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Address: Carretera Estatal 604 Guadalajara-San Marcos km 56, Teuchitlan 46762, Mexico
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Guachimontones Excursion: Discover the Unknown Archeological Mexican Site
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Guachimontones Archaeological Site Tour from Guadalajara

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A Different Pyramid Experience

We went with a car and driver as I had read about the area. The trip shows you that close to a major city that there is vast open land and agricultural production. The pyramids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a car and driver as I had read about the area. The trip shows you that close to a major city that there is vast open land and agricultural production. The pyramids are unique they are round. The site is still being excavated The surrounding vistas are worth the trip for the view-which we had to ourselves.... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a part of our tour of Jalisco, our tour guide took us to the Guachimontes Ruins. If your in the area you need to check it out. The ruins are a relatively new discovery, late 1990's. The site has been just partially explored, but what they have done is very impressive. We employed an English speaking guide who was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little archeological site about an hour drive from Guadalajara. It was more impressive than I expected. Be prepared to walk from the parking to the site for about 15 minutes. The road is uphill and it's not hard for a fit person. Wear comfortable shoes. The views of the Lake and Teuchitlan are breathtaking. I enjoyed... More 

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We had a very interesting & peaceful tranquil time at the pyramids..We have been to other Pyramids on the East Coast..and you could always feel the intensity of the area...They were warriors..It appears the people that lived here, were farmers..peaceful, just living off the land & soaking in the beauty surrounding them..The lush green valleys.. What a spectacular venue...A monument... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

It was a fantastic experience! We were very impressed with everything and look forward to many more adventures like this in Mexico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I can't believe it is so close to Guadalajara and I didn't go until last month. Great museum at the entrance, don't skip the video, it's short and informative about the people that lived there - very different to other pyramids/cultures. Be prepared to walk uphill, but I believe driving up is permitted for people with health issues, not sure.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Interesting ruins about an hour outside of Guadalajara. The museum and video presentation did a good job of explaining the history of the site. The grounds and exhibits on the excavated site made for a pleasant walk, and the view from Guachimontones of the village and lake below was nice. You can try some traditional, hard to find Mexican beverages... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Wonderful place to visit off the beaten track, plan to spend the whole day, not expensive. Local food in town is good, dont be afraid to go into street shops, food look average but is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Not much is known about the people who built this place so there is not that much to learn. But it is amazing architecture and only goes to show the richness of our human culture. I was lucky to bump into a group of students who conducted an "experiment". At a place that our guide said they think was an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We saw these pyramids taking an organized tour with Charter Club Tours out of Ajijic. The tour starts at a mall where there is easy and free all day parking for your car. The group meets at 8am and the clean, modern and sturdy van leaves on time. We were 7 in total on this tour. The first stop is... More 

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