Guided tour

Mexico City: Market and Beyond Tour

Activity provider: Bondabu
Guided tour

Mexico City: Market and Beyond Tour

Activity provider: Bondabu

From US$ 96.39 per person

Explore Mexico City's surreal markets. Discover medicinal plants, mystic traditions, and exquisite flavors. Visit the oldest cantina in town and uncover forgotten art, neighborhoods and ancient architecture.

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Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from the hotel lobby or entrance.
Private or small groups available


  • Get lost in Mexico City's most surreal markets; La Merced Market and Mercado de Sonora
  • Try authentic local street food and uncover the city's folkloric charms
  • Discover ancient architecture and abandoned art work
  • Try pulque, the beverage of the gods
  • Have a beer and snacks at the oldest cantina in town
Full description
In this urban adventure you'll discover the flavors, folklore and hidden treasures of Mexico City's vibrant markets. Begin your tour at La Merced Market, where you'll experience all of its colorful culinary traditions. Get a taste for the authentic Mexican way of life, while understanding how social, economic and political issues collide with centuries old culture and traditions. Try market eateries, and learn about local modern and pre-hispanic food. Then, uncover secrets of sorcery at Mercado de Sonora. See the diverse spiritual beliefs present in this country, as well as the natural healing traditions. Watch out for the very unique and sometimes shocking animal section. Next, wander through the oldest neighborhood in town, where the city was founded in the 14th century. Explore hidden plazas and the best taqueria in the area. Indulge in fresh tortillas and tacos. Visit ancient houses and churches, and witness the diversity of colonial architecture. Take a trip to one of the city's oldest pulquerias and experience an authentic Mexican scene, while you try traditional drinks. Walk to the oldest cantina in Mexico and enjoy a beer while listening to traditional music. Hear the story of this bar and its role in shaping Mexico's cultural life. Witness street art and historical monuments as you walk to the last market. Decorated after the revolution by Diego Rivera's most renowned students, this one is an unforgettable hidden gem. Finish your adventure downtown on the Zocalo.
  • Mole, fruit, and pre-hispanic tasting
  • 2 tacos
  • Michelada and beer
  • Possibility for hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide outside Hotel Boutique Parque Centro.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please avoid wearing valuables such as jewelry
  • Please wear discrete apparel and comfortable shoes
  • This tour is not suitable for people with mobility impairments
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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February 16, 2023

Elisa was an amazing Guide and the tour was really fun and interesting

January 19, 2023

January 15, 2023

Product ID: 243817