Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids

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5.0 Based on 12 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Adventure
  • Food tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 13 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Experience three of the city’s bustling local street markets, including a secret one that only locals know about, sampling tasty treats along the way
  • Escape Mexico City to learn about Teotihuacan culture on the outskirts of the city
  • Recharge your energy on top of the Sun Pyramid with a spectacular, panoramic view
  • Explore a local town and gain an insight into the local way of life
The Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids tour starts and ends in Mexico City. The Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids is a trekking tour that takes 13 hours.

Brace yourself for a BIG day full of all things Mexican on this Mexico City tour to see three of the city’s best street markets, sample local delights like cactus candy, climb to the top of the Sun Pyramid, sip on sacred ancient traditional drinks, and dine a at a local family home a delicious meal made by them with locally sourced ingredients …all in 12 hours of power-touring! Phew

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5 - Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Rebecca D.
  • On Jul 01 2016
“Just an amazing way to do Mexico City!”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Shivani D.
  • On Jun 09 2016
“Luis was a great guide and food was amazing! I wish there was more food offered during the markets tour.”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Karen S.
  • On May 12 2016
“Excellent day. Both Rodrigeo and Cesar were superb. We learned a lot, ate great food and saw things we woul not have on our own. I would absolutely recommend either of the individual trips or the combo to anyone. My only suggestion is to give travelers a little more information in advance. I assumed that we'd be in one group with one vehicle all day and brought a large duffel with spare shoes and jackets, thinking I could stuff it in the van, did not know the first half was on public transport. Again, our guides were fantastic and that is the most important thing.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Peter K.
  • On Apr 28 2016
“Luis was a great guide. Had a fantastic experiance”

This full day Mexico City tour is a combination of two of our most popular tours; Beyond Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan & Family Dinner and tour Mexico City Markets and Food Tour.  It promises to give you an incredibly in depth local experience, from the bustle of the city markets to the peace of the suburbs and the serenity of Teotihuacan on the outskirts of the city. 

We’ll begin the day by experiencing three of Mexico City’s most exciting local street markets. The first one we’ll visit is a relatively unknown art market, a highlight if you’re a fan of Mexico’s most famous artist exports Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Next we’ll make our way to one of the most bizarre markets in the city, before finally reaching a 3-in-1 market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, and the largest flower selection in the city. Along the way, you’ll get to taste a variety of samples until you’ve a food coma, and ready to power nap on the way to the pyramids.

You’ll awake refreshed and ready to encounter the Teotihuacan Pyramids, “where the men become gods”. We’ll begin our visit at the impressive Moon Pyramid, with a guided Teotihuacan tour to learn about the history, meaning, and architecture of one of the most representative icons of Latin America. Our exploration continues with a walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass) to reach the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area. We will have the chance to climb 66 metres up to the top - without the morning crowds, we’ll have the whole pyramids to ourselves! Once on top you will feel the amazing energy that flows through the pyramids, and you will feel fully recharged and peaceful!

You will have some time to relax and enjoy the pyramids before we continue our walking tour through the streets of a local town and make two stops that will give you a deeper understanding of the local way of life outside the big cities. The cherry on top of our big day will be dinner!  We’ll be welcomed into a local family’s home to see how locals live outside Mexico City. Here, we’ll enjoy some real local flavours of typical Mexican kitchens served by one or two of the family members. Delicious!

After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and enriched from our exciting day exploring local life, ancient pyramids, and delicious food!

  • Dinner at a local family’s home.
  • All day public transportation
  • Bilingual local guide
  • Food samples
  • Visit to two sustainable family projects
  • Samples of cactus products
  • Entrance fee to the pyramids
  • Items of a personal nature
  • souvenirs
  • drinks
  • gratuities for locals and UA guide
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 26 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 February 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids 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.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan Pyramids 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.

Meeting start point :

Museo Mexicano del Diseño (www.mumedi.org) Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600

Meeting end point :

 www.mumedi.org MUMEDI (Museo Mexicano del Diseño) Francisco I Madero No. 74 Col. Centro Histórico Delegación Cuauhtémoc  México D.F. C.P. 1600

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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