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Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

1. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

Start your trip with a brief visit to an artisan center in one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, Peralvillo. Learn all about the handicrafts of all regions of Mexico. Continue your tour in the southern part of the city, where you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, or if your prefer, head to the center of Coyoacan, for a 1-hour visit. Next, move on to discover the beautiful scenery of Lake of Xochimilco. Make the most of the opportunity to take a ride on a boat named Trajinera, in the ancient canals of the lake. In Xochimilco, see the chinampas (artificial islands), and find out what life was like 500 years ago in the great Tenochtitlan. Take this chance to savor the typical food of the region, as well as enjoy the Mexican music mariachi. Finally, visit one of the most important universities in Latin America, UNAM.

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Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

2. Taxco and Cuernavaca Full-Day Tour from Mexico City

Start your trip in downtown Mexico City where you'll take a scenic drive to the “silver city”. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. Visit one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops, you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans.

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour

3. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Small-Group Dawn Tour

Discover the majestic pyramids of Teotihuacan on an early-morning tour departing from Mexico City. Explore the site with your guide and learn more about the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico. After being collected from the lobby of your hotel by minibus, you will be taken to the archeological site of Teotihuacan, where you’ll marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. You can see and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, walk through the Avenue of the Dead, and much more. You will then be taken to a clay workshop where you will learn everything about the pulque, silver and clay processes, manufactured by local people. Whilst here you will also learn about how all these activities were done years ago, and you will be even invited to taste some tequila, mezcal and pulque. Following this, you can enjoy delicious Mexican food and drinks (not included) during an allocated short break. Your tour will then conclude with you being taken back to your hotel or preferred nearby location at around 3:00 PM.

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Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

4. Mexico City: Chapultepec Castle and Anthropology Museum Tour

Explore the life of the Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg on a tour of Chapultepec Castle, located on top of Mexico City's Chapultepec Hill, a site once sacred to the Aztecs. Venture inside the stunning monument, and discover rooms of classical European ornamentations. Stroll the halls full of light and discover stairways made of marble. Admire the sculptures and busts of historical figures, such as the Emperor Cuauhtémoc and the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, along the way. Then depart Chapultepec Castle (also known as the "National Museum of History") and break for lunch, before going to the National Museum of Anthropology. Experience one of the most important anthropology museums in Latin America and explore rooms that detail the pre-Hispanic culture of the Maya, Toltec and other ethnic peoples through the ages. Learn more from your bilingual guide, and benefit from the chance to chat about Mexican history.

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Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

5. Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

Discover the southern part of Mexico City. Follow Insurgentes, the world's largest avenue, passing the Cibeles Fountain, Poliforum Siqueiros, and Plaza de Toros, until you arrive at the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), listed as World Heritage. Admire its famous murals and sculptures, made by artists such as Diego de Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Juan O'Gorman. The campus of the University, built between 1950 and 1954, embodies one of the most emblematic developments of modern Mexican architecture. See the Olympic Stadium of 1968, with a mural by Diego Rivera. Your next destination is Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of Mexico City, and one of the last remaining vestiges of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. This beautiful place is characterized by its canals, floating gardens, and brightly decorated trajineras, considered the traditional Mexican equivalent of a gondola. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on the canals while mariachi serenade you, floating kitchens offer you food, and flower-vendors tempt you with their colorful bouquets. An unforgettable experience!

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Mexico City: MUCHO Museum of Chocolate Entrance Ticket

6. Mexico City: MUCHO Museum of Chocolate Entrance Ticket

Book your entry ticket to MUCHO, Mexico City’s Museum of Chocolate that inspires and educates cultural manifestations related to cocoa and chocolate. Smell, touch, listen, and look as you learn everything about chocolate history and culture. Step through the Chocolate Museum’s doors and enter an elegant and inviting ambiance located within a characteristic house from 1909 in the Colonia Juárez neighborhood of Mexico City. Immerse yourself in a chocolate universe where sight, taste, smell, and touch, are the main factors of a unique experience. Get inspired and let your creativity shine as you learn about cacao and its importance in Mexican culture. After visiting the museum, choose to stop at the MUCHO store where you can find products made by artisans, chocolatiers, and artists, as well as foods and drinks, including a variety of cocoas and chocolate.

