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Beyond Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan & Family Dinner
- 8 hours
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- *Approx package price
Get outta town! Go beyond the usual tourist bus experience on this tour that will literally take you out of Mexico City to see Aztec pyramids, try local "delights" like cactus candy, sip on ancient Aztec brews, and eat with a local family in their own home. Now there's an itin to brag about.
* Head out of Mexico City to explore a local town and wander around the Teotihuacan Pyramids
* Visit a factory where locals make products with cactus plants
* Visit a local family-run Pulquieria and sample the sacred Aztec drink ‘pulque’
* Feel on top of the world as you climb the Sun Pyramid (right around sunset!)
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Mexico City Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
We recommend dressing comfortably and wearing comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater, and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. Along the way you can purchase drinks (energy drink, beer, pulque, water, etc) so bring some extra money for that, if you’d like.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Ancient pyramids, a quaint local town, and a welcoming family dinner…sounds like a recipe for an amazing day outside Mexico City!
Head out of Mexico City by public transit, experiencing how locals move about this crowded city. Hop off at San Martin de las Piramides, a town near the archaeological area of the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and spend some time exploring this local town.
Pay a visit to the cactus product factory, where you’ll find jams, candies, spicy lollies, alcoholic creams, and more products made by the local people from the endemic vegetation such as nopal, xoconostle and tuna (cactus fruit not tuna fish!). In the factory you’ll see these cactus varieties, have some samples if you wish, and if you like them you can pick up some of the exotic products as souvenirs.
We’ll continue the afternoon meandering the quiet streets of this town, and stop for a visit at a local home to visit a family who makes one of the best “pulques” (alcoholic sacred Aztec drink) of the region, according to locals. Your Urban Adventures guide will explain the process, meaning, and history of this ancient Aztec drink, extracted from the heart of the maguey (another kind of cactus).
Once we finish our Pulqueria visit, we’ll make our way to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, "where the men become gods" (meaning of the Aztec word Teotihuacan). Before entering, we’ll take a look of the murals museum, which contains a nice collection of pieces found in the area, as well as reproductions of the local houses where the inhabitants of the time use to live. We’ll begin our visit with the impressive Moon Pyramid, with a guided tour to learn about the history, meaning, and architecture of one of the most representative icons of Latin America.
We’ll continue our exploration with a walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (DeadPass) to reach the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area. We will have the chance to climb 63 metres up to the top, without the crowds of people that come in the morning – we’ll have the whole pyramids to ourselves! Once on top you will feel the amazing energy that flows through the pyramids, and you will feel fully recharged and peaceful!
You will have some time to relax and enjoy the pyramids before we go to our final, and perhaps most awaited stop of the day – dinner! From the pyramids, we’ll head back to a local family’s home, where you’ll get the chance to see how locals live outside Mexico City. You’ll be welcomed in to their home, experience customary dinner routines and conversations, and enjoy some real local flavours of typical Mexican kitchens. Delicious!
After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and relaxed from our wonderful day exploring life and pyramids outside the hustle and bustle of the big city.