Teotihuacan, Mexico City Markets & Food Experience

    • 12 hours
    • MXUG
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $79
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Brace yourself for a BIG day of all things Mexican on this Mexico City tour that includes sipping sacred Aztec drinks, climbing the Sun Pyramid, carousing through street markets, negotiating the city's public transit system, visiting a factory that makes cactus candy, and dining with a local family  …all in 12 hours of power-touring. Phew.   

Highlights

* Head out of Mexico City to explore a local town and wander around the Teotihuacan Pyramids

* Visit a local family-run Pulquieria and sample the sacred Aztec drink ‘pulque’

* Feel on top of the world as you climb the Sun Pyramid (right around sunset!)

* Get a glimpse into Mexico City’s local way of life, and learn about ancient Mexican dishes and local trade history

* Experience three bustling local markets including a somewhat secret market

* Savour several tasty Mexican culinary samplings

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Museo Mexicano del Diseño (www.mumedi.org)
    Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600
  • Finish:

    Zocalo (Main Square) 
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • 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

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> 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.

Dress standard

We recommend dressing conservatively, as we will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt is recommended.  <br /> 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. 

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.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

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! 

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