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Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

1. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec, and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

2. Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

It’s time for a food adventure. Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and this tour opens them up to you, just as locals experience them. Your first stop on your Mexico City tour is a relatively unknown market that boasts a large art collection depicting the political movement from the first half of the 1900s. Your guide will explain the importance of the murals and bridge the gap between the political movement of that period with what is going on in today’s Mexico. After this, travel the city just like the locals do, by riding the public metro. This market boasts an unmatched selection of flowers – you’ll be mesmerized by the variety and by the vendors, who will be all too happy to help you match the perfect bouquet to your eye color. You’ll also find fruits, herbs, meat, fish, pinatas and more, all for sale among the various stalls. You might even find a love potion available amid all the goods. Along the way, you’ll also get to sample some classic Mexican street foods, such as tacos and tamales, along with a coffee or atole – a traditional warm drink made from masa. After buying some fresh vegetables (and learning about local farming practices), head over to a local family business, where you’ll learn how to prepare your own salsa. Together, you’ll wash, cut and grill the ingredients, then smash them in the traditional way, using a molcajete (mortar and pestle). Taste your homemade salsa with a classic huarache.

Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

3. Chautla's Castle, Lavender Farm, and Valquirico Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla and travel 1 hour in an air-conditioned van to Chautla's Ex-Hacienda. Here, take a 1-hour walking tour by the springs and end up at a beautiful castle located in the middle of the lake. Climb to the roof and take in panoramic views of the lake and property. The second stop is San Martin ranch, famous for its lavender fields and its distillery. Participate in a soap-making workshop and keep your handmade soap as a souvenir. Next, visit the shop where you can see all the specialty products made at the ranch and taste lavender coffee and sponge cake. The last stop is the Val'Quirico complex where you can explore the shops and charming restaurants. Inspired by San Quirico d'Orcia, a town in the Tuscany region of Italy, the complex has a charming medieval style. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Puebla.

Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

4. Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

Discover the Aztec remains of Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district, and marvel at monuments from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern history of Mexico City. Admire the Catholic church of Santiago de Tlatelolco, built by Franciscans in the 16th century. Continue to the archaeological site of Teotihuacán to explore one of the largest urban centers from the ancient world. Learn about the splendor of the historic city as you look at different structures such as the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Discover the remains of the Quetzalpapálotl complex, thought to have been the home of a high ranking priest. Stroll down the Avenue of the Dead to look at different architectural styles. Visit a handicraft center and get explanations about ancient crafts and traditional drinks. Take part in a tasting of tequila, mezcal, and pulque, and then visit the 16th-century monastery in Acolman.

Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

5. Mexico City: Street Taco Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a refreshing "agua fresca", coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, walk to the Mercado de Medellín and learn about the market's history and organization while touring some of their main halls. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and prepare tacos al pastor (pork), tacos de barbacoa (beef), tacos campechanos (beef and pork), three Mexican salsas, and hand-made tortillas. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer and mezcal from Oaxaca.

Mexico City: Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

6. Mexico City: Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

Start your experience in a contemporary cooking studio in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Meet your chef instructor over a refreshing welcome drink of agua fresca (fruity non-alcoholic beverage). Enjoy coffee from selected Mexican beans or a special infusion while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine.  Then, experience barrio-style living as you take a walking market tour to Mercado de Medellín. Learn about the history contained in the market's halls. Savor quesadillas made from native corn at an organic tortillería, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand. Taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca.  Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana (flying ants) and chinicuil (worms). Enjoy seasonal native fruits such as mamey, chicozapote, and tuna and indulge in hand-crafted ice cream.  After your market tour and tastings, return to the cooking studio for your hands-on cooking class. Prepare 10 Mexican salsas that you will roast, cook, fry, or make raw.  Once ready, enjoy your salsas with street food tacos and appetizers with a choice of fillings including Michoacan-style pork carnitas, cochinita pibil, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, cactus leaves, zucchini, fried beans, and quesadillas. Wash it down with agua fresca, artisanal mezcal, and Mexican craft beer. You will learn how to prepare: • Traditional guacamole • Red molcajete sauce • Green sauce • Ranchera sauce • Mango and chile manzano sauce • Habanero sauce • Devil's sauce • Chile morita with peanuts sauce • Chipotle sauce • Salsa borracha (drunken sauce)

CDMX: Sunrise from ' Mirador Torre Latino' with a Yoga Class

7. CDMX: Sunrise from ' Mirador Torre Latino' with a Yoga Class

Discover the beautiful skyline of Mexico City during the first rays of the sun from the heights of Torre Latinoamericana, the most emblematic building in Mexico City and the tallest in Latin America. After watching the sunrise, relax and boost your energy with a yoga class (optional), which will make you recharge your energy and feel relaxed throughout the day. This experience is ideal to connect yourself with the entire world and to achieve a sense of peace and tranquility that will guarantee your well-being. The activity starts at 6:15 am and lasts 3 hours.