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Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

7. Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

The day begins with a panoramic tour in Tlatelolco, today the largest Archaeological site in Mexico City that was part of the capital of the Aztec Empire. It was the main marketplace of that empire and where the conquest of the Aztecs was consummated. Right there is the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, where the pre-Hispanic, colonial and present world of Mexico meet. Later, continue the tour to the Basilica of Guadalupe, the most important religious building in all of Mexico and one of the most visited places in the Catholic world, which receives annually more than twenty million pilgrims. After the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, continue to Teotihuacan, the City of the Gods, located in the northeast of Mexico City. In Teotihuacan, the guide will tell you about the history of this place, its mysteries, its development, its greatness, its importance and its fall. After, you will have free time for those who wish to climb to the Pyramid of the Sun or walk through the famous Avenue of the Dead.

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Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Tour with Art Historian

8. Mexico City: Anthropology Museum Tour with Art Historian

Meet your art historian guide at the Anthropology Museum of Mexico City who is also a certified tourist guide. Embark on a walking tour of the main galleries as you begin to discover the incredible collections inside which cover the 3  main Mesoamerican cultures - the Teotihuacan, Mexican, and Mayan. As you begin to walk, find out why the museum was built with its specific design which resembles the architecture and religion of Mesoamerican cultures. Gain an overview of the stories, religion, mentality, and cosmologies of these historic cultures, to make the visit more comprehensible and friendly. The guide will show printed images and examples of the art form those cultures to make the explanations more accurate, clear, and enjoyable. After visiting the museum, spend some time at the gift shop. Then, head to one of the gardens in front of the museum to experience and enjoy the "Voladores de Papantla" dance. Appreciate this 2000-year-old tradition that is part of Mesoamerican culture. Listen as your guide explains what is happening during the performance. Marvel as how 4 people climb a tall pole and then throw themselves hanging from their ankles down to the ground.

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Tour & Reino Animal For Kids

9. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Tour & Reino Animal For Kids

Tour the Teotihuacan Archaeological Site before stopping at the Reino Animal Conservation Center on this day trip for kids of all ages. Learn about more than 130 animal species at Reino animal and get your own cup of food to give to the animals. Start your day by being picked up in Mexico City, then you’ll make your way to the historic Mexican archaeological complex, Teotihuacan. Once at Teotihuacan, your guide will share stories and legends of the site that will keep all ages entertained. As you walk through one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico and the world, learn about the pyramid of the sun and the pyramid of the moon and why these two pyramids are so important. Next, head to Reino Animal Conservation Center, where you will be able to explore freely on your own and learn about many animal species. Enjoy the Safari Ride, interactive activities, and a place to have food and drinks and relax in nature (activity and food costs not included).  After exploring all that Reino Animal has to offer, you will be taken back to Mexico City for drop-off. 

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Mexico City: Market Tour

10. Mexico City: Market Tour

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.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

Julio was our tour guide, and he was great! We got to see everything as promised, had time to see the different shops and locations. Very nice and informing along the way and drive there was very nice.

It was a nice trip. Senior Victor drove us safely to the different spots and Roberto told us historic details. Both are very friendly and kind, so we had great conversations. We would go again

El museo es pequeño pero tiene todo lo necesario en información, arte y elementos visuales. La atención es maravillosa y los productos a la venta deliciosos ¡Felicidades!

It was excellent the guide Rosa Maria and the Driver Jesus where outstanding in their service I recommend it 100%

Amazing experience. It is a most if you want to experience the tradition of the day of the dead