A mere 45 minutes away from the city of Puebla, the archaeological complex of Xochitecatl-Cacaxtla includes two impressive sites.  Xochitecatl is a ceremonial center with large structures that date back to the Preclassic Period.  This is the only site in México that has a circular pyramid in the form of a spiral.  In contrast, Cacaxtla was a lavish residential area that reached its climax during the Epiclassic Period.

The palace at Cacaxtla has a series of very well preserved murals that depict scenes of fertility, the underworld, and even an epic battle between two ethnic groups.  Their bright vivid colors and iconography tell the story of the Xicalanca-Olmecs, the indigenous group that ruled the site and the region of the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley between the 7th and 10th centuries.

Visit one of Mexico’s most enigmatic and interesting archaeological complexes and let its unique pyramids and astonishing murals amaze you.

The tour includes transportation from your hotel or Airbnb to the archaeological complex and back, tickets to the archaeological sites and museums, and complete lunch and snacks.

Duration: 4.5 hrs.

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LUNCH DETAILS:  Once you have booked the tour you will receive an email with a list of options for lunch.

IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS:  This tour involves moderate activity and is not recommended for people with mobility issues or heart conditions.

It is recommended to use sunblock and wear a hat and closed comfortable shoes.

LARGER GROUPS: If you would like to book this tour for a larger group please contact us by email since the price per person will vary depending on the total number of people.


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