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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City

de Arista, Mexico

From HK$1,078.35

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


    What's Included

    • Breakfast
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Pickup from Mexico City in selected hotels (Available for options with round-trip transportation)
    • Diploma
    • Cost of the access to the Archaeological Site ($85 MXN per person, in cash at the entrance of the site)
    • Gratuities

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Volare | Vuelos en globo
      Carretera Libre a Tulancingo Km 27.5 San Francisco Mazapa, 55830 de Arista, Méx., Mexico

      Please arrive to this meeting point if you select the option without transportation from Mexico City.

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    One person of our team will contact you to give you the time and more details of the pickup process one day before your balloon flight. THE PICKUP TIME BEGINS AT 4:45 AM. The transportation service only applies from Mexico City Hotels located at Touristic Areas. It does not apply from particular residences or Airbnb and/or similar services. The transportation service is shared, subject to schedules and restrictions. In case you select the option without transportation and want to arrive by your own car, the appointment will be at Globopuerto Volare in Teotihuacán, State of Mexico, at the designated time.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • In case of any special requirement for people with disabilities, please describe during the booking.
    • Maximum weight per person: 120 kg or 265 lb
    • Children under 5 years old NOT ALLOWED
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not allowed persons under effects of alcoholic beverages.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • 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.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Where do we meet for the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:Hotel pickup is available, however, our departure address is Carretera Libre a Tulancingo Km 27.5 San Francisco Mazapa, 55830

    May 2021

    Q:Is hotel pickup included in the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:Pick up and drop off at most major hotels is included (if option selected.) Please select your hotel when confirming your reservation.

    May 2021

    Q:When should I arrive for the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:Pickup times typically range between 4:50 and 6:00 am. Whether you choose hotel pickup or not, you will be contacted prior to your departure date with exact meeting locations.

    May 2021

    Q:Why is the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City so early in the morning?

    A:Because of the wind and thermal variances, the best time for a hot air balloon ride is sunrise. The views are also pretty awesome!

    May 2021

    Q:How high do we fly during the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:When you are aloft in the balloon, heights reached can range anywhere from treetops up to 2,500 feet above the earth, and that's what makes those views so fantastic!

    May 2021

    Q:Does the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan land in the same departure location?

    A:The balloon travels at the same speed as the wind and cannot be directed in any particular direction. You will be followed by a ground crew who will facilitate your safe landing.

    May 2021

    Q:How long are we in the air during the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:You will be in the air for approximately 45 minutes or longer depending on the weather. Please allow approximately 5 hours in total to return to the meeting location (8 hours if the "extra time" option is selected.)

    May 2021

    Q:How many people fit into one balloon during the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:The hot air balloons carry a maximum of 16 passengers plus the pilot.

    May 2021

    Q:Can I bring my child with me on the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:Children must be at least five years old to fly.

    May 2021

    Q:How is the balloon steered during the Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City?

    A:Hot Air Balloons can not be steered like a plane or helicopter. Balloons travel only in the direction of the wind. There may be different wind directions at different altitudes that the pilot may use to maneuver the balloon.

