Half Day in Mexico City with a Local

The world’s second largest public square, colonial-era neighborhoods and tacos al pastor.

(6 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $29.17  USD per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Spend half the day with one of our friendly Mexico City hosts, absorbing the colorful energy of the beautiful city as you hit the streets and explore together.

See yourself exploring a neighborhood like Coyoacán (named after the wily coyote), where you can see Frida Kahlo’s old house, La Casa Azul (The Blue House)?

Or Zócalo, the city’s main public square which just so happens to be one of the largest of its kind in the world?

We can see you doing both.

The remnants of its ancient past are still visible, however, and your host will show you some ruins from this time period.

Whether it’s the spicy Mexican cuisine you’re after (it’s always a good time to stop for some tacos), or an excursion through the city’s market places, cantinas and parks, your host can’t wait to show you their home and share a part of its vibrant energy with you!

Experience highlights

  • Spend half a day with a host who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see in Mexico City

  • See Mexico City’s iconic attractions and off the beaten path spots

  • Discover the highlights of the area or neighborhood that you explore

  • See the authentic Mexico City through the eyes of your host - a local

  • Get tips from your host regarding other fun places to explore and ask any questions you have about the city and its history

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central locations).

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 2 reviews

May 2019

Great time with John!

My partner had a lovely time with John and I thought he did a great job ensuring we saw a great deal of the city for our first time there. I gave a few requests, I wanted to see the Roma house, Zocalo, and try Pulque and John devised a great tour that got me a bunch of filming locations from Roma, some delicious Tacos and Pulque and some goregous buildings in the city that I otherwise would have not seen. He was friendly and helpful the entire time. I was even more impressed that he made a point to take us all the way back to our hotel at the end of the tour even though it was out of the way for him. I loved my city unscripted tour and thought John was great!

Review by David W


5 average | 1 reviews

February 2019

Mexico City - Diego Rivera

"Five Star Francesca" Francesca de Luca was a fabulous guide on our visit to Mexico City. She took the time to find out what was important to us and planned our time together to match our desires. I can't say enough good things about our time with Francesca. My friend lost her phone and Francesca immediately went into action, navigated the situation, and I can happily report the phone was retrieved. I'm calling it a 'Miracle in Mexico City." By the end of our time together Francesca went from being a guide to being a friend. Thank you again, Francesca! I look forward to getting together to explore more of Mexico City with you on my next visit.

Review by cherie r


5 average | 15 reviews

November 2018

So great

Roberto took me for a 4-hour private tour of the centro histórico and surrounding area. Packed a lot of sights into that short time. His knowledge is probably more extensive than any of the employees at the places we visited. He also took great care of me when I started feeling unwell due to the altitude & being way out of shape. We kept having to pull over for a breather, but I was determined to go on & he made sure I was ok before continuing. It would’ve been pretty embarrassing for me if he hadn’t been so cool about it. Oh yeah, and he came back the next day to give me my jacket that I’d forgotten. Thank goodness there are people like Roberto in CDMX! ¡Gracias para todo!

Review by Edith F

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