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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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Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting
Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting
$39.00 per adult
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Worth it
Great tour! Sergio has a wealth of knowledge.very interesting to learn all about the history of the pyramids.
Maritza_H, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

Unforgettable memory
Stephanie_P, Mar 2022
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City
This was a great activity to do during my trip to CDMX. Because of COVID you are not allowed to climb the pyramids in Teotihuacan. This was a great alternative to see the beautiful view from the top. Being in the hot air balloon and seeing sunrise is an unforgettable memory. Looking at the pyramid from an aerial view and seeing all the other balloons around is absolutely breath taking.
Teotihuacan was the best...
John_B, Feb 2022
Historical downtown Mexico City & Teotihuacan Pyramids Mezcal tasting
Teotihuacan was the best part though there was no Mezal. It was one shot of tequila. It’s not the tour’s fault but COVID means you cannot climb the ruins as is shown in the photos
Sergio is a great guide
Alejandro_A, Jul 2022
Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Guadalupe Shrine and Tequila Tasting Tour
Our tour guide, Sergio was very knowledgeable. He made the trip worthwhile. The Shrine tour is very good. Great food at he the restaurant Rancho at Teotihuacan before we got to the pyramids
Great experience with Viator!
Sandra_B, Jun 2022
Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City
Amazing guide who knew lots about the story of Teotihuacan. Great food, reliable transport and overall a wonderful experience as always with Viator!
So worth it!
Matthew_H, May 2022
Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco
Jorge, Edgar and Noe turned this "tour" into an unforgettable experience. Their combined knowledge was invaluable to understand and attempt to gain insight and perspective on the amazing peoples who had inhabited Teotihuacan. I am not usually a "tour with a guide" kind of traveler, but wouldn't have done it any other way. Highly recommend the tour and if possible with Jorge, Edgar and Noe. They were very pleasant and felt like true friends by the end of the day.
What a Great Experience!
Phil_B, Jun 2022
Teotihuacan: City of the Gods Private Tour From Mexico City
Our private tour was coordinated by Ivan and led by Edith. She was exceptional! So knowledgable and friendly. If you're fortunate enough to go to Teotihuacan, we highly recommend requesting Edith for your private tour.
Aztecs…Pulque…Carlos is the best tour guide!
Katelyn_B, Jun 2022
Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour with lunch
Had such a wonderful time visiting Teotihuacan and being taught the history of the Aztec people! Carlos was the best tour guide and really knows his history! We loved his charisma and passion and was definitely an amazing experience!
From an expert in the field. Literally.
Ashok_K, Apr 2022
Teotihuacan Archaeology Tours
Jorge, our guide, and his wife have devoted their lives to studying the history and archaelogy of Teothihuacan. They are the "real deal" and know much of the history and interpretation of Teotihuacan. My wife is a professor of Latin American studies, and I am an Andean archaelogical researcher, so we were delighted to share in Jorge's obvious enthusiasm and stories about the site. Highly recommended.
Fascinating & Fun Tour of Teotihuacan
MarieHelene_R, Mar 2022
Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City
Wonderful tour! Ulysses, our tour guide, was engaging, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Teotihuacan and Mexican history in general. He offered many memorable historical stories and anecdotes. It was a small group, so we had the opportunity to discuss and ask questions. I would highly recommend this tour!
Steven_S, Jun 2022
Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting
Teotihuacan is a most important and interesting place. Our guide Kevin did a great job explaining the history, with great information and humor. The restaurant we went to for lunch was also quite good.
Knowledgeable and well-organisdd
Natasha_S, Jun 2022
Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City
Fantastic day trip! Our guide Luis was extremely informative and friendly (and was great at answering any questions) and the multiple activities were perfect for getting to know the Teotihuacan area. The trip was well-organised and efficient. We would highly recommend it to anyone considering it as a day trip from Mexico City.
Nice tour
Gianela_G, May 2022
Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour with lunch
Melissa, our tour guide, was great. The van was clean, driver was very polite and the A/C worked good. Lunch was provided and was good too. I really enjoyed our group!
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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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