Day trip

Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

Activity provider: MEXITOURS

Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

Activity provider: MEXITOURS

From US$ 35 per person

Explore the Aztec history of Mexico City on a tour of the Plaza de las Tres Culturas. Visit the pyramids of Teotihuacán, taste delicious tequila, mezcal, and pulque at an artisan market, and be amazed by the 16th-century monastery in Acolman.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the pyramids of Teotihuacán
  • Take a panoramic tour of Plaza de las Tres Culturas
  • Visit the 16th-century monastery of Acolman
  • Learn about different crafts and taste local drinks at a crafts market
Full description
Discover the Aztec remains of Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district, and marvel at monuments from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Mexico City. Admire the Catholic church of Santiago de Tlatelolco, built by Franciscans in the 16th century. Continue to the archaeological site of Teotihuacán to explore one of the largest urban centers from the ancient world. Learn about the splendor of the historic city as you look at different structures such as the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Discover the remains of the Quetzalpapálotl complex, thought to have been the home of a high ranking priest. Stroll down the Avenue of the Dead to look at different architectural styles. Visit a handicraft center and get explanations about ancient crafts and traditional drinks. Take part in a tasting of tequila, mezcal, and pulque, and then visit the 16th-century monastery in Acolman.
Includes
  • Panoramic visit to Plaza de las Tres Culturas
  • Artisan workshop, with tequila, mezcal, and pulque tastings
  • Admission to the archaeological site of Teotihuacán
  • Travel insurance
  • Taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
  • Admission to the monastery museum
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Pickup points: - 8:00 AM at Presidente Intercontinental Polanco Hotel - 08:15 AM at Flagpole of the capital city of Mexico City - 08:15 AM at Royal Reforma Hotel - 08:45 AM at De la República 154

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Acolman is being remodeled but there are not specific dates of when it will be open and closed, it could be closed any day, please take note of this
  •  The optional lunch, available as an add-on at booking, is a buffet service
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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There was a lot of confusion at the start, the pick-up at the hotel took place on time but we were transferred twice after that and we were unsure if we were on the right bus and the right tour. It appeared that the tour that we booked was combined with a Spanish tour and so just for us 2 English speaking participants, the guide had to make the tour bi-lingual which she did very well, but there was no stop at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and there was a stop at the Basilica which was not part of the tour we booked and we had already visited the Shrine so we ended our tour early. I rate this tour 'good' because the guide (Gabriela Moreno) took a lot of trouble to see that we understood her explanations and the places we visited were very nice with a lot of history.

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September 12, 2022

The tour is very well organized - it is perfect if you want to fit an overview of several landmarks and if you are looking for a solid -not overwhelming- historical context. If you are looking for in-depth historical explanations this tour might be more on the ‘touristy’ side- but still very enjoyable and well put together. My only disappointment was the tequila tasting- we were offered watered down samples!

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June 5, 2022

The service is excellent! Llegamos tarde por el tráfico, pero la señora fue muy comprensiva, y muy amable. Dan interesting information of the site of Teotihuacán. El único problema es que las informaciones son generales, tuviéramos más datos con los guías de Teotihuacán, y nos sentimos apurados muchas veces. Pero a parte de eso, todo perfecto.

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November 24, 2021

Product ID: 118591