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Mexico City: Half-Day Original Markets & Street Food Tour

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Uno dos tres cuatro cinco! Join this Mexico City tour to see 3 of Mexico's best street markets. Whether you're in the market for a magic love potion, voodoo dolls, hot tamales, pretty piñatas, or exotic flowers, these markets have all bases covered.
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Get a glimpse into Mexico City’s local way of life
  • Learn about ancient Mexican dishes
  • Experience three bustling local markets, including a somewhat secret market
  • Savor several tasty Mexican culinary samplings
  • Hop on the Mexico City Metro and travel just like locals do
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It’s time for a food adventure. Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and this tour opens them up to you, just as locals experience them. Your first stop is a relatively unknown market (even some Mexicans don’t know about this one). Your guide will provide you with some interesting information about the market’s unique history from the first half of the 1900s, and provide context within modern Mexican society. If you’re into the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera story, this will definitely be a highlight.

After this, you’ll hop on public transportation to make your way to the witchcraft market, one of the most bizarre places in the city. Here you’ll find everything from your favorite superhero costume and festive piñata, to magic potions, voodoo dolls, and the ever-coveted natural cure for a hangover. You're sure to be amazed by the different colors, smells, and sheer variety of things you can find in this market.

Once you’ve found your chosen magic elixir, you’ll walk a couple blocks to the subway that will take you to the 3-in-1 market of prepared food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and an unmatched selection of flowers. This is the biggest flower market in the city, where local vendors will match the color of your eyes to their most exotic flowers. The aisles of this market are lined with stands selling fruit, herbs, piñatas, meat, fish, corn, mole, and everything in between. As you wander through the market, you’ll get to sample a cup of pineapple tepache, tamales, Mexican barbecue, fruit cocktail, and exotic mixed juices.

Finally you’ll head to a local patio for the last sample of your journey, finishing this Mexico City market tour with a “panza llena, corazon contento” meaning “full tummy and happy heart”. Let all of the exotic experiences you have seen dance in your head as you take your afternoon siesta back in the comfort of your hotel, or prepare for an afternoon of adventure at the Teotihuacan pyramids.
  • English- and Spanish-speaking local guide
  • Public transportation costs
  • Samples of local food
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Extra food beyond included samples

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Museo Mexicano del Diseño, Francisco I Madero No. 74, Col. Centro Histórico, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 1600

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• You are advised to dress conservatively as you will be exploring a non-touristy areas. Long pants or jeans and a T-shirt are recommended. Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards in your hotel, and bring a small amount of cash. Only small cameras are allowed. During the rainy season (May to September), you are advised to bring a raincoat or umbrella

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Product ID: 39315