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Tenochtitlán: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour

1. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour

Discover the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacan on an early-morning tour departing from Mexico City. Explore the site with your guide and learn more about the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico. After being collected from the lobby of your hotel by minibus, you will be taken to the archeological site of Teotihuacan, where you’ll marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. You can see the Sun and Moon pyramids, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, walk through the Avenue of the Dead, and much more. You will then be taken to a clay workshop where you will learn everything about the pulque, silver, and clay processes, manufactured by local people. Whilst there you will also learn about how all these activities were done years ago, and you will be even invited to taste some tequila, mezcal, and pulque. Following this, you can enjoy delicious Mexican food and drinks (not included) during an allocated short break. Your tour will then conclude with you being taken back to your hotel or preferred nearby location at around 3:00 PM.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

2. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

Go on an insightful guided tour to Coyoacan and Xochimilco. Sail on a boat and explore the ancient canals of the Xochimilco lake before indulging in local food and Mexican music. Start your trip with a brief visit to an artisan center in one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, Peralvillo.  Learn all about the handicrafts of all regions of Mexico. Continue your tour in the southern part of the city, where you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, or if you prefer, head to the center of Coyoacan, for a 1-hour visit. Next, move on to discover the beautiful scenery of Lake of Xochimilco. Make the most of the opportunity to take a ride on a boat named Trajinera, in the ancient canals of the lake.  In Xochimilco, see the chinampas (artificial islands), and find out what life was like 500 years ago in the great Tenochtitlan. Take this chance to savor the typical food of the region, as well as enjoy the Mexican music mariachi. Finally, visit one of the most important universities in Latin America, UNAM.

Mexico City: Templo Mayor Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

3. Mexico City: Templo Mayor Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the main temple of the Aztecs in Mexico City and see the ancient temple of Tenochtitlan and its collection of historical objects from Mexico's rich history. Explore the museum within the Temple, and visit each of the 8 rooms, including those rooms dedicated to different Aztec gods. Experience Museo del Templo Mayor Mexico City, a museum that contains vestiges of the ancient Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan and has an impressive collection of up to 7 thousand objects. Marvel at the many artifacts in the museum, which were designed to complement the archeological zone. Visit each of the 8 rooms that make up the museum, and learn more about the south rooms dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the Solar God of War, and to the north, to Tlaloc, the God of Rain. Learn about the Temple and the Greater Temple Enclosure, which were the center of Mexica religious life as well as the symbol of the achievements of the Aztecs against their enemies; each temple is dedicated to a different god, and walking through its walkways will make you discover more of the history of the Aztec culture.

Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

4. Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

Discover the southern part of Mexico City. Follow Insurgentes, the world's largest avenue, passing the Cibeles Fountain, Poliforum Siqueiros, and Plaza de Toros, until you arrive at the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), listed as World Heritage. Admire its famous murals and sculptures, made by artists such as Diego de Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Juan O'Gorman. The campus of the University, built between 1950 and 1954, embodies one of the most emblematic developments of modern Mexican architecture. See the Olympic Stadium of 1968, with a mural by Diego Rivera. Your next destination is Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of Mexico City, and one of the last remaining vestiges of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. This beautiful place is characterized by its canals, floating gardens, and brightly decorated trajineras, considered the traditional Mexican equivalent of a gondola. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on the canals while mariachi serenade you, floating kitchens offer you food, and flower-vendors tempt you with their colorful bouquets. An unforgettable experience!

Mexico City: Instagrammable Spots Walking Tour

5. Mexico City: Instagrammable Spots Walking Tour

Discover four top attractions in downtown Mexico City on a walking tour dedicated to taking pictures for your Instagram account. Go to four famous, Instagrammable landmarks that will be your striking backdrops and learn about their rich history from your local guide. Head straight to your first location, the Palace of Fine Arts or the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Marvel at its Neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture on the outside, and Art Deco look on the inside — perfect for photos. Learn how the building is most famous for its murals by the famed artist Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo’s notorious ex-husband, as well as being the country’s premier venue for the arts. Make your way to your next stop: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. Located on top of the former sacred Aztec precinct, it was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 in the style of Spain’s Gothic masterpieces. Afterward, go to the National Palace at the city’s main square, the Plaza de la Constitución, El Zócalo. This site has been home to Mexico’s ruling class since the Aztec empire. In fact, much of the current building’s materials are from the original structure that belonged to Moctezuma II. Finally, head to Templo Mayor – the main temple of the Mexican people in their capital Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City.We’ll then stop by Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico – a landmark Art Nouveau hotel steeped in old world elegance – before we stroll through one of the major lifelines of CDMX’s Downtown: Francisco I. Madero Avenue. Here you can simply absorb the ambiance as you browse through boutiques, bars, and cafes.

Mexico City: Discover the City Sights Group Tour

6. Mexico City: Discover the City Sights Group Tour

Mexico City was built in the years following the conquest in 1521, on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire, in the middle of the now drained Lake Texcoco. Nowadays it´s the oldest capital city of the Americas with a metropolitan area that counts around 24 million inhabitants (depending on where the limits of the metropolitan area are set). Mexico City, with its distinct mestizo culture, blending native Indian (Nahuatl) and Spanish heritages, has become one of the most dynamic and exciting cities of the world. To know Mexico you need to know Mexico City! This guided tour will take you to the historical center of Mexico City, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. Your visit will include the “Zocalo”, the heart of the city, where you will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and largest of the Americas, and the National Palace, where you can admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera. You will also see the ruins of the Templo Mayor, one of the most important temples of the Aztecs in their ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan. The Templo Mayor is thought to be located on the exact spot where the Aztecs saw the eagle perching on a cactus with a snake in its beak. This symbolized for the Aztecs that they had reached their promised land. We will also visit a crafts shop where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Finally, before returning to your hotel, we will take a drive down the iconic Paseo de la Reforma Avenue.

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What people are saying about Tenochtitlán

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 91 reviews

We enjoyed out guided tour to Teotihuacan. Our guide, Marcus, was VERY knowledgeable and with his great storytelling brought to life history (ancient and more recent), culture, architecture and more in the broader context of today's Mexico. He pointed out many interesting things and anecdotes along the way as well as after we arrived in Teotihucan. If you take this early morning tour, though, remember to eat before or bring something to eat with you. Some food and beverages are sold in the site, but it will take a while before you get there. The pick up was right on time, and after contacting the tour provider on the eve of our tour, the communication with our English speaking guide was easy through WhatsApp. Toward the end of the tor, our group of 14 was given the choice to get lunch by the site or go straight back to CDMX. We chose to go back, making the entire tour about 7 - 8 hours long.

This trip was so much more than what was described. Our tour leader taught us so much and had awesome things to show us along the way. Our family really enjoyed this experience and learned a lot- definitely better than expected!

I had a wonderful time on this tour. Angela did a great job explaining the culture and history of the Aztec pyramids as well as Mexico City itself. I always felt safe and comfortable.

what I really wanted was to be picked at my hotel and they were on time, our guide Angela was very kind and knew the spots for nice pictures.

great experience! the guide Ines was very knowledgeable and nice