Mexico City: Book A Local Host
Book a local Mexican for a personalised exploration of the city. Your local host will build the best experience for you based on your interests. Discover what it is like to see the city through the eyes of a local.
per adult from
2 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private and personalised 2, 4, 6 or 8 hour experience
- Working together to build the perfect itinerary for you
- Local host
- Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
- Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Any tickets into attractions/venues
- Public/private transportation during the meet-up
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Roma, 06760 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Head to the arty enclave of Roma; an area with a hipster edge, where you’ll no doubt fall in love with the perfect combination of colorful colonial buildings, Art Nouveau architecture, quirky bookshops, and veggie food spots.
Maybe you’ll eat and drink your way through the district, cafe hopping your way through quirky coffee shops, sipping on a beer or tasting your way through the diverse food scene. Perhaps you’ll stop by Mercado Roma; a covered market where you can fill your tummy at some of Mexico City’s most popular eateries.
Pass By: Mercado Roma, Calle Queretaro 225 Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City 06700 Mexico
In a taco shell (get it?), you’ll discover the dizzying world of tacos in Mexico City with one of our Mexican hosts, who can’t wait to show you that the real deal is nothing like the Americanized version you may be used to.
There are hundreds of types of tacos, and thousands of taquerías you could try them at, saying nothing of the various toppings and salsas you can garnish them with.
We find that when learning new things, a practical approach is key, so to learn about the taco scene you’ll need to do a fair amount of eating.
You’ll explore the city together, trying eight types of tacos at some very local spots indeed, and discover the explosive flavor and texture combinations mounted atop the tortilla.
Tacos even pre-date the Spanish arrivals, so rest assured you’re learning about an important part of Mexico City’s heritage. Who said prolonged snacking wasn’t educational?
Pass By: Condesa, Condesa, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Perhaps you’ll check out the leafy green Parque Mexico for an afternoon in the sunshine, grab a snack from an all-day street vendor; like fresh coconut juice, juicy pineapples, or sticky sweet potatoes covered in cream.
Relish in the local vibe and enjoy a full sensory experience with your host, exploring restaurants, cafes, street art, quirky shops, bars, and a diverse nocturnal neighborhood.
Pass By: Bosque de Chapultepec, Btwn Paseo de La Reforma, Circuito Interior & Av. Constituyentes Jardin Botanico, Mexico City Mexico
Stroll around the historic Bosque de Chapultepec and absorb the city’s history as you chat to your host
Pass By: Zocalo, Calle Plaza de La Constitucion S/N Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Mexico City 06000 Mexico
The city has such an incredible history, which is why you might like to start in Zócalo, an ancient square which used to be the center of the Aztec Empire before it was captured by the Spanish colonists.
Follow your host around the surprisingly green broadways of the city center as they share its rich heritage with you.
Pass By: Angel De La Independencia, Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City Mexico
Whatever you’d like to do, be it take in the famous sites, like the Ángel de la Independencia, or stroll around a quirky neighborhood, your host has got you covered and will make up for any Spanish you lack.
Pass By: Coyoacan, Parque Centenario, Mexico City 04000 Mexico
Follow one of our Mexico City hosts through the creative neighborhood of Coyoacán, former home of world-renowned artist Frida Kahlo.
Now, she’d hardly have lived here if it were an average, run of the mill neighborhood, would she? No.
So, explore Coyoacán (aptly named after the mischievous coyote) and after your time with your host you could discover La Casa Azul (Frida’s former home), shady squares, exotic markets, decadent street food stalls and purple jacaranda-lined avenues.
Coyoacán is a place for artists, bohemians and cultural lovers of every description!
Do as the locals do, and hang about outdoors, people-watching, snacking, enjoying the live music and absorbing the progressive spirit of this bohemian neighborhood.
You may even catch people dancing in the streets! If you’re feeling brave, throw back tequila and join them. Okay, obviously not if it’s early in the morning, but then again, you’re on holiday.
Pass By: Centro Historico, Centro Historico, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
See the city's most famous sites in one day, as well as a few hidden gems along the way
Pass By: Templo Mayor, La Esmeralda, 07540 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Discover the city’s ancient Aztec history as well as more recent Spanish influences
Get tips from your local about other historic sites to visit during your stay
Pass By: Mercado de Sonora, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier 419, Merced Balbuena, Venustiano Carranza, 15800 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Street food is king here, so you’ll explore a neighborhood of the city and eat at various street food stalls and taquerías for a taste of the real deal.
With dozens of varieties of tortas, pozole, mole, sopes and esquites to try, and that’s before you’ve even got us started on the dizzying world of tacos with their various toppings, salsas and garnishes.
You’ll be glad someone’s here to show you the ropes.
Feast your way through the streets and try the dishes which keep the city going at the places you know are authentic - it’s not hard to see, or taste, why CDMX has one of the best street food scenes in the world.
And we suppose there’s always room for dessert. Fresh mango with chili, la concha sweet bread or churros, anyone?
Departure Point :Mexico City, Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot.
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6 hours with a host 3/4/2020 - 1/11/2022
8 hours with a host 3/4/2020 - 1/11/2022
Monday: 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Thursday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Friday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Saturday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Sunday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
4 hours with a host 3/4/2020 - 1/11/2022
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
2 hours with a host 4/1/2019 - 12/31/2023
Monday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Thursday: 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM Friday: 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM Saturday: 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM Sunday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Itineraries are fully personalized so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
- Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local government’s health and safety recommendations at all times. To keep up to date with the latest news we recommend visiting these World Health Organization (WHO) website pages.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.