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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico
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From $166.31

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    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, Manzana 005, 55830 de Arista, Méx., Mexico

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

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    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 4:00 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. Any doubts please call or text +52 5553312460 or +52 5510881275.

    What To Expect

    Teotihuacan Pyramids (Pass By)

    Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan (Pass By)

    San Martin de las Piramides (Pass By)

    San Juan Teotihuacan (Pass By)

    Teotihuacan Municipality (Pass By)

    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
    • Most travelers can participate
    • In case of any special requirement for people with disabilities, please describe during the booking.
    • Maximum weight per person: 120 kg or 265 lb
    • Hot air balloon flights are completely dependent on weather conditions. The direction and speed of the flight depends on the wind, so sometimes there is the possibility of not flying over the archaeological site.
    • Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to take the balloon flight.
    • People under the influence of alcoholic beverages are not allowed to fly.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    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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    Maclen_Z
    The hot air balloon experience was amazing. Isaak was a great pilot and the views are beautiful. Felt completely safe the whole time

    Reviews

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    Must do!
    vicky, Apr 2024
    The best! We were hesitant but worth the one hour van ride, the early pick up and the two hour drive back in traffic. Amazing time!
    Ballooning for the elderly and immobilized
    AlanC_W, Apr 2024
    Great balloon trip despite not flying over the Pyramids due to winds blowing the wrong way, which was disappointing. However the help from the balloon crew to get two of our party who are older and not very mobile in and out of the basket was incredible, thanks again guys!!!
    We had an amazing trip....
    Emilie_K, Apr 2024
    We had an amazing trip. Very kind staff. Incredibly well tun and organized. An absolute must when in Mexico.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Emilie, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Touching the sky
    Aisha_N, Apr 2024
    Beautifully coordinated pickup, peaceful journey around the pyramids. They operator was meticulously organized. I decided last minute to visit the pyramids and it was no problem. Touring the pyramids with a guide is a must!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Aisha, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Amazing & well executed flight
    erin_o, Apr 2024
    Prompt service, wonderful staff. The pilot was excellent and had great experience. He built a great rapport with us flying so we had a lot of fun. Landing was seamless. Afterwards they had a champagne toast, a beautiful courtyard with a catered breakfast and mariachis. 100% would use Volare again for a hot air balloon ride!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Erin, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Highly recommend you to do it !
    Michael_R, Apr 2024
    1st time in an Air Balloon. Such a great experience. We were supposed to fly over the Teotihuacan pyramids, unfortunately the wind forced us to go in the opposite direction. It was still an experience I'll always remember. Professional service from the company. I would recommend this to all.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Micahel, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Our driver in the morning...
    Ardi_D, Apr 2024
    Our driver in the morning picked up a passenger from a different tour service, so we missed the sunrise at the pyramids- that was frustrating. However once in the air, it was a Great experience, our pilot Juan was very courteous, explained the history, and gave us a nice Rose toast at the end. we ended up staying in the air longer than everyone else. Breakfast after was great and they had a Mariachi band there playing after.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Ardi, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Include an opt out option for bad wind condition days
    Hend_O, Apr 2024
    Per the viator description, flying over the pyramids may depend on wind conditions. Though on the day of my first balloon flight, there was a loud speaker notification that said take off would be delayed due to wind conditions. Never did anyone communicate that we were not going to be able to fly over the pyramids. I actually asked the guide in the balloon when we were in the air for a long while and he only said it then when put on the spot. I personally would not have chosen to take the balloon ride if it was not going over the pyramids as you just see steaming dirt below otherwise. Please add an opt out walk around the pyramids version at a lower rate in the rare cases of bad wind conditions that prevent flying over the pyramids.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Hend, thank you for your comments, we appreciate them as they let us know we can improve. We will pass them over to our Quality Department. See You1
    So happy I decided to do this!
    Ofelia_G, Apr 2024
    My aunt, oldest daughter and I had a wonderful time celebrating my 47th birthday on a hot air balloon! We were picked up in a nice van and were transported to Teotihuacan from Mexico City. Our pilot, Juan Manual Diaz, was excellent!!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Ofelia, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Great ride!
    Kristin_G, Apr 2024
    Awesome day! Lovely people! Unfortunately, the winds blew us away from Teotihuacán but beautiful ride nonetheless.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Kristin, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    This was a very great...
    Roy_P, Apr 2024
    This was a very great experience. The whole crew was hard working and very professional. Unfortunately the wind wasn’t blowing in the right direction to go over the pyramids but the hot air balloon ride was still a fun time with lots of great pictures.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Roy, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Loved most of the...
