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From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day trip

1. From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day trip

Enjoy a full day tour to the most beautiful and important historical sites outside Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla. You will start driving from Mexico City and cross the highway with the mountains in the backdrop, towards the east side of the city. Admire breathtaking views and beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and get to the town of Cholula. Then, head to Santa María de Tonantzintla, this unique Church combines two religious interpretations that coexist (the indigenous and the Christian) and it its considered the most representative church of the indigenous baroque art. Visit the Cathedral and the historic center of Puebla in a guided walking tour, that will take you to the most important and representative places of this "City of Angels". Before returning to Mexico City, you'll be able to taste the local food, visit Parian Market and have free time to explore on your own.

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 guide. 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 biking tour is a great way to orient yourself within the wonderful capital of Mexico.

Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

3. Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

Walk through Downtown Mexico City and visit several spots, an authentic taste of Mexican specialties. You will be taken to 8 places, explore the exotic San Juan Market, drink at quintessential cantinas, taste street food, traditional restaurants, and specialty stores.  During your food walk, your guide will share insightful stories about the origin of the dishes and drinks, as well as the history, legends, and traditions of the city. Together, in the heart of the city center, you will taste mouthwatering dishes, delicious street food, traditional candy and much more. Expect the best flavors of Mexico City. Come hungry as you are going to eat a lot.

Mexico City: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tour

4. Mexico City: Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tour

Visit the Basilica of Guadalupe, a religious site that sees over 20 million pilgrims annually. The shrine is the most important in the Catholic world and one of the world’s 20 most-visited places. The Virgin of Guadalupe is part of Mexican identity. Experience the influence in Mexican culture throughout the day. Tour the basilica and climb Tepeyac Hill during this 4-hour activity. According to believers, the hill was the site of the miracle of the apparition of fresh flowers and the first of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Visit the museum of the basilica, located in the old Capuchin convent. Afterwards, take some time to explore on your own or attend mass.

From Mexico City: San Miguel de Allende Instagram Tour

5. From Mexico City: San Miguel de Allende Instagram Tour

Spend the day exploring San Miguel de Allende with your guide. Stop at picture-perfect spots to capture photos, see the city’s best attractions, and enjoy some free time before returning. Voted the world’s best city in 2021 by Travel + Leisure, the city is a must-see on your trip to Mexico. Start the day’s adventure with an early pickup from your accommodation. Settle in the air-conditioned vehicle for three and a half hours and take in the scenic views as you make your way to the colonial highland town.  Once you reach the city, begin the guided walking tour. During the day, visit famous landmarks such as the Chapel of Jimmy Ray, The American Hispanic Academy, The Temple of San Francisco, The Casa de Allende, and the Civic Plaza.  Discover this colorful city’s must-see attractions and listen as your guide tells you stories of its history and charm. At each location, your guide will make time to snap photos for you.  Make a stop at the Artisan Market, where you will get the chance to shop for handmade goods and authentic food. A perfect place to browse for souvenirs. After immersing yourself in the city’s best sites, have some free time to go for lunch and explore the city at your own pace, before boarding the vehicle and making your way back to Mexico City.

From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

6. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

Enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon flight through the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and compare different views from the sky and in land. Savor a hearty breakfast so you can and continue your adventure in the archeological site, where you'll see the famous Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Walk through the iconic city to the fresco murals that are still preserved in the old residential neighborhoods. Before leaving the archaeological site, visit the home of an artisan to learn more about obsidian, and the most famous drinks of Mexico: Pulque, Tequila and Mezcal. Enjoy a typical lunch in the Village of San Martín de las Pirámides. You will return to Mexico City around 4:00 PM.

Mexico City: Market Tour

7. Mexico City: Market Tour

In this urban adventure you'll discover the flavors, folklore and hidden treasures of Mexico City's vibrant markets. Begin your tour at La Merced Market, where you'll experience all of its colorful culinary traditions. Get a taste for the authentic Mexican way of life, while understanding how social, economic and political issues collide with centuries old culture and traditions. Try market eateries, and learn about local modern and pre-hispanic food. Then, uncover secrets of sorcery at Mercado de Sonora. See the diverse spiritual beliefs present in this country, as well as the natural healing traditions. Watch out for the very unique and sometimes shocking animal section. Next, wander through the oldest neighborhood in town, where the city was founded in the 14th century. Explore hidden plazas and the best taqueria in the area. Indulge in fresh tortillas and tacos. Visit ancient houses and churches, and witness the diversity of colonial architecture. Take a trip to one of the city's oldest pulquerias and experience an authentic Mexican scene, while you try traditional drinks. Walk to the oldest cantina in Mexico and enjoy a beer while listening to traditional music. Hear the story of this bar and its role in shaping Mexico's cultural life. Witness street art and historical monuments as you walk to the last market. Decorated after the revolution by Diego Rivera's most renowned students, this one is an unforgettable hidden gem. Finish your adventure downtown on the Zocalo.

Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

8. Puebla and Cholula Day Tour from Mexico City with Lunch

Your full-day trip begins with a drive to Huejotzingo, where you’ll visit the Convent of San Miguel and learn about the various cultural origins of the Mexicans, including Spanish, Arabic, and Native American. Afterwards, you’ll explore the Cholula archaeological zone, home to the largest pyramid in the world. The tour continues to colonial Puebla, a cosmopolitan city that has preserved its traditions in its food, art, and culture. As you walk along the city’s beautiful streets, you’ll be drawn in by the splendid architecture of the city’s cathedral, the homes, museums, and other buildings decorated with tiles. Visit Puebla’s majestic cathedral, its main square, the Chapel of the Rosary, the Convent of Santa Monica. Stop at onyx and talavera ceramics factories.

Mexico City: Cantinas Walking Tour with Tasting Sessions

9. 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.

From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Bike Tour in Teotihuacan

10. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Bike Tour in Teotihuacan

Take off on a hot air balloon ride through the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and enjoy the panoramic views from different vantage points. After the hot air balloon experience, savor a delicious breakfast. Then, begin your bike-tour by choosing a bicycle according to your size, and ride around the Valley of Teotihuacan pyramids, taking in the views from different perspectives. Ride to the neighborhoods of Tepantitla Tetitla and Atetelco where you will see the mural that is still preserved in the old residential neighborhoods. After visiting the mural, go into the archaeological site to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon. After visiting the archaeological site, see the Butterfly Palace and then bike to a craft workshop where you'll learn about gemstones, like the obsidian, and taste the traditional drink, pulque. The tour will end with a tasty buffet meal (excluding drinks), and you will return to Mexico City at approximately 4:00 PM. The bike ride is approximately 10 km. Please note: The bike tour takes place outside of the Archaeological Zone.

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Worth your money!!! We really enjoyed our time with Kiomi, our guide! Kiomi is very knowledgeable of all things Mexican cuisine . We had nine stops on the tour and each one was unique and delicious at the same time. This tour was a great way to wet your palate.

Our experience was wonderful... We were only expecting delicious food but we had that and more... Ana was amazing, she explained us everything about the food and the history of the important places around. It is a highly recommended experience ❤️

The tour was nice, they were punctual with the pick-up time, and return. Mrs. Myriam (guide) and Mr. Marco Antonio (driver) were kind. I would recommend it to acquaintances and family

Everything was very good, our guide Alicia was very kind and clear in her explanation. Puebla is a very beautiful city. Our driver Ignacio deserves a round of applause.

This tour is fantastic! the guide brought us to different parts of the city, each spot with a unique story and specialty.