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“A fun and safe daytrip from Mexico City”

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon dominate the ruins of what was once the sixth largest city in the world.
Denver, Colorado
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“A fun and safe daytrip from Mexico City”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

We booked our trip through Viator tours - it was early morning tour with an archaeologist. While I doubt our guide's official credential, he was very knowledgeable and fun. Our pickup was very early (6:45 despite the sit saying 7:30), but we were among the first people at the site. It made for great photos, no waits, and seemingly free reign of the place. That said, several folks told us to avoid the place on weekends.

Visited February 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Must see and climb”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good shoes, hat and water. The place is large and you have to walk. But its totally worth it. Do not miss that while in mexico. Climb the pyramid of the sun. Breathtaking view. Impressive "Building". How could they build it??? However Go Go Go!

Visited December 2013
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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“One of the key sites to visit”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is one of the places you really must visit when in Mexico City. It is best to have some knowledge of the culture before you go, so a visit to the Museum of Anthropology beforehand is a big advantage.

Most of the boards are in English as well as Spanish, so it is easy to find your way around, although helpful to have a guide's comments as well, or a good guide book. If you cover the whole sight this is a long walk with a fair number of steps. Climbing to the top of the Temple of the Sun is ok and has stunning views. The steps at the Temple of the Moon are much steeper, so care is needed. There is very little shade and no water sellers, so make sure that you take water in with you.

Visited February 2014
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Can not miss if in Mexico City ”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking! Easy to get to, just catch a bus from Terminal Norte if you don't want to pay tourist prices. Very close to the city, I would allow 2.5-3 hours for a thorough look, especially if you want to climb the two big pyramids. The steeps are incredibly steep however I did not find it as hard as it was made out to be, sure it's tiring but children and older people around me were managing! The sit is also very large, bigger than I expected. A hat and sunglasses is a must as well as one litre of water. There is a lot of artesanías available to buy, prepared to be approached a lot.

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“A must see”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

These pyramids are absolutely beautiful and fascinating. Took a day trip from Mexico City and climbed each pyramid. It is a difficult climb at some points with large steps, but completely worth it. So peaceful, sunny, and has such great views of the whole complex.

They continue to dig and find new things every year. If you only climb one, I recommend the largest one, or the "sol" or sun pyramid.

Can't say enough about this site. Make sure to ask a guide ahead of time a good, clean restaurant around the pyramids to avoid getting sick. Also, make sure to save eating until after you've climbed due to the elevation. Bring a hat and sun screen and wear proper shoes!

Enjoy!

Visited February 2014
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