From Mexico City: Toluca City Tour, Metepec & Handcraft Tour

8. From Mexico City: Toluca City Tour, Metepec & Handcraft Tour

Discover Mexican local culture on a van tour from Mexico City. Walk through Toluca's charming streets, Metepec Magical Town's clay wonders, and San Mateo Atenco's local footwear production. Learn about the rich history and local culture from your driver/guide. Head to your first stop, Toluca. Make your way to is impressive botanical garden and marvel at its impressive "Cosmovitral" (from the Spanish words “cosmo” meaning “universe” and “vitral” meaning “stained glass”). This garden was built in the middle of the past Century, occupying an Art Nouveau Building that was used as the local market “Mercado 16 de Septiembre”. Inside, admire the monumental stained-glass wall decorated with glass mosaics representing the human race and the universe, all while you appreciate more than 400 species of plants from around the world. Next, visit Metepec — a “Magical Town” famous for of its handicrafts made out of clay, like jars, pots, plates, and the most iconic one: the "Tree of life" or the Catrinas that is emblematic of Metepec. Here, visit a clay workshop owned by the family who created the "Tree of Life". Take your time making your own clay piece of art using molds and following the process step by step under the supervision of an expert craftsperson. Then, enjoy free time to eat lunch or walk through Metepec at your own pace. Finally, head to San Mateo Atenco — where the community has become a very important commercial center thanks to its large production of footwear with roots linked to the Mexican Revolution. Nowadays, the town sees hundreds of visitors flock its streets every weekend to take advantage of its famous leather footwear, belt, purses, and clothes prices.

Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

9. Mexico City: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start your experience in a Mexican contemporary designed cooking studio, located in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Enjoy a welcome refreshing “Agua Fresca”, coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or a special infusion selection, while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine. Then, experience barrio style living as you take a market tour (within walking distance) to Mercado de Medellín. Discover one of the main markets of the Roma Norte that is full of colors and flavors. Learn about the market's history, organization, and offering while touring some of their main halls. Enjoy a tasting from selected market stands and establishments. Savor quesadillas at an organic 'tortillería', made with native corn, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand and taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca. Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana flying ant and chinicuil worm. Enjoy seasonal native fruits (mamey, chicozapote, tuna, etc.) and hand-crafted ice cream. Next, return to the cooking studio and enjoy a 4-course cooking class with selected traditional Mexican dishes that would allow the group to enjoy and discover Mexico’s gastronomy. For the First Course, learn how to prepare antojitos mexicanos with Mexican salsas, alongside street food appetizers (sopes) paired with 2 Mexican salsas (red molcajete sauce and green sauce). For the 2nd course, make Mextlapiques which have a prehispanic origin, consisting of a tamal without masa. Prepare a vegetable-only version covered with a hierbabuena sauce. After this, make white mole - a traditional dish of Mexico's central region that is eaten at celebrations and made with a mixture of light-colored ingredients including white pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, blonde raisins, and chile guero. White mole is served with chicken pieces, mushrooms or panela cheese. Follow this with pastel de elote, cornbread paired with water-based chocolate. Finally, enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of agua fresca, Mexican craft beer, Mezcal from Oaxaca and premium white or red wine from Valle de Parras.

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We had a wonderful morning with Val, Pame and their team of folks in the studio, market and tortillerias. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable,band the street food vendors cooked up such delicious treats for us! The market was fascinating - all the different fruits and veg and sheets of pork crackling! And then the experience of making our salsas, meat fillings and then the joys of wrapping up our tacos - a superb experience highly recommended.

You can easily do these tours by yourself, however having a guide take you to the most prominent features and explain in detail each step of the way makes this tour worthwhile. The line to Chapeltepec castle can be quite long so skipping the line Is another advantage.

Really excellent tour of the non-touristy markets, with beautiful historical murals. Come hungry, the food tasting is really excellent! The salsa cooking was a very fun (and tasty) experience. Thanks to our great guide and the resteraunt owners for a great time!

Mi guía estaba muy informado y complemento de manera extraordinaria el tour, lo hizo muy ameno. Los sitios visitados son extraordinarios y no los puedes dejar de visitar en tu llegada a Mexico

Appreciated that the pace was PERFECT! We had enough time at all of the stops and never felt like we were waiting around. Our guide was very friendly and occommodating.