Get to know the history of the Mexican capital and its religious fervour on this tour of 3 of the icons of local culture: the archaeological areas of Tlatelolco, Teotihuacán and Villa Guadalupe.
Teotihuacán, Guadalupe Basílica & Tlatelolco Day Trip Itinerary
The tour meets at 8 am in the centre of Mexico City, to begin our 8 and half hour tour of some of three unmissable sights on any visit to the Mexican capital.
Our first stop will be Tlatelolco, the archaeological site famous for having formed part of the capital of the Aztec empire. We'll visit the Plaza de Tres Culturas, where prehispanic and colonial influences are combined with the present of the Mexican capital. In one fell swoop, we can admire the Aztec pyramids, the viceroy's convent and contemporary buildings.
We then hit the road northwards until we arrive at the feet of the Tepeyac Hill, to pass through Villa Guadalupe, one of the most visited sites of pilgrimage in the world. We'll visit the inside of the current Guadalupe Basilica built in honour to the patron saint of Latin America as well as the old basilica. We'll spend approximately an hour and a half visiting these temples.
We'll continue our tour by visiting Teotihuacán: Mexcio's most visited archaeological site. On the way, we'll make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we'll pass through the Road of the Dead todiscover the secrets of the City of the Gods. The tour takes us up to the Quetzalpápalotl Palace and Quetzalcoatl Temple, and you'll have some free time if you'd like to wander around this sacred site on your own.
The tour then finishes back where it started, in Mexico City.
Pick Up Points
This tour includes pick up in three central points of the city;
- Auditorio Nacional, by the lunar sculpture at 07:50.
- Hotel NH Reforma, 165 Liverpool Street, at 8:20 am.
- Behind the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Avenida de Hidalgo, at 8:50 am.
|Adults||Children from 3-11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
Children from 3-11 years oldUS$ 37.80
Children under 3 years oldFree
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8 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Transfer in air conditioned bus.
Bilingual guide, specialist in art and history.
Tickets to the Teotihuacán archaeological zone.
Ticket to Tlatelolco.
Food and Drink.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity helps vulnerable groups.
The activity promotes local production.
The activity helps to promote peace.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can we leave luggage with you?
A - We have room for one large suitcase and one piece of hand luggage per person, but cannot be held responsible for them.
Q - Can you climb the Teotihuacán Pyramids?
A - No. Climbing the pyramids is strictly prohibited.
Q - Could the order of the tour be changed?
A - Yes. Sometimes Teotihuacán's opening hours change, so the itinerary may be altered. But once you arrive at Teotihuacán, you'll be the first to enter.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.