Wiki Loves Pyramids Meetup

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View of the Avenue of the Dead, with the Pyramid of the Sun in the distance, as seen from the Pyramid of the Moon.

The Wiki Loves Pyramids Meetup is a planned social day trip to the Teotihuacan complex, located just 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mexico City, on Monday July 20, immediately after the formal conclusion of Wikimania.

This is a Wikimania opportunity unprecedented since 2008!

See voy:Teotihuacan for travel information. Bus tickets are $35 MXN each way (~$2 USD) for a public bus, or about $200 MXN (~$13 USD) for a tour bus - the tour bus is recommended.

Visit to the Pyramids at 7 am on 20 of July

Hi everyone, we have ordered a bus for July 20 at 7 am, we start at 7 am and we come back at 4 pm (estimated time of arrival at hotel). We can leave our luggage here in the hotel. The program includes the following places:

The cost of the visit is 520 pesos OR $37 USD, We can pay either pesos or dolors. You can pay in Reception at concierge desk before 8 pm today to confirm your place in the bus and confirme person's number to make it easy bus reservation. The printed names will be at concierge desk.--لا روسا (talk) 14:58, 19 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi guys, we want to organize a tour to pyramids on 20 of July at 7 am, because our flight will be at the evening at 8 pm, and we have to be in the airport at 5:30 pm. If anyone is interested, just register here.--لا روسا (talk) 09:41, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

User:Aude and I are arranging a group tour for 30 people (or possibly more) with the hotel concierge, with the same package and price as the July 14 group (520 pesos, ~$37 USD). Sign up in the table to reconfirm for this time!--Pharos (talk) 18:52, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
As many of us are checked out on Monday, is it possible to end the tour at the airport? Please also confirm the expected finishing time of the trip. --Taweetham (talk) 20:28, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
+1 Sebastian Wallroth (talk)
+1, can you confirm the time the tour ends? My flight is at 6 pm... Pundit (talk) 21:00, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
Yeah since hotel check-out time is 12PM, I think we should check out early (7 AM) and are we (1) bringing our luggage with us during the tour, or (2) left our luggage at the hotel for them to look after and later collect it back? [is this even possible?]. Kenrick95 (talk) 03:39, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Or is it possible to leave the luggage at the hotel and the bus stops at the hotel to pick up luggage and continue to the airport? As per wikivoyage page, there are security concerns over the route and my understanding is that we (scholarship recipients) only have basic medical insurance. --Taweetham (talk) 13:50, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
You can leave your luggage at the hotel. I've done that one week ago. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 15:03, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't believe we can take the bus to the airport, but it probably makes sense to check your luggage at the hotel. The previous group returned at 5:30pm, but I believe we can return significantly earlier if people want that, and this is something we can work out with the bus driver on Monday.--Pharos (talk) 14:33, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Clarify: the 7am Wikimaniac bus Monday is scheduled to be back at the hotel by 4pm.--Pharos (talk) 18:47, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Why do we have two lists for the same trip (the table, the list below?)--OsamaK (talk) 04:55, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Because this is for a specific time in the early morning, and has a cost associated, so we wanted to re-confirm interest from people.--Pharos (talk) 14:02, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Please sign up this morning if you plan on going, we are going to finalize the number of participants with the concierge this afternoon. Tell your friends!--Pharos (talk) 14:16, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
# User
1 --Armineaghayan (talk) 09:44, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
2 --لا روسا (talk) 09:46, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
3 --Taweetham (talk) 13:19, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
4 --ZFilipin (WMF) (talk) 14:28, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
5 --Pharos (talk) 18:52, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
6 --Mike Peel (talk) 19:06, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
7 --Ilya (talk) 19:13, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
8 --アンタナナ 19:15, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
9 --Yarl 19:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
10 -- Aegis Maelstrom (talk) 19:21, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
11 --Ліонкінг (talk) 19:23, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
12 --Maire 19:23, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
13 --Ravan (talk) 19:24, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
14 Trizek (talk) 20:19, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
15 -- --Mohamed Ouda (talk) 20:20, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
16 -- Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:43, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
17 -- Fabian Garcia
18 -- Aude (talk) 20:45, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
19 -- Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 20:55, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
20 -- Pundit (talk) 21:01, 17 July 2015 (UTC) tentatively, depending on the time it ends / we end at the airport
21 --Anthere (talk)
22 -- MRG90 (talk) 23:41, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
23 -- Econterms (talk) 00:00, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
24 -- Kenrick95 (talk) 03:40, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
25 --Bachounda (talk) 05:21, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
26 --Strainu (talk) 13:14, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
27 -- JCuriel (WMF) (talk) 13:30, 18 July 2015 (UTC) plus guest
28 --Nikerabbit (talk) 14:00, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
29 --Runa Bhattacharjee (talk) 14:07, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
30 --Amir Aharoni
31 --Kartik Mistry
3x2 --Santhosh Thottingal
33 --Pau Giner
34 -- Ezarate (talk) 15:01, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
35 -- Base (talk) 15:02, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
36 -- Ата (talk) 15:17, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
37 -- Metsavend (talk) 15:28, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
38 --Takot (talk) 15:38, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
39 --Kvardek du (talk) 16:46, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
40 Marcus Cyron (talk) 17:21, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
41 DerHexer 17:21, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
42 Vogone 17:21, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
43 SPQRobin 17:21, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
44 Hoo man 17:21, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
45 Mglaser (talk) 22:39, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
46 Daniel Case (talk) 04:36, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
47 OsamaK (talk) 04:52, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
48 Geraki (talk) 14:30, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
49 Peter Hedenskog
50 --SusikMkr (talk) 14:57, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
51 --Sebastian Sooth (WMDE) (talk) 16:02, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
52 Marcio De Assis (talk) 16:13, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
53 Frans Grijzenhout (WMNL)
54 Darafsh Kaviyani
55 Sanahirviö (talk) 20:42, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
56 Spiritia (talk) 21:19, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Interested during conference

