Mexico City

Teotihuacan Early Morning Tour from Mexico City

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From $65.00

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


Visit Teotihuacan in the early morning for a memorable view of the landmark site on a full-day tour from Mexico City. Afterward, stop at an artisan market, then have time to purchase lunch and refreshments before returning to Mexico City. Your tour includes entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Hear insightful commentary from your art historian guide
  • Experience the morning light at Teotihuacan
  • Stop at an artisan market and have lunch (own expense)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Beat the crowds on this early-morning tour to Teotihuacan and a craft market with easy hotel pickup.

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickups from Condesa, Roma, Polanco, Reforma and Downtown.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • República de Brasil
    República de Brasil, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Meet us in the Mexico City Hostel: Republica de Brasil 11, Centro, 06000, Mexico City.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickups ONLY from Condesa, Roma, Polanco, Reforma and Downtown areas. If not sure, drop us a line. Outside these areas, go to our Meeting Point: Republica de Brasil 8, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México

What To Expect

Zona Arqueologica Tlatelolco (Pass By)

Teotihuacan Centro

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

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
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great and knowledgeable staff that is on time and makes the most of your experience! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone!


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Great Early Morning Tour
mswrn81, Jun 2023
Great and knowledgeable staff that is on time and makes the most of your experience! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Fun Tour
Thais_A, Jun 2023
This was a nice tour and I liked that it was a small group of 10 people and that we were picked up from our hotel. At Teotihuacan the guide was very informative but I do wish he included more information about the rituals at this site. I also wish he used the time in the car to tell us about the history of the site instead of just the hour and a half at the site. It was nice getting there before the heat of the day and a fun trip overall.
Teotihuacán tour
Eileen_O, Jun 2023
Our guided tour of Teotihuacán was great. Our guide was working on his dissertation in anthropology and was knowledgable, friendly and kept the tour going at a great pace. I appreciated an early morning tour that got us home by 1:00 pm.
Great tour!
Tosha_S, Jun 2023
Our guide, Ernesto, was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining what we were seeing. Very interesting. It does require quite a bit of walking which might be difficult for young children.
Ernesto and Ignacio were the best!
Lawrence_W, Jun 2023
Ernesto was a fantastic guide! His demeanor, knowledgeability, and thoughtfulness made the tour incredibly worthwhile. Exceeded our expectations, which started out high given previous reviews. Ignacio was our driver and the rides were smooth too. We appreciated getting a mini tour of major sites in the historical center. Could not recommend this duo more highly!
Interesting and fun
Monica_M, May 2023
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kind. The site is beautiful with rich historical information. It was an interesting and well worth experience.
Fun trip
Marisol_S, May 2023
Great tour guide! Monse explained the history of the pyramids and was very good at explaining. Had a good lunch with the small group that went on this trip.
Fun tour
Jackie_C, May 2023
Our tour guide, Yunuen, was really informative. It’s clear he knows a lot about the area. We had a very nice time. I’m really glad that we took the tour in the early morning. It wasn’t crowded at all and it was a nice temperature.
Amazing Tour
Max_C, May 2023
We had a great time with Ernesto as our guide. He was super knowledgeable, accomadating, and friendly. We learned a lot amd the site was beautiful. Would recommend this tour to anyone considering visiting Teotihuacan
Awesome before the crowds tour.
Reed_D, May 2023
What a great trip. Yunuen our guide was awesome. So knowledgeable and friendly!! Highly recommend. We got there before the crowds!!
Monse is an excellent...
Linda_D, May 2023
Monse is an excellent tour guide!!! I've been to ths pyramids 3 times and thus time, by far, was the best!
Lilia_H, May 2023
Thanks to MOnserrat for her professionalism and dedication. My husband and I enjoyed the tour. THe only problem perhaps it was a mistake but the store tried to overcharged us.
Early is the best!!!
Jimmy_M, May 2023
Taking the early tour was best decision! As we were ending our tour buses full of people pulled up!😁. Also the sun wasn’t too bad at that time. We learned so much from Frank! Thank you Marcos for getting us there!
