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Mexico: Private tour to Otomi Ceremonial Center & Temazcal

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Stop At: Presa Iturbide, MEX 3, Estado de México, Mexico

In the morning meet your guide at your accommodation in Mexico City and head to Centro Ceremonial Otomí. On the way enjoy mountainous beauty of the surrounding "Cumbres Sierra Nevada" National Park and stop at a beautiful Iturbide Lake where you can do zip-lining and horse riding.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Ceremonial Otomi, Temoaya Mexico

Then we will arrive at Centro Ceremonial Otomí which is an architectural ensemble of pre-Hispanic inspiration that has terraces at different levels, stairways, sculptures, squares, murals, the Otomí Culture Museum; the whole set seeks to preserve the traditions and culture of this town that has refused to become extinct.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Finca la Venturosa, Carretera Temoaya Km. 10.5, Al Centro Ceremonial Otomí, 50886 Temoaya, Méx., Mexico

After exploring the center and learning about Otomi culture & traditions, go to a nearby ecological park where you can see trout-production and visit original temazcal. The practice of visiting this traditional sweat lodge has been carried out for centuries for hygienic as well as for therapeutic and ritual purposes. The temazcalli (temaz-steam, calli-house) represents for Otomi and other Mesoamerican people perfect place for this journey of purification within mother earth.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Templo San Pedro Abajo 1 Seccion., 50884 San Pedro Abajo, Méx., Mexico

In the afternoon, cleansed and energized by a temazcal ceremony, we will go try pulque - a traditional Mesoamerican fermented drink made of maguey sap and consumed by the local population for centuries. After an optional lunch of local Otomi delicacies, we will go to San Pedro Abajo - a center of the local tapestry industry famous for the craftsmanship of magnificent hand-knotted carpets, appreciated all over the world for the extraordinariness of their fantastic designs and the coloring of the dyed virgin wool printed by the indigenous hands. There we will visit a workshop a local Cooperative Society of Hand Knotted Rugs made up by local Otomi women that have been creating fine woolen garments for centuries. Here you will be able not only to watch the work of local creative geniuses by also to learn the secrets of their craftsmanship.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temoaya Mex, 50850 State of Mexico, Mexico

We will finish our day in a small town of Temoaya, the center of the same-named municipality, where we will walk down its cobbled streets and visit its main square with the church consecrated to local patron saint Santo Santiago. After a full day of discoveries, we will return to our vehicle where you can relax on the way back to your accommodation in Mexico City.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
DEPARTURE POINT: hotel pickup/drop-off is included. Please indicate exact time & location for your pick-up during your booking (e.g. in "Special Requirements" field) or by contacting us at least 24h before the tour. We can pick you up from the following parts of Mexico City: Downtown, Reforma, Polanco, Condesa, Santa Fe & Coyoacan.

DEPARTURE & RETURN TIME: default departure time for this tour is 8 am but can be adjusted per your request. Please be ready at least 5 min before the scheduled time. Our guide will come to pick you up at your accommodation and will contact you by phone in advance, so please be sure that the phone number you provide during the booking is valid and can be reached on the day of the tour. Exact time spent in each destination, as well as the total duration of the tour, may depend on traffic conditions.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU: comfortable clothes &shoes; hat/cap, sunglasses &sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood & curiosity.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation: private vehicle
  • Entrance tickets
  • Service of a bilingual guide (English & Spanish)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks & snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Ceremonial Otomi
  • Entry/Admission - Finca la Venturosa
Exclusions
  • Travel insurance, meals, tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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