Things to do in

Mexico City

The great Mexican metropolis — home to Frida Kahlo, tacos al pastor, and many a UNESCO-listed treasure.

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Our most recommended Mexico City Balloon Tours

  • Hot-Air Balloon Flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids

    1. Hot-Air Balloon Flight over the Teotihuacan Pyramids

    Discover the magnificent Teotihuacan Pyramids from the air! This exciting 1-hour journey will take you up into the clouds for a truly unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Your adventure starts at 07:00 with the inflating of the hot air balloon and instructions from your leader. You’ll be part of a hard-working team, preparing the balloon for flight. Then climb aboard to experience amazing views of the pyramids, including the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Teotihuacan archaeological site is in the Basin of Mexico, just 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Mexico City, which contains some of the largest pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Don’t miss out on seeing the site from this unique, airborne perspective!

    Amazing experience. Beautiful sites. Very professional service with free breakfast, coffee and a glass of champagne to celebrate. Highly recommend.

  • 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 ...

    The balloon and bike tour were both fantastic. The guides were friendly and informative. I made friends along the way.

  • From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon & Walking Teotihuacan Tour

    3. 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.

    Excellent experience. The attention was unique, every person involved showed pride in what they do and in their country. Highly recommended.

  • Teotihuacan: Hot Air Balloon Flight

    4. Teotihuacan: Hot Air Balloon Flight

    Start your early morning with a coffee break with Nescafe flavors and while you enjoy your coffee watch the preparation of the balloons and take pictures. Be introduced to your pilot and get a briefing about the safety regulations before, during and at the end of the flight. Enjoy the amazing view during your shared balloon flight and have a traditional toast with sparkling wine from Freixenet winery. Afterwards, you’ll receive a flight diploma printed with your name on it and enjoy a delicious breakfast in a panoramic view restaurant.

Frequently asked questions about Mexico City

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Planning Your Visit

  • How long should I stay in Mexico City?

    10-14 days is enough to get the most out of this truly amazing city.

  • How walkable is Mexico City?

    It's huge, so you will be relying on public transport a lot. In certain non-tourist areas, it's advised to avoid walking around at night.

  • When should I go to Mexico City?

    Mexico City thrives in the summer, but it is probably best to visit from November onwards if you are averse to extreme heat.

  • Anything else I should know?

    In Mexico, tipping is common in places you may not have expected - for example, at gas stations and supermarkets. If in doubt, check out what locals are doing.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Mexican Peso (MXN)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-06:00)
  • Country Code
    +52
  • Best time to visit
    Year-round

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What people are saying about Mexico City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,557 reviews

Our guides were Isabel and Abel, they really have a good back and forth, good natured joking with each other. Abel was the driver and I have to hand it to him and his skill. Isabel was very knowledgeable and professional. She had very good insights for every place we went. I liked that we were given plenty of opportunities to go to the restroom. I'd have liked to have given more time at the Shrine of Guadalupe.

Leonardo and Mario were wonderful. I accidentally bought the tour without the museum, and was sooo happy to find I think I would have enjoyed it less than the free time I had to explore Coyoacán while others were in the museum. Saved me a few bucks on tour price and that neighborhood was so much fun with all types of food and shopping.

If you are in CDMX and want to experience Cholula and Puebla as a day trip...then this is the tour you were looking for. Don't hesitate to book it. It is a private tour which means you will maximize the day by spending more time in both cities.

Francisco was super knowledgeable, friendly, and hilarious. Abel is the MAN behind the wheel. We had a great time, would recommend to anyone visiting CDMX!

Great experience! Tour guide Fernando was outstanding!!!