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Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City

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Ciudad de México, Mexico

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icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • Day trip to Puebla and Cholula from Mexico City
  • Explore the archaeological zone of Cholula
  • Enjoy guided visits of Talavera and onyx factories
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Bilingual tour guide (English and Spanish)
Lunch
Archaeological Cholula zone is closed
Gratuities
Beverages at lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off for hotels outside the pickup zone

Departure Point

Av. de la República 154, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, 06030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up available on the next hotels:
Hyatt Regency
Camino Real Polanco
W Mexico City
Presidente Intercontinental Polanco
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
Wyndham Garden Hotel Polanco
Fiesta Americana Grand Chapultepec
Obelisk Suites
Hotel Marquis Reforma
Four Seasons Hotel
Hotel Geneve
Hotel & Suites PF
Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers
Hotel Century Zona Rosa
NH Mexico City Reforma
Royal Zona Rosa
Galeria Plaza Reforma
Hotel Plaza Florencia
Ibis Styles Mexico Zona Rosa
Hotel del Principado
Hotel Segovia Regency
Hotel City Express EBC Reforma
City Express Plus Reforma El Ángel Ciudad de México
Hotel Excalibur
Hotel Eurostars Zona Rosa Suites
Eurostars Suites Reforma
Holiday Inn Express Mexico Zona Rosa
Hotel Del Angel
Exe Cities Reforma
Hotel Exe Suites San Marino
Marriott Reforma
LAILA (antes Casa Inn)
Hotel Misión Express Zona Rosa
Room Mate Valentina
Hotel Bristol
Hotel Principal
Hotel Metropol
El Ejecutivo
Hotel San Francisco Centro Histórico
Hilton Mexico City Reforma
Hotel Marlowe
Best Western Estoril
Best Western Hotel Majestic
Hotel Ibis México Alameda
Gran Hotel Ciudad de México
Hotel Ritz
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hotel Zócalo Central
Historico Central
Hotel Gillow
Hotel NH Centro Historico
One Ciudad De México Alameda
Fiesta Inn Centro Histórico
Hotel Emporio Reforma
Hotel Premier
Fiesta Americana Reforma
Le Méridien Mexico City
Ramada Reforma
Hotel Lepanto
Hotel Mónaco Ciudad de México
City Express Alameda
Hotel Fleming
Hotel Casa Blanca
Sevilla Palace
Hotel Plaza Suites
Hotel Barceló Reforma
Hotel Astor
Hotel Plaza Revolucion
Hotel Mallorca
Hotel Fontan Reforma
Hotel Regente City
Hotel Imperial

Customers must call to confirm the exact pick-up time, because it's prior the activity starts from 15 to 60 minutes before.

Unfortunately, we are not allow to pick you up on apartment building or private residences. If you are not hosted in one of the hotels before mentioned or you are staying in a Airbnb please make your way to the meeting point located at De La Republica Avenue 154, Tabacalera, 06030. Near to Monumento a la Revolucion, behind Barceló Reforma hotel, in front of ISSSTE building.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After hotel pickup from Mexico City, travel with your guide southeast to Cholula, just outside of Puebla. Head inside Cholula’s Archaeology (Park Zona Arqueológica) and visit the world’s largest pyramid — the Great Pyramid of Cholula, aka Tlachihualtepetl, towering at 180 feet (55 meters) with a square base of 1,300 feet (396 meters).

From the pyramid base, look up to see the Church of Our Lady of the Remedies perched on the summit. Hear about how Hernan Cortes ordered the construction of 365 churches on this site, one for every day of the year.


Then, your guide takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Puebla, a city where buildings are sculpted out of freestone and covered with painted ceramic tiles. The charming city boasts 70 churches in its historic district alone. Swing by the 16th-century Church of Santo Domingo, whose plain gray and pink exterior belies the opulence inside. 
Next, visit the Chapel of the Rosary, part of the Church of Santo Domingo and once considered the eighth wonder of the art world. Admire the gilded stucco inside this example of Mexican Baroque architecture.

