Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan Tour and Family Dinner

Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan Tour and Family Dinner

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What You'll Do
  • Head out of Mexico City to learn about Teotihuacan culture, from pre-Hispanic pyramids through to modern handicrafts
  • Recharge your energy at the top of the spectacular Sun Pyramid
  • Explore a local town and visit 3 independent family-run businesses
  • Sample jams, sweets, spicy sauces, agave syrup, and more made out of different varieties of cactus, as well as the sacred ancient drink of ‘pulque’
  • Finish your day with a delicious dinner in a Mexican family home, with food straight from local organic farms
Experience life outside Mexico City on an 8-hour tour to the small town of San Martin de las Piramides. Climb the Sun Pyramid at the Teotihuacan Pyramids complex. Then, dine with a local family at their home to learn about everyday life in Mexico today.
What to Expect
Ancient pyramids, a quaint local town, local businesses, and a welcoming family dinner…sounds like a recipe for an amazing day outside Mexico City!

Head out of Mexico City by public transit, experiencing how locals move about this crowded city. Hop off at the archaeological area of the Teotihuacan pyramids, where you’ll learn about the people who once lived here and all the mysteries that still surround this site. As you tour the grounds, you’ll see the Moon Pyramid, the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass), and the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area — it’s 63 metres to the top - and yes, you’re going up.

After exploring the pyramids, you’ll continue the afternoon walking through the streets of a nearby town. Your first stop will take you into a family-run business where you will learn about ‘obsidian’ — the material that the Teotihuacan people use as a main element to make their tools, idols, and decorations. You'll also get to sip an ancient sacred drink called ‘pulque,’ which is extracted from the heart of the maguey, another kind of cactus. This is considered by some to be the great-grandfather of tequila.

Next up on this Mexico tour, pay a visit to the cactus product factory, where you’ll find jams, candies, spicy lollipops, alcoholic creams, and more products made by the local people from the endemic vegetation such as nopal, xoconostle, and tuna - a cactus fruit, not tuna fish! Not only will you be able to see all the cactus varieties at this family-run factory, but you’ll also get to try some samples and, if you like them, you can pick up some of these exotic products as a souvenir. 

To finish your journey, you’ll visit a local family for dinner. Their business is catering, so you’ll be in good hands to try some traditional dishes. Their menu is always changing based on whatever they’ve cooked for the day — but there’s always delicious options for every palate. You’ll be welcomed into their home and experience traditional dinner customs. Plus, you’ll be able practice all those Spanish words you’ve learned along your trip as you enjoy some real local flavors of typical Mexican kitchens. Delicious!
After dinner, you’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and relaxed from your wonderful day exploring life outside the hustle and bustle of the big city.
What's Included
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Public transportation
  • Entrance fee to the pyramids
  • Sample of cactus products
  • Dinner with a local family
What's Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
Meeting Point

Meet at the Museo Mexicano del Diseño, Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600

Know Before You Go
• Duration: 9 hours
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Bring a light jacket or sweater, and during the rainy season (May to September) bring a raincoat or umbrella
• Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in your hotel and bring a small amount of cash
• Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack
• You can purchase drinks (energy drink, beer, pulque, water, etc.) along the way
• Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour

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