Explore the ancient remains of a bygone era on your visit to the city and pyramids of Teotihuacán, and enjoy a tasting of intoxicating juices extracted from the holy Agave cactus!
Explore Teotihuacan at your own pace.
Visit three of Mexico’s top historical attractions on a full-day guided tour!
A trip to the City of the Gods with views from the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon
An all-inclusive tour of Mexico city’s finest historic landmarks over 2 days
An ancient Mesoamerican city located near Mexico City, Teotihuacan was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Its history and origin remain unknown even after so many years. It is said that the city gained its name in the 1400s by the Aztecs who named it Teotihuacan - which means ‘the place where the gods were created’.
A Teotihuacan tour will gain you entry into the mysterious archeological site and allow you to explore the large pyramids made out of volcanic rocks. You will get to walk along the Avenue of the Dead, climb up the pyramids and take in the magical view of the city from up above and explore the Flower of Teotihuacan, which symbolizes the center of the world.
From guided tours to combo tickets, you can choose from a wide variety of Teotihuacan tour options. Let’s take a detailed look at each of these options.
If the thought of waiting around for your guide does not appeal to you, go on a self-guided tour of Teotihuacan and explore it at your own pace. You can climb the pyramids, witness the Flower of Teotihuacan, and explore the Avenue of the Dead, all on your own! Once you are ready to head home, you will be driven back to your hotel in the city.
Head over to Teotihuacan, the city of Gods on a guided tour and explore the archeological site with the help of a professional guide. If you opt for the early access tour, you will have the entire place to yourselves, before the crowd settles in. Allow your guide to regale you with anecdotes, theories, and contemplations as you try to unravel the mystery of Teotihuacan.
Teotihuacan tours from Mexico City will allow you to explore multiple attractions in the same day. You can visit historical attractions such as Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine or other attractions like the Basilica de San Guadalupe. These Teotihuacan tours from Mexico City are perfect for those who are looking for a comprehensive tour of the city.
It is advisable for you to purchase your Teotihuacan tickets online before arriving at the venue. This will not only save a considerable amount of your time but also ensure that there is no overcrowding at the venue.
Convenience: Teotihuacan tours is one of the most popular attractions in the city. By booking your Teotihuacan tickets online, not only do you get to book these tickets from the comfort of your home, but you also get to avoid the long entry lines at the attraction.
Advance Booking: By booking your Teotihuacan tickets online, you can plan your visit well in advance and book your tickets too. You no longer need to worry about the Teotihuacan tour being sold out.
Discounts: If you book your Teotihuacan tickets online, you will often come across attractive discounts that you can avail of.
The Avenue of the Dead traces the city from the south to the north for more than 2.5 kilometers and was once the main street of Teotihuacan. It is scattered with pyramids, apartment compounds, and the citadel complex. It was named the Avenue of Dead by Aztecs who mistakenly thought that the pyramids were tombs.
Similar to the Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon is also made of volcanic rocks and looks almost the same. It is however smaller in height and features a temple on the south. At the temple, you can observe the talud-tablero motif, which is found commonly in the Teotihuacan culture.
Undoubtedly the largest structure in Teotihuacan, the Pyramid of the Sun stands at 216 feet above ground level. On the pyramid’s west side, there are 248 uneven stair steps that lead to the top of the structure. While it is an easy climb, the steps can be steep in some places.
The third-largest pyramid of Teotihuacan, the temple of the Feathered Serpent or the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl is one of the most important structures of the Teotihuacan era. Here, archeologists have found evidence of human sacrifice.
Right outside the archeological site, you will find the Teotihuacan Archeological Museum which features an array of interesting artifacts. A visit to this museum will give you more information on the ancient Mesoamerican city about which not much is known.
Teotihuacan opening times are as follows:
Monday - Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Teotihuacan is open throughout the year.
Teotihuacan is located at San Juan Teotihuacán, around 50km from the city.
It is recommended that you reach Teotihuacan right at the opening time. Not only is the crowd less during the mornings, but it is also less sunny. Avoid visiting around noon as it is the busiest then.
Teotihuacan is accessible by both bus and taxi.
You can catch a bus to Teotihuacan from the North Central Bus Terminal. Busses leave every 20 minutes.
Yes, it is advisable to purchase Teotihuacan tour tickets online as it can not only be done from the comfort of your home but also saves time and helps avoid long queues.
Teotihuacan tour tickets are time-based and are valid only for the date and time selected.
A Teotihuacan tour ticket will allow you to enter the attraction and explore its various pyramids, palaces, etc.
Yes, a Teotihuacan tour ticket will include entry into the archeological museum located near the entrance.
A Teotihuacan tour can cost you anywhere between $29 and $64.
Yes, a number of Teotihuacan guided tours are available.
Keep aside at least 4-5 hours as climbing the pyramids and exploring the entire archeological site on foot takes time.
Yes, you can. It is an easy climb but the stairs are uneven so visitors have to be careful while climbing up the pyramid.
Visitors should wear loose, comfortable clothing as well as hiking shoes while visiting Teotihuacan.
Teotihuacan is located at a distance of 50km from the city. You can reach the archeological site by bus or cab.