We recently took a day trip to the Teotihuacán Pyramids in Mexico City with Amigo Tours to explore what was once the largest pre-Columbus American cities with over 125,000 people living there!
Our experience was full of information, exploring, and comfortable accommodations and we will remember this magical place for a long time. We chose to book with Amigo Tours and were so glad that we did! From pick up to drop off, our guide was energetic, fun, and so well informed. We have outlined a few tips below that really made our trip the absolute best it could be!
We opted for the sunrise tour and would highly recommend this option. Meeting the guide at 6:20AM was a bit early, but we were able to beat the crowds to the pyramids and when we first got there, had the entire place to ourselves! We would also recommend avoiding visiting on a weekend if at all possible. Sundays are free and therefore can get extremely crowded. (Note: cost of entry is $70 pesos on every other day and is included the price of the tour with Amigo Tours.)
-CHOOSE A GUIDED OPTION
Our tour guide with Amigo Tours is an archaeologist and he provided so much insight and information on what we were looking at. His energy level was high and lasted throughout the day. I typically do not choose guided options for tours/museums/etc, but this is definitely the way to go for the pyramids. The information he shared was not only incredible, it was entertaining and interesting! He really chose the neat information to share and kept everyone engaged the entire day!
-WATER AND SNACKS
Our bus stopped once on the way to the pyramids for a quick bathroom break and a chance to grab coffee. The gas station was nice, clean, and had plenty of options for breakfast, snacks, drinks, and everything in between. This is the place to grab enough water and snacks for the day, as well as use the clean restrooms. There are not a lot of options for these things once arriving at the actual pyramids.
-WHAT TO BRING
While we went early in the morning, it really heated up around 10:30AM. There are obviously no trees around the pyramids and thus, no shade at all. The sun is intense and beaming! We recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Also, tons of walking is involved! Obviously climbing the tall, narrow stairs to the top of the Sun and Moon pyramids involves lots of walking, but the actual grounds in between all 174 pyramids is huge. Come prepared with comfy tennis shoes ready to get lots of steps in!
We would highly suggest that, no matter the time you have in Mexico City, a visit to Teotihuacán Pyramids is at the top of your list! It was absolutely incredible and unlike anything we have ever seen!
Keep it Kinetic,