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Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour

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Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

The ancient city of Teotihuacan brims with mysteries, intriguing visitors from around the world to visit the famed archeological site. Get a different perspective on Teotihuacan on this 8-hour tour from Mexico City, which includes a hot air balloon ride over the site’s pyramids and temples, followed by your choice of a walking or biking tour of the ruins and the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • 8-hour tour of Teotihuacan and the surrounding area from Mexico City
  • Ride a hot air balloon over the archeological site for an aerial perspective on its temples and pyramids
  • Explore Teotihuacan on the ground for a closer look
  • Choice of walking or biking tour of the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Get a taste of local culture at a craft workshop and family-run specialty foods factory
  • Breakfast, lunch, and tastings included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Mexico City included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Local guide
Use of bicycle
Breakfast
Lunch
entrance ticket
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up locations: CDMX Historic Center (downtown), Zona Rosa, Condesa, Polanco, La Roma

The Pick-up Schedule, as well as the driver's name and type of vehicle is confirmed one day before your visit, we ask you to enter your mobile number (including international code) so that you can receive such information.

If you are staying in an Airbnb we ask you to provide us with the name of the Hotel closest to your home, in case you do not have one, we will provide you with the closest meeting point to your accommodation.

Departure Time

5:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby at 5:30 a.m. Head straight to your hot air balloon and ride over the Teotihuacan archeological site for an aerial view of its pyramids and temples. Enjoy breakfast back on the ground, and then continue exploring Teotihuacan.

The remainder of the tour is conducted by a combination of walking and driving or by biking. Please select your preferred option upon booking; both are priced the same.

Visit the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, a preserved mural in the neighborhoods of Tepantitla Tetitla and Atetelco, the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon, and more. Your guide will bring the site to life by sharing the history of key attractions as you go.

Then, head out of the archaeological zone for a walking tour of the local area. Visit a craft workshop that specializes in obsidian wares and a family factory that produces typical tuna, nopal, and xoconostle (tastings included). Enjoy a traditional-style buffet lunch before returning to Mexico City at roughly 5 p.m.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Francisco Mazapa
Start at 5:30am in the lobby of the hotel where the guides will pass for you to start your visit to the archaeological site, remember to bring an extra battery because since arriving you won't be able to stop taking photos from the balloon inflation to the breathtaking aerial views of the archaeological site,  at the end  the flying experience can enjoy breakfast before continuing the adventure. Flight time is 40 to 60 min depending on weather conditions.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
In this experience we begin our visit by entering the most visited Archaeological Site in America to know its monumental spaces, beautiful murals and colossal constructions, will be our companions while we travel the path of the dead, with a length of 4 kilometers. Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
San Martin de las Piramides
Opt 1: Walking Tour Opt. 2: Bike Tour We will visit a Pre-Hispanic Offering where you can learn the meaning of the burials of the ancient Mexicans. Dare to explore the art of discovering the clay making process from the place where it is created to the production of your own model of a Teotihuacan deity We will visit the Magical Town of San Martín de las Pirámides knowing its church and main points of interest. Before returning to Mexico City you will be able to taste the local gastronomy included in your tour
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be over 5 years old and accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund only activities that do not may have been made
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Teotihuacan en Bici
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Teotihuacan Hot Air Balloon Ride with Optional Bike or Walking Tour.

