On this day excursion from Mexico City, we will visit the Teotihuacan pyramids with an expert archaeologist or historian and absorb this UNESCO World Heritage site. An hour from Mexico City, this former metropolis is home to important pyramids, palaces and murals dating back to 100 B.C. In the first half of the day, our expert guide will discuss the importance of this site in the pre-Columbian history of the Americas. We’ll have a local Mexican lunch afterward then head to a second nearby location, Acolman, to see a 16th-century convent that was instrumental during the Spanish conquest in the conversion of indigenous populations to Catholicism.
This one was a wow! Very knowledgeable guide who showed us sites and shared unique and interesting facts and stories. Terrific personality - consistently asked for input. Took us to a market for a truly local lunch. Driver was also excellent.
Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour
Please note that as a result of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, some areas of Teotihuacan may be closed to the public during your visit. Your expert will make substitutions as necessary. It is not currently possible to climb the pyramids.
Yes! There is a private car service included in the price of the tour, as are the entrance fees to the site and the guide’s time. Lunch is not included, though we will budget time for a delicious Mexican meal near the pyramids.
Originally from Mexico City, Jorge graduated with honors from the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) where he received his master’s degree in Physical Anthropology with a specialization in ancient migration. He is a specialist in bioarchaeological research and also in the analysis and digitization of funerary contexts. Currently he is working on his PHD in Anthropology. His research is focused on the relationship between diet and migration in Teotihuacan and the central Mesoamerican Region. He has collaborated on multiple projects in Teotihuacan since 2004, including but not limited to the Barrio Oaxaqueño Project, the Sun Pyramid, La Ventilla, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid, and the Plaza de las Columnas Project. Author and co-author of many research papers from Teotihuacan the population and the Oaxacan Barrio.
For Santiago, the architecture of "Centro Histórico" was the first thing that captured his attention. As a kid he would go there with his grandmother every weekend and visit a new building or museum every time. It quickly became a hobby to do the same thing all over the city. In no time, he had finished his degree in architecture, with an emphasis on history, and decided to turn his hobby into a career. Since then has enjoyed getting to know new people everyday and passing on the passion he feel for his native Mexico City.
Born in Mexico city, Jazmín is interested in the investigation of pre-Colonial art and worldview through an interdisciplinary approach. Her passion for the ancient Mexican cultures led her to pursue a degree in archeology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH). After conducting research on the Huasteca cosmovision and participating in different symposia, in 2018 she obtained a Master's Degree in Mesoamerican Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her fascination with the Mayan culture and her love for Mexico led her to pursue leading archaeological and adventure tours in the Riviera Maya. Her main objective is to promote interest and raise awareness about the importance of the historic, cultural and natural heritage of Mexico through the dissemination of the latest anthropological research and the practice of a sustainable tourism.
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