We couldn’t think of a better way to experience the pyramids of Teotihuacán than by hot air balloon at sunrise. @lillianhocevar took this gorgeous snap on her recent experience in Mexico! A humbling, beautiful, serene experience located just an hour outside of Mexico City. A city filled with history, culture, and cuisine.
Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 30 miles (50 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. The city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, was settled as early as 400 B.C. and became the most powerful and influential city in the region by 400 A.D. By the time the Aztecs found the city in the 1400s and named it Teotihuacan (meaning “the place where the gods were created”), the city had been abandoned for centuries. Teotihuacan’s origins, history, and culture largely remain a mystery.
Meet your guide first thing in the morning, between 5 and 7:30 am at the Angel of Independence monument (Ángel de la Independencia) in the heart of Mexico City. From there, you’ll be taken to the takeoff area ready to experience one of the most exciting days of your life. While you wait for your hot air balloon to be prepared, enjoy a coffee to build your energy for your flight over one of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites.
Climb aboard your hot air balloon accompanied by an expert qualified pilot who will inform you of key safety procedures so you’ll enjoy the hot air balloon experience as much as possible.
Spend around an hour flying over the Teotihuacán Valley, taking in the spectacular views over the archaeological site with a soundtrack of romantic music. The Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon… you’ll have ancient Mexico at your feet!
For the finishing touch on your hot air balloon flight, you’ll be handed a glass of sparkling wine to toast to an unforgettable experience, as well as enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. What’s more, you’ll be presented with a certificate demonstrating your flying experience—the perfect souvenir!
Back on solid ground, you’ll have two hours of free time to explore Teotihuacán on foot at your own pace (entrance not included). You’ll then be returned to Mexico City around 2:30 pm approximately.
Contact us at Traveluxe Official to book this amazing experience during your next visit to Mexico!
Lillian Hocevar started selling travel in 2018 after a trip to Peru. She specializes in corporate groups and adventure travel and is passionate about itineraries to Europe and South America.