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If you need an escape from the bustle of Mexico City, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about Mexico’s history on a day trip to surrounding archaeological sites and colonial cities. Read on for our top ideas.
 
Teotihuacan Pyramids — 30 miles (48 km) from Mexico City
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Teotihuacan was once one of the most powerful cultural centers in Mesoamerica and is one of the oldest known archaeological sites in Mexico. Notable features include the Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the Pyramid of the Moon. A typical tour from Mexico City lasts six to seven hours but may be longer if you opt for a tour with an additional activity such as a hot-air balloon ride or a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe).

Puebla & Cholula — 78 miles (126 km) from Mexico City
UNESCO World Heritage–listed Puebla and neighboring Cholula are two of the most significant historical destinations in Mexico—Puebla for its Spanish colonial architecture and Cholula for its Great Pyramid, one of the largest pyramids in the world. Day tours to both sites from Mexico City typically last 10 to 12 hours.
 
Taxco & Cuernavaca — 110 miles (177 km) from Mexico City
Head to Taxco and Cuernavaca to see Spanish colonial architecture south of Mexico City, including Santa Prisca de Taxco, a church built in the 1750s, and the Palace of Cortes (Palacio de Cortes), a fortified palace built in the 1520s for Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. Day trips from Mexico City to both colonial towns typically last 10 hours; some include lunch.
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Teotihuacan + Basilica de Guadalupe + Tlatelolco Tour!

Teotihuacan + Basilica de Guadalupe + Tlatelolco Tour!

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We are a new company that really takes cares about the experience. We know that you want the best services, with the best prices too. In this particular tour we will give you the time to climb all the pyramids, to discover the great Basilica de Guadalupe and know more about culture in Tlatelolco. We will answer all your question, and we are gonna make sure that you have a great time. You will not regret it!
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  • 8 hours
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Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting

Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting

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Avoid the crowds on this early morning tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids, also known as the City of the Gods. On this tour, an archeologist takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Site and gives you insight into the majestic plazas and murals. Snap memorable shots from the top of Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid, and then cap off your day trip from Mexico City with a visit to an obsidian factory.
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  • 8 hours
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Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Guadalupe Shrine and Tequila Tasting Tour

Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, Guadalupe Shrine and Tequila Tasting Tour

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Hit three top historical attractions on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City: Tlatelolco, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Teotihuacan. See where the main market of the Aztec empire once stood in Tlatelolco. At the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, see a cloak with an image of the Lady Virgin on display. Stroll through the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views.
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  • 9 hours
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Puebla, Cholula & Tonantzintla Day Trip
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Puebla, Cholula & Tonantzintla Day Trip

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Maximize your time in magnificent Mexico on a full-day trip to Puebla and Cholula from Mexico City. With a knowledgeable guide, discover the rich cultural heritage of each city, and marvel at Puebla’s beautiful historical center. Sample Puebla’s enticing range of culinary delights (own expense) and browse a traditional craft market for special souvenirs.
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  • 11 hours
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Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

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Discover architectural wonders on this guided day trip to Cholula and Puebla from Mexico City. Inside Cholula’s archaeological zone, feast your eyes on Pirámide Tepanapa, or the Great Pyramid, the world’s largest—even bigger in volume than Cheops in Egypt! Wind your way through the UNESCO-listed city of Puebla, home to gorgeous tiled buildings and Mexican Baroque churches, including the Church of Santo Domingo and Chapel of the Rosary. Bonus: hotel transport and lunch are included.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City

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Discover one of Mexico’s most important archeological sites in a small group limited to 20 on a tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City. With your guide, visit the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which include the Sun Pyramid, Moon Plaza, Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. Entrance fees and transport via public bus are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Monolingual Tour

Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Monolingual Tour

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Save by booking two popular Mexico City tours with this Super Saver featuring some of Mexico City’s best sites. Discover the colonial beauty of Coyoacán, stroll through North America's oldest university and gain insight into Frida Kahlo’s life and artwork at her former home of Casa Azul. Then, drift through the waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, and enjoy snacks aboard a ‘trajinera’ boat. You’ll come away with unique experiences and knowledge of Aztec history and colonial architecture.
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  • 10 hours
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$38.00
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Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour

Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour

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Reach the top attractions of Mexico City easily and affordably on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from four themed routes, which cover distinct areas of the city. Disembark at stops that interest you and hop back on when you’re ready. Or simply relax on the upper deck and listen to commentary during the ride. You’re free to experience the city your way at a pace that works for you.
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  • 3 hours
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$14.00
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Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City
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Teotihuacán Full Day Tour from Mexico City

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Discover the best of Teotihuacán and its lesser-known gems on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City. See the UNESCO World Heritage site’s top attractions including the Quetzalcoatl, Sun and Moon pyramids, as well as mural paintings and the Butterfly Palace. Visit an obsidian workshop, and taste pulque and tuna products at local factories. Upgrade your experience with a bike tour at no additional charge! Buffet lunch and hotel transport included.
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  • 6 hours
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$88.95
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Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City (Private and Smalls Groups Only)

Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City (Private and Smalls Groups Only)

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Get an insider’s peek into Mexico City's culinary hotspot of Polanco on this food walking tour. An in-the-know guide whisks you around the well-heeled neighborhood to several different eating venues. Sample Oaxacan, Yucatecan and traditional dishes, including chocolate and ice cream desserts, against the backdrop of Polanco’s parks, mansions and art galleries. Capture a memorable experience on this small-group tour limited to just 10 foodies.
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  • 3 hours
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$89.00
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Small Group: Discover Xochimilco, Coyoacán, Frida Kahlo Museum and House

Small Group: Discover Xochimilco, Coyoacán, Frida Kahlo Museum and House

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Visit three of Mexico City's most interesting attractions with this three-in-one tour of the city. You'll spend time in the Xochimilco area, where you'll take a ride on a traditional trajinera boat before continuing to the artsy Coyoacan neighborhood. Here you'll visit the Blue House, the former residence of Frida Kahlo that now houses a museum dedicated to her life and works.
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  • 9 hours
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$79.60
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Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour
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Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour

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Experience some of Mexico City’s important landmarks on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon at the legendary Teotihuacan, stop by Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the country’s largest shrine to the beloved Lady of Guadalupe, and explore the pre-Columbian trading center of Tlateloco.
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  • 7 hours
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$48.00
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Frida Kahlo Museum, Coyoacan, Xochimilco and UNAM Murals

Frida Kahlo Museum, Coyoacan, Xochimilco and UNAM Murals

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Visit Frida Kahlo’s house, the colonial-era neighborhood of Coyoacan, and Xochimilco’s floating gardens on a small-group tour in Mexico City that explores art, architecture, and history. You’ll get a fascinating glimpse into Kahlo’s life and work in “Casa Azul,” then take in the main sites in Coyoacan. Next, head to Xochimilco for an hour-long boat ride in a trajinera, following a series of flower-lined canals. The tour concludes with a trip through the UNAM campus, including a series of beloved murals by Diego Rivera, O’Gorman, and Siqueiros.
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  • 6 hours
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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City

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Fly in a hot air balloon over one of the most spectacular places in Mexico, the Teotihuacán Valley, and enjoy one of the most impressive hot air balloon experiences in the world just 45 minutes from Mexico City. Volare is the hot air balloon rides company with more experience in Mexico. Includes - 30 to 50 minutes flight in shared balloon* - Coffee break service - Breakfast - Honor toast and diploma - Round transportation from Mexico City (optional)** Duration of the experience: 5 hours (includes transportation) Notes * The flight duration is subject to weather conditions. ** Included in the options with round trip transportation from Mexico City. If you don’t need the transportation service from Mexico City select the no transportation option.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City

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Ride a traditional barge through Xochimilco canals, then visit Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera landmarks on an immersive private tour of Aztec history and Mexico City art. This tour includes round-trip hotel transfer and admission to Xochimilco, the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, and Frida Kahlo Museum, and features the mosaic murals at UNAM.
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  • 6 hours
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Teotihuacan in the best private tour
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Teotihuacan in the best private tour

