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Guadalupe Shrine Teotihuacan Pyramids
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Guadalupe Shrine & Teotihuacan Pyramids

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Adventure to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan and Guadalpue Shrine

Highlights

  • Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan
  • Shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Tlatelolco

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Admission to archeological zone

Exclusions

  • Meals and Beverages
  • Optional gratuities
  • Transportation to and from Meeting point

Please Note

  • Please confirm your meeting point and pick up time at least 24hrs before your service
  • Use comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Bring sunscreen lotion, sun glasses and cap or hat and extra money.
  • Please ask for the nearest meeting point when confirming your reservation.
  • Please note the transportation is included from the meeting points mentioned on hotel pick-up information and the drop-off is at Fiesta Americana (Zona Rosa)

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Jun 08 2018
We were disappointed with our tour experience. We were picked up on-time from our hotel and brought to a small area of ruins where our guide explained some of the history of Mexico City. The history he gave did not make sense and we left this area to head to a souvenir shop outside of the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. He explained to us what we would see inside of the shrine but again his history did not make sense. We were given too much free time in the shop and our tour group was ready to go and waiting at our meeting spot ahead of time. Our tour guide was too busy talking to workers at the souvenir shop to realize this. When he arrived we walked across the street to enter the church. After seeing the painting he gave us a meet up time and left our group. He barely gave us any background information about the buildings and surrounding area. While we had an ample amount of time to explore the area it would have been nice to have been given information so we knew what the buildings were. From there we headed to Teotihuacan. When we arrived in the town they took us to a small tourist trap shop that seemed an unnecessary stop. We finally arrived at the pyramids around 1:00. At the entrance to the pyramids our guide gave us a very brief and incomplete history of the pyramids and then he started talking to us about souvenirs and brought over one of the vendors. Our group was clearly not interested in buying anything so it was frustrating to waste time looking at things we had no interest in buying instead of learning more about what we were going to see. Our guide then told us to meet back at 3:15 and we would leave for lunch. By the time we finally got started exploring the pyramids we were all starving and had to wait another two hours for lunch. We were able to climb the pyramids and spend time exploring the area but wish that we had been taken on a guided tour through the area. We saw other tours with a guide that walked their groups around. By the time it was almost time to go we realized that we had missed certain things in the area because we didn't have a guide with us to tell us where to go. We met back up and went to the restaurant that all of the tour groups clearly go to. The food was very overpriced and no one in our group was really happy about having to be there. Our guide sat at a table with another group of tour guides and was completely oblivious to the fact that we were all ready to go. When he finally realized we had paid and came over to our table to say it was time to go it appeared that he had drank too much while at the restaurant and he was very difficult to understand. He got in the front seat of the van and closed his eyes immediately. When we were on our way back to Mexico City he suddenly realized he had forgotten his sunglasses so we had to turn around and go back. He got his sunglasses then came back in and went back to sleep in the front seat. Overall our guide was disappointing and because of that we did not enjoy the tour as much as we should have. Our driver was good at least. We regret taking this tour after seeing the other tour groups that were out at the site. We saw the same tour guide we had the day before for a different tour and from a different tour company walk his group around the whole time and only left them when it was time for the to climb the pyramid. We wish we had taken a tour with the other tour company.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Thank you for your honest and detailed response. We sincerely apologize for your experience with us while in Mexico. What you experienced is absolutely not the Gray Line standard, and apologize on behalf of the guide, and we will be reaching out to our local group to discuss his actions, professionalism and knowledge of the tour. Again, we appreciate your honest feedback.

-The Gray Line Team
Jun 03 2018
Juan was so friendly, funny, warm and knowledgeable He gave us any historical insights and answered our any questions insightfuly. The bus was comfortable and clean and the driver was great and also very friendly. The restaurant we went to was fun but the food was mediocre for the price.
Mar 02 2018
Tour guide was knowledgeable and gave good overview of the city & pyramids. Driver did drive safely.
Feb 27 2018
Overall the tour was a great value with a smooth customer experience. This is one of just a few tours that included both the pyramids and Guadalupe shrine. It was was super easy to book online and the bus showed up right on time, no hassle finding the group or delayed departure. Our guide was very funny and informative. We did spend more time than I would have liked in the gift shops, but at the very least these stops included explanations and history of what we were going to see. There were many other groups at the stops so I suspect this is part of what every tour does unless you want to pay for a private guide.I would definitely recommend Grayline!
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ITINERARY

On our way to Teotihuacan, we will visit the archaeological site of Tlatelolco, centered on "Plaza de las Tres Culturas" was an important pre-Columbian Aztec city-state and one of the most important trading centers in Mesoamerica.

We will continue to Teotihuacan "the born city of the Gods", in Nahuatl language. With more than
2,500 years of history, this enigmatic archaeological site boasts magnificent temples: to "Quetlzalpapalotl" (bird - butterfly), the "Feathered Shells", the Pyramid of the Moon or the impressive Pyramid of the Sun, among others.
After sightseeing the temples, you will be guided into a local restaurant for you to take lunch (not included). Next door there is a handcraft workshop where visitors can learn about local artisan´s typical crafts like natural fiber textiles and obsidian ornaments.

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe), Mexico´s largest religious shrine, is our next stop. This is a roman catholic church that houses the original Tilma of San Juan Diego which features the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is considered the largest and most important Catholic pilgrimage shrine in America.

Our last stop and end of the tour will be Paseo de la Reforma. Here you can explore on your own emblematic places in Mexico City such as the Zona Rosa, iconic The Angel of Independence, or first class shopping malls.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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