What we're about

Let´s explore México together! We organize day and weekend trips + other events, to off the beaten track destinations in and around Mexico City, creating unique experiences to learn more about it's culture, it's people, its food and drinks, while you can make new local and international friends.

The organizers are Peter Winckers, a Dutchman living since 2009 in Mexico City and his Mexican wife Lidia Herrera. We look forward meeting you soon!

Website with full calendar: https://www.aztecatta.com/

All events on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Internationals-in-Mexico-City-Mexican-Welcome/events/

Travel blog of Aztec Explorers: https://aztecexplorers.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AztecExplorers/

Our Whatsapp: +52 1 55 1308 3732 (Lidia Herrera).

We look forward meeting you somewhere soon !!!

Upcoming events (4+)

Day trip EcoTour to National Park and volcanoes Izta Popo, Waterfall and river

Outside Toks Navarte Restaurant at Metro Etiopia

$66.00

Let´s explore the wonderful National Park and volcanoes Iztaccihuatl, a dormant volcano at 5230 meters, in the shape of a sleeping woman and Popocatépetl, an active volcano at 5426 meters; Mexico´s third and second highest peaks.

The trip is not too heavy, we go at 3900 to around 4200 meters, we will take enough time to acclimatize and you can make the trip as tough as you want (by just taking in the amazing views, fresh air and lovely nature or by optionally hiking up the Izta volcano).

We will also visit the Paso de Cortes; this name derives from the fact that in 1519 Hernán Cortés and his men, after the battle and massacre of Cholula, marched over this pass to the valley of Mexico and city of Tenochtitlán in order to confront the Aztecs and their emperor Moctezuma. It is said (but also denied) that some of Cortés' men climbed Popocatépetl at this time, lowered each other into the crater, and brought back sulphur to make gunpowder with.

During this trip we will explore the State of Mexico.

It is important to pay 5/10 days before the tour to make sure we can arrange the right transport for the right amount of people.

The price is 1250 Mexican Pesos and includes private transport for the group, experienced driver, coordinator, explanations in Spanish and entrance to the National Park.

You can pay by making a transfer by Mexican bank, by making a deposit of cash money in a Banamex bank or by paying with cash money at any 7 Eleven store.

Reservations and payment information whatsapp [masked], Lidia Herrera: Whatsapp: https://wa.me/525513083732

Let´s explore more hidden jewels of México together !

ABOUT US AND MORE CONTACT INFORMATION:
https://aztecexplorers.com/2018/06/13/aboutus/

Our Travel Blog of Izta Popo National Park: https://aztecexplorers.com/2020/05/26/day-trip-to-national-park-and-volcanoes-izta-popo-from-mexico-city/

Day tour Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Piedra Herrada & Valle de Bravo

Outside Toks Navarte Restaurant at Metro Etiopia

$50.00

Let´s explore the amazing Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary of Piedra Herrada and the beautiful town and lake of Valle de Bravo.

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a World Heritage Site containing the over-wintering habitats of the population of the monarch butterfly. The reserve is located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests ecoregion in the State of Mexico, 100 km (62 milles), northwest of Mexico City. Millions of butterflies arrive in the sanctuary annually. Butterflies only inhabit a fraction of the 56,000 hectares of the reserve from October-March. The biosphere’s mission is not only to protect the butterfly species, but it's habitat as well.

Some practical information:

• To reach the heart of the colony of the butterflies, it´s a steep walk uphill of around 1,5 hours, depending on the location of the colony (they move every night, in search of the ideal circumstances to survive). We will be at 3000 to 3500 meters / 9800 to 11450 feet, but we take it easy to get used to the hight.

Optionally you can rent a horse for 250/300 MXN. The entire hike is about 3 hours.

• Please bring confortable shoes / walking shoes, warm clothes in multiple layers, sweet and salty snacks and water. Ideally you have a good breakfast before the trip or bring breakfast to eat in the van.

During this trip we will explore the State of Mexico.

It is important to pay 7/10 days before the date tour, to make sure we can arrange the right transport for the right amount of people.

