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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
End Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 6 hours
A GMC suburban SUV and driver.
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.
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The tour was entirely satisfactory. Hector is very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. The pyramids were spectacular, and the restored areas of the ruins that we visited were impressive. We topped off the day with a visit to a magnificent 16th century church at a former Augustinian convent.