A must do for visiting Teotihuacan!
Whitney_W, May 2023
We knew we wanted to visit Teotihuacan and were debating going on our own without a guide vs. doing a tour. I am SO happy we did this tour and feel we would have missed out on so much from this fascinating site if we'd gone it alone. Gerardo had extensive knowledge of the history, the current studies being conducted at the site, the rituals, and everything we had questions on. The site does not have ample signage, so I wouldn't have known any of that (and certainly wouldn't have picked up on the meanings behind the particular carvings he pointed out). In terms of logistics, everything was incredibly smooth - easy pick up from our hotel, easy ride, and we beat the crowds. I was concerned that the obsidian workshop/tasting and lunch would eat into a lot of time or be a hard sell tourist trap situation, but it wasn't at all. A quick overview of the agave plant and the types of obsidian, maybe 15 minutes to shop if you want (no pressure, left to our own devices), then we were out. The van was very comfortable (I saw a previous review about A/C - A/C was working very well for us), and there were 10 total in our group, including us. 10/10 would book again. Thank you, Gerardo!!!
Great historical experience
Darshan_K, Apr 2023
Great experience with historical background from a knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the pyramids and the people that made them.
Good guide and excellent communication
Reed_A, Apr 2023
The tour guide and driver were both great. They communicated clearly about our pickup time and departure details. The tour itself was good with a lot of information.
Was a fantastic...
Lincoln_K, Apr 2023
Was a fantastic experience with a knowledgeable guide (Gerardo) and friendly, safe driver (Pepe) -- we got way more out of the tour than had we visited on our own and much easier than trying to figure out how to get to/from the city. Great lunch and a tequila tasting to cap off the experience. We booked our reservation relatively late so didn't have a chance to confirm the details of the exact time, etc. for the hotel pickup -- but the team arrived promptly and made my wife and I feel very welcome. Returning to the city in the early afternoon left plenty of time for additional sightseeing and relaxation. Would highly recommend!
History buffs this is for you
Stephanie_O, Apr 2023
Our guide Gerardo was very knowledgeable. This was one of the best tours for earth works/history buffs. I loved learning the local history and the current theories. Seeing the shop, uses of rock, agave and miscellaneous plants into dyes, tequila, and trinkets were interesting too. Our guide provided stops for snacks and picked us up with ease. We loved the tour. I would highly recommend if anyone wants a plethora of information and a full guided tour of the landscape.
A Wonderful Experience
Adam_G, Apr 2023
From beginning to end, this was a great experience. We received a message from our tour operator shortly after booking which confirmed our hotel pickup, and a precise time at which the tour van would arrive. Gerardo (our tour guide) arrived exactly on time. The early morning tour time allowed us to beat traffic and arrive at Teotihuacan just as the gates were opening. We were one of the first groups into the archeological site, which gave us a quiet and peaceful beginning to the tour before the vendors set up and the crowds filed in. These peaceful moments enhance a visit to what surely is a vital place in human history. Gerardo was an incredibly educated guide, and gave us information that wouldn't be found anywhere else. We are very grateful we had the chance to learn from him on this tour. The experience has sparked our interest to learn more on our own, and he even suggested a few books for us to pick up. After the tour we were taken to a small gift shop. It seemed a bit overpriced compared to what we had seen elsewhere, so we didn't purchase anything. Finally, we were taken to a nice spot for lunch with the rest of our group, which was a great chance to fuel up and chat with everyone else. Overall, we rate this a 10/10.
A Great Experience
S_G, Apr 2023
The Tour Guide was exceptional. Not only was he very very knowledgeable about pre Aztec and Aztec times but his presentation was clear and very interesting. He gave time to ask questions so everyone was included. I thought that this was one the best tours I have taken in Mexico City
Outstanding tour guide and experience!
Benjamin_L, Apr 2023
Monse was our tour guide for this experience. We definitely recommend wearing sunscreen and a hat as there is no shade at Teotihuacan. The early start time of this tour compared to other tours is great in order to avoid the even hotter afternoon sun. Overall we had a great time and Monse was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history of Teotihuacan. Got a lot more out of this experience by travelling with her rather than seeing the site solo. My friend and I had separate lunch reservations at La Gruta instead of Mayahual which the group normally goes to. She was able to accommodate us and dropped us off and picked us up from La Gruta while the rest of the group was having lunch at Mayahuel. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested.
