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Personalised Half a Day With A Local

Mexico City

5 reviews
4 hours | from $47.50 pp
Ditch the guidebook and get ready to see the real Mexico City! Discover the city as you would if you were staying with a friend who loved there and in just half a day you’ll see an authentic side of CDMX as you visit famous attractions and discover hidden gems. From exploring an off the beaten path neighbourhood to seeing the city’s most iconic sights, with a local ‘Chilango’ by your side, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in CDMX’s unique culture and get a taste of local life. Discover the famous spots as well as stopping by locals’ favourite shops, bars, markets and neighbourhoods so you can get the best of both worlds.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood or two of your choice or to visit the most famous sights, discovering hidden local gems nearby so you can see the city through the eyes of the locals. Immerse yourself in a local neighbourhood, discovering places that match will fascinate you and see the iconic sights as well as discovering a few hidden gems.Read more +

As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in Mexico City. 

Your local will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of the city that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love. 


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 


How This Benefits You

With a Local by your side, you’ll be able to go beyond the superficial and connect with Mexico City and its people, getting to know what truly makes the city unique.

Get relevant advice to help you save time and money during the rest of your trip; using local insight you’ll be able to get around, skip tourist pitfalls and experience life like a local.

See the main attractions with the benefit of local knowledge, like the best times to avoid the crowds, but also explore off-the-beaten-path areas where the locals really live.

All of our Local hosts speak English and Spanish, and some also speak French, Italian and Hindi, so can connect with you culturally as well as with your personality, allowing you to feel at home in the city in no time!


What's Included 

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


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

* Spend half a day with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see 
* See CDMX's iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots 
* Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore
* See the real Mexico City that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
* Get tips and tricks from your local and ask any questions you have about exploring the city

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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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


cherie r

Personalised Half a Day With A Local | Mexico City

Review by: cherie r
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.

Edith F

Personalised Half a Day With A Local | Mexico City

Review by: Edith F
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!

Harris S

Personalised Half a Day With A Local | Mexico City

Review by: Harris S
August 2018

Your Go-To Guide in Mexico City!

What a delightful, informative and energetic guide! It’s obvious from the first greeting and handshake that Roberto is a good listener and understands your needs. We wanted our tour to include an overview of our Coyoacán neighborhood and how to safely use Uber and the subway. Roberto came thru on all accounts. If you are interested in the archeology of Mexico City and its surroundings, look no further than Roberto. It’s clear he loves his city and its many hidden and revealed charms. He’s your go-to guide in Mexico City!

William B

Personalised Half a Day With A Local | Mexico City

Review by: William B
June 2018

Expert insights and amazing walking tour of Coyoacan in Mexico City

I had only a brief stay before heading out of Mexico City and Roberto agreed with very short notice to meet me and show me around some of Mexico City. We were primarily focused on the Coyoacan neighborhood as well as the large university campus. One of the highlights was Roberto’s inexhaustible knowledge on everything from archaeology to history to politics. Very comfortable and easy to be around. We ended our evening with a great selection of tacos from a small local place he knew. I def recommend booking some time with him if you are in Mexico City for a few hours or a few days. Well worth it.