5. Cholula Tram | Magical Town: Hop on / Hop Off

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Why are you going to love it?

  • If you are already in Cholula, this is the best way to tour this Magic Town aboard the Tram Tip with live guide that will tell you the history and legends.
  • You will visit San Pedro and San Andrés Cholula.
  • Get on and off the Tram at any point of interest. #ViajaPorPuebla

Stops in:

  1. “Zócalo de San Pedro Cholula” (Former Convent of San Gabriel, Royal Chapel and Pyramid).
  2. Parish of San Andrés Cholula.
  3. Ethnobotanical Garden Francisco Peláez, where you can have a workshop (not included) on medicinal plants, culinary herbs or aromatherapy.
  4. Cantor Corona Talavera Factory.
  5. Temple of San Francisco Acatepec.
  6. Temple of St. Mary Tonanzintla to visit its Temple.

We have two options:

1. Only travel:  Get on and off the tram and on your own visit the mentioned points.

2. Tram + Pyramid + Guide: Includes admission to the pyramid and local guide to visit the Ex-convent of San Gabriel, the Royal Chapel, Pyramid and “Zócalo of San Pedro Cholula”.

Your experience

We will start from the San Pedro Cholula Zocalo. Our guide on board will tell you the story of this Magical Town, the oldest in America that has been constantly inhabited.

In this panoramic tour you will pass through San Pedro Cholula: The Extraordinary “Plaza de la Concordia”, The Ex-Convent of San Gabriel, The Royal Chapel, The Magical Pyramid of Cholula.

In San Andrés Cholula you will meet: stop at the “Zócalo” to visit the “Parroquia de San Andrés”, the Temples of Santa María Tonanzintla and San Francisco Acatepec. On board the tram we will pass through different neighborhoods and you will be able to admire its temples from the outside: San Andresito, Santa María Cuaco, among others.

This tour is very flexible: if you want to make the complete visit, we have the option with a certified guide that will accompany you during all the time to visit the largest Pyramid in the world in terms of the size of its basement, Site Museum, Ex-Convent of San Gabriel and Royal Chapel.

The Cholula tram takes you to this Magical Town. Its foundation dates back to 500 BC. It was precisely the Toltecs who formed the largest ceremonial center of Anahuac here, turning Cholula into the “Sacred City” and where the pyramid with the largest base in the world is located. On board our tram “El General” (two stories and discovered) or “La Enamorada”, inspired by María Félix with panoramic windows and one story. Our guide will accompany you and will narrate live the history and legends of this sacred city. We start the tour passing by the “Zócalo de San Pedro Pedro Cholula”, and the Great Pyramid (at the end of the tour you will have free time to visit it on your own) and continuing to the Parish of San Andrés Cholula. Here we will make a brief stop to visit the temple. Optional stop at the Francisco Peláez Ethnobotanical Garden (admission not included) where you can hold a workshop on medicinal, culinary or aromatherapy plants. Later, we continue to the Temple of San Francisco Acatepec, a religious monument characteristic of the Baroque architecture of Mexico, especially recognized for its mosaic facade of the “Talavera de Puebla”. You can also visit a “Talavera” workshop. We continue to visit an architectural jewel of Mexico: the Temple of Santa María Tonanzintla decorated inside the temple corresponds to the baroque indigenous or baroque novohispano style consisting of an exuberant decoration with indigenous motifs, such as angels with plumes of feathers, with garlands of flowers , with attire of eagle knight and with indigenous features, fruits and plants. All this shows a mixture between the pre-Hispanic world and the Christian world. We board the tram again to continue our panoramic tour passing through several temples of the “Barrios de Cholula” to end in the “Zócalo de San Pedro Cholula”. Here you will have free time to visit on your own the Ex-convent of San Gabriel and the Royal Chapel, the Great Pyramid of Cholula as well as enjoy the local cuisine.

Details and Prices

Option Prices in US Dollars:

1. Tram Route |

Adult US$6.0 – Child US$5.0: Transportation by tram starting in Cholua, guide on board, stops at Parroquia de San Andrés and the Temples of Santa María Tonanzintla and San Francisco Acatepec and traveler insurance. Does not include entrance to pyramids or museums.

2. Tram with stop at the Ethnobotanical Garden|

Adult US$7.0- Child US$6.0: Transportation by tram starting in Cholua, guide on board, stops mentioned in addition to the Ethnobotanical Garden and traveler insurance. Does not include entrance to pyramid, Ethnobotanical Garden or museums.

3. Combo: Tram + Pyramid + Site Museum + guide |

Adult US$42.0 – Child US$30.0: In addition to the tram ride, we include certified guide to tour the largest pyramid in the world, tour of San Pedro Cholula, San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonanzintla temples; It also includes admission to the pyramid, Site Museum and traveler insurance. It works minimum with 2 people.

Duration |

1. Tram route |

1.5 hours

2. Combo: Tram + Pyramid + Site Museum + guide |

4.5 hours

Schedule |

1. Tram route |

It works from Monday to Sunday with departures from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

2. Combo: Tram + Pyramid + Site Museum + guide |

It works from Monday to Sunday with departures from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Recommendations

Bring comfortable clothes, hat, cap, sunscreen and extra money for personal expenses.

Meeting point for both options:

Tip Tours & DMC Module, Zócalo de San Pedro Cholula in front of the “Casa del Caballero Águila” Museum or Tip Tours & DMC Module, San Miguelito Tourist Corridor.

Restrictions

Price per person in Mexican pesos. Rates subject to availability when booking. Does not apply for Groups or in conjunction with other Promotions. Does not include personal expenses or transfers not mentioned. Supplements may apply during high season. The aforementioned places to admire within the route are subject to access, works, etc. of the destination that could affect or change the route of the route.

Booking policy

Once you have made your booking, you will receive a confirmation email where you will be sent the instructions for payment and to take the tour. On the day of the tour, you must have your proof of payment printed along with an identification and present it to the Tip Tours representative in Tip Module located inside the Municipal Tourism Office. Before finalizing your reservation, you must read the Tour Terms and Conditions and they will be accepted when you select this box.

Additional information

Age

Adult, Child (-11 years old)

Service

Tram – Combo, Tram route

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