Is anyone interested to go during the conference itself? We have booked our flights out on the 20th at half past 1pm, which might mean that it will be tight on the 20th, but we really want to see the pyramids.

  • Denny (talk) 23:49, 12 July 2015 (UTC) 23:49, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
  • User:Casual
  • I am interested, I also have the flight on the 20th at 1.30pm, so I want to go between the 16th and the 19th--Arnaugir (talk) 16:06, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Potentially interested, cannot make it on 20th as I will be already in the plane -- NickK (talk) 16:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes! Ideal would be Sunday. Foxj (talk) 17:18, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes ! I am interested !--Ravidreams (talk) 10:05, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I'd like to go very much - Sat, Sun User:Etonkovidova 01:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Interested participants for the 20th

Pre-conference Pyramids on the 14th

Pre-conference Pyramids on the 14th July, photo taken in front of Pyramid of the Moon

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Final schedule:

Cost of the Tour (bus, entrance, guide): $520 Pesos (37 USD) per person, payable by everybody at the beginning of the tour, cash is preferred, credit card cost 10% extra.

Since this is a day long trip out in the open at over 2000m height remember to bring enough water to drink (2l min), sun blocker, comfortable walking shoes and hat or similar for portable shade!

7am - Meeting in the Lobby of the Hilton

  1. Stop: Three Cultures Plaza
  2. Stop: Tour of Archeological zone of Teotihuacan: the Quetzalcoatl Building, walk along the “Avenue of Dead” and climb the pyramids of the sun and moon.
  3. Free time inside the Archeological zone of Teotihuacan: grab lunch, take pictures, explore

4pm - Meeting point at Teotihuacan & back to the Hilton

5:30pm Back in Mexico City

Hope this works for everybody. We can adjust the leaving time to sometime earlier if the majority of the group wants this. Looking forward to seeing you all! --Rebecca Cotton (talk) 17:07, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

UPDATE: The tour is limited to 20 people, first come first serve. Should you not be able to attend please remove you name from the list to give the space to other people. --Rebecca Cotton (talk) 02:02, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

I organized a tourbus and maybe tourguide (if more than 10 people are interested) from Hilton Reforma at 7am. The cost with tourguide should be around 50 USD per person.

