Teotihuacan & Our Lady of Guadalupe Private Day Trip from Mexico CityPrivate Tour
Explore Teotihuacan, an ancient sacred city of the Aztecs and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Our Lady of Guadalupe on this popular day trip from Mexico City.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
8 hrs 30 mins
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family Friendly, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Day Trip: including a private vehicle throughout the tour
- English Speaking guide - Entrances to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan - Private transportation including hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Gratuities optional
- Food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in the corner of La Soldadera Restaurant and Cha Cha Cha Terrace located at Av. de la República 157B, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, 06030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
What makes this tour special
The Aztec sacred city of Teotihuacan, located 60 km away from Mexico City,is one of the most impressive and revered cities in the ancient world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On your private tour you will:
Travel by luxury private transfer from your hotel, back in time to the archaeological site of Tlatelolco;
Experience life as an Ancient Aztec on a private tour of the beautiful, awe-inspiring Tlatelolco area, the last stronghold of the Aztecs and home to the largest and most important market in central Mexico in pre-Hispanic times;
Explore the impressive Aztec pyramids: the Temple of the Moon and the Temple of the Sun – learn about their significance, be amazed at their magnificence and admire the stunning panoramic views if you reach the summit;
Walk along the ‘road of the dead’ the avenue that links the temples, and discover some fascinating stories along the way;
Visit the hidden palaces and admire the wall paintings that hold the enigmatic secrets of this ancient civilisation;
Transfer to the archaeological park of Teotihuacán and enjoy a walking tour before stopping for lunch in the town;
Travel to Villa de Guadalupe where you will see the old temples and the new Basilica dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe;
Stroll around the Villa and learn about ‘La Lupita’, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and her religious importance for Mexicans, and pilgrims the world over;
Enjoy a relaxing, scenic ride back to Mexico City.
The vast ancient settlement called ‘Teotihuacan’ by the Aztecs – meaning ‘where the gods were created has captivated visitors for many years with its awe-inspiring stepped pyramids, spectacular temples, wall paintings, coded glyphs, and platforms with panoramic views, all connected by the grand ‘Avenue of the Dead’.
Just thirty miles from Mexico City, it is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Founded as early as 400 B.C it became a huge trading centre of pre-Columbian Mexico with as many as 25,000 inhabitants. It is believed a fire in the seventh century largely destroyed it – and it remained abandoned until the Aztecs took over the ruined city in the 1400s.
Your private guide will tell you what we know about the people who built it, lived it, and worshipped here – and also what we still don’t know about this fascinating and truly mighty archaeological site: their language of glyphs and symbols.
You’ll be able to judge for yourself as you explore the majestic temples of the Sun, the Moon, and the Avenue of the Dead.
After Teotihuacan, enjoy a lunch break in the town followed by a visit to the iconic Villa Guadalupe.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a national holy shrine in Mexico and houses an important relic: the cloak of Saint Juan Diego on which miraculously appeared the image of the Virgin Mary. It is one of the most important shrines in Mexico, and indeed to Catholics the world over. It is said Mary appeared to Juan Diego in 1531 and asked him to build a church in her honour.
This happened on Tepeyac hill, where the Spanish had recently destroyed a temple to the mother goddess Tonantzin, the Aztec goddess of love. The cloak with Mary’s image is kept above the altar, mystifying scholars and historians for centuries.
It is the most popular Catholic pilgrimage site and the third most visited sacred site in the world. Avoid it on the 12th of December – the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Enjoy the basilica, the miracle of the cloak, the stunning architecture and the surrounding picturesque grounds, followed by a scenic private transfer back to your hotel.
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