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Guachimontones Excursion: Discover the Unknown Archeological Mexican Site

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Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours
Product code: 5811P115


Overview
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Guachimontones, Carretera Estatal 604 Guadalajara-San Marcos km 56, Teuchitlan 46762 MexicoDuring this tour you will discover the Guachimontones prehispanic archaeological site, a circular stepped pyramids ruins in the middle of circular building complexes dating from 600 BC, which are unique in its kind in the world. The pyramids may also have supported small temples.The creative culture that constructed Guachimontones is called Teuchitlan tradition, its apogee was between 200 and 400 CE, disappearing in about 900 CE, possibly before the arrival of the Spanish colonists.Then you will visit the interpretive center of Guachimontones, where is shown how carried out the archaeological excavations and discoveries of these amazing lands.UNESCO has added the whole region, including the nearby tequila distilleries, to its World Heritage List.
Supplier Name
Mayaland Tours
Additional Information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking,Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, money to purchase souvenirs.,Wear comfortable clothes, sun block and cash for personal expensive,Pick up starting from 09:00 am 9:30 a.m.,For stays in Airbnb or hostels, the meeting point is at: Av Mariano Otero 1917, Victoria, 45089 Zapopan, Jal. before 09:45 am,Not wheelchair accessible,Most travelers can participate
Inclusions:
Round Trip Transportation.,Professional Guide.,Bottled water.,Entrance fee to the archeological site and museum
Exclusions:
Optional activities and gratuities.,Meals and drinks
Traveler Reviews

Our tour was one of the highlights of our week long stay in Guadalajara, with efficient transport from and back to our hotel, quality Mercedes van ride, small group size and our wonderful English speaking guide Antonio. The museum and film presentation at Guachimontones fully explained the ancient history of this site. We highly recommend this tour and tour company.

On time pickup at hotel, tick, delicious free coffee, tick, very informed guide who had both great English but constant information as we drove north west 60 minutes to Guachimontones. Short walk up hill to the pyramids ( remember you are at 5500 feet) and both guyed and free to do own exploring. Stopped in the close by town of Teuchitlán, where we visited the church and bought dome souvenirs. Great trip , something different. Very pleased.

The place is WONDERFUL and beautiful, you must go there, you can feel a totally different energy and the history is really interesting. The problem was the guide and that company.... he has hurry and we did not ride enough, he has not talent to be a good guide and I did not feel good because he was like hurry us all the time. I wasn't happy with the service but.. the place woow you must go. Recomended!!!

Very interesting, and we had a good guide,once we finally connected. He never showed up at the hotel till 45 minutes after scheduled time. Our very helpful hotel desk clerk spent 20 minutes on the phone trying to find out what was happening. One number from our email was out of service. It was an 877 number so possibly only works from North America. The local number given had no area code with it, so the clerk had to go to his computer and find the area code, since it was apparently a Cancun number and not a Guadalajara one. He was put on hold for at least 10 minutes, when he finally got a person on line. Then the guide showed up, apologetic, saying he had only received a call to pick us up 20 minutes ago. There was no one else on the tour, so he drove us in a car, and was very friendly and informative. THere was no place out there at Guachimontones to get something to eat. Whe we got back to the city the guide told us of a good place to eat, and it was an excellent Mexican restaura

This company provided one of our best experiences in while touring in Mexico. The local driver was prompt and perfectly on time for the hotel pick up. After gathering at their meeting point, we ended up going with the same driver to the pyramid site. The driver was very polite and extremely knowledgeable about the site. He was always accommodating with regards to pace and allowing for as many pictures and stops as we needed. We highly recommend this company and would definitely tour with them again.

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