Teotihuacan Pyramids Tours
The Teotihuacan tours will amaze you with the ancestral ruins of a lost Mexican civilization. Enjoy the spectacular experience in a private mood with us.
Attractions in Teotihuacan
The pyramid of the Sun represents the Axis-Mundi, the point where heaven and earth connect. It has 20 floors and a total height of 213 meters. On the other hand, The Pyramid of the moon was considered the house of the god of storms, and it was made in his honor.
The Pyramid of the Moon is about 45 meters on each side and 45 meters high. Although it is smaller than the Sun one, it is on high ground, therefore, the result is the same height. The Teotihuacan pyramids tours are a great opportunity for you to obtain direct energy from the gods’ realm!
This is definitely one of the best activities to do in Teotihuacán. It’s very interesting to see how the pilot controls the direction of the balloon with pure air currents. However, hot-air balloon tours are usually very early because the air currents are more stable and calmer than in the afternoon.
In addition to the incredible archeological wonders, this site offers a very complete educational and cultural museum. Inside you will see some relics found in the archaeological zone, such as ceramics, textiles, and other pieces. Furthermore, you can also find representations of the human sacrifices that occurred in Teotihuacán.
These sculptures of the god are accompanied by marine elements such as shells and snails attached to the bodies of the serpents, their heads also emerge from a flower with eleven petals. They alternate with large heads of Cipactli (previously thought to correspond to the rain god Tlaloc), the monster of the earth.
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What to expect in the Teotihuacan tours?
The Teotihuacan pyramids tours are ready to show you a new authentic experience in the beautiful city of the gods. Teotihuacan is definitely one of the most famous and incredible places in Mexico. At every corner, you can perceive an atmosphere full of energy and mysticism. Indeed, these astonishing ancient ruins are an important part of Mexico’s culture that has amazed millions of people in the world.
Most of the activities that you can experience an authentic and fun way avoiding souvenirs and extra fees. For instance, you can have an amazing ride with the ATVs, watch from above in a hot-air balloon beautiful city just like an eagle does, and coexist in an environment full of magic that will make you connect with nature as a mighty warrior would.
Furthermore, you may come with us in a private mood and appreciate better everything that the gods have to share with you. Ready to know some ancient secrets? let’s travel back in time together!
Frequently Asked Questions
Below there are some of the frequently asked questions about Teotihuacan Pyramids Tours. Hopefully, they may help you!
What does Teotihuacan mean? 🙏
The meaning of Teotihuacan is composed of teolt: “god”; hua: possessive and can: “place”, which means “Place where the gods are” or “Place that has our gods”. Therefore, according to Nahuatl mythology, it represents the place where the sun and the moon were created. Information according to the Mexican Government’s official website.
Who built the Teotihuacan pyramids? 🔺
In the case of the most famous pyramids in Teotihuacan such as the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon, their construction is attributed to a civilization that lived in Teotihuacan in 1-150 AD. It is not known with certainty who built them, but currently, the title of their creators is given to the Aztecs. Check out our post: A Quick Guide to Mexican Aztec Pyramids’ History.
When was Teotihuacan discovered? 🔎
- 1338 AD. The first allusion to Teotihuacan in the Codice Xolotl.
Teotihuacan was opened to the public on September 13, 1910. This is one of the most explored regions of Mesoamerica since the first research date from the 18th century when Carlos de Sigüenza y Gongora explored the surroundings of the Pyramid of the Moon.
At the end of the 19th century, under the General Inspection of Monuments of the Republic, Leopoldo Batres carried out explorations in several buildings near the “Calzada de Los Muertos” and discovered murals and sculptures. Information according to this National Geographic article.
Where is Teotihuacan in Mexico? 🇲🇽
It is exactly in the State of Mexico. It is 1 hour from Pachuca; 1:20 hours from Mexico City; 1.30 hours from Tlaxcala; 2 hours from Puebla or San Juan del Rio; 2:15 hours from Toluca; and 2:30 hours from Cuernavaca or Queretaro.
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Who discovered Teotihuacan? 🤠
Aztecs found what we know today as the Teotihuacan Pyramids and decided to stay there.
“Exactly who its inhabitants were and why they abandoned it around 650 A.D. is still unknown. When the Aztecs came from the north to the central highlands of Mexico in the first half of the 14th century, they discovered the ruined city and gave it the name Teotihuacan, relating it to their own creation mythology.
Also the names “Pyramid of the Sun” and “Pyramid of the Moon”, as well as the “Road of the Dead”, are attributed to the Aztecs.” Information according to the Universes in-universe website post.
How old are the Teotihuacan pyramids? 👴
The pyramids of the Sun and the Moon were erected in 300 B.C.; the city was extended in 5 stages in 600 A.D., by 650 A.D. Teotihuacan reached its peak, and by 800 A.D. Teotihuacan mysteriously expired. Information according to the Mexican Government’s official website.
When does Teotihuacan open? ✅
The Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day at any time of the year. The entrance fee is 75MXN per person from Monday to Sunday.
How to get to the Teotihuacan from Mexico City? 🚗
The North Central Bus Terminal is where you have to go if you are looking for a cheaper option to get to Teotihuacan. Also, it takes approximately one hour to get to Teotihuacan and departures are every 15 minutes from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
If you are planning to go by car from Mexico City, take the highway that goes to the city of Pachuca, and after the Ecatepec toll booth, take the detour to Teotihuacan.