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Lonely Planet Experiences: Mexico City Markets & Teotihuacan

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Brace yourself for a BIG day of all things Mexican on this Mexico City tour to see 3 of the city’s best street markets, sample local delights like cactus candy, climb to the top of Sun Pyramid, sip on sacred ancient drinks, and dine with a local family.
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  • Share a delicious dinner with produce from local organic farms in a cosy Mexican family home
  • Experience three of the city’s bustling local street markets, including a secret one that only locals know about, sampling tasty treats along the way
  • Escape Mexico City to learn about Teotihuacan culture on the outskirts of the city
  • Recharge your energy on top of the Sun Pyramid with a spectacular, panoramic view
  • Explore a local town and gain an insight into the local way of life
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Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience.

Join this full-day tour of bustling Mexico City for an incredible in-depth local experience. Tour the city's colorful markets, including the city's biggest flower market as well as some unknown ones hidden in the city's depths. Sample a steaming cup of atole, tasty tamales, and other Mexican treats along the way. It promises to give you an incredibly in depth local experience, from the bustle of the city markets to the peace of the suburbs and the serenity of Teotihuacan on the outskirts of the city.

Begin the day by experiencing three of Mexico City’s most exciting local street markets. The first one you visit is a relatively unknown art market, a highlight if you’re a fan of Mexico’s most famous artist exports Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Next make your way to one of the most bizarre markets in the city, before finally reaching a 3-in-1 market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, and the largest flower selection in the city. Along the way, you’ll get to taste a large variety of local food samples.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and dine on traditional Mexican dishes, before leaving the busy city for an exploration of the Teotihuacan Pyramids in San Martin de las Piramides town. Pay a visit to the local cactus product factory, and admire the impressive Moon and Sun Pyramids as well as the spectacular views from the top.

End the eventful day with a delicious dinner a local family's home and get a chance to see how locals live outside Mexico City. Enjoy being welcomed into their home and taste some of the real local flavors of Mexican cuisine, before boarding the bus back to Mexico City.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Public transportation fees
  • Food samples
  • Samples of cactus products
  • Visit to two​ sustainable family projects
  • Entrance fee to Teotihuacan
  • Dinner with a local family
What’s Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Museo Mexicano del Diseño. Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600

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Dress standard:
It's a good idea to dress conservatively, as you will be visiting non-touristy areas. Long trousers or jeans and a t-shirt are recommended. During the rainy season (May to September), it's a good idea to bring a raincoat or umbrella.

Please 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.

Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Private public transportation will be used when there are 8 or more travellers in the group.

From £85.16 per person

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Product ID: 39316