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Avoid the tourist crowds on a private tour to Teotihuacan, taking advantage of early pickup from your hotel to gain the best views of the ancient site before other tours arrive. Benefit from your professional guide’s full attention as you explore the pre-hispanic monument together.
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  • 8 hours
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Taxco, Cuernavaca and Prehispanic Mine Day Trip from Mexico City
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Taxco, Cuernavaca and Prehispanic Mine Day Trip from Mexico City

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Discover the architectural and cultural delights of Taxco and Cuernavaca on an enriching full-day excursion from Mexico City. Accompanied by a professional guide, explore Taxco, a unique colonial town renowned for its silverworks, and gaze at the majestic 16th-century Santa Prisca Church. Explore an authentic pre-Hispanic mine and discover the oldest mining history of Taxco.
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  • 11 hours
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Hop on Hop off Mexico City Bus tour

Hop on Hop off Mexico City Bus tour

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See Mexico City’s major attractions on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel by an open-top, double-decker bus on this comprehensive sightseeing experience that covers the Zócalo, Revolution Monument, world-class museums, buildings and more. Buses run regularly from morning until night, giving you the flexibility to explore the sprawling metropolis at a pace that suits you.
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  • 9 hours
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Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour with lunch

Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour with lunch

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Tick off 3 of Mexico City’s top attractions on a day tour to Teotihuacan, the Square of the Three Cultures, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, optimizing your sightseeing time with round-trip transfer from your hotel. Explore with a guide for deeper insight into Mexico’s history and culture, and avoid hidden costs with lunch and entrance fees included in the price.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour
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Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of Anthropology Monolingual Tour

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This Viator Exclusive—available nowhere else—gets you inside Chapultepec Castle, one of Mexico City’s most popular attractions, before the crowds pour in. In relative tranquility, discover the castle’s 12 halls filled with royal artifacts and learn about Chapultepec’s origins as a retreat for Aztec rulers. An informative guide then takes you to the National Museum of Anthropology, which houses the largest collection of traditional Mexican art in the world.
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  • 5 hours
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$37.00
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Teotihuacan Early Morning Tour from Mexico City

Teotihuacan Early Morning Tour from Mexico City

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Visit Teotihuacan in the early morning for a memorable view of the landmark site on a full-day tour from Mexico City. Afterward, stop at an artisan market, then have time to purchase lunch and refreshments before returning to Mexico City. Your tour includes entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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$46.28
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Hop-on Hop-off City Tour CDMX

Hop-on Hop-off City Tour CDMX

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Combine the convenience of an organized tour with the flexibility of self-guided exploration by booking yourself a hop-on, hop-off Turibus ticket. You'll have access to busses on four different circuits, making visiting different parts of the city an absolute breeze. With this ticket, you'll get 10 hours of bus access along with earphones and free loaner audio guides available in multiple languages.
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  • 10 hours
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Teotihuacan & Guadalupe Shrine + Xochimilco, Coyoacán & Frida Kahlo Combo Tour
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Teotihuacan & Guadalupe Shrine + Xochimilco, Coyoacán & Frida Kahlo Combo Tour

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Mexico City’s vibrancy extends across arts and culture, cuisine, and history. This tour combines six of the area’s top sites over a two-day trip, all seen with the expertise of a local guide. Dive into ancient history at Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco, learn explore the Guadalupe Shrine, visit  Xochimilco, learn about art in Coyoacan, and tour the Frida Kahlo museum.
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  • 2 days
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Frida Kahlo's House, Coyoacan and Xochimilco - All Day Tour
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Frida Kahlo's House, Coyoacan and Xochimilco - All Day Tour

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This guided tour to Xochimilco and Casa Azul offers an incredible value for visitors. When you book, not only do you receive entrance fees to both attractions, but you also have transportation in the bag to the far-flung destinations. Plus, your guide is there to answer any questions throughout the day.
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  • 7 hours
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$69.00
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Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

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On this private half-day tour, avoid the large tour groups and get to know the sights of Mexico City in the company of just your family and friends. Your personalized guide takes you to Tlatelolco, an excavated Aztec zone. Visit the Shrine of Guadalupe, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site, and set your eyes on a cloak said to have imprinted on it an image of the Lady Virgin. Explore the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for arresting views. Transport, tickets, and lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours
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