Tehuacalco Ruins Archaeological Site Tour From Acapulco

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    • The lobby of your hotel or Cruise Ship Pier, • The entrance of your hotel if you are staying at the Mayan Palace or Mayan Golf, • YOU MUST CONTACT US on your arrival to define the exact PI.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Located only 1hour away from Acapulco, Tehuacalco is the most recently discovered archaeologicalsite in Mexico and lies in mountains of the Sierra Madre. On a tour with your guide, learn aboutthese archaeological ruinsassociated with the Yope people and see the ceremonial center dedicated to the cult of the water.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Free drinks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

After pickup inthe morning, leave Acapulco from your hotel or cruise ship terminal and experience the impressive countryside of the Sierra Madres. As you travel on your way to the Tehuacalco archaeological site, your guide will share insight about the local Mexican lifestyle and other topics of interest.Prepare yourself for aunique experience: to be one of the first visitors to Tehuacalco while your guide takes you back through the ages.

Tehuacalco is known for its large structures. The monumental area encompasses 12 acres (4 hectares) and includes more than 15 different structures. Among them you will see the great pyramidal base rising 60 feet from the ground. The base features a large staircase, walls, and patios.

The name of the site comes from the Nahuatl phrase 'tehuacalli,' which refers to holes bored into stones to be used for ritual purposes. It can be interpreted various ways such as 'place of the stone box,' 'house of priests,' or 'house of the sacred water.' While it is not completely certain, there may have been Yopime or even Tlapaneca settlements here as well. Occupation of the site began around 400 AD and reacheditsheight between 650 and 1100 AD.

Fascinating engravings depict what may have been the very first ball game. Your guide will point outincredible petroglyphs dedicated to the water, lined up from north to south of the site.Marvel at the excavation site and see the moon marks, the sun observer, and the way of life between religion and government.

After your 2-hour visit, head back to Acapulco for drop-offat youroriginal departure location.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Snacks

Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off

Vehicle transport

Entry/Admission - Tehuacalco Archaeological Ancient Ruins

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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