Essential Pack: Teotihuacan & Basilica de Guadalupe and City tour: Get the most out of your stay in Mexico with this special pack which will take you to the spiritual heart of Mexican culture. Visit two of the most famous monuments in this fascinating country: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan, an archaeological area with mind-blowing pyramids. Finish off this incredible experience with a guided tour in the city of Mexico!
* Live a unique spiritual experience
* Explore many of the archaeological monuments in Teotihuacan with a local guide
* Go to the most visited religious place in the whole of Latin America: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
* Admire the Angel of Independence, the national palace and the Cathedral, and many other iconic monuments
* Marvel at the sensational skyscrapers in the financial district!
* Discover the outstanding collection of Aztec, Mayan and Olmec artefacts in the National Anthropology Museum
The Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Once you’ve been picked up from your hotel, we will leave Mexico City behind and make our way to the ruins of Teotihuacan, also known as the City of Gods. At its peak during the first millennium, this was once one of the biggest cities in America, with more than 100,000 habitants. With your local guide, you will be able to explore the magnificent pyramids, Sun and Moon, the Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent and the Temple of the Butterflies.
Later, we make our way to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited religious spot in all of Latin America. It was constructed in 1531 after a local farmer had a vision of a girl surrounded by light, asking to him to build her a church in her honor. She identified herself as the Virgin Mary and she miraculously left an image of herself on the farmer’s cloak. The Basilica is a marvelous example of Spanish art from the Baroque period and is one of the most sacred and important sights for Catholics all over the world.
Guided Tour in Mexico City
Enjoy a panoramic journey by car around the city, where you may see all the iconic monuments such as the Angel of Independence, Diana the Huntress Fountain, the National Palace, the Cathedral and much more! Travel for over 12 kilometres to the astonishing Paseo de la Reforma, a street full of monuments of national Mexican heroes like the Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc, Christopher Columbus and the sensational monument of the Angel of Independence. From here, we continue onto the Avenida Juárez, with its original combination of historic and modern buildings, until we get to the grand art piece from the Art Nouveau movement, the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Observe in awe at the beauty and intricity of the Casa de los Azulejos, a palace constructed in the 18th Century with a façade decorated entirely by blue and white tiles.
Contemplate the outstanding, famous buildings around you such as the General Post Office and the Bank of Mexico, whilst on the way to an enormous square called Zócalo, which proudly flies an enormous Mexican flag. The tour then visits the National Palace from the Barroque period, covered in its famous frescoes painted by the famously renowned artist Diego Rivera, and then the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral.
The tour continues with a visit to the artesan outlets and the Revolution monument, before heading towards the old town Colonia Guerrero and the towering skyscrapers of the financial district.
Meeting point/ Pick-up location: Hotel lobby from hotels in Polanco, Centre, Rosa and Reforma areas. All hotels outside this area the meeting point will be at The Hotel Fiesta Americana Reforma, Paseo de la Reforma 80, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D. F.
Pick-up time: 9 am.
Drop-off location: Hotel lobby.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Duration: 2 days (9 hours daily approximately).
Guide language: Spanish, English.
Voucher validity: 2 days.