Mexico City

Full-Day Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Tour from Mexico City Including Transport

Mexico City, Mexico

From $228.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan in their full splendor on a morning hot air balloon tour from Mexico City. Fly over the famous pyramids of the Sun and the Moon before descending for a Champagne toast and on-the-ground tour of the ruins, with the option of exploring with a guide or on your own. This tour lets you truly appreciate the scale of the archaeological site and see more than is possible on a walking tour.
  • Hot air balloon tour of Teotihuacan from Mexico City
  • Fly over the famous pyramids of the Sun and the Moon before the crowds arrive
  • Admire the full scale of the ancient archaeological site from the air
  • Free time to explore on the ground with a guide or independently
  • Champagne toast included, and breakfast included on weekends
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Mexico City included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Sip champagne on hot air balloon tour with rare birds-eye views of the pyramids and Mexico City transport.

What's Included

  • Transportation from Mexico City to Teotihuacan and back to Mexico City
  • 45 min - 1 hour Hot Air Balloon Shared Flight (Depending on Weather Conditions
  • Champagne Type Drink (Bubbly Wine) and Certificate
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Time to spend on your own in Teotihuacan
  • Coffee Break
  • Hotel Pick-Up (excluding AirBnB)
  • Entrance fee to pyramids (70 pesos per person)
  • Guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

05:00 AM

What To Expect

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

8 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick up time is between 4:15 - 5:15 AM. Please reconfirm 1 day before. You will be in the 6am or 8am flight depending on availability. 8am group enjoys breakfast while waiting for flight.
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Due to height, small children will not be able to see out of the basket of the balloon.
  • Tour operator does not provide any photography services on this tour. You may come across photographers at Teotihuacan who will offer to take your photos for a fee. Please keep in mind that these photographers are independent and not affiliated with our company.
  • Our local operator is part of the Teotihuacán Hot Air Balloon Federation, and has all the required official permits to operate.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Absolutely amazing experience I did this in Australia years ago, but this was 100 times better. Beautiful sunrise an mist. Probably 50 hot air balloons flying together. It was just incredibly beautiful. YOU SHOULD DO IT return transport was well below average tho Returned 1.5 hours late. Due to traffic an other people in the group been careless Traffic was so slow it was quicker to walk the city


