Teotihuacan tours are one of the best ways to explore the archeological ruins of the ancient city. The UNESCO World Heritage site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, and entrance is free on Sundays for Mexican citizens. Many tours can be arranged in advance and will include transportation from nearby Mexico City. It is possible to explore independently as well and to drive the 25 miles northeast of the capital city with a rental car. However, because the archaeological site is such a popular attraction, it’s best to book a tour in advance if you can in order to guarantee your place. Seeing the Avenue of the Dead, Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, and the Citadel are guaranteed to be fascinating, but perhaps more fascinating when you have an experienced guide sharing his knowledge about the history.
Another fascinating site you will see during Teotihuacan tours is the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, or the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Although this building is less impressive in size than the other temples, its carved serpents leave an impression on all visitors. Built for a ruler at the time, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl is also believed to be the location of his tomb. This archaeological site still contains many secrets about an ancient people that have yet to be revealed. During a tour you will learn about the time period in which they lived and their religious devotion. If you are planning a trip to Teotihuacan independently, it is important to arrive early. The best time to arrive is around 8 am, when temperatures are cooler and the ruins will be less busy and all yours to explore.