    May 2021

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    Traveler Tips

    If you’re afraid of heights, this is definitely where you will feel uneasy, but it’s worth it.
    The vans were fully loaded, masks were not required, and outside an initial temperature check and hand sanitizer there were zero precautions.
    It might seem a little expensive but it’s worth every penny!
    556 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Amazing Experience
    Jose_O, Aug 2022
    If I could give this tour more than five stars, I would. I absolutely recommend it. It is a complete experience and you will get your money’s worth.
    Excellent Experience!
    Krista_N, Aug 2022
    Everything went incredibly smoothly - from being picked up at a nearby hotel to the drive to the launch spot near Teotihuacan. The views were incredible! Our guide was very nice and very professional - he let us fully enjoy the views without interruption while in the balloon but also appropriately celebrated with a toast at the conclusion of the trip. Great value for the money. This was our favorite thing we did during our stay in/near Mexico City.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    We are very pleased to have been part of this experience, we hope you have enjoyed it to the fullest and we hope you will come back soon.
    Balloon ride over Teotihuacan
    Alexander_K, Aug 2022
    Beautiful views of the pirámides and the valley. Very accommodating tour operator and crew. Easy to find.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you for flying with us :)
    Amazing experience!
    Kelsey_M, Aug 2022
    Incredible adventure, amazing views and a very smooth experience from shuttle pickup, check in, takeoff, landing, and return to the ruins and city. Highly recommend.
    Amazing experience with a great outfitter
    Debbie_S, Aug 2022
    AMAZING experience, do this trip with this company! We provided our own transportation so I cannot speak to the van trip. Once you get there, the building is a nice space and they are well organized. Clean bathrooms on the premises. They run lots of balloons and it was stunning to see those all aloft (as well as balloons from other outfitters)! We loved our pilot Hugo—kind and knowledgeable, and he had an awesome soundtrack for soaring in the skies. The flight is soooo beautiful—the breaking sunlight, the monumental pyramids, mountains in the distance, etc. My kids are kind of scared of heights but it’s such a gentle ascent that they were not bothered at all. Smile for the GoPro camera and you can purchase a reasonably priced video after your trip. Very safe landing, and we rewarded with champagne (and juice) toast. And the buffet breakfast (with tequila shots if you want!) following was yummy and in a pretty courtyard with lots of fruit trees and an entertaining mariachi band.
    Must do!!!!
    Diana_P, Aug 2022
    Awesome experience and the best way of visiting the pyramid. The bonus was seeing the sunrise, it was breathtaking.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    It was great, the...
    Lisa_E, Aug 2022
    It was great, the planing, execution and people were all fantastic. Flight was good, landing was good. The experience is a memorable one.
    Amazing experience. A definite must do.
    Bijal_P, Aug 2022
    Amazing experience. A definite must do. The complimentary buffet after the balloon ride was a lovely surprise.
    Beautiful and memorable
    Antonia_W, Aug 2022
    I knew I really wanted to see the pyramids, and this was a hassle free and exciting way of doing so. It was worth the money. The views of all the balloons in the morning is breathtaking. One of my holiday highlights.
    Breath taking trip
    Esther_S, Aug 2022
    People were nice and they helped last minute with transportation. Our balloon pilot was excellent and the activity at the end was also great. Definitely recommend.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    We hope you have enjoyed this experience to the fullest, thank you very much for your comment.
    Experience is worth it!
    Maggie_M, Jul 2022
    Tour was very organized. Clear communication on expected activities. Beautiful experience. The only downside is if you want to eat at the cave restaurant there is no time for that. Traffic is brutal to get back to the city.
    Great experience
    Deja_M, Jul 2022
    Wear something that’ll keep you warm. Was veryyyy chilly. Great experience though! Drivers were amazing as well, and everything was well organized
    Incredible experience
    Safia_S, Jul 2022
    This is a must do in Mexico City. Absolutely gorgeous views! Would recommend touring the Teotihuacan pyramids after as well.
    Highlight of Mexico City!
    Rachel_C, Jul 2022
    Amazing tour.. everything ran smoothly and on time. Incredible views of the pyramids and surrounding areas. Diego, our pilot, was so lovely and very knowledgeable. Breakfast buffet was nice and great having tea/coffee before we went up. Excellent tour, highly recommend
    NatalieMarie_G, Jul 2022
    The spectacular view from up there is memorable. It was our first time and we will never forget it. Captain was very professional and the ride was super smooth…like riding a cloud. Well done!
    Unforgettable core memory
    Kali_C, Jul 2022
    We had an unforgettable time with friends up in the air. Juan Manuel Diaz was our amazing pilot and he got us so close to the pyramids! Core memory for sure
    Amazing view! Mariachi breakfast after
    rperez8556, Jul 2022
    Early morning wake up. Easy pick up and check in. Hot drinks while watching balloons being blown up. Then up and off, for amazing views! Wonderful experience! I am not a fan of roller coasters or heights, but I did not find it scary at all! Float along... very easy and basket feels safe and solid. Loved mariachi breakfast included afterwards. Great time!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you very much for your comment, we hope that this experience has been unforgettable and we look forward to seeing you again!
    Amazing once in a lifetime experience
    Caryn_S, Jul 2022
    This was one of the best tours we've ever done. It was an amazing experience that is extremely well organized. Everything was very well communicated and clear. The hot air balloon experience was incredible. Our pilot, Fernando, was friendly and answered all of our questions. We enjoyed the breakfast after the ride and then tacked on the three hours walking around the pyramids with a tour guide called Daniel. I highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling in CDMX.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your trip to the fullest visiting Teotihuacan with the hot air balloon flight. We hope you recommend us and come back soon!
