Cholula Magical Town 6-Hour Tour by Double-Decker Bus

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Cholula Magical Town 6-Hour Tour by Double-Decker Bus

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Discover the largest pyramid in the world on a 6-hour double decker bus tour of Cholula Town. Travel through a dramatic landscape of volcanoes, and stop at Santa Maria Tonanzintla and the Acatepec temples to see the Mexican baroque style.

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Live tour guide
Spanish
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the largest pyramid in the world at Cholula
  • See the Franciscan Convento de San Gabriel in the Plaza de la Concordia
  • Go to the Santa Maria Tonanzintla temple built in a unique Mexican Baroque style
  • Visit the San Gabriel Convent and Capilla Real with its 49 domes
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Cholula on your own
  • Explore the parish of San Andrés Cholula
  • Marvel at the beautiful views of the Popocateptl Volcano
Full description
Depart from Puebla City’s main plaza (“Zocalo”) and travel by traditional double-decker bus 5 miles to the west to the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. The panoramic tour starts in San Pedro Cholula at the Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel, built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple dedicated to Quetzalcóat. Continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world. On the top, admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spanish in 1549. Continue to San Andrés Cholula, and stop for a moment to visit the beautiful parish. Climb aboard the bus again to transfer to the temples of San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonanzintla. Marvel at the Mexican baroque style. There is no corner that hasn't been decorated. Continue to San Pedro Cholula, passing the wizard’s house, and Copa de Oro cider factory. Finally, stop at San Pedro Cholula Zocalo, and enjoy some free time to visit the Great Pyramid, local market, Royal Chapel, San Gabriel Convent, and Concordia Plaza.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Puebla Zocalo to Cholula Magical Town
  • Audio guide
  • Transportation insurance
  • Admission to the pyramid
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the tip booth at the Puebla Tourism Office, Portal Hidalgo 14, Zocalo, Puebla (on Juan de Palafox y Mendoza Avenue)

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  • Smoking

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes, use sun block, and bring a hat or cap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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Great experience. The bus took us to some lovely churches and had a lovely guided tour through the tunnels of Cholula. Learned a lot about the history of the Pyramid and about local tradition and culture through our private English guide who was a local from the area. Great value for money.

March 22, 2020

First, Tip tours counter at the Tourist info centre at Puebla zocalo could not find our booking. We turned out to be the only ones booked in English. Instead of the double decker bus, they put us in with the Tranvia spanish tour. They did send an English guide along with us. But the only sights the tour visits are the Acatapec and the Tonantzitlan churches at Cholula. They just left us free for 3 hours at the cholula ( concordia) zocalo to see San Ganriel, pyramid/church , archeological zone, tunnels, eat or shop as we wish. The bus with its wooden seats was rather uncomfortable. Possibly a better idea to take the train or a taxi to cholula and do on own. Or perhaps the double decker bus tour that we were actually supposed to be in might be better than what we were sent on.

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December 27, 2019

Tourguide Carla was the best!

Fantastic tour. In a bus full of mexicans we had our own tourguide, who took us into churches to show the specific details, she let us try the chocolate on the market en told us very interesting storys about the history of The Cholulas ant the true religion of most mexicans. The Tacolisism. We are definately tacolic by now. Thank you so much Carla!

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March 28, 2017

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