***Please note there will be a 10 minute waiting time at the meeting point; bus will depart sharply at 09:10am
Make your way to the agreed meeting point to begin your journey to discover the history of mighty Tenochtitlan (the ancient Aztec city that is known today as Mexico City). The tour will start in Tlatelolco, today the biggest archeological site in the centre of Mexico City. This archaeological excavation was not only the centre of the Aztec Empire, it was one of it’s most important marketplaces, and was home to the final and decisive battle of the Conquistadores against the Mexica people on the 13 of August 1521. During the tour you will also visit the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, a recognition of the three periods of Mexican history reflected by pre-Columbian, colonial, and the modern-day "mestizo" nation.
From the town of Tlatelolco, a large avenue used to connect it to the Hill of Tepeyac, where the Aztecs venerated the goddess mother Tonantzin. Today this is known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, our next stop on the tour. La Basilica de Guadalupe, is the most important religious site of all Mexico, and also one of the most important Catholic pilgrimages in the world, receiving several million people every year. December 12th, the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is by far the most important pilgrimage day where thousands of Mexicans and “Guadalupanas” from around Latin America come to pay their respects. The Virgin of Guadalupe is not only a religious symbol, it is also a symbol of national identity for all Mexicans, making this site a must-see for everyone.
After the Basilica, you will be transferred to Teotihuacan, the "City of the Gods". During the trip you be amazed by the chaotic organisation of one of the most populated cities on Earth. Upon arrival to the Teotihuacan valley, you will make a stop-over to learn about the Obsidian stone and its importance to the ancient and modern economy of the country. Then, you will have a chance to taste traditional Tequila and other typical liquors, and have the chance to buy yourself some delicious mexican food for lunch.
Then, we will get back on the road to finally reach the spectacular Teotihuacan archaeological site, where your guide will tell you about the site's history, mysteries, development, greatness, importance, and demise. This place was commonly known as the "City of the Gods", named after the greatness of the largest city of ancient Mexico. You will also have free time to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and of the Moon, and to walk the famous "Camino de la Muerte". You will be dropped off in Mexico City where your journey will come to an end.
We recommend dressing comfortably and wearing comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater, and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. Along the way you can purchase food so bring some extra money for that, if you like.