State of Mexico
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Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

1. Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

Discover the Aztec remains of Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district, and marvel at monuments from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Mexico City. Admire the Catholic church of Santiago de Tlatelolco, built by Franciscans in the 16th century. Continue to the archaeological site of Teotihuacán to explore one of the largest urban centers from the ancient world. Learn about the splendor of the historic city as you look at different structures such as the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Discover the remains of the Quetzalpapálotl complex, thought to have been the home of a high ranking priest. Stroll down the Avenue of the Dead to look at different architectural styles. Visit a handicraft center and get explanations about ancient crafts and traditional drinks. Take part in a tasting of tequila, mezcal, and pulque, and then visit the 16th-century monastery in Acolman.

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Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

2. Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla and travel 1 hour in an air-conditioned van to Chautla's Ex-Hacienda. Here, take a 1-hour walking tour by the springs and end up at a beautiful castle located in the middle of the lake. Climb to the roof and take in panoramic views of the lake and property. The second stop is San Martin ranch, famous for its lavender fields and its distillery. Participate in a soap-making workshop and keep your handmade soap as a souvenir. Next, visit the shop where you can see all the specialty products made at the ranch and taste lavender coffee and sponge cake. The last stop is the Val'Quirico complex where you can explore the shops and charming restaurants. Inspired by San Quirico d'Orcia, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, the complex has a charming medieval style. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Puebla.

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From Mexico City: Private Temazcal Ceremony

3. From Mexico City: Private Temazcal Ceremony

Experience traditional Mayan culture during a private Temazcal ceremony. Meet your guide at your hotel in Mexico City in the morning. Climb aboard the air-conditioned bus to be taken straight to San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, a vast Mexican archaeological complex, for the ritual. Meet the 'Fire Eagle' or shaman who will guide you through the process. Enter the traditional sweat lodge. Start to sweat and eliminate toxins from your body. Reach a state of calm relaxation as you experience an ancient practice and create unforgettable memories. Once the ritual is over, you will be driven back to your hotel.

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Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

4. Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican contemporary designed cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a welcome refreshing “Agua Fresca”, coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, experience barrio style living as you take a market tour (within walking distance) to Mercado de Medellín. Discover one of the main markets of the Roma Norte that is full of colors and flavors. Learn about the market's history, organization, and offering while touring some of their main halls. Enjoy a tasting from selected market stands and establishments. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, tuna, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and enjoy a 4-course cooking class with selected traditional Mexican dishes that would allow the group to enjoy and discover Mexico’s gastronomy. For the First Course, learn how to prepare antojitos mexicanos with Mexican salsas, alongside street food appetizers (sopes) paired with 2 Mexican salsas (red molcajete sauce and green sauce). For the 2nd course, make Mextlapiques which have a prehispanic origin, consisting of a tamal without masa. Prepare a vegetable-only version covered with a hierbabuena sauce. After this, make white mole - a traditional dish of Mexico's central region that is eaten at celebrations and made with a mixture of light-colored ingredients including white pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, blonde raisins, and chile guero. White mole is served with chicken pieces, mushrooms or panela cheese. Follow this with pastel de elote, cornbread paired with water-based chocolate. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer, Mezcal from Oaxaca and premium white or red wine from Valle de Parras.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

I chose this activity because it was one of the shorter activities that seemed to focus on the pyramids (or temples), and it turned out to be exactly that. After pick up at the hotel, we made a brief stop to the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and then directly to Teotihuacán. The guide, Eduardo, was very knowledgeable and charismatic. He made the transition seamlessly between English and Spanish for the entire day, which was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour. Helpful tip - the ticket options made it seem as though the lunch stop was optional so I did not purchase a ticket that included lunch. However, the bus made a lunch stop for everyone anyway (even if you did not have lunch included), and there we paid cash for the buffet. Just something to consider when purchasing the ticket.

I am absolutely amazed about the friendly approach and flexibility of the staff, so huge shout out for them, the tour was great, I had a really good time, guide was on the point, learned a lot, the free times were enough and the restaurant was mind-blowing. Thank you very much!

Our tour was amazing and Jaime was knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Mexico City!

Guide was excellent, too much emphasis on getting guests to buy stuff

Excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable... A must see tour....