Mexico City Tour Of Local Markets And Teotihuacán

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This full-day tour of Mexico Citys markets and Teotihuacn gives you special insight into history and local cultures. An in-the-know guide whisks your small group, limited to 12, around the city to five popular and hidden-gem markets, and treats you to delights like tostadas and cactus candy. Visit the UNESCO-listed Teotihuacn and climb to the top of the Sun Pyramid. Meet the residents of a small town and learn about their sustainable businesses, and wrap up the day with a dinner made just for you at a family home.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your small group at Museo Mexicano del Diseo and kick off your full-day tour with visits to five of Mexico Citys street markets. Your guide takes you to an artisan market yet undiscovered by hordes of visitors. Then, on to a witch market, before exploring a three-in-one market bursting with fresh produce, prepared foods and the largest flower selections in the city. Along the way, sample treats like tamales, tostadas, tacos, corn from the cob cooked in a kettle, and unique drinks.

Next, your guide accompanies you on a public bus to the Teotihuacn pyramids, an archaeological zone and UNESCO site just north of Mexico City. Also known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacn was constructed around 300 BC and was mysteriously abandoned centuries before the Aztecs arrived.

Begin a guided tour at the Moon Pyramid, walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass) and reach the Sun Pyramid, the tallest one in the area. Climb 207 feet (63 meters), and at the top, sip a sacred Aztec drink (own expense) while soaking up panoramas of the ancient city. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before regrouping with your guide.

Head to a small town just outside of Mexico City and meet with local families. Hear about their sustainable businesses, such as preparing delicious liquors and jams out of cactus.

After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and good conversation at a family home. Head back to Mexico City with a full and satisfied stomach, and arrive at night at your original departure point, where your tour ends.

Please note: Some of the places visited are local houses and businesses, which have irregular hours, so your itinerary may vary slightly. As these areas are not frequented by tourists, please dress conservatively.

Inclusions for Mexico City Tour Of Local Markets And Teotihuacán

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to museum and Teotihuacan
  • Food tasting
  • Dinner at local family's home
  • Public transportation during tour

Exclusions for Mexico City Tour Of Local Markets And Teotihuacán

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverages

Additional Info

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • 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!

  • Amazing guides who were so engaging and educative. Do not miss this tour!!

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