TEOTIHUACAN BALLOON RIDE (Transportation & breakfast)

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From $203.61

37 reviews   (4.35)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Mexico City, Mexico City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get ready for a unique adventure in life!!!

This experience is your great opportunity to get to know Teotihuacan from another perspective, out of the ordinary. Fly in a balloon and let the wind take you on an unforgettable journey, witnessing what was the first contact between man and the sky.
Capture beautiful panoramic photographs of the beautiful blue sky in the morning in Teotihuacan, in this experience you can admire the magnificent pre-Hispanic city with more influence in Mesoamerica.
See from the heights the monumental, harmonious and important architecture of one of the most important wonders of antiquity.

The perfect place to fly in a balloon, offers a unique view in the world, with a fascinating past and historical legacy this World Heritage Site.

What's Included

After the balloon ride (only booking the option with transportation)

Coffee and/or Tea

Passenger Insurance

Private transportation

Shared Hot air Balloon ride

What's Not Included

Does not include the price of photographs

Guided tour to the Archeological site (extra cost)

Tickets for archeological site


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This activity is not suitable for children under 6 years old

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Flight over the archaeological site of Teotihuacan.
Enjoy up-close views of the pyramids of the sun and the moon from the air, including the surrounding towns.
Use your camera to capture the best views of the pyramids, an incredible memory for a lifetime

• Admission Ticket Free


Amazing experience!
Navkiran_D, 03-01-2023
We chose the transportation option, so we were picked up at 5am. The driver took us on a smooth ride to where we needed to be. We were given coffee and light snacks once we got there. There were photo opportunities that some took an advantage of. We got up in the air at the right time and had a great time in the balloon! We felt safe and warm from the heat from the flame. It was our first time on a hot air balloon and we enjoyed our time! Afterwards, we were driven to another place where we received our meal. Overall, we had a delightful experience, and everyone we encountered was extremely nice! Highly recommend this experience!
Once in a lifetime experience!
sabrinasI7012EQ, 16-12-2022
This balloon ride was simply amazing! If you don’t have an issue with height, you should do it as it‘s a once in a lifetime experience!
They pick you up early in the morning, drive you to the location and there you can see all the balloons already. Very experienced driver, we had sparkling wine during the trip as well.
Breakfast was good as well!
It's all true -- a fantastic experience!
E5106HIlindsayh, 29-11-2022
Everything I read about this tour ahead of time was bang on -- it is a beautiful, exciting, worthwhile trip! We took the sunrise tour (with coffee before and a great breakfast afterwards) with transportation from Mexico City. Our driver was terrific, our balloon pilot was calm and capable, the ride was serene and the views were stunning. The bubbly at 2000' was a really fun extra! I was also impressed by the ground crew, who worked hard getting the balloons ready in the early morning and tearing down efficiently afterwards -- it's an expensive trip, but being there, it's clear how much there is to do and coordinate. I would recommend this to anyone! If you are on the fence, GO FOR IT. It's worth it!
beautiful, safe ride but inefficient use of time for remaining part of experience
tenleystephenson, 03-01-2023
The balloon ride itself was incredible! What a gorgeous and peaceful way to get a birds eye view of Teotihuacan and understand how large it is. Our pilot Constantino was extremely competent, enthusiastic and reassuring. The driver was right on time to pick us up from our hotel in the morning, and the van was very comfortable. It was an amazing experience for the whole family.

My main complaint about this experience is that it was not the most efficient use of our time. We waited approximately 20 minutes once we arrived at the site from which the balloon departed before we went to the balloon. Then we had to wait 30 minutes once we landed for the crew to load the balloon onto the truck and trailer to take us back to the original spot. Then we waited around again before going to breakfast at a restaurant, which took a while. So by the time we reached Teotihuacan for a tour of the pyramids, we were already past the time they advertised we would be back at our hotel. And we only had 45 minutes to tour the archeological site before we had to be back and check out of our hotel. But that was 2.5 hours later than the advertised return time.

The other weird part of the experience was that the driver told us our package did not include a guide, and that was made clear on the reservation. But he then said his father could be our guide and would start explaining the ruins to us while we had breakfast. He then got into the van with us to go to the ruins without asking if we wanted to hire him. And he never stated a price. So while we probably would have hired him anyways, it was odd that we didn't really have a choice.

My family speaks pretty good Spanish, but the plan for the morning was never really made clear to us. It would have been helpful if they had given us an overview of the morning, explained who everyone was and how much time we were going to spend at the various activities. While this part was frustrating, I have nothing but rave reviews for the balloon ride itself.
Don’t select the 6am option
Natasha_M, 26-12-2022
Overall, it was an exciting day and we’re glad we spent Christmas Day on a hot air balloon ride and exploring the ruins.

The issue was around the logistics - I could choose between a 5:30 and a 6am pickup time. I selected 6am, only to arrive at 7am to watch dozens of balloons take off, none of them for us. We waited for 2 hours for our balloon to fly, land and drive back before we could board. Only 2 other balloons took off around the same time, so we missed out on the opportunity to fly with dozens of other balloons in the air.

The tour was billed for 3-5 hours, but we were gone for 8. We ate breakfast after the balloon ride at 11am and were starving (bring snacks).

When I asked if there was a mistake about having to wait for 2 hours, I was told “ Many people have the idea that they immediately come to board the balloon, and this is not so. The same thing happens at an airport. You arrive even 1 or 2 hours earlier“. So that’s the level of service to expect on this tour.

I wish I had selected the 5:30 pickup and had gone with the initial round of balloons, so I would strongly advise this company to simply get ride of the 6am pickup (or make it a 7:30am pickup so we could at least sleep in!)

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