Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour
  • Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

    Experience the Teotihuacan Pyramids from a whole new angle - looking down on them from the sky! This guided hot-air balloon adventure from Mexico City is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch breathtaking aerial views of the City of the Gods and the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Witness the culture and heritage of Mayan Mexico like few others have before!

    Welcome to the magical and incredibly colorful world of hot-air ballooning! Climb aboard one of the beautiful balloons and experience the excitement, beauty and tranquility of flying over one of Mexico's most famous landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage site, the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Enjoy the majestic aesthetic setting of the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon seen from above.

    That first moment when your hot-air balloon leaves the ground is unforgettable. Each voyage becomes a personal adventure as you sail effortlessly through the sky, becoming the envy of all earthbound spectators as you enjoy panoramic views of Mexico's spectacular landscapes.

    Flight duration is approximately one hour and the exact route is dictated by wind patterns. A four-wheel drive vehicle will follow below at all times, communicated by radio. After landing, the vehicle will take you to the meeting point where you'll celebrate with a glass of wine and a flight certificate, a valuable reminder of the once-in-a-lifetime experience you have just enjoyed.

    If the optional guided Teotihuacan tour is selected, you'll continue to the famous archeological site to see the pyramids up close. Some must-see landmarks include the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of Quetzalpapalotl and the Avenue of the Dead.

    Only 31 miles (50km) northeast of Mexico City are the archeological vestiges of the city of Teotihuacan itself, as well as myriad remnants of fine pottery from Teotihuacan which are today exhibited around the world.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Minimum age is 5 years old"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"



    • Start Time5:45 AM
    • Start location: Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 325, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

      Traveler pickup is offered
      Pickup is available ONLY from hotels in the Polanco, Reforma, Zona Rosa, and Historic Center of Mexico City. Customers must call to confirm the exact pick-up time because we begin pick up prior the activity starts from 15 to 60 minutes before.

      Unfortunately, we are not allow to pick you up on apartment building or private residences. In the case that you were in that type of lodging or in a hotel out of the previous mentioned zones, please make your way to the meeting point located at De La Republica Avenue 154, Tabacalera, 06030. Near to Monumento a la Revolucion, behind Barceló Reforma hotel, in front of ISSSTE building.


    • Duration: Flexible
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Glass of wine
    • Flight certificate
    • Tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids (if option selected)

    Not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids (if option not selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off for hotels outside the pickup zone
  • 10/10

    Recommendation passengers 100%
    Rating based on 46 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • William C
      Posted on Miércoles, 18 de septiembre del 2019

      This truly lived to its billing. The price was higher than many things in a very inexpensive city but this group delivered in a fabulous way. Seeing sunrise over ancient pyramids from beautiful balloons is surreal and a lifetime memory.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Alexandre P
      Posted on Domingo, 19 de noviembre del 2017

      It was an amazing experience! The view from the air is stunning, pyramids look huge and beautiful. The trip was well organized from the beginning to the end.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Kavit S
      Posted on Martes, 05 de septiembre del 2017

      The hot air balloon tour over the Pyramids is a definite must do for any photographer or nature lover. Seeing these ancient ruins from that perspective is a totally different experience to seeing them from the ground up.
      The ride is very smooth and gives you plenty of time to take amazing photos and take in the nature and surrounds.
      The early morning shadows and clear skies provide an amazing backdrop for the photos and videos.
      Truly an amazing experience and I am fortunate to have been able to do it.

        General rating: 10/10
    • William G
      Posted on Lunes, 04 de septiembre del 2017

      Great trip, great guide, and great experience.

        General rating: 10/10
    • diannetravel
      Posted on Sábado, 12 de agosto del 2017

      Great service and experience!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Scott B
      Posted on Sábado, 12 de agosto del 2017

      Definitely something worth experiencing. Booked this trip on Trip Advisor through Viator and everything went off without a hitch. The ride goes up to 11,000 feet in altitude and the views are unbelievable, but from that height it can be a bit intimidating if heights make you nervous. It's kind of like being on the balcony of a really, really tall building. The ride itself may or may not go over the pyramids. You are really at the mercy of the wind. I was surprised just how little control the pilot had over the balloon and you land kind of wherever you land. If the pilot is good, it's near a road. I'd say it's slightly more dangerous than I thought it was for that reason. A few negatives, our pilot/tour guide spoke only Spanish, the tour would've cost 35 pp less if we booked it directly, and depending upon when your balloon lands, you may have to wait a long time before the bus takes you back to the city. But you get a great breakfast after the flight and all in all, I can't fault the experience. It was a lot of fun!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Russell E
      Posted on Domingo, 18 de junio del 2017

