Pyramids Of Teotihuacán And Basilica Of Guadalupe - Mexico City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Mexico City, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You will get a great experience in a very interesting and millenary city in the north side of this ancient site. An awesome place only 50 minutes away from Mexico city. Teotihuacan its the most visited archaeological site of South America and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.
The area is an enormous archaeological city in the Basin of Mexico just 30 miles northeast of Mexico city, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes such as the Avenue of the Dead and numerous colorful- well-preserved murals. Additionally, Teotihuacan produced a thin orange pottery style that is spread throughout Mesoamerica as well the magnificent mortuary mask made in obsidian.

Know More about this tour

Nuestra Seora de Guadalupe is recognized as a symbol of all Catholic world. "The Aztecshad an elaborate, coherent symbolic system for making sense of their lives. When this was destroyed by the Spaniards, something new was needed to fill the void and make sense of New Spainthe image of Guadalupe served that purpose.

According to Roman Catholic tradition, on December 9, 1531, Juan Diego (a recently converted Aztec indigenous peasant) had a vision of a young woman while he was on a hill in the Tepeyac desert near Mexico city. The lady asked him to build a church exactly on the spot where they were standing. He told the local Bishop Juan de Zumarraga who asked for proof in exchange.

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Seora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. Under this title, she is officially proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church as the Patroness of Americas, Empress of Latin America and Protectress of the Unborn Children.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Live commentary on board

Local guide

Professional art historian guide

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 09-Sep-2022

    We choose the French version of the tour. The guide welcomed us in a spacious SUV. The ride was smooth and spacious. I think the most important part of this tour was the knowledge of the guide. 40 years in service. Very glad we choose this tour.

  • 03-Apr-2022

    Luis Fernandez was our tour guide and he was superb. He was well versed, clear in his explanations, and FUN. The company was also very flexible with our changing needs as we fix in this tour this our son's wedding. This and the City tour are core to understanding Mexico City.

  • 06-Nov-2021

    Hector is the best driver I have had! I have used him for the last 4 years while going to Mexico City and he is friendly, happy, helpful and always with a smile on his face. He is truly the best. I would suggest anyone using him. His car is nice, clean and big. He will give you history of the town, advice on what to see and anything else you want…he even let us play loud music while he sang along with us! He is the best!

  • 14-Sep-2021

    Best experience! From booking to the end of our tour, everything was amazing! Great communication when booking with Hector and we were so appreciative to have a great guide, Victor, who spoke both English and Spanish. He was flexible when we needed a little more time and was patient! The vehicle was very nice, clean and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a tour or private transport!

  • 19-Mar-2020

    This was not a "tour." This was a transportation company pretending to be a tour company. Pros: - Car provided was clean and comfortable - Communication from the company was solid - Jorge, the tour guide, was really lovely. He was incredibly knowledgeable. Spoke great English and was accommodating and full of interesting facts during the car ride only. Cons: - If you read this tour's offering, it says bottled water, the tour guide, etc. are included, with the only "exclusions as food and gratuities." We never received any water (which in Mexico is a necessity) and were told that we needed to buy our own tickets to enter the Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan. Nowhere on the tour site does it say that the tickets are not included! - When we met the driver, he was surprised that we wanted to go to the Guadalupe Shrine—which is very clearly a main component of the tour. - We also were taken to a honey/crystal factory that was not listed on the tour, and while interesting and informative, it took an unscheduled 45 minutes, which meant we had less time to spend at Teotihuacan. - The most disappointing part of the whole experience was that Jorge did not even accompany us into Teotihuacan. We essentially had no tour guide for several hours of the tour. Leading us to repeatedly ask ourselves why we paid $200 to walk the grounds alone. Overall, our tour guide aside, we felt cheated and misled by what was outlined for this tour and what we actually experienced. When we realized that the unscheduled crystal stop gave us little time at the pyramids, we were informed by the company that each additional hour would cost us $30. Again, what is really the value of this “tour” company? You are better off going with a less expensive option or hiring a tour guide yourself - save yourself the disappointment!

  • 28-Feb-2020

    The guide was a lovely man, very friendly and very accommodating. He picked us up at an earlier time (although he was 10 minutes late, Mexico time I presume) and we had arranged before to not go to the shrine, but spend more time in Teotihuacan and visit the museum on site instead which was great. However the main problem was his mobility as he couldn't walk very far or up steps, the place is huge and takes a long time to walk from one end to the other. There are many ruins along the way for which we had no guide or information as he drove himself from one end to the other and met us there. Over all it felt more like a glorified and very expensive taxi ride. If I had this information before I definitely would have booked a different tour.

  • 06-Sep-2019

    La agencia de viajes asignada nos recogió a la hofa asignada y nos llevaron hacia Teotihuacan,una hermosa experiencia caminar en medio de esta zona y subir cada una de las pirámides que pies a pesar de tener escalones altos las personas hacen el mejor de sus esfuerzos para llegar a la cima de cada una de ellas. Un aire limpio se respira en este hermoso lugar. Luego continuamos a ver a la Virgencita de Guadalupe y pues al llegar al lugar el corazon se te hace un nudo de la emoción con solo empezar de ver por fuera cada una de las Iglesias. Despues de las charlas por el guia solo te queda el deseo de agradecer a la Virgencita por haber permitido poder llegar a sus pies.

  • 23-Mar-2019

    Our family of four, including two teens, loved this trip. Pre-trip communication was excellent. We arranged to be picked up at 8a to avoid crowds and the driver, Hector, and guide, Rafael, were on time and ready with a new and very clean SUV. Hector was a very good driver (safe but adept at Mexico City driving) and Rafael's expertise and pure love for these subjects was apparent. Both were very friendly and professional. Rafael gave us a guided tour at the pyramids and was able to answer any question we had. There was time for our family to climb the Pyramid of the Sun also. Afterwards we stopped at a restaurant nearby which had very good food. It also had a gift shop (no pressure to buy) and a demonstration about the uses of the maguey plant (needles, paper, and pulque) which was interesting, and included a pulque and mescal tasting (again, no pressure to buy). Afterwards we went to the Basilica and toured the original and entered the "new" one to see the Shrine. Rafael was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of both the old and new one. The whole say was lovely, comfortable, un-hurried, and fascinating. We learned a lot, our teenage kids loved it, it was a great value, and I completely recommend it.

  • 01-Feb-2019

    We coordinated a tour with Hector to the pyramids at Teotihuacan leaving early Saturday morning. We got there, Hector took care of everything including tickets and getting us started with information and a tour. Climbing was fun especially with his count the steps challenge. Overall, he was fun to interact with, his suburban was comfortable and perfect for some tired, hungover travelers. We enjoyed it and will use his services again.

  • 15-May-2018

    Hector spoke to us in English and showed us all around Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine. It was easy to set up the pick up and drop off locations and his vehicle was big enough for 6 of us, plus Hector as the driver. After hiking the pyramids, he took us to another shop nearby where we learned more about how the natives used to sew, dye fabric and make drinks. The kids enjoyed seeing the Aztec dog (think of the movie Coco.) We ate at La Gruta near there (cool cave restaurant) while Hector waited nearby for us. Once near the Guadalupe Shrine, Hector even stopped by a local ice cream shop when we said we wanted to sample some. We would highly recommend this company to anyone and will use them again when we come back!

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