Master Intro to Mexico City for First Timers

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Experience hosted by Carlos

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

In a metropolitan area with over 20 million people, depending on how far you want to keep counting, this megacity boosts a plethora of attractions that is impossible to get to know and visit in a lifetime.

Beginning at its very heart, we will stroll past all of its central top landmarks while sharing its history, culture, growth and development in the last 7 centuries to help you plan the rest of your stay.

My job is to build a magical experience to personally show you the reaches and magnificence of its size and heritage, while making your imagination go wild as you come to grips with all of the possibilities available locally.

From Aztec ruins to modern edifications, from tragedies of war to the glory of Olympic Games, from humble crops to a world class cuisine, from great open spaces to hidden corners, it will be my pleasure to introduce you to my hometown and and to show you its worldwide influence.

Founded in 1325 AD (almost 700 years ago), much older than Tokyo, Nairobi or New York, and similar to some European capitals like Amsterdam, Mexico City is a historical icon, a cultural beacon and a megacity to be reckoned with.

Many visitors get stuck downtown without grasping the real magnitude of the city. While we never leave its Historic Center; as newcomers, you will be explained the composition of the whole city while enjoying some of its most important monuments.
In a metropolitan area with over 20 million people, depending on how far you want to keep counting, this megacity boosts a plethora of attractions that is impossible to get to know and visit in a lifetime.

Beginning at its very heart, we will stroll past all of its central top landmarks while sharing its history, culture, growth and development in the last 7 centuries to help you plan the rest of your stay.

My job is to buil…

What's included

  • Drinks
    One drink of your choice is included.
  • Tickets
    Entrance to some private and public locations has been agreed and is fully...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Carlos

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
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I thrive on showing our attractions; from Mexico before Mexico & its founding in 1325 AD, to date; not in a boring way but in an interactive manner that I expect may amuse you while helping you understand the sheer size and influence of town for you to focus on planning your enjoyment.

For decades as a hobby and then as a professional activity, I have researched and shared the history of Mexico. As a native to the city that gave my country its name, I pride on explaining and showing it to our guests.

I have earned my National Tour Guide License and a Hosting Diploma by Walt Disney University in Florida. My curated and focused walks introduce you to town and showcase its monuments and their history including diverse sides of it like women, indigenous, Catholic, Jewish, US American, LGBT and other hidden passages at their relevant sites.
I thrive on showing our attractions; from Mexico before Mexico & its founding in 1325 AD, to date; not in a boring way but in an interactive manner that I expect may amuse you while helping you understand the sheer size and influence of town for you to focus on planning your enjoyment.

For decades as a hobby and then as a professional activity, I have researched and shared the history of Mexico. As a native to the city that gave my country its name, I pride on explaining and showing i…
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Where you'll be

We will be in the Historic Center of Mexico CIty, a UN World Heritage Site by itself, host to another one, a UN Memory Site and to more than two UNESCO Intangible World Heritages.

Along 3 kms we will introduce you to 1 Great Aztec Temple, 1 Cathedral, 3 palaces, its 2 largest plazas, 4 churches, the Spanish Inquisition, 5 former convents, scores of museums, and much more while learning the size of town and its sites.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Josh
October 2021
Carlos is an amazing guide and host of the city! He is incredibly knowledgeable of the history, culture, stories and artifacts that shaped Mexico and Mexico City. Truly it was an honor to get to spend the time learning and taking it all in. My perspective of This country has completely shifted from this experience. Thank you Carlos, this was extraordinary!
Kayla
March 2021
If you visit Centro historico please take a few hours out of our day to include this very special tour. I am one of the last people to want to take a history tour on vacation. But I learned prior to my trip downtown had quite a bit of history, so I thought it was worth the inexpensive (yet rewarding ) price to learn about this special area. I am so glad I did. During the time I went most all museums were closed because of COVID, so it made it very special and important that i at least absorb some history of down town seeing that I could not visit the museums. I was the only one on this tour with Carlos, so it felt very laid back. It was nice having a casual conversation about our cultures and where were from. Carlos is also a native of mexico city, which I think is very nice having a tour guide that actually is from the area and well educated.
Mark
November 2020
Carlos is an professional and engaging guide. As you go on your tour, he will ask questions about your interests and incorporate those into the tour. We truly enjoyed learning a lot more of the history of the gorgeous Cuidad de México and highly recommend his tours to others.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

A worn facemask and a spare one are required at all times by the city until further notice.
Comfortable walking shoes as this is one long walk.
This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared.
Your will to have fun as we go through 700 years of history.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.