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Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

1. 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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From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Bike Tour in Teotihuacan

2. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Bike Tour in Teotihuacan

Take off on a hot air balloon ride through the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and enjoy the panoramic views from different vantage points. After the hot air balloon experience, savor a delicious breakfast. Then, begin your bike-tour by choosing a bicycle according to your size, and ride around the Valley of Teotihuacan pyramids, taking in the views from different perspectives. Ride to the neighborhoods of Tepantitla Tetitla and Atetelco where you will see the mural that is still preserved in the old residential neighborhoods. After visiting the mural, go into the archaeological site to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon. After visiting the archaeological site, see the Butterfly Palace and then bike to a craft workshop where you'll learn about gemstones, like the obsidian, and taste the traditional drink, pulque. The tour will end with a tasty buffet meal (excluding drinks), and you will return to Mexico City at approximately 4:00 PM. The bike ride is approximately 10 km. Please note: The bike tour takes place outside of the Archaeological Zone.

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Mexico City: Street Art Bike Tour with Snack

3. Mexico City: Street Art Bike Tour with Snack

Get off the tourist path and closer to the local spirit, riding through the barrios and admiring the street art in contrasting areas. Make a stop for street food and learn about the history and culture of Mexico City from a passionate local guide in English and Spanish. The walls of Mexico City reflect the Muralist movement’s evolution from museums into public space as an attempt to forge a connection between people and their community. Ride through the city at a pleasant pace, stopping to talk about landmarks and murals.  Break for local street food, perfect for everyone’s palate — with varying levels of spiciness, as well as vegan, gluten and dairy-free options.  Wind through the bustling streets of Mexico City's main district on a tour punctuated by fun facts and fascinating history. Discover gems of the city otherwise left unnoticed. Beginning and ending on the beautiful wide boulevard of Paseo de la Reforma, this 3-hour biking tour is a great way to orient yourself within the wonderful capital of Mexico.

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From Mexico City: Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

4. From Mexico City: Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

Setting off on this half-day tour of Xochimilco and Coyoacan, you’ll pass by Mexico City’s World Trade Center, the Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, the Monumental Mexico Bull Ring, and the Insurgentes Theater with its mosaic mural of Diego Rivera’s Cantinflas. Explore the university library that features mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman, Mexico’s Olympic stadium, and the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel, built on lava fields. Enjoy the peaceful waters of the Xochimilco canals, one of the last traces of the Aztec era. Take a relaxing, scenic journey on these ancient waters on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. You’ll visit the impressive colonial district of Coyoacan. Walk along Francisco Sosa Street to the town’s main square, admiring its large, rambling 16th-century houses on the way. See the impressive mansion of Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the Church of St. John the Baptist, with its magnificent paintings and altarpieces.

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From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

5. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

Enjoy a breathtaking hot air balloon flight through the Teotihuacan Pyramids, and compare different views from the sky and in land. Savor a hearty breakfast so you can and continue your adventure in the archeological site, where you'll see the famous Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Walk through the iconic city to the fresco murals that are still preserved in the old residential neighborhoods. Before leaving the archaeological site, visit the home of an artisan to learn more about obsidian, and the most famous drinks of Mexico: Pulque, Tequila and Mezcal. Enjoy a typical lunch in the Village of San Martín de las Pirámides. You will return to Mexico City around 4:00 PM.

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Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

6. Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

Follow a guide on an e-bike trip through Mexico city and discover must-see sights such as the Bosque de Chapultepec, Reforma Avenue, and the historic center of the city. Make stops for tacos and get all the gear you need for a safe ride. After meeting your guide, gear up with a helmet, reflective vest, and e-bike. The advantage of riding an electric bike is that you choose to get in some exercise while using the pedals and, as soon as you run out of energy, you can start the electric motor for an effortless ride.  Once comfortable on your bike, take off through the city streets. See the famous Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), Reforma Avenue and its monuments, and Centro Historico (the historic center).  Journey through the Condesa, Roma, and Polanco neighborhoods, and learn about the different styles and architecture of each. You’ll also get to know about the socio-economic contrast between each neighborhood and learn why this city can be so diverse and multicultural.  During the tour, get a taste of local flavors during 3 taco breaks to recharge your personal battery.

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From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids and Bike Tour

7. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids and Bike Tour

Begin your day walking down the mythical Avenue of the Dead lined with vestiges of a magnificent civilization in the pre-Columbian Americas. The Guide will tell you about this mythical civilization, you will have a different perspective of the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. Continue with a bike ride through the Teotihuacán valley and enjoy the fantastic views of the area. Visit the Magical Town of San Martín de las Pirámides and explore a cave where your guide will talk to you about the importance of worldview in ancient culture. Visit a craft workshop where you will learn about precious stones, such as obsidian, and here you will also have the opportunity to taste the traditional Mexican alcoholic drink pulque, a fermented agave sap drink. Your tour will end with a tasty lunch (no drinks included) and will return to Mexico City at approximately 4:00 PM (depending on traffic conditions).

