Archaeology, art, history, faith
Approximately an hour away from Mexico City, we find one of the great centers of indigenous Mesoamerica. "The place of the gods" appeared between 200 and 150 BC, reaching its pinnacle between 200 and 500 AD. We will stroll along the Avenue of the Dead to the pyramids of the sun and moon, which you can climb if you like. We will pay particular attention to the sculpted heads on Temple of Quetzalcóatl (the plumed serpent) and Tlaloc (god of storms, rain, water). We can combine the pyramids with a visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe and the lovely rural 16th century Augustinian ex-convent of Acolman.
For booking a 48 hours notice is required.
Teotihuacán: Calzada de los muertos, Sun Pyramid, Moon Pyramid, Quetzalcoatl Pyramid, Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, Viking Group.
Acolman: Church, convent, murals.
Basílica: Old Basílica, New Basilica, Museum, Colegiata, Church of el Pozito.
There are few places for luncheon, one is la Gruta and the other one Villas Arqueologicas, my favorite is the later.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location: At your hotel.
End location: End location: At your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
weather, bad traffic, road construction could make the tour slower
a 5 passenger car (Sentra Nissan or TIIDA) and driver
Walking tour, transportation to and from Teotihuacan
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1200 Mexican pesos - 1200 mex pesos - (US$60) is more than plenty, it will cover expenses like coffee, a glass of wine or a light lunch.
Admission fees, meals, refreshments, etc
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Perfect overcast weather for a tour of the pyramids. Hector took the time to explain the history and lore of the region. He allowed us the folly of climbing to the top of both the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon, carefully measuring our steps on the uneven stairs. Off to Alcolman, a church of unusual architecture and rituals, where the priests would share out from a balcony to the Indians. The basilica was our last stop to see the original Virgin of Guadalupe portrait. Amazing! Thank you again, Hector!