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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
$49.99 per adult
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Teotihuacan experience
Warryor (Ulysses) was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, informative, pleasant. Thank you so much for an incredible experience.
JARED_K, Jan 2023

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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Highly Recommend!
Siham_A, Feb 2023
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City
The Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan is a must do excursion that I highly recommend. The views from the top are magnificent as you are overlooking the sunrise and the pyramids.
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Best trip to Teotihuacan EVER!
Hudson_T, Jan 2023
Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City
Our guide, Eloy, was so passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Teotihuacan. I have studied MesoAmerican history for years and still came away with increased knowledge.
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Excellent Day at Teotihuacan
Don_K, Feb 2023
Teotihuacan: Private Tour From Mexico City
We had the private tour from Mexico City. Our guide, Noah, picked us up on time and did an excellent job of taking us to Teotihuacan and explaining the history and everything we were seeing. I highly recommend.
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I had an amazing time. I...
Anna_E, Jan 2023
Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City
I had an amazing time. I wouldn’t visit Teotihuacan without a guide and outs was phenomenal. Informative, friendly, and gave us plenty of time to rest and shop.
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The best way to visit a must see
Tim_R, Dec 2022
Teotihuacan Pyramids tour
Visiting Teotihuacan is on everyone’s list of “must do” activities in Mexico, and rightly so. However, engaging a good, knowledgeable guide is key to getting the most out of the experience. Daniel knew the ins and outs of the logistical side of things, so he was able to get us everywhere we needed to be without encountering long waits. He also has deep expertise in the history of Teotihuacan as well as in the ongoing research that continues to reveal more of the site’s secrets.
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A tour worth to pay!
Lucia_V, Jan 2023
Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Guadalupe Shrine and Tequila Tasting Tour
We had a great experience visiting the Teotihuacan temples (not pyramids, temples just like our amazing tour guide Alexa taught us). The tour time was well managed and Alexa really tried to explain everything she knows about the tour and other tourism topics in general. It's offered in Spanish and English.
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Great tour!
Timothy_H, Jan 2023
Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting
Gerson and Hector were very knowledgeable guides. Their Teotihuacan tour was the perfect mix of history, culture, and doing the walks and climbs to view the whole site. And Gerson is a pretty hilarious entertainer too!
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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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A great investment!
Ioanna_C, Jan 2023
Teotihuacan Express private tour from Mexico City
Excellent private tour! Diana was incredibly knowledgeable and efficient and gave us a fantastic, substantial tour of Teotihuacan. We learnt about history, art, culture and much more. Time and money well invested!
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Worth It!
Daniel_K, Jan 2023
Teotihuacan: Private Tour From Mexico City
My favorite "experience" so far on Viator. Ivan really brought Teotihuacan alive with his expansive knowledge of its history. He was able to answer all of our questions. We never felt rushed. And Ivan is just an all-around nice guy. Very accommodating. I have previously done one of the ~$50 Teotihuacan tours before and am glad that we paid a little extra for a private tour.
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Smooth experience.
Ashish_S, Dec 2022
Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour with lunch
Overall a smooth experience. Good communication, clean vehicle. The guide Mario was excellent. would have loved to get 1 additional hour at the Pyramids.
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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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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