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2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

8. 2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

Spend 2 days visiting the top archeological and cultural attractions in the Mexico City area. Climb the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, visit the Frieda Kahlo Museum in colorful Coyoacán and enjoy a boat ride in Xochimilco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine and Tlatelolco Your first day begins with a drive to Tlatelolco, the largest archaeological site in Mexico City. Learn about the importance of this place that was part of the capital of the Aztec empire. See the Plaza of the 3 Cultures where pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Mexico blend. Continue on to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most important religious site in all of Mexico and one of the most visited shrines in the Catholic world. More than 20 million pilgrims visit the site every year. From the Basilica of Guadalupe, the tour continues to Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods. A professional guide will take you on a journey through the history of this mystical place. Walk among the ruins and marvel at the size of the pyramids. Climb up the stairs at the famous Sun and Moon pyramids and take in the views from the top. After a day of appreciating Mexico’s history, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. Day 2: Coyoacán, National University and Frida Kahlo Museum Your day starts with a drive to Coyoacán, an area dating back to pre-Hispanic times. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the picturesque houses, and then visit Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo Museum. Also, have the opportunity to visit a cooperative shop that helps local Mexican artisans. Learn about the life and iconic work of this famous artist. The house is where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. You'll have an hour of free time in the museum to explore it thoroughly. The next stop is the National Autonomous University, founded in 1551, where you'll visit the UNESCO-listed central campus with art from muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O'Gorman. Continue to Xochimilco, located 17 miles south of Mexico City. This ecological reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates to Aztec times. Take an hour’s ride on a colorful boat known as a trajunera, enjoy festive music from other boats and meet vendors selling delicious snacks you can buy. At the end of the boat ride, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. 

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Mexico City: Chapultepec & Reforma Historic Bike Experience

9. Mexico City: Chapultepec & Reforma Historic Bike Experience

Meet your guide at a downtown bike rental shop for either a morning or afternoon tour, depending on the time you have selected. Choose your bicycle from a range of different styles. The team will help you feel comfortable in the saddle. Receive a brief safety tutorial from your experienced guide. Afterward, hop on your bike, hit the street and let the adventure begin. Cruise down the streets of Mexico City as you listen to your guide tell the story of Mexico's history– a history filled with epic battles thrilling tales. Admire the monuments and sculptures which adorn Reforma avenue and learn the legends behind them. Visit El Angel, one of Mexico city's most iconic landmarks. Let the Rain God Tlaloc show you the entrance to Chapultepec Park. Breath in the fresh air from the parks ancient trees. Discover the history of Mexico, from its ancient past to its present. Learn about the Aztecs, the glorious Mexican Maximilian Emperor, and Porfirio Díaz cosmopolitan vision to beautify this seven centuries old capital city, once chosen to be part of a great European empire. On Sundays, you will share the avenue just with bicycles. The streets are closed to motorists so families can enjoy physical activities.

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Xochimilco: Private Magic Christmas Boat Tour

10. Xochimilco: Private Magic Christmas Boat Tour

Learn how Christmas is celebrated in the heart of Mexico on this private boat tour with a local guide. Experience a wide variety of Mexican traditions and customs and sample some local cuisine as you enjoy a boat tour on Xochimilco Lake. In the company of your professional guide, visit the lake's most beautifully decorated spots. You’re sure to feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere of the waterfront. Taste local products and pick up some unique souvenirs at the floating Christmas market.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

Very good experience, well organized and safe. All the people involved in our trip was very nice, educated and handle their job very good. The hot air balloon part was amazing, 45 minutes in the air, it was so quiet and peaceful with the spectacular view of the Teotihuacan Pyramids complex and the mountains around the place, just was breathtaking. I recommend this trip 100%

Amazing experience! You feel that the 13 hours of flight to arrive to Mexico are worth just for this excursion! Professionalism, ponctuality, good vibes from all staff! Big bravo to everyone !

Incredible!!! Majestic!!! The best $$ invested… you can't not do it, it's one of the best experiences in life… super super recommended !!! The balloon ride pays for the entire ride.

I had a lot of Fun! The guide is a great person and I loved lunch, I am grateful for Yam's great experience, I have no negative comments on anything, I hope to return soon, thank you.

I enjoyed experiencing the different barrios from a different perspective. Our guide Ivan was really nice and I enjoyed conversation, also with other participants.