One day tour to the Teotihuacán Pyramids and the Guadalupe Basilica
Monday February 19, 2018
The prehispanic city of Teotihuacán (the Place Where Men Become Gods), was one of the largest urban centers of the ancient world, which concentrated a population greater than one hundred thousand inhabitants at its zenith.
Located in a valley rich in natural resources, Teotihuacán was the power center of one of the most influential Mesoamerican societies in the political, economic, commercial, religious and cultural aspects. Its features made a permanent mark on the peoples of the central Mexican highlands, resisting the passing of time and maintaining the same force and greatness with which its builders planned it. The archaeological complex of Teotihuacán was recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
The Guadalupe Basilica is the most important temple of the Guadalupano Precinct since 1976. It is the place in which Saint Juan Diego’s cloak is guarded and displayed, where the Holy Image of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe was miraculously formed, after the virgin’s appearance on site in 1531.
We will leave the World Trade Center on Monday February 19, 2018 at 9:00am and go straight along the northwest route, reaching the outskirts of the metropolitan area towards Teotihuacán. We will visit the archaeological site, comprised by the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, as well as other important prehispanic buildings along the the Road of the Dead. Our guide – an English speaker – will explain and clarify many of the mysteries that surround this fascinating place.
We will then continue to the impressive La Gruta Restaurant for a typically Mexican menu inside an underground cave.
After lunch, we’ll visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, source of the Mexican and Latin American devotion for the virgin. We will be able to see the original image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which was miraculously imprinted in the cloak of the indigenous Juan Diego after the appearance of the virgin in 1531. The Guadalupano complex is wide and contains the original basilica, the Pocito chapel, different routes and roads to learn about the apparition of the virgin, as well as the new basilica where the image is located.
We will return to the World Trade Center at 7:00pm.
IMPORTANT! Our visit to the pyramids will last for approximately 3.5 hours in which we’ll be walking under the sun. Comfortable shoes, sun cream, head covering, a snack and plenty of water are highly recommended for this tour. It’s also important to bring a light sweater or jacket with you, as the restaurant might be cold. We will be able to leave our belongings in the bus so you don’t have to carry any unnecessary items during our walk in the archaeological site.
Price: $130 USD ($2,340 MXN), which includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tour in English and lunch at La Gruta Restaurant.
If you wish register, you must first make full payment to the HSBC account N° 40535 92036 for Eduardo Ramírez Cato or through a bank transfer CLABE: 021 580 040 535 920 363.
Account user name: Eduardo Ramirez Cato
Bank name: HSBC México, S.A.
Account No. 4053592036
Swift Code: BIMEMXMM
Afterwards, please e-mail your scanned payment slip to firstname.lastname@example.org. Without this step we won’t be able to track your payment and your place in the trip won’t be confirmed.