Day 3: Teotihuacan and CDMX Zocalo

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Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located  40 kilometers away from Mexico City. It is approximately 1 hr drive by bus from the Mexico City (buses leave from the Northern terminal frequently, no need to buy tickets in advance). Everyone knows Teotihuacan as a place of pyramids. The mysterious Pyramids were built around 100 BC in an ancient city and were abandoned centuries before the arrival of the Aztecs, who called this place the Birthplace of the Gods.

The city’s central road is called “Avenue of the Dead”.  When you enter the territory first thing you’ll see is the massive Pyramid of the Sun (third largest in the World after the Great Pyramid of Cholula and the Great Pyramid of Giza). Pyramid of the Moon is placed at the other end of the complex. The Avenue of the dead is approximately forty meters wide and four kilometers long.

Pyramid of the Sun:

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View from the Pyramid of the Sun:

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Territory:

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Pyramid of the Moon:

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View from the Pyramid of the Moon:

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A series of “original pictures” 🙂

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Day 4

10 Days in Mexico: Mexico City, Cancun, Tulum and Much More

Flight: San Diego -> Mexico City -> Cancun -> Mexico City -> San Diego
CancunDuration: 10 days
Mileage: ~350 in Yucatán area
Starting point: Mexico City
Countries: Mexico
Budget for 2 people: $2930 ($1500 flights, $215 hotels*, $275 car rental, $125 gas and taxis, $50 buses, $420 food, $90 tickets, $140 snorkeling, $115 airport parking)

  • Day 1: fly to Mexico City, visit Museo Nacional de Antropología
  • Day 2: explore Chapultepec park, dinner with local family
  • Day 3: visit Teotihuacan, explore CDMX Zócalo
  • Day 4: visit Tepoztlán
  • Day 5: explore CDMX Xochimilco
  • Day 6: fly to Cancun, drive to Chichén Itzá, swim in Ik Kil cenotes, drive to Tulum and enjoy local food

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