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Off The Beaten Trail In ‘Real’ Mexico City

From US$ 49 per person
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highlights
  • Marvel at the wonders and stories of the Teotihuacan Pyramids
  • Learn and experience little-known ingredients of Mexican life
  • Dine on traditional Mexican food in a Mexican family home
Leaving the other tourists behind, this tour sees us take local transport out of the bustle of Mexico City and off on our own adventure. Our first stop, at the Teotihuacan Pyramids, gives the opportunity to explore the variety of pyramids and structures, while learning much about the people who once inhabited this awesome place. Wandering around such an impressive archeological area is the perfect start to understanding the history and mystery surrounding this unique region.

From here we stroll through the streets of the nearby town, stopping by to learn about a variety of unique elements that formed this ancient society. We will visit a family run business that still makes obsidian, the material that shaped a majority of Teotihuacan tools and statues. We can indulge in the sacred drink pulque, taken from the much-loved and used cactus plant. We will also stop by a cactus product factory, where we will see the process of using this plant, and sample the results in the shape of candies, jams and other treats.

An amazingly unique experience will finish off our day, with the opportunity to be cooked for and dine with a local Mexican family. This is where you will experience the real flavours of Mexican food, with lovingly cooked traditional dishes to be shared amongst new friends, while sharing traditions and customs and generally enjoying the warmth and friendliness of Mexican hospitality in the family home.
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 10 reviews
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Mr. James C. At
5 - Excellent
“Our family so enjoyed our visit to the pyramids and driving/walking through the villages. It was fun using public transportation. Our family group with young teenagers would never have tried it without the help of a guide, so this was fantastic! Rodrigo was energetic, fun, knowledgable, spoke both English and Spanish fluently, and had good rapport with all four of us. We loved visiting the family for dinner - they graciously welcomed us and the food was delicious; since our own daughter is close to having her quince años celebration, we all enjoyed going through their photo albums of their own daughters' party and talking about all the details. It was a completely different eating experience than we had anywhere else during our stay. The only moment that was a little over-the-top or pressured was our last stop on the tour of family businesses before dinner - while we enjoyed what we saw, and happily tried and bought products, by that point we were hungry and a little information-saturated, so we could have spent half as much time on discussion there. But we appreciated the quality and friendliness of each stop. We recommend it highly!”
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Mrs. Sarah Z. At
5 - Excellent
“We had two days (one weekend) to explore Mexico City. After scouring the web for tours we landed on the Urban Adventures Beyond Mexico City: Hidden Teotihuacan & Family Dinner. We were looking specifically for an intimate small group tour and this sounded like a good fit. There were 8 people total in our group - 2 Brazilians, 2 Australians, 3 Californians and the tour guide from Mexico City. We met our guide, Caesar, around 12pm on a Sunday in the city center and strolled through town to public transportation. This part was easy and painless. Caesar carried the bus and metro tickets, all we had to do was hop on! He made sure to connect with each person on the bus journey and shared more information about the area. Once we arrived in Teotihuancan, we explored the underground temples and climbed the pyramids. There's also a Teotihuacan museum that you can explore. Caesar has a passion for ancient history and is extremely knowledgeable about the pyramids. We then walked to the charming town of San Francisco, at the base of the archeological site, where we met local families. It was so special to sit in a family's backyard, drink tequila and agave liquor from their own agave plants, and learn more about the history of the land. The family dinner was delicious - best meal we had all weekend (and that's saying a lot considering how delicious the food is in Mexico City) ! We would highly recommend an Urban Adventure tour and will look out for the company in other cities we visit.”
Excellent
Ms. Mirja G. At
5 - Excellent
“This trip was an excellent one. I work myself in typical mass tourism for a big tour operator and was simply enjoying not being a number, being close to locals, enjoying rich culture and magic moments without the crowds. It was enjoyable having a guide by my side, who made this experience special, with his own love for the sight, with interesting insight information and being spontaneous to whatever was occuring in the small group. Going the extra mile in a natural way, hugely recommendable. Thank you for a magic day, excellent food and pure happiness.”
Excellent
Mr. Matthew P. At
5 - Excellent
“We had a great adventure. Rodrigo was a the perfect host and guide. Thank you for the experience.”
what’s included
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Public transportation
  • Entrance fee to the pyramids
  • Samples of cactus products
  • Dinner in a local home.
what’s excluded
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Tip / gratuities for the guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 9 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Mexico City, Mexico/Mexico City, Mexico
Good to know Dress standard: We recommend dressing comfortably and wearing comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater, and during the rainy season (May to September) we recommend bringing a raincoat or umbrella. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards, in the hotel and bring a small amount of spending cash. Keep large cameras discreetly stored in a backpack. Along the way you can purchase drinks (energy drink, beer, pulque, water, etc) so bring some extra money for that, if you’d like.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Closure: Some of the places visited along the route are local houses and businesses, which have irregular opening hours. Our route and stops may vary to make sure you have a unique and genuine Mexican experience.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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Urban Adventures / Product Category: Adventure
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