Teotihuacan, located around 40km away from Mexico City, was once the largest city in North America. It is now a world archaeological site, containing the largest existing ancient pyramid in North America, fascinating multi-family compounds, and colorful murals that have miraculously survived to the present day. It is a place known as the home of the Gods and is highly significant in the history of Mexico.
San Juan Teotihuacán is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits. Artifacts in the Museum of Teotihuacan Culture, on-site, include pottery and bones.
Its reputation as a famous tourist attraction is well deserved, and any visitor could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed at the sheer number of tours available.
Luckily, we are here to help you make sense of it all.
Here are the best Teotihuacan tours to help you make the most of your visit.
1. Teotihuacan Afternoon Tour
Discover the popular archaeological site of the City of Gods on this 6-hour guided afternoon tour. This tour starts with a ride to this site from a pickup location, during which your tour guide briefs you about the history of this place.
On arrival, tourists visit the Pyramid of the Sun and then the Pyramid of Moon. Here you will learn all about the pyramids, from the history and culture to their purpose and significance. After this, you will find yourself a spot to enjoy the sunset over the Pyramids.
This tour is a great choice for budding archaeologists and history buffs.
2. Mexico City and Teotihuacan Full Day Tour
Get to discover the city of Mexico and Teotihuacan all in one go. This tour starts from Zocalo, the center of the city, and includes a visit to the ruins of Templo Mayor as well. Here, the visitors can see the Metropolitan Cathedral and the national palace. It is an amazing opportunity to enjoy learning about the city.
After a break, the tour will take you to the zone of Teotihuacan in the afternoon. Here, you will see the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, the Avenue of the Dead, the temples of Quetzalcoatl and Butterflies and the ancient fortresses. These are all amazing places to click pictures and study the archaeological site.
The last destination is the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe back in the city.
The tour is led by a guide and lasts for about 11 hours.
3. A day tour to Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe and Tlatelolco
This 9.5-hour tour includes sites that cover three distinct periods in the history of Mexico.
This tour first visits Teotihuacan, where you can climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Here you can also get to learn about their history and significance to the Mexican culture. Next, the tour takes you to the Lady of Guadalupe Basilica site, and then to Tlatelolco, once a pre-Columbian city-state and then established as the capital city by Spanish colonialists.
Reviewers loved the knowledgeable tour guide.
4. 2-Day Tour to Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and the Guadalupe Shrine
This 2-day guided tour is a complete tour package and a really good option if you love to see the historical sites all in one go.
Firstly, visitors are taken to Tlatelolco which is the largest archaeological site in Mexico City. Then they are taken to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan.
Lastly, you will get to see the National University, the Frida Kahlo Museum and the colorful houses of Coyoacan.
5. Hot air balloon tour over the Pyramids of Teotihuacan.
Enjoy a one-hour tour over the Pyramids of Teotihuacan in a hot air balloon. Have a look at the site from an entirely different perspective and make lifelong, everlasting memories.
On this tour, you can enjoy the amazing view of the entire archaeological site from above in the clouds, and even see the top of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon.
Additionally, you can even be a part of the team and get the hot air balloons ready for the flight. This tour includes pick up and drop off from central Mexico City hotels.
6. Full day tour of the Guadalupe Shrine and the Teotihuacan Pyramids.
Discover the awe-inspiring Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Teotihuacan, and get to know about their 2500 years of history.
This tour also enables visitors to see the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the old and new Basilicas of Guadalupe, and even learn about the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations.
Additionally, visitors get to visit the place where some people believe that the Gods were born.
This 8-hour guided tour is a really good tour to opt for if you love visiting archaeological sites.
7. 9-hour guided tour to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine
By opting for this tour, you can visit the most important and popular archaeological site in central Mexico, i.e., Teotihuacan. Here, you will get to see the impressive Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, and learn about the Mesoamerican civilizations as well.
The visitors then get to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the old basilica along with the new church there.
This 9-hour guided tour is an amazing option to opt for if you love to visit significant historical sites, and is available as a private or small-group tour.
8. Private tour to Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine
Get yourself a private guided tour from Tlatelolco to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and then Teotihuacan.
Visit all these places at your preferred pace, and get to discover a plethora of things about them.
This is a guided tour lasting for about 6 hours.
9. Early access with an archaeologist to Teotihuacan
This tour allows you to beat the crowds and visit the site of Teotihuacan in the early hours of the morning, with a knowledgeable local guide.
Here, visitors will climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and learn about the site. The tour also includes a tasting of tequila, mezcal, and pulque after your visit to Teotihuacan.
This tour spans takes between 6 and 9 hours.
10. Full day Tour to Teotihuacan and Basilica Guadalupe
See the majestic site of Teotihuacan on this 8-hour guided tour. At this site, you can learn a lot about the history, culture, and significance of Teotihuacan from the local guide. Tourists often love to climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon here and enjoy the view from above.
During this tour, you will also visit the Basilica of Guadalupe and the Mantle of Juan Diego.
11. Teotihuacan and Family Dinner tour
This 9-hour guided tour takes visitors to the majestic Teotihuacan, where they will be able to climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and learn a lot about the history and significance of this place from a local guide.
The tour then leads you to explore a local town and visit two family-run businesses. Alongside this, you get to taste samples of the foods and drinks.
At the end of the day, you and your family will dine with a Mexican family in their home, eating food from organic local farms and learning more about the Mexican culture and traditions.
12. Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan with transfers
This tour provides the opportunity to enjoy the aerial view of the world-famous archaeological site, Teotihuacan.
On this 9-hour guided tour, a certified hot air balloon pilot that keeps you safe up in the clouds while you enjoy an aesthetic view of the surreal Teotihuacan.
Because of the nature of this tour, the departure time may be changed or the tour could be cancelled due to the weather.
13. Flexi Pass for Mexico City Attractions
This admission ticket allows access to a number of attractions in the city of Mexico while saving up to 50 percent. Seems pretty amazing, don’t you think?
This pass includes admission to attractions like the Teotihuacan Pyramids tour, National Palace And Anthropology museum, and a lot more.
This flexi pass is usable for 5 days.
14. Private Mexico City tour & Teotihuacan and Basilica with a local guide
Discover the heart of this ancient Mexican city at your own pace with this private tour, accompanied by a local guide.
Get to see the site of Teotihuacan which is indeed a highly visited archaeological site and a very famous tourist attraction. Tourists often climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon there and love to learn about the significance and history of the place.
Next, visit the historic Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and learn about its importance in Catholicism.
15. 29 Attractions Admission Pass in Mexico City
Get an admission ticket and choose your favorite 29 destinations, saving a huge sum of money for yourself. These attractions include the Teotihuacan Pyramids tour, Catina’s tour, and a lot more.
This admission ticket is valid for up to 5 consecutive days after purchase and can be used for unlimited access to the 29 sites you choose from the given list. It also enables you to tour these places at your own pace with complete privacy.