- duration 9 hours
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Discover Teotihuacan and climb the Sun Pyramid
- Visit a cactus factory and familyrun businesses
- Enjoy dinner at a local family's home
Experience Teotihuacan like you have never done before! Experience the local culture surrounding the amazing pyramids, go on top of the pyramids when most people are not there, and have dinner with a local Teotihuacan family!
If doing camping, sleeping bags and matts are provided though this isn't communicated anywhere.
The trek itself is amazing. Hiking Poles are recommended
Views are incredible and worth the hard work.”
Continued to Bonampak, where we arrived at 4.00 pm. The murals closes at 4.30 pm and the site at 5.00 pm. So not so much time to visit. The guide was in a rush everything had to be quick and the rooms where the murals are, the guard pointed every time at his watch that we needed to look quick. No time to get in a second time or take more time to have a good look at the murals. That was a bit disappointing of the last part of this tour. I would have liked tot stay a bit longer in Bonampak.”
Ancient pyramids, town, local businesses, and a welcoming dinner…sounds like a recipe for an amazing day outside Mexico City!
Head out of Mexico City by public transit (depending on the size of the group), experiencing how locals move about this crowded city. Hop off at the archaeological area of the Teotihuacan pyramids, where you’ll learn about the people who once lived here and all the mysteries that still surround this site. As you tour the grounds, you’ll see the Moon Pyramid, the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass), and the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area, it’s 63 metres to the top! (and yes, we’re going up).
After exploring the pyramids, we’ll continue the afternoon walking through the streets of a nearby town. Our first stop will take us into a family-run business where you will learn about ‘obsidian’, the material that the Teotihuacan people use as the main element to make their tools, idols, and decorations. As well, you’ll get to sip an ancient sacred drink called ‘pulque,’ which is extracted from the heart of the maguey (another kind of cactus) considered by some to be the great-grandfather of tequila.
Next up on this Mexico tour, pay a visit to the cactus product factory, where you’ll find jams, candies, spicy lollies, alcoholic creams, and more products made by the local people from the endemic vegetation such as nopal, xoconostle, and a cactus fruit called tuna. Not only will you be able to see all the cactus varieties at this family-run factory, but you’ll also get to try some samples and, if you like them, you can pick up some of these exotic products as a souvenir.
To finish our journey, we’ll visit a local family for dinner. Their business is catering, so you’ll be in good hands to try some traditional dishes. Their menu is always changing based on whatever they’ve cooked for the day, but there’s always delicious options for every palate. You’ll be welcomed into their home and experience traditional dinner customs. Plus, you’ll be able to practise all those Spanish words you’ve learned along your trip as you enjoy some real local flavours of typical Mexican kitchens. Delicious! After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and relaxed.
- English-speaking local guide
- Public transportation
- Entrance fee to the museum & archeological site
- Samples of cactus products
- Dinner with the local family
- Small group experience, max 12 people
- Lunch and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Optional gratuities
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 16 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 29 June 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Hidden Teotihuacan & Dinner tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.
We recommend dressing comfortably and wearing comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater, and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. Along the way you can purchase drinks (energy drink, beer, pulque, water, etc) so bring some extra money for that, if you like.