Gaze at the serene-blue Convent of Santa Monica, now the home of the Museum of Religious Art. Finally, visit onyx and Talavera ceramics factories, and learn about how these artisanal items are crafted, before enjoying transport back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
Know the church of Santo Domingo
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Know the Rosary Chapel
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Great Pyramid of Cholula
Know the grat Pyramid of Cholula
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • - The time of return may vary due to traffic situations or the number of people.
  • - It is not advisable to book a tour on the same day of the departure of a flight, since we cannot be responsible for the loss of the flight, for any tour delay
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mexitours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Puebla and Cholula Day Trip from Mexico City.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Lots of walking and climbing so wear good shoes and comfortable clothing." See review
  • "The path is very long and steep but it is a good surface and the views from the top should NOT be missed." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Cholula ruins are worth it
Carter_H
, Dec 2020
Had a great time seeing the Cholula ruins and the Puebla city walk. Jaime was a good guide and he drove us safely.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we are glad that you had a fantastic time with the assistance of Jaime, our professional guide . Your comments are much appreciated and will help other travelers to choose and experience our tours.
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star-4
A good way to spend a day off Mexico city!
Mylene
, Mar 2020
Great day tour to Puebla and Cholula. The guide was interesting and let us the necessary free time to also discover the places by ourselves. We recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your comments, it will be such a pleasure to attend you in a near future on your next vacations to Mexico! Best regards
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Disappointing experience due to tour company and guide
Mariellen_H
, Feb 2020
A disappointing day. Drive to Cholula was fine with a pit stop for restroom and refreshments. However when we got to the archeological site our guide did not through the tunnel with us so we got no explanation of anything like the group in front of us did. Once we met guide on other side he spent 90% of his time explaining features in Spanish and expected the English speaking clients to stand and wait for a very brief explanation leaving us little time for pictures or to read the placards that gave a more thorough explanation. Spanish group got additional time to climb up hill to see church on top of pyramid where as English speaking group only had time to run up and back to make it down by departure time. From here we went to Puebla which seems to be a charming city. The church we went to was beautiful but little explanation in English. Lunch was quite good but from here we went to the most disappointing craft market I have ever experienced, almost everything their was junk, vendors were even rude! 3 hour ride back to city without a bathroom stop. I would not reccomend using Mexitours, especially if it is a bilingual tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your comments, they are very helpful and important to us. We regret you had a bad experience with our service, since our goal is to obtain your total satisfaction. We are going to talk with our guide about what you are letting us know and hope you give us the opportunity to compensate this experience in a near future. Please receive our best regards.
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Terrible
chantia732
, Feb 2020
I never went cancelled in time but were never issued a refund. I'll never use Viator again. I've called customer support multiple times but was told that even though I called when 24 hours if had to be 24 hours before the actual 24 hours. Yes I know it sounds crazy that's the same exact thing I said. I'll never use or reccomend Viator.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your comments. We will appreciate you send us a personal email, with your tour information, so we can review your case with Viator. We remain at your service. Please receive our best regards.
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star-5
A Long, Full Day. Well Worth the Price and the Time
tpeve
, Feb 2020
A very full day that started at 08:15 and went well after 20:00. The van was comfortable and meeting new people (both English and Spanish speaking) was very pleasant. A beautiful drive through the pine-forested mountains with views of Iztaccíhuatl. It was MUCH appreciated that plenty of opportunities for bathroom and water breaks were provided. Cholula is a delightful town in and of itself, however, the "pyramid" and the Church of Our Lady of Remedies on top were great. Please be advised that you will be disappointed not to find much of an actual stonework pyramid. The original structure is still there but has been buried by centuries of dirt, but you will realize that the structure underneath is massive. The trip to the top (where the Church is) can be gruelling. The path is very long and steep but it is a good surface and the views from the top should NOT be missed. Where to start with Puebla. As much as you will see on the tour, it will only lead you to realize that you could spend days in this city. Several beautiful and historic churches, wonderful paseos and shopping areas, a vibrant central plaza, great food and wonderful people. We headed back home at 5 PM totally exhausted but well satisfied. The tour company will pick you up and return to your hotel, but it might be easier to Uber to the central departure point as you may be the last one delivered back after the trip. That may add as much as an hour or more to you day and you will be tired.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your comments, it will be such a pleasure to attend you in a near future on your next vacations to Mexico! Best regards.
