Tehuacalco Archaeological Site Tour from Diamond Hotel Area
Categories: Museums & Culture - Day Trips
$ 75 USD
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Discover a recently-found archaeological site
Learn about the Yope people and their traditions
An expert guide will take you back in time while telling you about the area's history
Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departs: 8:00 AM
Duration: 6 hours
Tour Code: 12128
Only one hour away from Acapulco, this recently discovered archaeological site is located in the mountains of Mexico's Sierra Madre and is the first archaeological site associated with the Yope people.
We'll leave from your hotel in Acapulco at 9am and begin by experiencing the impressive countryside of Mexico together. As we travel to Tehuacalco archaeological site, your friendly and knowledgeable professional tour guide will teach you all about Mexico, its people, and their lifestyle.
The site's name comes from the Nahuatl phrase “tehuacalli” which refers to holes bored into stones to be used for ritual purposes. It can be interpreted various ways such as “place of the stone box,” “house of priests” or “house of the sacred water." While mostly associated with the Yopes, it is not completely certain. There may have been Yopime or even Tlapaneca settlements here as well. Occupation of the site began around 400CE with its height between 650 and 1100CE.
Observe fascinating engravings which depict what may have been the very first ball-game. You will see incredible petroglyphs dedicated to the water, lined up from north to south of the site. Prepare yourself for this unique experience and be one of the first visitors to Tehuacalco. Marvel at the excavation site and see moon marks and the sun observatory, which shaped the peoples' lifestyle lapsing religion and government, while your tour guide takes you on a journey back in time.
Diamond Hotel Area: Hotels located OUTSIDE of Acapulco Bay. Ex. Grand Mayan, Acapulco Princess, Mayan Palace, Banyan Tree Hotels
Per Adult: $ 85 USD
What To Bring
Comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen
Expert guide, all entrance fees, ice cold bottled water
Meeting point: Hotel pick up in Diamond Area
Return Details: Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Diamond Area