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Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Day-Trip & Dinner with the Locals

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US$ 46.00
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Get outta town! Go beyond the usual tourist bus experience on this tour that will literally take you out of Mexico City to see Teotihuacan pyramids, try local "delights" like cactus candy, sip on ancient pre-Hispanic brews, and dine at a local family home where you'll enjoy authentic dishes made and served by them. The best part: you’ll be supporting local family businesses, to really give you an itinerary worth bragging about.
  • Go with a guide: Avoid the stress of navigating on your own
  • Panoramic views of the highlands from the top of the Sun Pyramid
  • Eat with a local family—an experience rarely available to tourists
  • Small group of 12 or fewer ensures an intimate, personal experience
What to Expect
Avoid the stress of navigating public transit on your own by meeting your guide at a centrally located metro station in Mexico City. On arrival at Teotihuacan, begin your walk through the ancient “City of the Gods.” On this small-group tour capped at 12 people, you’ll avoid the large crowds that gather for museum-run tours. Listen to speculation on the mystery of who could have built the massive structures and then climb the Sun Pyramid for panoramic views of the Mexican Highlands. After the tour, follow your guide to a neighboring town for a taste of pulque, an alcoholic beverage sacred to the Aztecs. From there, experience a side of Mexico rarely available to tourists at the home of a local family, where you sit down for a homemade meal in good company. After dinner, join the guide on public transit for an easy trip back to Mexico City.
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Important Information
Departure Point
MUMEDI, Av Francisco I. Madero 74, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Departure Time
12:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Dinner in a local home
  • Public or private transportation (depending on the size of the group)
  • Samples of cactus product
  • Entry/Admission - Mexico City Urban Adventures
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • We recommend dressing comfortably and wearing comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater, and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. Along the way you can purchase drinks (energy drink, beer, pulque, water, etc) so bring some extra money for that, if you’d like.
  • Some of the places visited along the route are local houses and businesses, which have irregular opening hours. Our route and stops may vary to make sure you have a unique and genuine Mexican experience.
  • Please note that we may use a mixture of public and private transport during this tour, depending on the number of travellers in the group (if there are 8 travellers or more, we will use private transport).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide was Julio who was friendly, knowledgeable and has a real passion for showcasing Mexico to people from around the world. The temples were awe inspiring and the local home visits a great experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Amber C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We began our trip by driving out of the historic district with guides Julio and Brenda. The temples were spectacular and our tour guide Julio gave just enough information to make it interesting and learn about the site, but also gave us plenty of time...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jenna V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent trip. Our guide, Ulises, was knowledgeable and courteous. Our transportation vehicle was clean and comfortable. The pace of our tour was just right. After the pyramids we enjoyed a michalota at Camarchelas Bar. Then we visited Miguel’s who educated us about agave, obsidian, pulque,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour of the ruins, local crafts and dinner with guide Rodrigo. He was very friendly, enthusiastic about the sites and clearly passionate about the facts he was giving. The ruins themselves are very impressive, the local crafts were informative without a push to sell...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with Warryor (Ulysses). His knowledge and the few little extra side shows is what made our experience more memorable. He spoke fluent English and answered plenty of our questions. The family dinner was very tasty in a lovely setting. We...More

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23 May 2019|
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Response from Jody B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. We had a Taquito's and Lentil soup. The meal is whatever they happen to be cooking that day. There are no options.
18 March 2019|
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Response from mdavid182 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a vegetarian and a vegan option. Both delicious! In our experience, the guide asked at the beginning of our experience.
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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