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Teotihuacán, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and Acolman Tour

1. 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.

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Mexico City: Street Art Bike Tour with Snack

2. Mexico City: Street Art Bike Tour with Snack

Get off the tourist path and closer to the local spirit, riding through the barrios and admiring the street art in contrasting areas. Make a stop for street food and learn about the history and culture of Mexico City from a passionate local guide in English and Spanish. The walls of Mexico City reflect the Muralist movement’s evolution from museums into public space as an attempt to forge a connection between people and their community. Ride through the city at a pleasant pace, stopping to talk about landmarks and murals.  Break for local street food, perfect for everyone’s palate — with varying levels of spiciness, as well as vegan, gluten and dairy-free options.  Wind through the bustling streets of Mexico City's main district on a tour punctuated by fun facts and fascinating history. Discover gems of the city otherwise left unnoticed. Beginning and ending on the beautiful wide boulevard of Paseo de la Reforma, this 3-hour biking tour is a great way to orient yourself within the wonderful capital of Mexico.

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Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

3. Nevado De Toluca: Reach the Summit with Professionals

You will climb the 4th highest volcano in Mexico on this tour with professional guides and all the necessary equipment provided. Admire the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the area. The route takes you to the Summit of El Nevado de Toluca via the famous Cañada del Oso (Bear Ravine). You will start by walking through the incredible woods that are found on the sides of this magnificent mountain. Once you have arrived at the top, you can take in beautiful views of the woods and valleys all around. You will also be able to spot the lovely lakes inside the crater. This is a route that is definitely well worth the effort.

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Mexico City: Cantinas Walking Tour with Tasting Sessions

4. Mexico City: Cantinas Walking Tour with Tasting Sessions

Walk around Mexico City’s bustling downtown region and visit 4 traditional bars, also known by the locals as cantinas. Immerse yourself in authentic Mexican magic as you mingle with and meet the locals at a selection of bars off-the-beaten-track. As you hop from bar to bar, learn about the social role that cantinas have had in Mexican culture and how they have helped shaped the city and the local communities. Listen to your guide share unique insight and anecdotes about the locations, and enjoy the opportunity to reach out to locals if you wish. At each bar, taste a selection of traditional snacks and delicacies including mezcal, tequila, micheladas and more. You’ll also dine on an authentic Mexican dinner at one of the tastiest cantinas in town, whilst listening to some of the greatest hits of the country’s traditional music.

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Mexico City: 3–Hour Polanco Food Tour

5. Mexico City: 3–Hour Polanco Food Tour

Witness Mexico City's gastronomic hotspot of Polanco on this unforgettable food and cultural tour. Sample authentic Mexican food, from tacos to tlayudas, including Mexican chocolate. Live this experience in an intimate group, as food ambassadors make sure you learn, enjoy and have a fantastic time in Mexico City's amazing Polanco.  Don't miss this foodie's adventure and discover great eateries. Every venue has been carefully chosen so you can experience the real Mexican deal. Try a mouthwatering Mexican marlin tostada or a delicious tortilla soup. During your culinary experience, pass through lovely green spaces and trendy art galleries.  Delicious food samplings are served from different off–the–beaten–path locations. Stops include an authentic Oaxacan food restaurant, a real Mexican Cantina and Mexico City’s top rated tacos. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the best food tour in Mexico City.  

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Mexico City: Lucha Libre Show

6. Mexico City: Lucha Libre Show

There’s nothing more thrilling than a classic wrestling match—jump into the excitement of the arena and see how locals experience this traditional spectacle.   Start the evening with a traditional drink and get ready to see Lucha Libre live. Enter the arena in top seats and experience an unforgettable night surrounded by the passion that this traditional sport generates in Mexican crowds.   Cheer on your favorite luchador (wrestler) while you learn about the history and social context of this classic show, all while sipping a local beer. See the good guys fighting the bad guys and admire their mind-blowing skills throughout the ring and aisles.

