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From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

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From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

From US$ 115 per person

Discover one of the cities of Mexico with major cultural heritage in this fascinating tour of Puebla of the Angels, and the Cholula Pyramid. Admire the extraordinary scenery dominated by the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Great Pyramid of Cholula and walk through its labyrinth of tunnels and surroundings
  • Learn about two architectural gems in Santa María Tonantzintla & San Francisco Acatepec
  • Enjoy the splendor of its colonial buildings in Puebla de los Angeles
  • Visit La Capilla del Rosario, one of the architectural gems in the City of Puebla
  • Stroll down Calle de los Dulces where you will get to know more typical desserts than you thought you could see in one place
Full description
Arrive in the city of Cholula and visit the Great Pyramid, with a basement that looks like an archaeological site (comparable to the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt). Ascend to the Our Lady of Remedies Church, a church built on top of the pyramid. Later, visit the church of Santa María Tonantzintla - unique for its interior decoration composed of indigenous motifs and Catholic elements. Learn about how the Indigenous peoples of Tonatzintla wanted to represent Tlaloc, the god of rain, in the dome of the sky chapel. Witness how every little carved face is not an angel, but rather an Indigenous person who died and was reincarnated in the sky. Finally, visit the church of San Francisco Acatepec - a beautiful and unforgettable church. After this, discover one of Mexico's cities with the greatest cultural heritage during a fascinating tour of “Puebla de los Ángeles”. Admire the extraordinary scenery protected by the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Visit the cathedral, which is cross-shaped and consists of 5 naves. See how the central altar was constructed in an octagonal shape whilst the other 4 altars face in the direction of compass points. Marvel at the bell towers which are the largest in Mexico. Continue on to visit the famous Capilla del Rosario, which in its day was considered as one of the 8 wonders of the world. Step inside the chapel to see a statue of the Virgin of the Rosary, surrounded by numerous saints, angels, and martyrs. At the end of the tour, visit La Iglesia de la Compañia, where you will find the dress style now known as China Poblana - a white blouse and colorful embroidered red and green shirt - which has evolved to include the national symbols of Mexico, an eagle clutching a snake, and a prickly pear cactus. Learn about how women who wear this dress usually braid their hair on 2 sides tied with red, white, and green ribbons. At 4 PM return to Mexico City where your tour will end.
Includes
  • Transport
  • Admissions to the Pyramid of Cholula
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • There is no elevator to reach the top of the pyramid in Cholula
  • You will have a local guide at Cholula Pyramid
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Javier and Alberto were excellent! They are both very knowledgeable and take pride in their work. Javier pays attention to details to make sure you are safe and comfortable while enjoying your tour. By the end of the trip it was like being on a tour with a friend. And...if you are in Mexico City I recommend this tour. If walking is not your thing you may want to pick another excursion.

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July 18, 2021

Private tour led by Javier where the two volcanoes Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl can be seen along the way. Upon arriving in Cholula there was a local guide Alberto who passionately explains the details of the archaeological zone. You can also see other volcanoes La Malinche and Pico de Orizaba. Later, you will arrive at the center of Puebla to eat at the Fonda de Santa Clara, and then take a walk where you will visit the Cathedral, the Zócalo, the City Hall Passage, the Puebla de Antaño hotel, the place of Los Sapos, the El Parián handicraft market, the street of sweets, and the Capilla del Rosario. Altogether a very pleasant day.

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November 2, 2020

We had a wonderful time doing the tour with our fantastic tour guide Alberto in Cholula and Francisco in Puebla. They are so patient and knowledgeable too. A must do your when you are in Mexico City. We lost our drone in Cholula and thanks to the can-do attitude/persistence of Alberto that he was able to retrieve it the next day.

March 7, 2020

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