To help me with the planning and booking, please add yourself to this list by 13th July 12am Mexican time - you can also email me to confirm: mail@silura.co.uk, and I will add you to this list.

# User Bus Tour (from Hilton Reforma 7am) Tourguide
1 --Rebecca Cotton (talk) 17:39, 12 July 2015 (UTC) Yes Yes
3 Christopher Cooper Yes Yes
4 Polimerek Yes Yes
5 Ziko Yes Yes
6 Azymut Yes Yes
7 masti Yes Yes
8 Didym Yes Yes
9 Spinster Yes Yes
10 Rzuwig Yes Yes
11 Dungodung Yes Yes
12 User:NahidSultan Yes Yes
13 User:Anne-Laure_WMFr Yes Yes
14 Nathalie Yes Yes
15 Amqui Yes Yes
16 Stefaniak Yes Yes
17 Danny B. Yes Yes
18 Cyrille Yes Yes
19 Emeric Yes Yes
20 MatsWMFr Yes Yes
21 (waiting list) Christophe Yes Yes
22 (waiting list) Schniggendiller Yes Yes
23 (waiting list) User:Maire Yes Yes
24 (waiting list) User:Yarl Yes Yes
25 (waiting list) User:Aegis Maelstrom Yes Yes


There will be a tour on the 14th July to the pyramids. I will post updates on time & cost here! --Rebecca Cotton (talk) 19:42, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I have asked for organized tour. look at Information Desk#Pre-conference events: Teotihuacan. Ovedc (talk) 04:48, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
  1. --Rebecca Cotton (talk) 08:15, 26 June 2015 (UTC) 13th&14th
  2. Can do either the 13th or 14th. CT Cooper · talk 13:18, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  3. only 14th (arriving late on 13th) --Didym (talk) 23:28, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  4. --Schniggendiller (talk) 20:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC) both days possible
  5. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 12:13, 29 June 2015 (UTC) 14th
  6. --Yes!!!! - only 14th (arriving late on 12th with probebly jet-lag...) Ovedc (talk) 12:45, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
  7. -- Great initiative! only 14th is o.k. I heard the guided visit to the pyramids include a visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe, Plaza de las Tres ColturasAnatbc1 (talk) 15:53, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
  8. --Anne-Laure WMFr (talk) 08:49, 3 July 2015 (UTC) 14th would be great !
  9. --MatsWMFr (talk) 08:53, 3 July 2015 (UTC) 14th is a good option ! Thanks for the proposition.
  10. Polimerek (talk) 13:45, 3 July 2015 (UTC) (on 14)
  11. eranroz (talk) 15:20, 3 July 2015 (UTC) - only 14th
  12. Only 14th. אבנר (talk) 15:48, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
  13. Only 14th. Daryag (talk) 15:51, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
  14. Only 14th. Deror avi (talk) 08:57, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  15. Masti (14th) (talk) 22:17, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  16. Maire (talk) 22:20, 7 July 2015 (UTC) (14th)
  17. Tar Lócesilion (queta) 22:25, 7 July 2015 (UTC) (14th)
  18. Yarl (talk) 06:33, 8 July 2015 (UTC) (14th)
  19. Rzuwig 07:51, 8 July 2015 (UTC) (14th)
  20. --NahidSultan (talk) 07:29, 9 July 2015 (UTC) (14th)
  21. 13th or 14th --Dungodung (talk) 19:34, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
  22. Ziko (talk) 19:47, 9 July 2015 (UTC) 12, 13, or 14?
  23. On the 14th please. :) --Sky Harbor (talk) 04:10, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
  24. I was already planning to go on my own on the 14th. Amqui (talk) 15:52, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
  25. Azymut (talk) 14:20, 12 July 2015 (UTC) (on 14th)
  26. Spinster (talk) 23:04, 12 July 2015 (UTC) on the 14th.