Escape the Airport: See Mexico City on Your Layover

Bosque de Chapultepec, tacos on the run and exploring Frida’s old neighborhood.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $50.83  USD per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Trade in airport food for authentic Mexican tacos, the lounge for the Bosque de Chapultepec and souvenir stores for the real deal!

Allow one of our Mexican hosts bust you out of the airport and onto the green, historic, bustling streets of Mexico City, where there’s so much to discover, regardless of your time constraints.

Maximize the limited hours you have to spend in Mexico’s fascinating capital and explore a historic neighborhood, like Coyoacán, where you can wander off to find La Casa Azul, the previous home of Mexican icon Frida Kahlo. Stretch out your legs in a nearby park, before those legs take you to a nearby street food vendor.

Where do we begin? Tamales, tacos, conchas, you name it, it just tastes better in Mexico, and with good company. 

Luckily you have both good company, and are in Mexico.

Time for a spot of shopping at a local market, and grab some last minute gifts for those at home, all before you’re signed, sealed and delivered back to the airport in time for your flight, your host will make sure of it!

Experience highlights

  • Don’t waste your layover in Mexico City waiting at the airport

  • With a local's savvy, you’ll make the most of the time you have in CDMX

  • Squeeze in some sightseeing and visit the city's highlights

  • Swap airport food for an authentic local meal

  • Let your host personalize an experience that fits your schedule and the places you'd most like to see

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized itinerary
  • 8 hours with a host (including travel time) - this can be customised, just get in touch!
  • Airport pick up and drop off via taxi for convenience
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

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.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 1 reviews

July 2017

Good day in Mexico City

We had a 6 hour layover in Mexico City and did not want to stay at the airport the whole time. We contacted cityunscripted and they recommended Jorge. It was great that he met us at the airport and told us where to storage our luggage. We took an Uber to Zocolo and walk around the downtown sites. We ate at a great restaurant and got some good shopping in along the way and at LaCiudadela where my wife bought some great looking jewelry I haven't seen before. Jorge was very polite and accommod

Review by Lamont R

Reviews for Mexico City


June 2019

Went places we wouldn’t dare go alone!

The tour with John was excellent, we particularly enjoyed going to the pulque bar where we wouldn’t have dared go to without a guide. Would highly recommend. Hope one day John will come to England so we can teach him to strawpeedo VKs. Good luck with the future. Andy and Annie

Review by Annabel T


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


March 2019

Knowledgable and Enthusiastic Mexico City Overview

Roberto was a great guide to introduce us to the layout and history of Mexico City. He was able to point us to all sorts of interesting places we never would have found by wandering on our own. His background in archaeology made him an appreciated authority on cultural and historical context. He has a genuine love for the subject and was great at inspiring interest and appreciation in our group!

Review by Chris V

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