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Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

1. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Cruise along the Aztec-era Xochimilco canals, explore the colonial district, and admire the murals in the UNAM. Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local cooperative shop that helps the Mexican local artisans. The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Head to the eye-catching Xochimilco and board a trajinera - a colorful, gondola-like boat - for a ride through the neighborhood’s famous canals. As you indulge in local treats and try your hand at bartering, your guide will share the incredible details of what makes this area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. As you wander its tree-lined streets, you’ll learn how this city has played a part in historical empires like the Aztec and Spanish to becoming a cultural capital and home to Octavio Paz, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. At Casa Azul, Kahlo’s home and now museum, we’ll immerse ourselves in the trailblazing life of one of Mexico’s most original artists. Mexico is known the world over for its living history and the breathtaking art of renowned artists, like Frida Kahlo, whose impact is still felt today. Visit the Frida Kahlo's Museum called "La Casa Azul". Housed in the striking cobalt blue house where she was born and returned for the last years of her life, the Casa Azul. See a large assortment of pre-Hispanic artifacts, Mexican folk art, and indigenous jewelry from her personal collection. Enjoy a day full of Aztec history, Mexican art, and delicious flavors that combines some of the Mexico City's must sees in one tour.

From Mexico City: Puebla, Cholula and Tonantzintla Day trip

2. 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.

México City: Lucha Libre Wrestling Match, Mariachi & Tequila

3. México City: Lucha Libre Wrestling Match, Mariachi & Tequila

Give the wrestling maniac in you a show of a lifetime and watch an authentic Lucha Libre fight at the Arena Mexico. Don't miss the chance to treat your taste buds to Mexican Tequila (with the full experience) and to delight your ears with some mariachis songs. Your first stop will be the famous Garibaldi Square, the symbolic home of Mariachi music. The mariachis will play some songs for you wearing their traditional colorful costumes as they would joyfully do at any event. Experience music in a new way as you admire the architecture of Garibaldi Square combined with the colorful lyrics of Mariachi music. After listening to the Mariachis, continue the party at a famous canteen, if you select the full experience, which includes Tequila, Mezcal, and a souvenir mask. Have the chance to taste some authentic Mexican Tequila and Mezcal brands which are only made in the country. Savor the taste and let it bring out your party side before heading to Arena Mexico. to watch a traditional Lucha Libre match. Enjoy the colorful masks and costumes, dramatic fights, and flying kicks that are iconic in Lucha Libre. The masks are symbols of victory, which is why after each match, you feel the thrill of seeing the loser permanently unmask himself.

Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

4. Mexico City: Private Cacahuamilpa Caves and Taxco Tour

The first stop on your tour will be to the caves of Cacahuamilpa. You will enter through the huge rock door to contemplate the majestic scenery formed by the erosion of the water and the movements of the earth. You will then walk through the corridors and enjoy the sensation of penetrating the mountain to discover figures of animals, faces, buildings, and the customs of the Chontal tribes to honor their gods of the underworld. You will then go to the magical town of Taxco to eat at the Hotel Monte Taxco. After lunch, you can take the cable car (not included). Following this, you will take a walk through the city and visit the oldest mining center on the continent, which still stores silver mines that date back to the Colonial Era. Next, you will visit the ex-convent of San Bernardino and the Temple of Santa Prisca, which is a clear example of the fact that the town still retains its colonial style. The church there, which was built in approximately the 18th century, is of Novo-Hispanic Baroque style. You will then have free time to visit Humboldt House, where the famous German expeditionary stayed, and which is currently home to the Museo del Arte Virreinal. Following this, you will visit the different workshops, goldsmiths, and museums of this city (which is also called the City of Silver). At the conclusion of your educational and cultural day out, you will return to Mexico City at approximately 6:00PM.

Mexico City: Authentic Downtown Food Tour

5. 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.

Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

6. Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

Setting off on this half-day tour of Xochimilco and Coyoacan, you’ll pass by Mexico City’s World Trade Center, the Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, the Monumental Mexico Bull Ring, and the Insurgentes Theater with its mosaic mural of Diego Rivera’s Cantinflas. Explore the university library that features mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman, Mexico’s Olympic stadium, and the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel, built on lava fields. Enjoy the peaceful waters of the Xochimilco canals, one of the last traces of the Aztec era. Take a relaxing, scenic journey on these ancient waters on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. You’ll visit the impressive colonial district of Coyoacan. Walk along Francisco Sosa Street to the town’s main square, admiring its large, rambling 16th-century houses on the way. See the impressive mansion of Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the Church of St. John the Baptist, with its magnificent paintings and altarpieces.

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

7. 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.

Mexico City: Taxco & Cuernavaca Tour with Pre-Hispanic Mine

8. Mexico City: Taxco & Cuernavaca Tour with Pre-Hispanic Mine

Discover the colonial history of Mexico City on this day tour with an expert local guide. Choose to visit an ancient mine and learn about the lives and work of the inhabitants of the city before the Spanish came. Have the opportunity to descend in an authentic mining elevator and travel through a beautifully illuminated 150-meter tunnel, appreciating the sparkling of the walls due to the precious metals still found in them. Inside get to know how the ancient settlers carried out the mining work, what tools they used to extract the metals, and what techniques they used to find the coveted metals. Coming out of the bowels of the earth, admire a mural by the muralist Juan O'Gorman, who, out of his love for this beautiful city, worked with materials from the region a beautiful mural dedicated to the last Aztec emperor. Start your trip in downtown Mexico City where you'll take a scenic drive to the “silver city”. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile-roofed buildings, cozy squares, and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. Visit one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops, you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. Discover an ancient pre-Hispanic mine, and learn how the ancient inhabitants extracted precious metals before the conquest.

From Mexico City: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids

9. From Mexico City: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids

Step back in time with admission to Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan on this day trip from Mexico City. Take in religious sights like the Santiago de Tlatelolco Church in Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the Guadalupe Shrine. Buy some souvenirs with a guided visit to handicraft shores.  Your 8-hour tour begins in the morning with a visit to the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe – who has been called The Empress of America. At the Plaza de las Tres Culturas you’ll see the 16th-century Santiago de Tlatelolco Church and the remnants of early Aztec temples. The tradition of La Villa de Guadalupe involved a miracle and an American Indian saint. With the vision of the Virgin Mary in 1531 there began a saga that helped convert millions of Indians to Catholicism, and the image became a symbol for Mexican Christians around the world. Today La Villa de Guadalupe is a popular site visited by people of all religions and nationalities. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the famous archeological site of Teotihuacan, approximately 50 kilometers north-east of Mexico City. You’ll see the monumental Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Avenue of the Dead. This was one of the few cities in the world that was considered worthy of habitation by the gods of the culture. The archeological vestiges of Teotihuacan, such as remnants of the fine pottery produced here, have ended up in museums around the world.

From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Day Tour with Lunch

10. From Mexico City: Puebla and Cholula Day Tour 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.

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4.2 / 5

based on 236 reviews

Our tour was through Amigo Tours. We did the English speaking tour with Gersan, and it was great! He was so fun and knowledgeable. He had many facts and interesting points about each place we went. The tour was timed perfectly throughout the day and the bus was very nice and had a washroom on board which is helpful with the long day. Our daughter enjoyed the tour very much at 9 years old. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Mexico City more. We were able to include the Frida Khalo museum which was a highlight for our family as we are very interested in her work and her story. Thank you for a great day!

We took a private tour with a very knowledgeable guide, who let us spend more time in the caves. The caves are amazing and surreal up to 70 m height, and are one of the largest in the Americas. The pictures don't fully describe the feeling. Definitely worth visiting. Taxco is a nice and picturesque colonial town.

This was a fun experience overall. I thought it would be a smaller group but it was a full tour bus, which was actually quite comfortable. We saw all the sites, had plenty of time for sight seeing and learned a lot from our your guide. And the restaurant was really tasty too!

Took the tour with Emmanuel and Moises. It was a great experience! Emmanuel was very knowledgeable about Mexican history and art, which added to the experience.

I went on this tour in November. It was a great experience. Taxco is a magical town that should be on everyone’s Mexico bucketlist.