to it makes it essential to have a knowledgeably guide to be able to truly appreciate the visit. Our guide Rodrigo was awesome -- friendly, outgoing, and really enthusiastic about the subject matter. He clearly loved the history, science, and conjecture about Teotihuacan and keeps up-to-date with theories and findings that are ongoing at this mysterious and ancient place. He brought our tour group together wonderfully and was able to give us an answer and context to every obscure question our inquisitive minds could dream up. He is absolutely top notch.

    On top of it all, our group had a fantastic time together which was capped off by a delicious meal at local's house. As mentioned in other comments -- not actually eating WITH the family, but clearly a lovingly cooked meal in a cozy setting. Would recommend highly to anyone interested in really learning a lot and having an informative and hands-on small group experience.

  • This trip was worth every penny. Cesar was our tour guide and made every moment safe, informative and special. I was scared to climb the pyramids and he held my hand. That goes above and beyond. I would give it 10 stars if I could. Than you Cesar!

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