The price is 950 Mexican Pesos and includes transport for the group, experienced driver, tour guide, entrance to the sanctuary and explanations in Spanish and English by certified guide.

You can make a transfer, a cash deposit at any Banamex bank or a cash payment at a 7 Eleven store.

Let´s explore more hidden jewels of México together !

For reservations, information of payment and more information please contact by whatsapp [masked] cdmx/ Lidia Herrera. Whatsapp: https://wa.me/525513083732

Our travel blog on the Monarch Butterflies:
https://aztecexplorers.com/2020/05/24/exploring-the-monarch-butterfly-sanctuaries/

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary ´El Rosario´ The Biggest one

Jac's Restaurant

$50.00

Let´s visit the wonderful and unique in the world Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary ´El Rosario´.

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a World Heritage Site containing the over-wintering habitats of the population of the monarch butterfly. The reserve is located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests ecoregion on the border of Michoacán and Mexico State, 100 km (62 milles), northwest of Mexico City. Millions of butterflies arrive in the preserve annually. Butterflies only inhabit a fraction of the 56,000 hectares of the reserve from October-March. The biosphere’s mission is not only to protect the butterfly species, but it's habitat as well.

It is a steep walk uphill for about 1 to 1,5 hours; we will take it slowly to get used to the hight (3000 meters) and to enjoy the incredible views of the forest and the Monarch Butterflies (there are horses available).

During this trip we will explore the State of Michoacan.

It is important to pay asap 5/7 days efore the date tour, to make sure we can arrange the right transport for the right amount of people.

The price is 950 Mexican Pesos and includes private transport for the group, experienced driver, coordinator and entrance to the Butterfly Sanctuary.

Reservations and payment information / prepaid
whatsapp [masked]

Let´s discover more hidden jewels of México together !

Payment information and reservations: WhatsApp [masked] Lidia Herrera.
Whatsapp: https://wa.me/525513083732

Our travel blog on the Monarch Butterflies:
https://aztecexplorers.com/2020/05/24/exploring-the-monarch-butterfly-sanctuaries/

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Day trip TEOTIHUACAN EXPRESS from Mexico City (archeological site)

Jac's Restaurant

$50.00

Let´s explore the amazing archeological site Teotihuacán!

This is a complete visit to the highlights and hidden gems of Teotihuacan, exploring the Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon and the Feathered serpent + it´s Palaces and murals. With good logistics, specialist certified guide and without losing time in unwanted stops in for example the souvenirs stalls. We will adjust to your preferences; small groups! In English and Spanish.

Teotihuacán is an Unesco world heritage site and the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.

At its zenith, in the first half of the 1st millennium AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it at least the sixth largest city in the world during its epoch.

The city is thought to have been established around 100 BC, with major monuments continuously under construction until about 250 AC. The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries AD, but its major monuments were sacked and systematically burned around 550 AC.

Payment in advance; by cash deposit at any 7 Eleven store or cash deposit at any Banamex bank. From abroad payment posible by Transferwise.

Price: 950 mnx pesos per person, small group from 10/12 persons. Includes private transport for our group, entrance and certified guide, in English and Spanish.

IF YOU NEED A DIFFERENT DATE OR SCHEDULE OR DESTINATION PLEASE ASK US.

Reserve ideally 10/15 days before the tour. Prepaid 100 %

For reservations / available places and payment information please contact Whatsapp [masked]. Lidia Herrera CdMx Whatsapp: https://wa.me/525513083732

About us and contact details:
https://aztecexplorers.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/aboutus/

Our blog about Teotihuacan (under construction): https://aztecexplorers.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/teotihuacan-pyramids-of-the-sun-the-moon-and-the-feathered-serpent-complete-guide-and-blog/

Let´s explore México together :-). Day tour from Mexico City.
All trips / tours / events / excursions also available as private trips;
ask us for a quote.

ABOUT US AND MORE CONTACT INFORMATION:
https://aztecexplorers.com/2018/06/13/aboutus/

Travel Blog: https://aztecexplorers.com/

Past events (2,125)

Tour TEOTIHUACAN and TULA 2 archeological sites

Outside Toks Navarte Restaurant at Metro Etiopia

$46.00

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