Day Trips from Puebla to Atlixco

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  • From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour

    1. From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Full-Day Tour

    Head out on a full-day tour of 2 vibrant and historically important sites on a full-day tour from Mexico City to Cholula and Puebla. Begin your trip with a stop at the Cholula archeological site, home of the largest pyramid in the New World. From the top of the pyramid, you can look out to see a handful of volcanoes in the distance. Next, continue on to Puebla, a traditional city with a large historical center. Puebla is famous for its architecture, and you will visit the main plaza, cathedral, the Convent of Santa Monica and the Chapel of the Rosary, to see examples of its buildings. Afterward, during lunch, consider trying mole sauce or other traditional food from the area. Then after lunch, you will pay a visit to a Talavera factory, which makes the famous colorful Mexican pottery.

    Great tour !! We had a really great day & our guide Fabio was really knowledgeable and friendly

  • From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    2. From Mexico City: Cholula Pyramid & Puebla Private Tour

    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...

    If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

  • Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

    3. Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

    Your full-day trip begins with a drive to Huejotzingo, where you’ll visit the Convent of San Miguel and learn about the various cultural origins of the Mexicans, including Spanish, Arabic, and Native American. Afterwards, you’ll explore the Cholula archaeological zone, home to the largest pyramid in the world. The tour continues to colonial Puebla, a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its traditions in its food, art, and culture. As you walk along the city’s beautiful streets, you’ll be drawn in by the splendid architecture of the city’s cathedral, the homes, museums, and other buildings decorated with tiles. Visit Puebla’s majestic cathedral, its main square, the Chapel of the Rosary, the Convent of Santa Monica. Stop at onyx and talavera ceramics factories.

    The tour to Cholula and Puebla was great! However I wish we would have had more time for shopping in Cholula - we decided to climb the pyramid, and did not have any extra time. The tours were nice, but I feel like we wasted a lot of time waiting for the other guests and tourists to come back at the requested time.

  • Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

    4. Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla and travel 1 hour in an air-conditioned van to Chautla's Ex-Hacienda. Here, take a 1-hour walking tour by the springs and end up at a beautiful castle located in the middle of the lake. Climb to the roof and take in panoramic views of the lake and property. The second stop is San Martin ranch, famous for its lavender fields and its distillery. Participate in a soap-making workshop and keep your handmade soap as a souvenir. Next, visit the shop where you can see all the specialty products made at the ranch and taste lavender coffee and sponge cake. The last stop is the Val'Quirico complex where you can explore the shops and charming restaurants. Inspired by San Quirico d'Orcia, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, the complex has a charming medieval style. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Puebla.

  • From Puebla: 5-Hour Africam Safari Private Tour

    5. From Puebla: 5-Hour Africam Safari Private Tour

    Start your day with pickup from your hotel or accommodations in Puebla and travel to Africam Safari. After entering the park, your tour starts with a car ride through several sections, where you can admire giraffes, antelope, zebras, rhinoceroses, and deer, among others. In the Mocambo area, enjoy boats and other attractions at an additional cost. In another area, admire lions, chimpanzees, and hippos. Your last stop is the adventure zone, where you will discover more amazing animals, including anteaters, bats, meerkats, and kangaroos. You can also explore the souvenir shops and enjoy a meal at the Kilimanjaro Restaurant. Enjoy the bird show and then travel back to Puebla with drop-off at your accommodations.

  • Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

    6. Puebla and Cholula 1-Day Tour from Mexico City

    Puebla, known as the City of Angels, is famous for its colonial architecture and its food. This 1-day tour is a culinary, archaeological, and architectural delight, taking you to Puebla and Cholula, one of Mexico's Pueblo Magicos (Magic Towns) with the largest Mesoamerican pyramid in the Americas. Visit the largest pyramid by base width in the town of Cholula. See Santa Maria Tonantzintla, a fascinating church in Cholula that displays a fusion of indigenous, pre-Hispanic design with colonial Baroque architecture – a truly fascinating and beautiful sight! You arrive in Puebla just in time for lunch, where you can enjoy the culinary delights. Try the Mole Poblano, the Tamales, and some colorful Pepitorias, or Obleas for dessert. Your guide can help you choose your food. Walk off your lunch with a tour around the colonial streets of Puebla, with its 16th and 18th century building...