    Donald_K, Apr 2024
    Loved most of the experience. Was concerned about our bus driver reading his texts while driving in the city.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Donald, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Amazing balloon adventure
    mark_s, Apr 2024
    It was a truly memorable experience and the team from collate really has their act together. On time, no glitches, very professional service all around.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Mark, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    They picked us up at our...
    Jane_H, Apr 2024
    They picked us up at our hotel. Our pilot was wonderful! He got us right over the pyramids and played perfect background music. It is a lot of money but the best experience I have spent money on. It was worth it! I stayed afterwards and wandered around the pyramids. They met us with their buses at the exact time and brought us back to our hotel.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Jane, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    An amazing experience
    Mirka_I, Apr 2024
    We had some miscommunication difficulties with pick up transportation at first (make sure to download WhatsApp as the tour operators will communicate with you there to confirm your driver the day before) but the issues were resolved quickly after we contacted them and the operator even refunded our transportation fee due to the issue. The entire operation went smoothly - from drop off, to getting on the balloon and the views are breathtaking. Our pilot Juan was incredibly skilled and gave us an incredible experience, and the breakfast after with the mariachi band was lovely. We had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Mirka, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Expert tour company delivering a great tour. Don’t miss this!
    Mark_C, Apr 2024
    This was an astounding tour and excellent value for money. The company (Volare) do everything right. (Two way easy transfer to the pyramid alone was hassle free plus a 50+minute balloon sightseeing tour over the third largest pyramid in the world makes this great value) We took the delayed return for an extension of an extra 2-3 hours at the ruins and I’m glad we did because as great as flying over them is, you only really get the sense of scale by standng at the base of such huge constructions and imagining. It is awe inspiring even though I have been twice before (and climbed both pyramids as that was allowed back then) The tour was as smooth as anything. From pick up to drop off it was faultless. Having done a balloon flight in Marrakech last year and had an amazing time, that was not a patch on this one. A high flight over the largest (Sun) pyramid followed by a descent into winds going back the other way and then a VERY low pass fly over the same pyramid was exceptional aeronautics by the pilot. The breakfast after the flight is not merely breakfast but a garden party! There was a seven piece Mariachi band playing music which was great for ambience. The food was perfectly acceptable and plentiful. Ps. Try and watch the movie Apocalypto before you come (directed by Mel Gibson but don’t be put off by that!). It will sow the seeds of imagination for the Avenue of the Dead and the pyramid sacrifices. The museum on site is easy to miss, so don’t! It is beside the back right corner of the largest pyramid. A great 3D map of the whole site is there as well as exhibits so you could visit it before to get a better idea of the layout but to avoid the midday sun I’d do the ruins first. It was a 5am pickup in Centro Historico and we could have been back for 1130 had we not stayed for the ruins. That means it will only take up half a day of your itinerary so live life and be in the moment, floating over a wonder of the world.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Mark_C, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Great family experience.
    Judi_G, Apr 2024
    I’m afraid of heights and wasn’t planning to do this, but ultimately did and boy am I glad!! The flight was wonderful and not scary at all. I had my five boys with me (18-24) and they said it was one of the best experiences. The views are awesome! Eat a bit before you go, because breakfast isn’t until after the flight.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Judy_G, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    Great experience
    Nick_A, Apr 2024
    The good: The staff was great, very friendly and professional. Felt very safe the whole time. And I watched two balloons from other company's run into and get stuck on each other, and another land very far from everyone else. It was also very organized. We wanted to skip the pyramids and this was the only company that allowed it which made me very happy. The coffee, treats, toast, flight certificate and breakfast after were all very nice touches. It was surprisingly one of the better meals we had. Our pilot gave us great views of the first pyramid. I felt like we were 10 ft away at most. We didn't get too close to the 2nd but that's most likely due to wind conditions. Great views and expertise all around. Julio was awesome. The less good: We were definitely the last to take off, the entire company and not just our balloon. But it looked crowded before we did so it wasn't the worst thing because it was definitely safer. The flight only lasted a half hour, which may have been what was promised and if so then disregard. But in all honesty a half hour was perfect. So even the less good still had its benefits. I'd give it 4.5 if I could.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Nick_A, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    A CDMX Must!
    Robert_M, Apr 2024
    Great time! Easy pickup, easy instructions, amazing balloon ride, great experience at the pyramids, easy drop off
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Robert, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
    A wonderful experience never to be forgotten.
    Merrick_T, Apr 2024
    The balloon flight over the monuments was scintillating! The breakfast after the flight was delicious! The optional tour after breakfast to visit the two temples in the the archeological site was mesmerizing. And to top it off there was a tiny exploration of a massive cave structure to the point where sunlight filtered in from a hole in the roof of the cave. Magical!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Merrick, thank you for sharing your comments. We were delighted with your visit. Hope to see you back soon!
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