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A different and extraordinary way to enjoy Teotihuacan
Ingrid_Y, May 2023
Organization was optimal, the experience of flying over the ruins was amazing and the breakfast was very nice too!
Incredible experience
Donald_H, Apr 2023
Let me start by saying I don’t typically leave reviews, but this warranted an exception. First, the amenities on this tour were far better than I expected (i.e. prompt pick-up/drop-off service, comfortable transportation, nice drivers, coffee/snacks upon arrival, great lunch, mariachi band, etc.). More importantly, the balloon tour itself was a once in a lifetime experience, which you can probably gather from the pictures I took (one of which has somewhat gone viral). I can’t recommend this excursion enough for those traveling to Mexico City. Definitely the highlight of the trip.
A great way to see Teotihuacan
Colin_O, Mar 2023
Excellent experience. Transportation from Mexico City to Teotihuacan. Then a hot air balloon ride over the pyramids. The balloon ride was fun itself, but seeing the ruins from above was amazing. I highly recommend it. Then you get a ride to the ruins to see them on foot which was great as well. We booked late so we did not get up in a balloon immediately, we had to wait for a bit. But that was not a big problem, it mean we had the sky to ourselves.
nice Event but Organization and Customer Care needs improvement
Katrin_B, Mar 2023
I was picked up 5.10h at the hotel. I booked the tour in English but the driver only spoke Spanish. On the drive to the pyramids we had to take a toll road. Unfortunately the driver did not have enough money with him so he had to ask a customer to lend him money for the toll road. Arrived at the scene there were many people gathering. A real introduction of what to do did not take part. So I just went to the line where others were queing. I got the information that I was on the second turn already the day before. What I did not know was that there was only one balloon going for the second turn. So no Sunrise no other balloons in the sky which gave a real nice picture. The balloon ride itself was nice and professionally done! After the balloon ride you were brought to the pyramides or better to one of the entrances. There was no entrance fee nor a guide included. I was dropped off as the only customer at gate 4 with the only instruction of meeting here at 1.15pm for the ride home. That was all; no introduction, no contact details nothing. I had no chance to group up with others to enjoy the scene. Also the pyramids were not open for climbing!!! There was no information at any time that this was not possible. On the way back, oh wonder, there was again the toll road. The driver had to stop at a parking stop to draw money for the road. As if he did not have about 6hours of time before driving us home. I recommend to chose a different tour operator which offers you a guided tour at the pyramids and maybe also a guide for the area. Otherwise it is just a place in a dessert with stones put on top of each other.
Bucket List
Sloane_S, Mar 2023
Incredible!!! Service, experience, food, entertainment! Wow! So glad we took the time to do this experience.
1000% need to do this!
Lauren_F, Feb 2023
The whole ride was incredible. We went right over the pyramids and were so close it felt like we could nearly touch them. The free gopro video was a very unexpected surprise!
Highlight of our trip
Andrea_H, Feb 2023
Their operations were incredibly smooth, down to every detail. Balloon operator and crew were very professional and we felt very safe. Breakfast was a nice touch. Fabulous experience, will suggest to others.10/10!!
Nice experience but felt ripped off
Christopher_P, Feb 2023
Amazing balloon ride, but had to wait 3 hours for a balloon. The first balloons were "booked up" - so why make us get up at 4.30am!? Didn't get off the ground until nearly 9am
Unforgettable experience
CarolinaLara_P, Jan 2023
The moment they start blowing up the balloons, just before dawn was mesmerising. The peace I felt once I was in the air and the view of the pyramids from the top is something I will never forget.
This is definitely the...
Yuju_C, Jan 2023
This is definitely the best hot air balloon tour ever!! All the staffs are very friendly and willing to help non-Spanish speaker like me. Will bring my family to do another ride for sure.
🧙🏼‍♂️Magical 🧙🏼‍♂️
Natasha_W, Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing experience I did this in Australia years ago, but this was 100 times better. Beautiful sunrise an mist. Probably 50 hot air balloons flying together. It was just incredibly beautiful. YOU SHOULD DO IT return transport was well below average tho Returned 1.5 hours late. Due to traffic an other people in the group been careless Traffic was so slow it was quicker to walk the city
Sergio_C, Nov 2020
My partner and i were just married and had the most amazing time!! Our balloon pilot was awesome and all of the staff were so fun and helpful! The breakfast after was also really great!
Excellent experience
Stephen_S, Aug 2020
Excellent experience. Everybody was very skillful and the ride was amazing. The only thing I would say is that they shouldn’t sell full day experiences when they are going to cancel half the trip because COVID causes the pyramids to be closed for tours. Our full day turned into a half day.
Great Day
Janet_P, Dec 2019
Had a wonderful time will do again in the future I highly recommend this activity the people were very nice and courteous and the food was great
Not necessarily over Teotihuacan ruins - unless you are prepared to pay extra
ArthurMark_W, Jul 2019
Only after our balloon tour did we learn that everybody else on our trip had been offered a specific tour of the ruins - which was an additional charge. Bubbly (as in sparkling wine or champagne was advertised) but not available Watch out for hotel pickup if you are doing this trip on a Sunday - due to the regular marathon in Mexico city, you will be asked to get yourself to a designated meeting point Know before you go that if there are low cross winds you may have a very bumpy landing and, as was our case, the basket may tip over completely Be prepared for long waiting times while they prepare the balloon and at the end of the flight when the balloon is being packed away (20 - 25 minutes) On a more uplifting note the pilots are very professional and it is a wonderful feeling to fly so high, with such an unrestricted view. Warning - if you don't like heights they do fly very high
Unforgettable Experience!
Wanderer10145198761, Jul 2019
It was an awesome adventure! Do not miss the opportunity to soar above the Pyramids! The entire experience was timed very well. Pick up from our hotel was on time. Recommend you wear tennis shoes, hat and a jacket because it was cool. The landing was very smooth. Breakfast afterwards was great and had the opportunity to hire a tour guide for the pyramids. We were back at the hotel by 2:30 so had plenty of time to do sightseeing afterwards.
Air balloon experience
Ana_S, Jul 2019
Great activity!!! our air balloon guide was amazing, he explain to us what we were looking at, explain to us about maximum altitude reached, a little of the pyramids. When we landed they had a great buffet for us, they had the time to look for the birthdays and had a cake for them too. Everything was absolutely great!!!
Amazing but a little confusing with the company.
Maria_M, Mar 2019
The experience is amaizing bit since there is a third part some information through emails might be lost. In tripadvisor said the fees for the pyrimides were 70 mex pesos and once there it was 75... not much difference really but when its not your money and you try to have enough for a day its kind of complicated. They change the price for 2019, and nobody care about my reservation and everything was said there. But the expierence itself... its a must do!
Overpaying for transportation only
Marcos_S, Jan 2019
There was really poor communication with the touring company called Bamba Experience. There was no pickup location listed. The phone they number listed would go straight to voicemail. It took 4 calls all day to Viator to clarify the pickup location. Eventually, I did get picked up and dropped off at the balloon vendor called Volare. But there was no directions from Bamba Experience on what to do from there. I had to ask around in mass confusion.The balloon ride was amazing, however. That credit is for Volare though, not the touring company that you sign with here (Bamba Experience)After the balloon ride, they dropped me off at Teotihaucan. There's no guide included, so the experience was very poor. I would suggest anyone wanting to do the balloon tour, to Uber to one of the balloon vendors and directly buy the ticket from the vendor.
this was an exiting excursion. The...
Virgilia R, Apr 2018
this was an exiting excursion. The balloon flew over The Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid. I asked the guide why we were nmot going to the other pyramid.... he said That area is closed because mercury was found. Neddless to say, as we were on foot in Teotihuacan we never made it to the mercury infested side . The next day I went on another excursion to Teotihuacan which took us straight to the side not shown to us in the hot air balloon tour. It is the most beautiful pyramid in Teotihuacan. It was open...No Mercury!!!! Did that hot air balloon guide lied to me?
Great experience and worth the...
Daniel_R, Feb 2018
Great experience and worth the price. When confirming, it is better to contact them over the phone. Although the provide an email and gchat numbers, they went ignored.
Buenas y malas
PabloRoberto_O, Mar 2023
El viaje es globo espectacular y la visita guiada también Lamentablemente durante el regreso el conductor nos obligó a bajar del del vehículo con la escusa de que había mucho tráfico Tuvimos que caminar 15 cuadras por lugares desconocidos para bistrós hasta llegar al hotel Algo extremadamente desagradable y fuera del contrato
Superou as expectativas!
Inah_V, Dec 2022
Experiência maravilhosa! Tudo muito organizado, equipe super gentil e competente. O vôo de balão foi incrível, as pirâmides maravilhosas e a recepção muito calorosa. Recomendo!
Sehr schön!
Michael_D, May 2019
Alles war top organisiert, die Ballonfahrt war ein Traum und das anschließende Frühstück sehr lecker.

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