Queretaro, Pre-Aztec Pyramid Private Tour: Delve into Centuries of Toltec Empire History
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El Pueblito
Delve into the centuries of Toltec Empire history on a private tour of the Pre-Aztec Pyramid in Queretaro. Explore the archaeological site and learn about the Toltec trade, cultural influence, and the pyramid's significance. Discover the colonial era hacienda and its fate in the 19th and 20th centuries. Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in pre-Hispanic history and culture at one of Mexico's largest pyramids.
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • El Cerrito Archaeological Zone - Hundreds of years before the Aztecs reign in central Mexico, another even wider empire was the centre of the Meso-American power and culture. The city of Chichen-Itza in Yucatan marked its southern influential border while, “El Cerrito” in Queretaro marked its border to the north.

In this experience you’ll know the archeological site, the local museum, understanding the temporal and geographical importance of this monument, the nation that built it, and the enormus influence of the Toltecs in the Aztec culture.

What's Included
  • Guide fee
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • $1.50 USD parking fee per car.
Additional Information

The Archeological Site represents the evidence of the Toltec Empire’s presence in the Queretaro area, an empire that culturally influence the whole Meso-American region for hundreds of years before the arrival of the Aztecs.

You’ll be able to understand the importance of the Toltec trade and cultural presence in the area, why and how we know about them, the work of the archeologist in the site, the presence and importance of the pyramid and the hacienda that owned it during the colonial times, and what happened to them during the 19 and 20th centuries.

It is a unique opportunity to learn about the whole pre-Hispanic times history and culture in presence of one of the largest pyramids in Mexico.

Location
Miguel Hidalgo 104
Miguel Hidalgo
The Archeological site is in the Queretaro's metro area, in the suburb of "El Pueblito". You can take a taxi/Uber/Didi anywhere in the city to take you there. In case you are renting or driving your own car . I'll be waiting for you at the site entrance.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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C27fnfzmqp
Jun 9, 2024
When Things are Tolteca - It was our first time visiting a pyramid. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us an amazing introduction to the history of Mexico and the mysteries of Tolteca-Chichimecas. Now we are better able to appreciate and understand the symbolisms behind some of the cultural artifacts of a lost civilization.
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Michael_g
Jun 3, 2024
Interesting and educational - The tour guide, Armando, speaks both Spanish and English fluently and is easy to understand. He does a great job explaining the history and the culture of the indigenous people that lived in the Queretaro region. He also relates the history to modern day Mexico. I learned a lot of new information and highly recommend this tour with Armando.
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John_s
Jun 2, 2024
Nice tour that is rich with historical information - It was about a full hour in the museum where Armando describes the history of the area and artifacts found. Then you spend about another hour outside the museum walking the grounds as you approach the pyramid. Armando knows the history well and is able to point out features that you would otherwise not have noticed and expands on them with historical reference. He has an excitement about the history and Queretaro that you feel in his story telling. Would highly recommend to those that enjoy the history of the area and of Mexico itself. I went on a hot afternoon, highly recommend bringing a hat and a water bottle. Thank you Amando
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Irasema_r
May 4, 2024
Our tour guide was very... - Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He told us so many details that our experience was excellent. Yes, I will recommend to family and friends.
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Chrissl734ks
Apr 27, 2024
5 stars experience at El Cerrito - Beautiful site. Armando was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history. He kindly accommodated to our time restraint.
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Paul_d
Mar 11, 2024
Eyes opened about the early kingdoms of Mexico. - Our guide Armondo, introduced us to the fascinating world that Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish. For us who had only heard of Mayans and Aztecs we were amazed at the scale of the many kingdoms that lived and fought for control of this area, especially the Toltecas who had built the pyramid we experienced. Armando’s explanation of the way that the Spanish dealt with the many kingdoms as they set about to bring them into an enduring alliance was far beyond anything we had understood. One of the major pleasures of this tour was that Armondo shattered many of the prejudices that we had held about the Spanish in Mexico. If only the British and French had behaved in this way in early dealing with the indigenous people of my country.
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Gloria_s
Nov 6, 2023
History was informative.... - History was informative. Thank you for experience. Being 4 people was great. Guide was on time, courteous and waited for us to get transportation
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