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Mexico City Through the Eyes of an Archaeologist

Mexico City

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4 hours | from $58.00 pp
Today, below modern CDMX, an ancient Aztec city sleeps - just waiting to be rediscovered by you! The Mexico City we know today was built quite literally on top of the relics of the Aztec civilisation which inhabited the area before the Spanish conquest, which makes it one of the most history rich cities on the planet. This fusion of cultures has formed the city’s unique character, so with a local by your side, discover how modern culture here is so deeply rooted in CDMX’s cultural heritage. See how the blend of Mexica and Spanish cultures has helped to create the vibrant Mexican culture of today as you visit sacred historic sights and colonial neighbourhoods. Explore downtown with an archaeologist, visit modern and colonial neighbourhoods and discover archaeological sites and the secret remains of the city’s ancient past.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Uncover the history and archaeological remains of ancient Mexico City which have been lost amongst the chaotic modern city with a Local Host who is an archaeologist, and is passionate about sharing the city’s ancient heritage with you.Read more +

Uncover the history and archeological remains of ancient Mexico City which have been lost amongst the chaotic modern city with a Local Host who is an archeologist, and is passionate about sharing the city’s ancient heritage with you. 

Discover sacred Mexica sites and an ancient barrio, gaining a unique insight into these historic places through the knowledge of your archaeologist host. Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s culture and history through exploring Templo Mayor, Zócalo and the Centro Historico as well as exploring off the beaten path neighbourhoods built in the Spanish colonial style.

Explore the downtown area of the city, soaking up the exciting fusion of Mexica and Spanish cultures, colonial and modern architecture and discover historic and archeological gems which are hidden throughout the area.

Discover the exciting fusion of ancient and contemporary in this diverse city, where cultural heritage and tradition are as much a part of contemporary life as they are remembered in history. As you stroll through the city you’ll be able to discover its ancient roots as well as the more recent Spanish influences which have fused to create CDMX’s colourful character and completely unique culture. 

As you stroll through the city, learn about both the ancient and modern cultures of the city from your local, taste traditional foods like tacos and get to know your host, who can give you more insider tips and share secrets of where you can uncover even more historic gems.


What's Included

* 100% Private and personalized experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* Authentic local knowledge and insights
* Entry to the Museum of Templo Mayor



What's Not Included

* Food & drinks
* Entry to ticketed attractions
* Transport (can be arranged at an additional cost)
* Gratuities (optional)


Important Information

This is a walking city discovery and thus entry to museums is not part of the experience although this can be arranged at an additional cost.

Wear a hat and comfy shoes, as this is a four-hour walking experience and you need to be comfortable. 


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.  


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local who is an archeologist to discover the city’s past and cultural heritage 
* See the exciting fusion of ancient Mexica and contemporary Spanish cultures 
* Visit famous historic attractions like Templo Mayor and the Centro Historico
* Explore historic neighbourhoods built in the Spanish colonial style 
* Discover the city’s ancient Aztec history as well as more recent Spanish influences 
* Get tips and tricks from your local about other historic sites to visit
* Taste some delicious and traditional tacos, learning about their history 
* See the marvellous mix of old and new, colonial and modern architecture of downtown of Mexico City

Total: USD
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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free