The Best Walking Tours in Mexico City
I love Mexico City. It is dynamic, diverse, busy, and full of incredible museums and restaurants.
You can do so many things here. You must take a long time to peel the layers off this onion to get to the city’s heart. We offer week-long city tours, but that’s not enough to get a complete picture!
To see and experience all the city has to offer, I recommend first-time visitors take at least three walking tours. There are many tours you can take to learn about the city. These include food, history, nightlife, and markets.
Here is my list of the top walking tours in Mexico City.
Anais Martinez, aka The Curious Mexican and friend of CMDX’s food scene, runs Devoured Tours. There are five four-hour options to choose from. You’ll be able to meet local “tastemakers” who are experts in their field and will share the secrets behind Mexican culinary traditions.
The Monkey Experience
Mexico City’s The Monkey Experience offers a daily free, two-hour walking tour. The tour will take you through the historic center, where you’ll learn about the Zocalo (the city’s main church), the local food markets, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Remember to tip the driver at the end.
Mexico City offers much more than just accessible and paid tours. Here are seven more insightful and educational times.
- Polanco Food Tour
Polanco, an upscale district in Mexico City, is an excellent place to eat. From excellent street food to elevated and innovative takes on Mexico City classics, you can find it all. This three-hour tour will give you a great introduction to the area. You’ll be able to learn more about the history of the region and its culture from your local guide while you eat tacos and graze on Oaxacan specialty foods. The tour is an excellent way to sample a variety of foods.
- Mexico City at night
Mexico City at night is a two-hour tour that includes a stroll through the historic center and stops to admire the illuminated architecture while learning the history and culture. The Zocalo is the main cathedral of Mexico City; Templo Mayor and the Torre Latinoamericano are some of the most popular nighttime sites. This is an excellent way to experience the nightlife in Mexico City.
- Volcano Hiking Tours
Book a day hike up a volcanic mountain to escape the city. You will be transported to La Joya, where you can walk the trails and learn about the local flora. The legendary Paso de Cortes will be visible, where Hernan Cortes’ army and the Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes passed through in 1519 on their way to Tenochtitlan. The tours last 11-12 hours.
- Lucha Libre Tour
This tour will teach you all about the popular sport of professional wrestling in Latin America. Your guide will explain lucha libre’s culture during a two-hour walk. Then, you will spend two hours at a lucha libre match. You’ll be able to enjoy tequila, chips, and guacamole while watching the game. You’ll also get your lucha-libre mask. This is one of my favorite experiences in the city.
- Poray Street Art Bike Tour
This 3-hour tour will take you to the best parts of the city to see some of its most impressive street art. You will learn about street art history and the political significance behind most of the artwork and explore neighborhoods you may not have normally visited. You can also eat authentic street food on the tour. This is the best tour to see all the street art.
Mexico City, a sprawling, massive city, is a fantastic destination and one of the world’s newest hotspots. The tourism industry is booming.
A tour can give you local insights and insider information about the city and its people. This is impossible to get if you were to walk around the city on your own.
You can book and find out more about local tours on the online marketplace Get Your Guide.