Private Mexico City Daytrip: Archeology, convent and 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 requiered.
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: At your hotel.
End location: At your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
It will be a 5 seats car.
Walking tour, transportation to and from Teotihuacan
Estimated Local Cash Needed
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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I would like to rate our 2 days with Hector in Mexico City. He rates an excellent or a 10 out of 10. Hector is an incredibly knowledgeable guide. He knows the history, the architecture, the art, and almost anything that one would want to know. He is charming and fun to be with and we had many interesting discussions with him. He even laughed heartily at my husband's jokes! We spent 2 long days with him and we would definitly go with him again and recommend him highly.