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star-5
This was an awesome tour...
Fei_L
, Sep 2021
This was an awesome tour package and the perfect way to see the Teotihuacan pyramids and the surrounding town. The hot air balloon ride was such a special experience. After the ride, we were taken on a walking tour of the pyramids, then a bike tour of the surrounding area. Our guide, Zacil, was so knowledgable and fun to talk to! Throughout the day, we also stopped at local shops and tasted different liquors. The breakfast and lunch included in the tour were also delicious!
star-5
Great experience!! Highly recommend.
Rachel_D
, Sep 2021
Don't miss this! The view of the pyramids against a skyline full of balloons was amazing. The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. We did the bike tour, which was a great way to see the town.
star-5
The trip was amazing from the pickup, food, balloon ride with Cap Carlos to the walking tour with our guide Miguel.
Thomas_W
, Jun 2021
Cap Carlos is an amazingly skilled pilot. I say this as a pilot myself. Our guide, Miguel, was wonderfully kind and knowledgeable. Having the transportation pick us up at our lodging was a nice surprise and the trip was comfortable. My wife’s word for the experience is “amazing”. I’d have to agree.
star-5
Absolutely necessary for any trip to Mexico City
Modernaire
, May 2021
Just incredible; this tour didn't miss a single thing. Among the highlights: * Pickup from hotel in Mexico City was extremely convenient * Hot air balloon ride was spectacular (first-time ballooner here) * Not only did we see the pyramids, but we also went to Villa Tlaloc and other places for chocolate, drinks, murals, etc. even a nearby cave -- it's a fantastic way to spend the day * Our tour guide, Eloy, was extremely knowledgeable and added wonderful context to everything we were seeing -- I went to the National Museum of Anthropology the following week and it was so much better visiting the Teotihuacan sala having seen the pyramids and learned about them from the tour! Absolute highlight of my CDMX trip.
star-5
The best of the best!
MauricioPretto
, Apr 2021
The best tour agency I experienced in my long years of traveling, started with the day before where they sent me all the information about the pickup and the planned day. Our ballon tour was perfect, and after breakfast there was Angeles waiting for me to star out tour inside the park with Miguel (amazing knowledge of the park) and went to the bike tour and it was just bike a good mountain bike with Jorge as a guide, we had a blast!!! Finally lunch was good , and the transfer back to the city was flawless! I highly recommend this agency, professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable! Don't think twice, book with them!!!
star-5
Excellent trip with a few bumps
Odyssey63294569880
, Dec 2019
The balloon trip was amazing, and we were immediately comfortable when we saw the new equipment and excellent pilot. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast after the ride was homemade and tasty. Our driver from Mexico City was a disaster - arrived late and didnot know how to get there, but Angela from Viator stepped in and saved the day, making sure we were well taken care of and arranged for a new driver to get us back to Mexico City. The restaurant for lunch should be reconsidered - the food was mediocre at best.
star-5
Very good
DayTrip13401166635
, Nov 2019
Excellent service, our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and spoke English and Spanish very well. I will recomend anyone to try this package, you won't regret it.
star-5
smooth and wonderful. The pick up was...
Brenda M H
, Feb 2018
smooth and wonderful. The pick up was right on time, everything went on without a hitch, the hot air balloon experience was incredible. Once in a lifetime. The pyramids are amazing and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it
star-5
This was such a great day! We had the...
shelby.strodel
, Jan 2018
This was such a great day! We had the transport pick us up at a hotel down the street from our AirBnB at a very early 5:30 am. Definitely use the transport because we heard from other people that it was really hard to find the hot air balloon place in an Uber. The hot air balloon part was awesome! We went above the clouds and it was surreal. Then went to get breakfast at a nearby restaurant where there was a yummy buffet. That was where Miguel picked us up and took us to the pyramids. We got a great long tour of the pyramids and the surrounding ruins. Had a quick snack outside the pyramids. Then we got to see Miguel's home where he has an obsidian workshop and did agave and tequila tastings. Overall a pretty long day but really really fun. Got back around 4 pm or something like that. Definitely recommend! Miguel was awesome.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This is a bucket list trip. I've never...
Wayne D
, Nov 2017
This is a bucket list trip. I've never been in a hot air balloon before and the experience was out of the world. Booking and arrangements were easy. The views are mind blowing. Do it! We were happy to pay for the high end tour which meant we had Miguel to ourselves on a personal tour. His passion and knowledge for the site and its history simply enhance the experience. A sense of humour and cheerful encouragement is just what you need to get up to the top of the pyramids. I'd recommend the walking trip rather than the bike ride! Quesidalla a pollo at the snack bar at the top of the site is just what you need after the leg workout. The local drinks tasting is a must do - tequila without the face, Miguel knows how. To finish the day we took the option of dinner in a local cave after a brief explore in the dark. What a day, Exceptional value. They've just started doing colour light shows outside of rainy season and the video looks amazing. A fantastic reason to return. Great team, guys. Thank you.

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