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Mexico City: Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

7. Mexico City: Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Discover Mexico City on this culinary and cultural walking tour. Experience Colonia Roma, a charming, beautiful and hip neighborhood, which has become a foodie heaven.  During this food and drink experience, you will be shown a hidden Mexico City, where you'll eat and drink at 7 family-owned places, high-class hot spots and chef favorites. You will indulge in fish tacos, exquisite signature Mexican cuisine, tamales, food from Oaxaca, contemporary food, Mexican wine, craft beer, mezcal and Mexican specialty coffee paired with chocolate.  It is a fantastic way to explore Mexico City while eating and drinking your way through the city.

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Mexico City: Hidden Neighborhoods Walking Tour

8. Mexico City: Hidden Neighborhoods Walking Tour

Venture off the beaten path and discover Mexico City's unique neighborhoods. Enjoy a colourful walk towards Biblioteca Vasconcelos (the Modern Library) as you gaze at spectacular street art en route. Explore Santa Maria La Ribera neighborhood and its magnificent houses, museums and eateries. Visit the Moorish Kiosk, one of the main gems of the city located in a beautiful plaza. Learn about history and culture while enjoying a delicious breakfast in the oldest restaurant in the area. Drift through San Rafael and Tabacalera neighborhood, exploring old buildings, abandoned cinemas, and national museums. Hear unbelievable facts about Mexico's history. Drink pulque and have a beer at a traditional cantina, before visiting the Revolution's monument. End your journey in a beloved underground plaza – relax in its calming atmosphere, surrounded by stunning street art.

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Mexico City: Street Food Taco Tour and Tasting

9. Mexico City: Street Food Taco Tour and Tasting

Embark on a culinary adventure on this tour of Mexico City’s most flavorful taquerias. With a local guide, wander through the vibrant streets of the city and soak up the colorful atmosphere as you visit 4 taco vendors and taste a selection of traditional delicacies. On the tour, meet the local taqueros, who feed millions of Mexican stomachs every day. Be amazed by their incredible cooking skills and techniques, then eat as much food as you want, or as much as your stomach can handle. Learn about why the taco is so symbolic to Mexico, as well as the role the food has played in the country’s history. Along the way, mingle with the locals, listen to their interesting stories, and eat a selection of traditional foods including pastor, suadero, quesadillas and more.

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What people are saying about Mexico City

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Marco and Santiago were excellent guides. They were patient and friendly throughout the experience with our group of 10 people. They were both experts in mountain guiding and made sure that everyone in the group was safe. The hike was certainly challenging and we are regular hikers and in very good physical shape. This hike is not for everyone and you must pay attention to the physical requirements and the suggestions for dress. Good hiking shoes/boots, layered clothing and gloves are essential. You should be ready for a very long day as the tour left around 7:15 AM, a 2.5 hour drive to and from the volcano and a planned dinner following the hike. Plan to return to CDMX around 9 PM. Overall, we had a very positive experience and would recommend it to anyone as long as they pay attention to the requirements.

Gabi lead a small group of us around Mexico City at a leisurely pace, pointing out several of the building artworks and giving us the history and stories behind the murials. A brief stop for a Tlacoyo street food and ending the tour with a skyscraper view over the city. Of all the tour guides I've had in Mexico I would honestly say Gabi was the best, in part with conversing in English rather than splitting languages with Spanish which can be difficult to maintain attention. Very good value for money and highly recommend

Marco our guide was super professionell, helpful and organized all the time! I felt safe during the whole hike! This hike was incredible and hard to describe! I highly can recommend it! But only for people, who are in very good physical health!! It’s really not easy to adapt to the less amount of ogygen. We got lunch and dinner (Tacos & Quesedilas) The whole trip was great! I would definitely do it again!

This experience was unbelievable!! Everyone was absolutely great and super supportive throughout the climb. The staff is wonderful. This is the highest I have gone up altitude wise, so it was definitely difficult, but its very doable! Definitely recommend this trip.

I enjoyed experiencing the different barrios from a different perspective. Our guide Ivan was really nice and I enjoyed conversation, also with other participants.