    A must do and see when you visit Mexico City as it is so close. The scenery is so beautiful. The churches we visited were impressive and we loved the restaurant where we had lunch! Both the driver, Angel and the tour guide, Marco were amazing! I 100% recommend

  • Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

    7. Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the ancient city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. From there, head to the charming city of Atlixco, founded in 1579. Pass by the city’s colorful central park, Franciscan convent and chapel, and the impressive Municipal Palace Mural. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a tasting session of handcrafted beer, homemade bread, cranberry juice, chocolate, and ice cream. Continue the tour to the city’s nursery next where you can find over a hundred species of plant and flower. Soak up the beauty of nature as you explore the nursery and learn about Mexico’s native flora. Finally, stop at a trout farm in Atlimeyaya, where you can meet the local farmer and feed the trout yourself. The tour ends with drop-off back to your hotel.

  • Puebla: Hot Air Balloon and Cantona Ruins with Breakfast

    8. Puebla: Hot Air Balloon and Cantona Ruins with Breakfast

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla or Cholula city at 5:00 AM and heads to Hacienda Tepetcalli. Enjoy a hot coffee and snacks while you watch the inflation of the hot air balloon, then hop inside at 7:00 AM to begin your flight. Soak up panoramic views as you glide through the air for approximately 1 hour. Land near the take-off zone and celebrate with a wine toast followed by breakfast. Receive your flight certificate then set off to the Cantona Archeological Ruins. Start the visit at the onsite museum and learn about this ancient, but recently discovered civilization. Then explore the ruins and see the former site of pyramids and streets as you imagine what life here might have been like. At the end of an epic adventure, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

  • From Mexico City: Cider and Food Tour to Puebla and Cholula

    9. From Mexico City: Cider and Food Tour to Puebla and Cholula

    Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Mexico through its food on this tour. Start your food experience by meeting your guide in Mexico City in the morning and heading to the "magical town" of Cholula. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the city center and get the chance to see the Great Pyramid. Afterward, visit a local cider production and explore the flavors of Puebla's food specialties at the market. Later, head to the state's capital Puebla. There, visit a monastery that is considered the birthplace of the most famous regional dish - mole poblano. Enjoy a walking tour of Puebla and see its colonial buildings, colorful lanes, and historic churches. Throughout your tour, stop at various local foodie spots to sample the best of Puebla's cuisine. You will also have the chance to visit the famous Parian craft market and purchase some unique artisanal souvenirs and local candies. Thro...

  • Cholula Magical Town 6-Hour Tour by Double-Decker Bus

    10. Cholula Magical Town 6-Hour Tour by Double-Decker Bus

    Depart from Puebla City’s main plaza (“Zocalo”) and travel by traditional double-decker bus 5 miles to the west to the “double” town of Cholula, which brings together San Pedro and San Andres. Each of these towns has its own main square and church, but they are so close to each other that the border has been lost and they are both thought of as the same town. The panoramic tour starts in San Pedro Cholula at the Plaza de la Concordia, which is flanked by the Convento de San Gabriel, built by Franciscans in 1549 on the site of the ruins of a temple dedicated to Quetzalcóat. Continue towards the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest in the world. On the top, admire the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Temple, built by the Spanish in 1549. Continue to San Andrés Cholula, and stop for a moment to visit the beautiful parish. Climb aboard the bus again to transfer to the temples of San Francis...

    Great experience. The bus took us to some lovely churches and had a lovely guided tour through the tunnels of Cholula. Learned a lot about the history of the Pyramid and about local tradition and culture through our private English guide who was a local from the area. Great value for money.

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What people are saying about Puebla

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 155 reviews

Javier from Mexitours is a great tour guide, fluent in English, a good driver and always ready to help. The tour was fun and informative, recommended for people who want to experience smaller, quainter towns than Mexico City, colonial architecture and the ruins of ancient civilizations.

If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

Great tour guide! He was amazing, informative and passionate about his beautiful Country of Mexico.

Great tour !! We had a really great day & our guide Fabio was really knowledgeable and friendly

The greatest experience ever buy the greatest tour guides ever