History and mystery abound on this fascinating half-day tour from Mexico City.
Visit the breath-taking ruins of Teotihuacan, the 'City of the Gods', once the largest city of pre-Columbian America and larger and more advanced than any European city of the time. At its peak, Teotihuacan had around 200,000 inhabitants and extended over nearly 8 square miles. Today it is one of the most important ancient sites in the Americas.
Marvel at the city's monumental pyramids, The Temple of Quetzalpapalotl, the Citadel and the Avenue of the Dead, and wonder who built this extraordinary complex. No one really knows!
Also visit Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, the most popular Christian site in Latin America. Learn the extraordinary story of this sacred place.
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Mexico City. Accompanied by a bilingual guide speaking English and Spanish, you will be taken to Plaza de Las Tres Culturas (meaning three cultures plaza) and the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe. See the original image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Interestingly, the new basilica built on the site of a 16th century church has a circular floor plan so that the image of the Virgin can be seen from any point within the building.
Further on, proceed to the Guadalupe Shrine and learn about the tradition of La Villa de Guadalupe involving a miracle and an Indian saint. Today, La Villa de Guadalupe is an interesting place visited by people of all religions and nationalities.
Continue to the famous archaeological site of Teotihuacan where you will see the monumental Pyramid of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Avenue of the Dead. Many years, events and people passed before this amazing place was elevated to the ranks of a mythical city.
It was a place where sacrifices were made to the god, often in correlation with astronomical events. You can even climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Visit the Citadel, a large open space surrounded by temples and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent) decorated with sculptures of serpent’s head, snails, shells and symbols of water.
After climbing up the pyramids of Teotihuacan and discovering its history, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Mexico City.
Excellent... Alfred Thiagarajan
The program was very well organized. Our experienced tourist guide was very responsible and gave us lots of information regarding the background, history, and cultural aspect... XIAOTIAN HU
Start Time: 9:00am
Duration: 7 hours
Your hotel in Mexico City. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Mexico City
Wear light clothes and comfortable walking shoes Carry a hat and sun block lotion Don’t forget your camera
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Hotel pick up includes from the locations are the following: Downtown (Zocalo - Centro Histórico), Reforma, Zona Rosa, Chapultepec, Polanco. Outside of this areas applies surcharge, which it depends of the numbers of passengers and hotel location.
HOTEL LIST FOR PICK UP:
Zone Centro: Gran Hotel Cd. México, BW Majestic, Holiday Inn Zócalo, NH centro Histórico, Fiesta Inn, Marlowe, Metropol, Monte Real, Estoril, San Francisco, Ambasssador, Sheraton Centro Histórico
Zone Rosa: Calinda Geneve, Century, Fiesta americana Suites, Galería Plaza, Misión, NH Kristal México City, Plaza Florencia, Royal Zona Rosa,
Zone Reforma and Polanco: Casa Inn, Sheraton María Isabel, Casa Blanca, Misión, Premier, Fiesta Americana, Jena, Regente Del Angel, Emporio, Fiesta Americana Grand, Four Seasons, Gran Melia Reforma, Marquis, New York, Hyatt Regency Mexico City, Presidente.
Surcharge rates for pickup with hotels outside of the above zones (Round Trip, Per Person):
Zone 1 and 3: US$27 for 1 passenger, US$15 for 2 passengers, US$12 for 3 passengers, US$10 for 4 and more passengers
Zone 4 and 5: US$42 for 1 passenger, US$22 for 2 passengers, US$16 for 3 passengers, US$13 for 4 and more passengers
This is mandatory to provide below information at the time of booking. If some of this information is missing, unfortunately we will refuse the reservation.
• Name of the hotel where the customer will stay
• Flights information and times
• Names of all the customers who take the tour
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