Hot Air Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan, from Mexico City (2022)

  • 5 hours (approx.)

  • Pickup from select hotels

  • Mobile ticket

  • Offered in:


  • 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.

    Pickup points

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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?

    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!



    617 reviews

    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers.

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    Oct 2022

    Juste perfect !! Very good experience. Good team organization. Exceptional view. A must do if you go to Mexico

    Bad experience


    Oct 2022

    Very bad experience.never suggested to any one eone enemy also not suggesting.driver without pick my wife.we not go to hot balon ride.tour operators give 100 %refund agree.tour operators driver mistak .we wait in our location more than 1 hour so send our refund as saon as possible

    Beautiful, relaxing, and memorable


    Sep 2022

    Very beautiful, fun and chill experience. Highly recommended, even if you are not a fan of heights. Easy to get to or be picked up. Would do it again one more time (max) and will now be considering doing hot air balloons in other places.

    1 traveler found this review helpful

    Definitely go do this!


    Oct 2022

    amazing experience. Great service and staff. Would definitely do again. Even the breakfast after was great

    A safe and thrilling adventure


    Sep 2022

    What a great and thrilling experience. Viator took care of everything, transportation, food, and most importantly a safe and exciting balloon ride! Loved this experience and will definitely go on another balloon ride.

    Great first-time experience!


    Sep 2022

    This was my first hot air balloon ride and I had a great time and felt safe the whole time! Our group was small and friendly, and the tour operators were organized and professional.

    This was such a well...


    Sep 2022

    This was such a well curated and organized experience. Seamless pick up and drop off. Registration was easy and the staff were kind, energetic and communicated extremely well in both Spanish and English. Everyone played and important roll in everyone’s safety, comfort and joy. For what could have been a scary experience, was peaceful from take off to the most gentle landing in a corn and wildflower field. One of the best experiences ever! Surreal!

    Great then bleh…


    Sep 2022

    Initial experience was great, charter van pick up was as described and on time very quick and driver was cordial.Once at Volare, registration was quick and simple and very pleasant.Hot air balloon ride was a great experience and our pilot (Carlos) made it next to perfect.Once on the ground, we were treated to a toast with sparkling wine then driven back to the station. There, we were received by mariachi and staff with a breakfast buffet. Needles to say, great everything great.The one detail that made us forget about all our great earlier experience was that on returning back to CDMX, the charter van dropped everyone off without any options somewhere mid city nowhere near the hotel we were picked up. We had no idea on where to go or what to do.Yes, we figured it out but it was not what was agreed when we had purchased our tickets.

    Best experience ever


    Sep 2022

    Amazing experience, the captain was the best and the flight unforgettable. This is one of the things you should try at least once in your life. Do it with viator you wont regret.

    Viator did my booking...


    Sep 2022

    Viator did my booking completely wrong, So i ended up canceling and I’m still waiting for my full refund as this was a mistake on their part.

    Arrived 1.5 hour before....


    Sep 2022

    Arrived 1.5 hour before. We were called the last. Employees could not inflate ballon for over 40 min. All balloons were up in the air at least 30 min. before us. The ride was shorter than for everyone else in other balloons.. Staff was rude and inattentive. The whole experience was ruined.

    The hot air balloon ride was the highlight on my trip!!

    We booked this activity (Hot Air Balloon) on a whim and loved it. The booking process was very easy. The pickup and drop off was on time and the hot air balloon ride was incredible. We really liked the champagne toast, Mexican breakfast, mariachis and tequila shots after the balloon ride. Highly recommended.

    Wonderful ride


    Sep 2022

    The staff were extremely professional positive and helpful. We enjoyed our balloon ride. Our pilot was so nice and accommodating. Totally worth it.

    Lack of Planning and Unexpected Issues Mitigation


    Sep 2022

    1. Previous to the flight date Local Tour Operator VOLARE was very limited on resources and customer service for a simple task like confirming pickup location, it was almost impossible to reach them out2. The flight was canceled on the same time and place, given weather conditions, that could happens and none concern BUT the Tour Operator VOLARE was unable to reschedule and ensure a spot for the next day flight, and they don't care of People like us that travels from another Country to Mexico just to enjoy this experience... so at the end of the day we came back to home without the experience

    1 traveler found this review helpful

    All-around amazing!


    Sep 2022

    Amazing experience! Extremely organized considering there were so many groups there! Coffee and snacks to hold us over since it was early. Pretty chilly early on so bring layers! It warmed up a lot later. Awesome views from the balloon! It’s best to stand in the outer corners for best views. But they will turn the basket so everyone gets a great view of the pyramids. Champagne toast with a story behind why we do it. Can buy souvenirs from locals at the end if you want. Delicious breakfast with the mariachis was the icing on the cake! Not to mention the tequila ;)Opted for a tour of the pyramids after which added great historical context. Definitely recommend!

    1 traveler found this review helpful

    Perfect View of the Pyramids


    Oct 2022

    Our highlight of the trip. Loved the extra walking tour after and our guide was fantastic. Fun, informational, a must see!

    Beautiful, worthwhile, once in a lifetime


    Oct 2022

    Absolutely amazing experience. Once in a lifetime. We felt very safe, and our pilot was very skilled.

    Amazing sights!


    Aug 2022

    I highly recommend this hot air balloon ride wow, it was my first time! It felt so safe and professional and the view was amazing. I was so surprised how smooth the landing was there were ten guys on other side waiting to wrangle the basket. I never new it took so many people! Our pilot Victor was excellent and our toast after landing was so sweet I could see how proud Victor was of his profession and work. Breakfast was great too! What a happy day!

    good experience


    Oct 2022

    I give 5 stars to the hot balloon ride and the efficient communications between the company and customers. But, 3 stars for the breakfast which was extremely basic, and 3 stars for the returning of the trip. Part of our group went on another paid trip (25 USD) and they were late by almost 40 minutes. We ended up waiting for them for almost 1 hr.

    Awesome bucket list experience!


    Oct 2022

    A very well oiled experience. These guys really make this happen. Once you check in you are put into balloon groups and called to your hot air balloon. You go up have a awesome time, the pilot slowly turns the basket so you get all the pics you need. Then you land in a field and are met by the exact crew that helped with takeoff. You toast with a quick glass of bubbly while they deflate the balloon. You are then driven back to starting point. When u arrive you are given your certification and a free meal and drinks which are tasty mexican food. You can drink tequila shots free while listening to a real mariachi 6 peice band! Amazing bucket list experience 5 stars!



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