Absolutely Phenomenal Tour for Young and Old!
Troy_T, Apr 2023
Fermin was an absolute phenomenal tour guide who brought to bear his archaeological and anthropological knowledge (He is preparing for his PHD in meso-american anthropologic studies!). The tour is absolutely a 10/10 and I will be recommending to friends and family alike as they travel to CDMX.
Excellent Tour
Jamie_M, Apr 2023
This tour was excellent. We were picked up at our hotel at 6:30, and taken to Teotihuacan (with a coffee stop en route) and were some of the first people there! Yun was a fantastic tour guide, explaining the history, politics and lifestyle of the Teotihuacan in great detail. It was a small group, around 8-9 people in total. We had a quick stop to learn about agave and obsidian from some locals, and to browse the gift shop, and were dropped off at our hotel at around 1pm. Would definitely recommend if you want to beat the crowds and learn the most about the area.
Historical and visual excellence in a few hours journey with an expert
CJ_H, Apr 2023
Beautiful and interesting site in the professional care of an archeology expert who answered our myriad of questions on diverse historical topics. A real visual feast that I would recommend hands down for all who come to Mexico City! Our guide made it unforgettable and gave us reason to honor the people and culture of this ancient civilization. Way to go. Fermin, our kind, hospitable guide!!! Thank you!! CJH
Informative and fun!
Cathryn_P, Apr 2023
Yunuen, our guide, was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and personable. Communication around pick ups etc was very clear. The minivan had aircon and was comfortable. The Obsidian workshop and lunch were fun - as a random group of strangers we all had a great time! Would definitely recommend this early morning tour, particularly to avoid the worst of the heat.
Funny and knowledgeable guide makes the tour!
kimpo76, Apr 2023
Ernesto was a such a knowledgeable and fun guide. I would recommend anyone to take a tour with him. He picked us up at our apartment on time and the van was tight, but comfortable on the way there. It was our family of 5, 3 other couples, Ernesto, and the driver. We stopped at a convenience store and coffee shop to pick up breakfast on the way to Teotihuacan. The tour of the temples and Avenue of the Dead is quite far, has several stairs and little shade, so definitely be prepared with sunscreen/hats/water. The driver picked us up at the end near the Temple of the Moon so you don't have to walk the entire avenue twice. The information Ernesto gave us was educational and interesting. My teenagers seemed to enjoy themselves as well. The restaurant he brought us to afterwards was not cheap, but not too expensive and the food was pretty and tasted average. The location and service were great.
Our guide was very clear...
Jeni_N, Apr 2023
Our guide was very clear in his communication, professional and knowledgeable. We very much enjoyed our tour and would happily recommend to others .
Enjoyable tour
Liv_D, Apr 2023
Jun was a fantastic guide, very personable and knowledgeable. The group size wasn’t too big - 12 people total. Comfortable van ride with a stop on the way for coffee and a quick breakfast. Jun knows a lot about the history of Teotihuacan and happy to answer any questions. The tour finished with lunch which was ok, not great, but huge portions. Door to door pickup and drop off was great. Overall we really enjoyed the day and recommend this tour.
Morning tour
Sandra_C, Apr 2023
We were picked up on time and greeted by our guide, Yunuen. Yunuen was very thoughtful throughout the trip informing us of every part of the trip. We stopped at a very clean convenience store to use the restroom and buy a breakfast snack. Traffic was very light. I highly recommend this early morning trip. It started getting hot by 10 am and we were half through our visit at Teotihuacan. Yunuen was very detailed in his explanations of each historical site; very much appreciated. A young child became a bit dizzy after climbing the ruin. Yunuen made sure to stay with the family until the young boy felt better. Lunch was good too; several options to choose from. The only thing I would recommend is having lunch at 11:30 instead of 12 noon. It took 1 1/2 hours to get back to our hotel- traffic was heavy for about 10 miles. We are at our hotel by 2:30 pm.
Lovely day with a wonderful guide
Stephanie_E, Apr 2023
We had the most wonderful day with our tour guide Monse to Teotiouchan. She was entertaining and so informative! The tour was well paced and it was great starting at one end and walking to the pyramid of the Moon and getting picked up from there. She answered so many of our questions and cleverly checked what we had learnt. Highly recommend a smaller tour like this with a more personal experience. Leaving early is great too. Thanks for a wonderful day.

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