Mexico City is a living memorial of historical and cultural legacies. As a tourist, you are assured of witnessing the distinct colors of American culture and art tradition in this heavily populated city of North America. Touring experience can only be fully realized when seen from close which is why, here, we are drawing you a few guided city tour rides that you can take during the day in Mexico City to immerse into the many beautiful artifacts and variety of ancient and modern erected complexes. Besides, the climate of Mexico City is never overwhelming for its travelers to give second thoughts to city tours. So, sit tight!
Witness the marvels of these 4 tours in Mexico City
1. Cholula (Puebla) and Tonantzintla Church
This will be an approx. 12 hours-journey so pack and prep accordingly. Through this trip, you will see the Great Pyramid of Cholula, also called the mountain made by hand (Tlachihualtepetl) in Puebla. It tops the list of wide-scale archaeological destinations in the Americas and greatest of all pyramids. The pyramid served as a place of veneration for the ancient tribe that inhabited Mexico City (the city is built over their civilization). Proceeding further in your trip, you will be hovering over more things in Puebla like its famously artistic and colorful pottery and the Templo de Santa María Tonantzintla known for its intricately carved decorated stucco, bell tower, and baroque style of architecture.
2. Tolantongo Caves
Waiting for a natural escape? This will halt your search! Your journey would start at 6 in the morning and proceed till late evening. You are expected to pack a change of clothes, toiletries, and something to get across the wet terrain that you will get throughout this exploration trip. Expect a lot of bathing in the sun, and swimming in the cave waters. The tourists taken here are a relatively small group to contain the idea that such havens can only be enjoyed with less swarm and more serenity. Prepare to sit back and relax.
3. Chapultepec Castle and National Museum of Anthropology
This one is a short, dedicated, and ‘broadening’ trip of around 6 hours that will take you through the historical pathway of Mexico, America, and Europe. Chapultepec Castle rests on the hill from which it derives its name. The hill remained an epicenter of major administerial work and was sacred to the pre-Hispanic tribes. It contains some very important classical pieces of art. The Chapultepec Park includes many museums of significant tourist interest, one of them being the National Museum of Anthropology which houses the remnants of ancient Mesoamerican society.
4. Xochimilcan, Coyocan, Frida Kahlo Museum
This trip promises a cultural voyage across Mexico imbibing its various flavors in the hearts and minds of its tourists. Xochimilcan and Coyocan are towns in Mexico City that are famous for their ‘floating gardens’ (hence the names). The 2 places hold stretches of beautiful canals that entice an everyday traveler that has only come through their organic continental environments. The trip would also cover if you like, a museum dedicated to Frida Kahlo’s work (La Casa Azul), a Mexican artist from the first half of the 20th century. The Blue House acted as her family residence where you will find many of her reminiscences that capture her difficult life.
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A refreshing tour of this bustling city awaits you with open doors and welcoming hearts. Putting the above options aside for a bit, there are numerous other spots as well that are bound to leave you speechless with their grandiosity and vibrancy like The Palace of Arts, El Zocalo, and Metropolitan Cathedral that you may go around in taxis (Mexico has many taxis hence it makes for a cheap commuting option!). All in all, the guided tours will enhance your travel affair and help you take a deeper dive into Mexico’s city life. Don’t forget to take an album home!