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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: Www.AztecaTTA.com (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/

Upcoming events (5+)

Day trip exploring Chimalhuacán, Chalco and Tlapacoya (town and archeological)

Outside Jac´s Restaurant near Metro Chilpanchingo

$40.00

Let´s visit 2 beautiful archeological sites in the State of México and the beautiful town of Chalco. Mexico has currently 187 archeological sites open to the general public, 50 of which we can explore on different day trips from Mexico City. Let´s explore them little by litte, together with Aztec Explorers. CHIMALHUACÁN ¨Place where there are shields¨. Seven and a half centuries ago, three Chichimeca lords arrived in Chimalhuacán (abandoned since the fall of Tula), and re-founded a city which became a great Acolhua capital. As a testimony they left the Tecpan, the superb palace of their Tlatoani (chief), and a great number of excellent sculptures, which was their main activity. CHALCO Chalco is a city with a beautiful main square and a large monastery; it name is Nahuatl, and comes from Challi: "lake edge", and Co: "place" therefore both words together mean "on the edge of the lake". TLAPACOYA ¨The washing place¨. A very ancient site in the Valley of Mexico, on the shore of Lake Chalco, which is practically dry today. It was one of the earliest ceremonial centers in Mesoamerica. Human remains from the site date back 25,000 years and the site is famous for its small female clay figures. The price is 550 Mexican Pesos, and incluides private transport for our (small) group and explanations in English and Spanish, tour in tepotzotlan, Make the correspondent payment 3 to 5 days before the tour. For reservations and information of payment please contact us by whatsapp [masked] 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/ Website: https://aztecatta.com Travel Blog: https://aztecexplorers.com/

Tula (Archeological Site) and Tepotzotlán (Pueblo Mágico, NOT Tepoztlán)

Outside Jac´s Restaurant near Metro Chilpanchingo

$40.00

Let´s visit 2 incredible places on 1 wonderful day trip, visiting Tula (archeological site) and Tepozotlán, north of Mexico City (Pueblo Mágico) - NOT to be confused with Tepoztlán south of Mexico City. Tula is a Mesoamerican archeological site, which was an important regional center which reached its height as the capital of the Toltec Empire between the fall of Teotihuacan and the rise of Tenochtitlan. The main attraction is the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl which is topped by four, four metre high basalt columns carved in the shape of Toltec warriors. Tula fell around 1150, but it had significant influence in the following Aztec Empire. Tepozotlán (not to be confused with Tepoztlán south of Mexico City): the center of town has maintained it colonial-era appearance with cobblestone alleys, arcades and plazas. There is a small, secular plaza in front of the main church, which contains a kiosk at which many cultural events take place. The municipal market is known for its food stands selling traditional dishes as quesadillas, sopes, pambazos, and tacos as well as barbacoa, and carnitas. The price is 650 Mexican Pesos, and incluides private transport for our (small) group and explanations in English and Spanish, tour in tepotzotlan, Make the correspondent payment 3 to 5 days before the tour. For reservations and information of payment please contact us by whatsapp [masked] 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/ Website: https://aztecatta.com Travel Blog: https://aztecexplorers.com/

Chinampa Experience, Exploring Tláhuac (Boat trip, local breakfast, Chinampa)

Outside Toks Navarte Restaurant at Metro Etiopia

$45.00

Let´s explore one of the most beautiful and most rural parts of Mexico City, visiting the neighborhood of Tláhuac (about 1.5 hours South of the historic center), taking a boat trip, using a traditional canoa to it´s nearby Chinampas, while having an excellent and relaxed local breakfast during the boat trip (vegan and vegetarian options available). On arriving at the Chinampas, they will explain us all about this prehispanic agricultural method (invented around 1150 AC, creating channels and artificial islands), we can participate in creating our own little Chinampa, and optionally we will be able to buy fresh vegetables straight from the land. Afterwards we will visit the impressive San Pedro Tláhuac monastry and it´s colorful local market, where we optionally can buy some more local products. Let´s travel back in time, and imagine how the Aztecs created the channels and chinampas in the southern part of Mexico City. A completely different experience then a visit to it´s more festive neighbor Xochimilco. Plus a great way to help the local economy :-). The price is 850 Mexican Pesos and includes private transport for our small group, experienced driver, a boat trip by traditional canoa, an amazing local breakfast aboard, a guided walk around one of the most traditional Chinampas with local guides and a guided walk to the beautiful monastery and colorfol market of Tlahuac. Explanations in Spanish and English. Please make the correspondent payment at least 5/7 days before the trip. You can pay by making a transfer by Internet, by making a deposit of cash money in a Banamex bank or by paying with cash money in an Oxxo store. Please send a WhatsApp to . [masked] (Lidia Herrera), to check availability and to receive the payment information. Let´s explore more hidden jewels of México together ! Below our travel blog about this amazing experience with Aztec Explorers: https://aztecexplorers.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/travelling-in-time-exploring-the-chinampas-of-tlahuac-mexico-city/

BASILICA + TEOTIHUACAN day trip - Pyramids and Basílica de Guadalupe

Outside Toks Navarte Restaurant at Metro Etiopia

Let´s explore the archeological site Teotihuacán (Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon and the Feathered serpent + Palaces Teotihuacan) + the Basílica de Guadalupe. TEOTIHUACÁN Teotihuacán is a 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 AD. 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 AD. BASILICA DE GUADALUPE The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic church, basilica, and National shrine of Mexico in the north of Mexico City which houses the cloak containing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The 1709 shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac, where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. The basilica structure which now contains Diego's cloak was completed in 1974. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe or, in a more popular sense, La Villa, and has several churches and related buildings. One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism, the basilica and tilma (cloak) are visited by several million people every year, especially around 12 December, Our Lady of Guadalupe's Feast day. * The price during the week depends on the total number of people interested; please send a Whatsapp to [masked] to receive the price and the payment information. Other dates / days / times also possible. In case of a private tour you can choose the place of pickup and drop off. Reserve ideally 3 to 5 days before the tour. About us and contact details: https://aztecexplorers.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/aboutus/ The price includes transport, entrance, certified guide and explanations in Spanish and English. Small groups; no unwanted stops at for example souvenir shops; we adjust as much as posible to your needs. Our blog on 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/ Website: https://aztecatta.com Travel Blog: https://aztecexplorers.com/

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