    Must do!! Incredible
    Victoriajean_C, Jul 2022
    It was terrific value for money, the transport, breakfast and balloon ride go seamlessly, viator are also so organised and helpful with information, instant responses - I was so impressed with the whole tour ride and of course the experience itself is unmissable
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    We are very pleased to have been part of this unforgettable experience, we try to give the best service to you, our customers.
    Scary start, calm end
    MarkM, Jul 2022
    Although I am afraid of heights, "when in Rome" kept coming to mind when I first started considering this excursion. If nothing else, the experience would make for a good Insta-story. This review is being posted a bit late because the actual ride occurred on 05/29/22. We stayed in the Polanco area of Mexico City, so we needed a version of this excursion with transportation to and from the flight location. After looking through multiple options for this balloon trip, booking this excursion was quite simple (through an online review/booking service) and I received a confirmation at the time of booking. Fast forward to the day before the trip, I received an email confirming the pickup time of 545am. I tried to message the driver on Whatsapp at the number in the confirmation email, but I never heard back. At about like 535am, I just went down to the lobby of my hotel and asked the hotel's concierge where these pickups happened. They pointed me in the right direction and we met up with the driver in a multi-person daycare/church van. There were several other people in the vehicle and a few minutes later, we left to collect a few more couples. The driver's navigation to get these groups was a bit frantic and we ended up "looking" for the last group for about 15 minutes...reversing down the street about 3 blocks, circling the block multiple times, parking etc. After this nausea-inducing merry-go-round, we were off to the races-literally. Apparently, we were a bit behind schedule and we needed to make up time. As a result, the driver took off down the highway at a Nascar-style pace. Multiple times, I was in fear of the van flipping over and the squeaky shocks on the van did not help. Once we got to the "checkered flag" about 45 minutes later, we arrived at the flight grounds. Even at the beginning of summer, it was pretty cold in the morning and layers are HIGHLY recommended. (Also, don't wear shoes that you really like - they will get SUPER dirty with all the walking - more to come about this later) We were greeted by English and Spanish check-in area with a small coffee/tea bar. Once you have a moment to use restroom facilities and grab your hot beverage, you are ushered outside to be matched with your flight group. With all the balloons inflating and murmur of the crowd, you have to pay close attention to your name being called for your group. We were then directed to our balloon and the pilot introduced herself. We boarded, she gave us a small safety drill and off we went. Here's where all of the death defying twists and turns from the drive earlier pays off. We were treated to great views and angles. There was even a bluetooth speaker with flight/flying themed music. We landed about 30-35 minutes later and we were greeted by vendors selling souvenirs. If I were you, I would wait to purchase these trinkets, especially if you plan on visiting the pyramids later in the day. (more explanation about this in a bit) We were loaded back into a van at the landing spot and ushered back to the check-in area. You are provided with a simple breakfast (eggs, chilaquiles, beans, fruit, orange juice/coffee) and serenaded by a traditional mariachi band. They even offered a tequila shot to warm you up. The balloon pilot came by to drop off your flight certificate and we gave her a small tip for a great ride. After breakfast, you are given the opportunity to travel back to your hotel (in Mexico City) or to go onto the pyramids site. If you choose to stay, you load up again and are driven back to the pyramid site. Word of caution--once you are dropped off, you are given about 3-3.5 hours to look through the pyramid site. If you are tired and need a nap, keep this is in mind. **NOTE** At this dropoff site, you were given the option to tour the site with a guide...this person proclaimed to have extensive knowledge of the site and the cost was approximately $30 USD (if memory serves me) to usher you through the site. We declined this service and set out on the tour alone. We did, however, have to pay a nominal fee to enter the site, again, if memory serves me, it was no more than $3-$5 USD to enter. Over the course of the next several hours, you have the opportunity to tour the archaeological site, take selfies, etc. You will encounter MULTIPLE vendors selling essentially the same souvenirs. Hold out till you have seen several vendors unless something really jumps out at you for its uniqueness. If you do fancy something, you definitely should negotiate and take PESOS, this will really help. One caveat, please have a clear understanding of the exchange rate so you don't overpay. Close to the museum on the site, there are vendors in covered stalls which seem to have the best of the souvenirs, so wait to buy trinkets, if you don't want to carry them around all day. At the end of the pyramid tour time, please ensure that you are back at the pickup location (the original point where you were dropped after breakfast) on time. There was still a bit of confusion about the return driver and the pickup was a little late. After a warm day in the sun and miles of walking, it was a little annoying that we were not underway on time. Alas, the trip back was much calmer, at a much slower (normal) speed and we arrived back at the hotel without incident. So, here's a summation: **Book early and meet the driver on time at your hotel **Pack layers, sunglasses, a face cloth and sunscreen **Bring pesos for souvenirs and tipping **If you don't want to tour the pyramids, ask personnel at the check-in location about how you can return to CDMX after the breakfast **Don't wear your favorite shoes because of dirt at the site **Pack your patience because communication on the day of the flight may be minimal


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