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Teotihuacan

Carretera Mexico Teotihuacan KM 46, San Juan Teotihuacán, Central Mexico

The Basics

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is commonly visited on day trips from nearby Mexico City. See the pyramids from above on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride before exploring the ruins on the ground, or opt for an early-morning tour with an archaeologist to learn the site's history and avoid the crowds that descend later in the day. Teotihuacán highlights include the Moon Plaza, the Sun Pyramid, the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent).

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Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City
Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City
$45.99 per adult
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Waryior was a great tour guide! Informative fun and kind. We would book a tour with this company and guide again!
Raymond_B, Nov 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

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Don't miss this tour with Ivan!
Patricia_I, Aug 2022
Teotihuacan: Private Tour From Mexico City
Ivan arrived promptly to scoop our party of four adults. His van smelled and looked freshly clean, with a working AC! Along the ride to Teotihuacan he dispersed bits of local history and also gave us time to talk among ourselves. Ivan was extremely knowledgeable and prepared to answer all of our questions. He brings a pointer and books along so we can visually understand what the site once looked like, a great bonus.
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Great experience
Ernesto_D, Dec 2022
Pyramids of Teotihuacan Private Tour
Fantastic experience and knowledgeable tour guide that explained the origin of Teotihuacan. The attention to detail was amazing and our needs were accommodated.
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Wonderful tour!
Augusto_G, Dec 2022
Teotihuacan Express private tour from Mexico City
Wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and attentive. The tour was long enough to allow us to appreciate Teotihuacan and learn a lot. It was a wonderful, memorable experience. Strongly recommend it!
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This was a really...
Adrianne_S, Nov 2022
Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour with lunch
This was a really interesting tour complete with viewing some historical Aztec sites in the city and out at the great Pyramids of the Sun & Moon in Teotihuacan. At the end we toured the Basilica Guadalupe which was also rich in history.
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Highly recommend
Sonya_P, Nov 2022
Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City
Warryo was an excellent guide and provided lots of useful info about the area, taking public transportation, as well as fun facts about Teotihuacan. The demo with the local artisan also very informative. Definitely recommend!
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TREMENDOUS TEOTIHUACAN
Ted_T, Nov 2022
Private Tour Teotihuacan City of the Gods
Awesome tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids was absolutely fantastic. It was a beautiful private tour for our group of four people. Our driver and our tour guide Alfredo were top notch. Alfredo had an exceptional wealth of knowledge. We highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see this phenomenal world heritage experience.
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An incredible journey across the sky, ground and below!
Thomas_S, Sep 2022
Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour
The hot airballoon ride at the start is an amazing experience and gives fantastic views over teotihuacan, the captain was very friendly too! The tour of the city with Eloy was incredible - he imparted deep knowledge of all the sites we visited and was a brilliant guide. Even the food was brilliant and had plenty of delicous options for veggies and vegans!
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The mysterious Teotihuacan civilization.
GabrielC_P, Nov 2022
Teotihuacan: Private Tour From Mexico City
Our guide, Eduardo, is obviously an expert historian. He shared his vast knowledge about what has already been known about the mysterious Teotihuacan civilization as well as the most recent archiological discoveries.
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Once in a life-time experience and worth it....
Freddy_C, Nov 2022
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City
Our Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City was a delightful experience. All aspects of the adventure was very professional and timely. Very attentive team and very informative. The breakfast was light and delicious and the mariachis were talented while being engaged.
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Teotihuacan amazing, tourist stuff after not so much...
Craig_C, Nov 2022
Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting
It's great to get to Teotihuacan early and avoid the crowds, the site itself is incredible. The tour itself was good but we would prefer to not have been with so many other people doing the toquilla tasting and then lunch. More time at the site would have been much better. The buffet at the restaurant was the worst food we had on our trip. The tour guide was good and she was very organized and seemed experienced.
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Miguel was a great tour...
Jillian_K, Dec 2022
Teotihuacan: Private Tour From Mexico City
Miguel was a great tour guide and new so much about the site!! He really took the time to make sure that I really understood the cultural significance and was super patient with my dozens of questions 😊 Transportation was safe, clean, and efficient!
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Awesome balloon tour!
Casey_A, Nov 2022
Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour
Awesome day! I’ve done a few hot air balloons before, but this tour was my favorite! Seeing all the balloons in the air was incredible!! We had a very knowledgeable guide, everything was on time and clean. Better than I could have imagined!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Teotihuacán is a must-see for history buffs and those interested in indigenous cultures.

  • The steep climb to the top of the Sun Pyramid includes more than 200 steps so requires a reasonable level of fitness.

  • Though the pyramids are not wheelchair accessible, the site itself and the restrooms are.

  • The site is closed on Mondays, and Mexican residents receive free admission on Sundays.

  • On weekends and holidays, a trolley takes visitors from the entry booths to various stops within the site for a small fee.

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How to Get There

Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Mexico City, Teotihuacán is accessible by the scenic but long 132D, a winding freeway that can take well over an hour, and 85D, a toll road that will usually get you to the pyramids in about 50 minutes. It's also easy and convenient to take a bus from the Terminal Central del Norte in Mexico City; buses leave at least hourly and are geared toward tourists with limited Spanish skills.

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When to Get There

Since locals receive free admission on Sundays, expect more crowds then. Popular Mexican public holidays, such as Independence Day (September 16), the week of Easter, and All Saints Day (November 1) also tend to attract more visitors. In general, in order to beat the crowds, arrive in the early morning either on a private tour or on your own.

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Visiting the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

About a 50-minute drive from Teotihuacán, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe) is the most-visited religious site in Latin America. In 1531, a man professed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary at the site, and a second image is said to have appeared on his cloak. Millions of worshippers come to the basilica every year to see this sacred cloth, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Day is celebrated December 12.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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