Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals

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5.0 Based on 10 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Adventure
  • Food tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 9 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Head out of Mexico City to learn about Teotihuacan culture, from preHispanic pyramids through to modern handicrafts
  • Recharge your energy at the top of the spectacular Sun Pyramid
  • Explore local towns and visit two independent, familyrun businesses where you can pick up authentic, locallymade (or grown) souvenirs such as tequila, candy and cacti 
  • Sample sweets, agave syrup, tuna fruit, and more made out of different varieties of cactus, as well as the sacred ancient drink of ‘pulque’
The Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals tour starts and ends in Mexico City. The Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals is an adventure tour that takes 9 hours.

Get outta town! Go beyond the usual tourist bus experience on this tour that will literally take you out of Mexico City to see Teotihuacan pyramids, try local "delights" like cactus candy, sip on ancient pre-Hispanic brews, and dine at a local family home where you'll enjoy authentic dishes made and served by them. The best part: you’ll be supporting local family businesses, to really give you an itinerary worth bragging about.
5 - Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. James C.
  • On Aug 12 2016
“Our family so enjoyed our visit to the pyramids and driving/walking through the villages. It was fun using public transportation. Our family group with young teenagers would never have tried it without the help of a guide, so this was fantastic! Rodrigo was energetic, fun, knowledgable, spoke both English and Spanish fluently, and had good rapport with all four of us. We loved visiting the family for dinner - they graciously welcomed us and the food was delicious; since our own daughter is close to having her quince aos celebration, we all enjoyed going through their photo albums of their own daughters' party and talking about all the details. It was a completely different eating experience than we had anywhere else during our stay. The only moment that was a little over-the-top or pressured was our last stop on the tour of family businesses before dinner - while we enjoyed what we saw, and happily tried and bought products, by that point we were hungry and a little information-saturated, so we could have spent half as much time on discussion there. But we appreciated the quality and friendliness of each stop. We recommend it highly!”
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Sarah Z.
  • On Jul 16 2016
“We had two days (one weekend) to explore Mexico City. After scouring the web for tours we landed on the Urban Adventures Beyond Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan & Family Dinner. We were looking specifically for an intimate small group tour and this sounded like a good fit. There were 8 people total in our group - 2 Brazilians, 2 Australians, 3 Californians and the tour guide from Mexico City. We met our guide, Caesar, around 12pm on a Sunday in the city center and strolled through town to public transportation. This part was easy and painless. Caesar carried the bus and metro tickets, all we had to do was hop on! He made sure to connect with each person on the bus journey and shared more information about the area. Once we arrived in Teotihuancan, we explored the underground temples and climbed the pyramids. There's also a Teotihuacan museum that you can explore. Caesar has a passion for ancient history and is extremely knowledgeable about the pyramids. We then walked to the charming town of San Francisco, at the base of the archeological site, where we met local families. It was so special to sit in a family's backyard, drink tequila and agave liquor from their own agave plants, and learn more about the history of the land. The family dinner was delicious - best meal we had all weekend (and that's saying a lot considering how delicious the food is in Mexico City) ! We would highly recommend an Urban Adventure tour and will look out for the company in other cities we visit.”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Mirja G.
  • On May 25 2016
“This trip was an excellent one. I work myself in typical mass tourism for a big tour operator and was simply enjoying not being a number, being close to locals, enjoying rich culture and magic moments without the crowds. It was enjoyable having a guide by my side, who made this experience special, with his own love for the sight, with interesting insight information and being spontaneous to whatever was occuring in the small group. Going the extra mile in a natural way, hugely recommendable. Thank you for a magic day, excellent food and pure happiness.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Matthew P.
  • On May 14 2016
“We had a great adventure. Rodrigo was a the perfect host and guide. Thank you for the experience.”

As we head out of Mexico City, we’ll make a stop at the archaeological wonder that is the Teotihuacan pyramids, where your guide will fill you in on the mysterious history of this sacred 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 meters to the top (and yes, we’re going up).

After exploring the pyramids, we will make our way to a family-run factory/shop that specializes in local products. We will learn about ‘obsidian’ — the material that the Teotihuacan people used  to make their tools, idols, and decorations and you’ll be encouraged to take a sip of 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. On top of those gems, you’ll find jams, candies, spicy lollies and plenty more products made by local people from the endemic vegetation around them such as nopal, xoconostle and tuna (a cactus fruit, not tuna fish!). Souvenir shopping has never been this much fun!

After working up an appetite climbing pyramids and shopping for souvenirs, we’ll take you to a friend’s house for a memorable dinner. You will be welcomed into their traditional home where you’ll try authentic, local flavors (the family run a very successful catering business, so you are in the right hands!) 

After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and relaxed from our wonderful day exploring life outside the hustle and bustle of the big city.

  • Dinner in a local home
  • Public or private transportation
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Samples of cactus products
  • Entrance fee to the pyramids
  • Lunch
  • drinks
  • items of a personal nature
  • souvenirs
  • tip / gratuities for the guide.
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Cancellation for this Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals 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

Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals 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 Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals 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 :

Museo Mexicano del Diseño.

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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