*Tehuacalco Archaeological Site Experience 60 Minutes From Acapulco With LUNCH

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up ALL our passengers coming by Cruise or staying in a hotel or staying in an Air B & B property.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Safe Very Small Group Tour, More Quality, Less Density.

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.

Kindly please contact your local supplier to settle exact time and place of pick up.


  • 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.


Bottled water


Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off

Vehicle transport

Lunch - Tacos dorados de pollo or Enchiladas or Burger with fries

Entry/Admission - Tehuacalco Archaeological Ancient Ruins


Alcoholic Beverages - Available to purchase


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.

Most travelers can participate

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

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Safe Very Small Group Tour, More Quality & Less Density.

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Mar-2018

    I took my family (husband and two girls, 7 and 3) on this tour with Rudy and Roger. Ernesto, the ruins guide, knew a lot about this place. It has a brutal sacrificial history, amazing views from the top of the pyramid and a fascinating story about a giant and his boulder. Try the mutated bumpy looking fruit hanging from the trees at the beginning of the walk, it tastes and feels like cake! Take lots of water and good shoes, there is a bit of uphill climbing and never turn your back on the walk down the pyramid steps! If you find yourself a bit sensitive to the area and feel a slight itch on your leg, rub a bit of the hot dry dirt, worked wonders for my daughter.