- Food tour
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- 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’
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.
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
- items of a personal nature
- 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.Payment
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.Visa
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.