After pickup in an air-conditioned van at the Mexico City hotel, visit the Basilica de Guadalupe, a Catholic religious center that was built to replace a 17th-century Spanish building. The old church still exists, but is sink deeper into the swampy terrain. The devotion to the "Virgin Morena de Guadalupe" is so widespread that many Mexicans refer to themselves as "Guadalupanos". Pilgrims come to this important daily basilica, some journeys on their knees in devotion.
After visiting the basilica, follow the Teotihuacan pyramids. This ancient Aztec archaeological site was the most populous in the central valley around Mexico City. The temple of Quetzalcóatl, as well as the impressive pyramids of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, are outstanding. At the top of the pyramids enjoy a magnificent view below the entire central valley. The opportunity to taste pulque and tequila hangs out the day before and you will be returned to your hotel.