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.
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.
Jens has worked and studied in Mexico, Germany, Italy, Ghana, and the United States. In 1997 he moved from Berlin to Mexico after graduating from Freie Universität Berlin in Latin American Studies and Political Science. For ten years he worked full time as an officially licensed tour guide in Mexico and South America. After the birth of his daughter he taught high school World History and Foreign Languages in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2018 he returned to his beloved Mexico City and to his guiding passion. Jens loves to show you the vitality of his adopted home city. His particular interest lies in the amazing cultural fusion and the historic roots of this vibrant metropolis. Since his first visit as a backpacker in 1987 Jens fell in love with Mexico, its culture, traditions, and history.
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