- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Brace yourself for a BIG day full of all things Mexican on this Mexico City tour to see three of the city’s best street markets, sample local delights like cactus candy, climb to the top of the Sun Pyramid, sip on sacred ancient traditional drinks, and dine with a local family in their home…all in 12 hours of power-touring! Phew
- All entrance fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Professional guide
- Food tasting
- Dinner at local family's home
- Public transportation during tour
- Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Returns to original departure point
This full day Mexico City tour is a combination of two of our most popular tours; Beyond Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan & Family Dinner and tour Mexico City Markets and Food Tour. It promises to give you an incredibly in depth local experience, from the bustle of the city markets to the peace of the suburbs and the serenity of Teotihuacan on the outskirts of the city.
We’ll begin the day by experiencing three of Mexico City’s most exciting local street markets. The first one we’ll visit is a relatively unknown art market, a highlight if you’re a fan of Mexico’s most famous artist exports Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Next we’ll make our way to one of the most bizarre markets in the city, before finally reaching a 3-in-1 market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, and the largest flower selection in the city. Along the way, you’ll get to taste a variety of samples until you’ve a food coma, and ready to power nap on the way to the pyramids.
You’ll awake refreshed and ready to encounter the Teotihuacan Pyramids, “where the men become gods”. We’ll begin our visit at 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. Our exploration continues 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 66 metres up to the top - without the morning crowds, 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 continue our walking tour through the streets of a local town and make two stops that will give you a deeper understanding of the local way of life outside the big cities. The cherry on top of our big day will be dinner! We’ll be welcomed into a local family’s home to see how locals live outside Mexico City. Here, we’ll get to 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!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- It is recommended that you bring a camera and cash if you wish to buy souvenirs
- Note: As you will be visiting non-touristy areas it is recommended that you wear long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt
- During the rainy season (May to September), please bring a raincoat or umbrella
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people
- We use public private transportation when there are 8 or more travellers in the group.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
While both of my guides were pleasant and knowledgable, touring the markets is something that does require hours. My second guide was very late so I spent a lot of time in the markets and the trip to Teotihuacan takes an hour and a half each way. Teotihuacan is a replica, not a real pyramid. My guide told me this. It's very obvious once you look at it. I use a tour guide service so that I do not have to discover this sort of thing on my own. There was no way to know the itinerary. No details. I will never use this service again.
This tour is a fantastic way to see the real Mexico City and to combine a city tour with a trip to the nearby archeological site. I only had one full day in Mexico City on this trip and this was absolutely the best way to make the most of my time. Wandering through the markets with Eduardo made me feel like a local and we saw many cool things that are beyond the usual tourist trail. Eduardo was a great guide, making the tour really fun and catering for everyone in the group. The handover to Ulysses, my tour guide for the afternoon was well organised and seamless. The trip out to Teotihuacan via public transport was easy and fun and touring the site was incredible. Ulysses was knowledgable and obviously passionate about sharing the history of his culture. I would recommend this trip to anyone short on time in Mexico City and hoping to see as much as possible in a day. It’s a long day (approx 12 hours) but so worth it!
Market Tours - Miguel was a thorough and thoughtful guide providing articulate commentary about each of the markets we visited - location, purpose, historical context, etc. The tour gave us the chance to experience each public markets as a local would. Bonus: for those who are new to Mexico, and possibly intimidated by the public transportation options, this tour gave us a quick intro to taking the bus and the metro in between market stops which was great for travelers like us who want to take full advantage of what a city has to offer.
Teotihuacan Tour - Ady was welcoming and a wealth of knowledge. For the short time at Teotihuacan not too short, but given the scale of the site you could spend half the day we came away with a decent understanding of the the pyramids and surrounding structures. There's a lot to take in. Our visits to the local artisans following the tour of Teotihuacan were also valuable and rounded out the day.
We would absolutely recommend both tours, and if you have the full day, this combined Mexico City excursion.
Great tour - really two tours - one to see the markets in the city and have lunch at a local spot and the second to visit The pyramids and some local homes for drinks, crafts and dinner. I couldn’t have even manage the transport myself! Uber, taxi, bus, subway all expertly guided.
I can't say enough about Urban Adventures tours and their guides. We had a wonderful mroning with Evelyn leading us through a variety of local markets we wouldn't have found on our own. Her charming personality, energy, and historical knowledge about her home city kept us engaged throughout the morning walk. A special ending was a fabulous lunch of local delicacies at a eatery operated by her family. We met her mother, father, and husband, and by the end of the morning, felt we had made great friends in Mexico City. We were just as happy with our afternoon tour with Leon, whose enthusiasm about all of life is contagious. Our group was a little larger, and he managed to learn everyone's names, and make a personal connection to each of us. in addition to leading tours, he is an artist, clown/actor, and philosopher. On our way to Teothihuacan, he entertained us with stories about growing up in Mexico City and talked about the current state of affairs there. Our length of time at the pyramids was just enough to learn the essentials, make the climb, and imagine what it would have been like to be part of past civilizations. Afterwards, we visited the studio of artists who work with locally-mined obsidian and also had an opportunity to learn about and sample the various nectars of the agave plant before having a hearty dinner on the covered patio of a private home. Can't recommend this combo tour too much, or say enough great things about Evelyn and Leon!