      What a fantastic way to see the Teotihuacan Pyramids! The pilot was very knowledgeable about the Pyramids and the area, answering everyone's questions. Plus, he and the crew did a great job of getting us off the ground and back down safely. The basket holds eight, but was comfortable. You have to get up early and it's about an hour shuttle ride to the Pyramids, but it was worth it.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Lana L
      Posted on Viernes, 19 de mayo del 2017

      Fun way to see the pyramids. Nice ground crew, excellent snacks post flight

        General rating: 10/10
    • Deborah M S
      Posted on Jueves, 06 de abril del 2017

      The balloon was ride was a lot of fun. We did have to wait maybe an hour before actually getting into the balloon, but that was fine. I was freezing, and they ran a blanket over to the balloon before we lifted off which was really thoughtful of them. Our tour guide for the pyramids was EXCELLENT. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Spoke English very well.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Karla G
      Posted on Martes, 11 de octubre del 2016

      This was part of my bucket list, and it's a truly remarkable experience. The view and the silence you experience when you are up there is awesome.

        General rating: 10/10
    • sussu.spamhater
      Posted on Lunes, 12 de septiembre del 2016

      Amazing fun. What a way to see this remarkable archeological site.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Jessica G
      Posted on Viernes, 08 de julio del 2016

      My friend nor I have ever been up in a hot-air balloon before, so no matter what this was going to be a tour for the books! Saying that, how can you beat floating over ancient pyramids and getting a view like no other? We had booked the tour with an english speaking guide, and were disappointed that one was not in fact provided for us. I would say do not rely on having an english speaking guide, but ours didn't speak much anyway he was just focused on giving us the best views possible and that was okay by us! If you want info about the pyramids with history and such, take a walking tour of Teotihuacan, and just take this tour to enjoy the magnificent views.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Kevin N
      Posted on Domingo, 03 de julio del 2016

      Wow, what an experience we had a blast. It's not everyday that you fly in a hot air balloon over an Aztec pyramid. We got pick up at the hotel were at the place in about an hour and were in the air pretty quick once we got there. Plenty of time in the balloon and view was amazing.

        General rating: 10/10
    • jose
      Posted on Lunes, 06 de junio del 2016

      This tour was amazing. One gets to see the pyramids in a whole new way through a very different angle that you otherwise cannot not appreciate by foot. The aerial views are unbelievable. I would recommend this tour to everyone. Had a blast!

        General rating: 10/10
    • julia c
      Posted on Lunes, 06 de junio del 2016

      Amazing experience. Worth getting up early for this.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Erik V
      Posted on Miércoles, 04 de mayo del 2016

      The tour is absolutely amazing. It's not cheap, but it's definitely worth the money.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Carlos J
      Posted on Viernes, 22 de abril del 2016

      Awesome trip!

        General rating: 10/10
    • David K
      Posted on Sábado, 27 de febrero del 2016

      Our guide was excellent, and the balloon ride was great. A tour well worth the money and the time. Would recommend this tour to all.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Blaine A
      Posted on Lunes, 11 de enero del 2016

      It was the highlight if our trip.
      If you have never been in a hot air balloon you gotta try it.
      And if you can do it while floating serenely over ancient pyramids built before even the Aztec people's arrived in the area - all I can say us WOW.
      Our pilot was an expert. And safety seemed to be the local tour operator's number one concern.
      But when we rose above the clouds - that was a double WOW.
      Viator booked us with the local tour operator

        General rating: 10/10
    • Naveen S
      Posted on Jueves, 12 de noviembre del 2015

      Exciting tour of the temples from a unique angle and perspective. It comes with breakfast too. Highly recommend it.

        General rating: 10/10
    • mcaneney
      Posted on Lunes, 28 de septiembre del 2015

      This was an fabulous trip . Miguel was a most charming and informative guide. The early start was a bit daunting but absolutely worth it .

        General rating: 10/10
    • piper
      Posted on Miércoles, 03 de diciembre del 2014

      This was the highlight of our trip to Mexico and it did not disappoint. Pablo our guide was wonderful. The weather was amazing the views spectacular. It was worth every penny!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Mark S
      Posted on Martes, 22 de julio del 2014

      The tour was perfect. The guide was prompt and friendly. We lucked out with perfect clear weather for excellent views. Highly suggest the tour

        General rating: 10/10
    • Steven B
      Posted on Lunes, 02 de junio del 2014

      It was great.

        General rating: 10/10
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