This full day Mexico City tour will give you an incredibly in depth local experience, from the city’s bustling markets to one of the small towns on the outskirts of the city. We’ll begin the day experiencing Mexico City’s exciting markets and finish the day exploring the Teotihuacan Pyramids and dining at a local home.
We’ll head to three local Mexican markets, including the biggest flower market in Mexico City, one of the most bizarre markets in the city, and a totally unknown (almost secret!) market. Along the way you’ll sample a steaming cup of atole (local corn-based beverage), tamales, and other tasty treats.
For lunch, we’ll walk to a local restaurant that features some of the strangest seasonal varieties of Mexican food. Here, we’ll dig in to a delicious lunch to top off our Mexico City food tour experience with a “panza llena, corazon contento” meaning “full tummy and happy heart”, as the saying goes.
With full tummies and happy hearts, we’ll head outside Mexico City by public transit, experiencing how locals move about this crowded city. We’ll hop off at San Martin de las Piramides, a town near the archaeological area of the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and spend some time exploring this local town.
We’ll pay a visit to the cactus product factory, where you’ll find jams, candies, spicy lollies, alcoholic creams, and more products made by the local people from the endemic vegetation such as nopal, xoconostle and tuna (cactus fruit not tuna fish!). We’ll continue the afternoon meandering the quiet streets of this town, and stop for a visit at a local home to visit a family who makes one of the best “pulques” (alcoholic sacred Aztec drink) of the region, according to locals.
From there, we’ll make our way to the Teotihuacan Pyramids, "where the men become gods" (meaning of the Aztec word Teotihuacan). We’ll begin our visit with the impressive Moon Pyramid, with a guided Teotihuacan tour to learn about the history, meaning, and architecture of one of the most representative icons of Latin America.
We’ll continue our exploration with a walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass) to reach the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area. We will have the chance to climb 63 metres up to the top, without the crowds of people that come in the morning – we’ll have the whole pyramids to ourselves! Once on top you will feel the amazing energy that flows through the pyramids, and you will feel fully recharged and peaceful!
You will have some time to relax and enjoy the pyramids before we go to our final, and perhaps most awaited stop of the day – dinner! From the pyramids, we’ll head back to a local family’s home, where you’ll get the chance to see how locals live outside Mexico City. You’ll be welcomed in to their home, experience customary dinner routines and conversations, and enjoy some real local flavours of typical Mexican kitchens. Delicious!
After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and enriched from our exciting day exploring local life, ancient pyramids, and delicious food!
Inclusions: English-speaking local guide, public transportation, samples at the markets, lunch, entrance fee to the murals museum, entrance fee to Teotihuacan, dinner with the local family.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, souvenirs, drinks, gratuities for locals and UA guide
Dress standard: We recommend dressing conservatively, as we will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. During the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: NOTE: This tour is a combination of tour Beyond Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan & Family Dinner and tour Mexico City Markets and Food Tour, which you can take separately on two separate days, if you wish
Closure of sites: Some of the places visited along the route are local houses and businesses, which have irregular opening hours, so our stops may vary slightly, which makes each day new and exciting with this adventure.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.