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star-5
Excellent Tour
217eddyo
, Jan 2020
My tour guide Pablo was great. Very informative. Loved the tour. Puebla and Cholula were great cities. Only thing I would add would be to give the tour guide a microphone while we were walking about Puebla so we could hear him better. I had to stay close to him so I could hear him.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
What we appreciate most in our agency are the contributions of our passengers, we thank you for enriching the experience itself with your suggestions.
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star-5
Long drive from Mexico City, but worth it!
eklein2020
, Jan 2020
The church in Cholula was neat to see, but the highlight of the trip was historic Puebla. Although it was technically a guided tour, our guide allowed us the option once we arrived in Puebla to either have lunch with him at the prearranged lunch location and have a guided tour of the city's historic center, or to venture on our own and meet up with the group at a predetermined time. I chose the second option and had a blast wandering through the zocalo and surrounding area on my own. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your comments, it will be such a pleasure to attend you in a near future on your next vacations to Mexico! Best regards
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star-4
A long day trip visiting Cholula and Puebla
GMPhx
, Dec 2019
This was an almost 12.5 hour day trip. So be prepared for a long day. Both locations were interesting and had historic sites to visit. The pyramid at Cholula is really not visible other than small sections here and there. The church at the top of the hill under which the pyramid resides was nice to see. Puebla too was interesting although nothing spectacular. Lunch was included with this trip and was horrible - quite possibly the worst ever at a Mexican restaurant anywhere in the world. We are vegetarians and usually have no problem anywhere. At this Mexican restaurant we had vegetable soup (which was good), pasta (Italian style?) and zucchini heaped with cheese - so anything but Mexican food. We had informed Mexitours when we booked that we were vegetarians, but our tour guide was unaware and seemed confused as to what to do when we told her we were vegetarians. Our tour guide seemed knowledgeable by was very loud over the bus intercom and difficult to understand especially as she switched between Spanish and English
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
We really appreciate your comments, they are very helpful for us. Certainly Puebla and Cholula are interesting places to visit far away from the City. We regret the lunch was not to your liking; The Colonial restaurant was chosen because of it´s quality and taste and of course they have variety to offer vegetarian food, we are going to talk with our guides to put more attention about this matter, as well about the bus intercom to give our visitos an excellent service as you deserve. Thank you again for your comments, and hope to see you soon in a near future. Please receive our best regards.
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star-5
An entertaining tour to Puebla and Cholula
Fourscompany
, Oct 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour director, Pablo nicknamed himself Paul McCartney and our drive Arthur was nicknamed as ArthurD2. It works, that's how I remember their names! Pablo had a great sense of humor and it shows how much he enjoys his job. He's welcoming, organized and explained things well. The lunch included was pretty good and I'm glad we decided to make this tour to experience Puebla and Cholula!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your comments, it will be such a pleasure to attend you in a near future on your next vacations to Mexico! Best regards
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star-5
Uniquely Enjoyable Day Tour
3SCs
, Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Cholula and Puebla. Cities are rich in history and culture and many beautiful and ornate churches dot the areas. It was a full day of unique and memorable experiences. Our guide, Miguel, did an excellent job shepherding the group and masterfully highlighting details about the iconic landmarks and points of interests. He is knowledgeable, courteous, punctual, and possesses a sense of humor. Cholula is picturesque and peaceful. Its idyllic setting is captivating. The stroll through the open-air market towards the Great Pyramid and Church of Our Lady of the Remedies is a pleasant experience. There, you can taste fried grasshoppers if you’re up for it. The pyramid today resembles a hill. It succumbed to overgrowth many centuries ago. The conquering Spaniards constructed the church on the summit unaware the largest pyramid in the world lay under it. Interestingly the pathway to the church is through a 300-foot archeological tunnel hallowed out in the hill. The shrine itself is beautiful and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area in all directions. It’s also located at the foot of a still-active volcano, which on a clear day offers a breathtaking view. Unfortunately, on the day of our visit the volcano was masked by cloudy skies. Puebla is equally appealing. Our first stop was lunch, which was excellent. Puebla is a World Heritage Site and birthplace of the Cinco de Mayo annual celebration when Mexican Forces defeated the French Army in the Battle of Puebla. French influence and architecture are prominent throughout the city center. It reminds us of New Orleans. Of all the churches we visited, the Church of Santo Domingo in Puebla is the most beautiful. Its intricate and ornate gold gilded art throughout the church is stunning. The memories we developed will last a lifetime. For these reasons, we found the time and cost of the tour well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much for your comments, it will be such a pleasure to attend you in a near future on your next vacations to Mexico! Best regards
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