Things to do in Polanco

Our most recommended things to do in Polanco

Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

1. Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

Discover the best option to visit Mexico City in one day at your own pace and without stress, being able to hop on or off at the times that you want with the same ticket all day. You can choose between 4 different routes, such as the Historical Center Route that has 19 stops. With this route you can discover the history, architecture, culture, and of course authentic Mexican cuisine. The Polanco Route on the other hand is perfect to enjoy shopping and the most avant-garde architecture in the city throughout its 7 stops. The South Route has a total of 18 stops, and will take you to visit the most bohemian neighborhoods of the city, complete with a touch of architecture and archeology. With the final Basilica Route, you will encounter 5 stops during the tour, with this tour offering a religious excellence. With a duration of 3 hours, each route will allow you to take a trip through the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern times in the great capital of Mexico.

Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

2. Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

Explore Mexico City and hop on and off at the stops along 3 different tour circuits, with just 1 ticket. Visit the most important monuments, streets, and neighborhoods of the capital city of Mexico. The three different circuits are: Circuit 1 - Downtown - Polanco (Green) Enjoy a panoramic view of the capital's Zócalo. Discover the famous Reforma Avenue with its majestic buildings and several notable monuments such as the Angel of Independence and Diana the Huntress. Travel through parts of the trendy Roma, Condesa, and Polanco neighborhoods. Circuit 3 - Temples (Yellow) See several buildings that have an important role in the history of Mexico, such as The Franz Mayer Museum, The Basilica of Guadalupe, The Temple of San Judas Tadeo, and one of the most important monuments at the Benito Juárez Hemicycle. Circuit 4 - Downtown - South (Blue) Visit the most beautiful areas in the south of Mexico City such as Coyoacán, where you can visit Frida Kahlo's Blue House Museum. Explore the beautiful parks of San Ángel and visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) campus.

Mexico City: Inbursa Aquarium Tour with Transportation

3. Mexico City: Inbursa Aquarium Tour with Transportation

Discover Inbursa Aquarium, Latin America's only underground aquarium and home to more than 5,000 animals from over 230 species. Explore this vast underwater delight on a guided tour, including access to 48 exhibitions and roundtrip van transportation from a central location in Mexico City. Perfect for family and friends, enjoy roundtrip, air-conditioned van ride to the largest aquarium in Latin America. Upon arrival, enter the submarine elevator and descend to the bottom of the museum. Discover a sunken ship and learn about waves, tsunamis, and storms.  Ascend to the upper floors and see jellyfish, clownfish, sharks, piranhas, penguins, turtles, crocodiles, and corals. Listen as your guide shares environment simulations and details the intricate research and conservation efforts of biologists, veterinarians, and the Blau Life Conservation Center. Visit the museum's the shopping center to browse a variety of educational materials or purchase a souvenir. Snap a family photo outside of the museum before hopping back into the van for transportation back to the city.

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Tour & Reino Animal For Kids

4. 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. 

Mexico City: Electric Bike City Tour with Taco Stops

5. 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.

From Mexico City: Guided Day Tour to Cuernavaca & Tepoztlan

6. From Mexico City: Guided Day Tour to Cuernavaca & Tepoztlan

Start your adventure with an early pick-up from the meeting point or your accommodation, with a brief stop at Cuernavaca. While there, visit the Cuernavaca Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in the country. Admire the colonial architecture and colorful frescoes before making your way to Tepoztlan. Situated between the mountains south of Mexico City, the town of Tepoztlan is known for its breathtaking mountain views, narrow cobblestone streets, and charming town center. Besides its aesthetically picturesque attributes, Tepoztlan is also known for its mystical and spiritual reputation. According to Mesoamerican legend, Tepoztlan was said to be the birthplace of Quetzalcoatl, the omnipotent, feathered serpent god of the Aztecs. You’ll find the area populated with shamans, temazcal baths, and other alternative therapies. Once you arrive at Tepoztlan, you’ll begin your walking tour and explore the Tepozteco Archaeological Zone. You’ll also pass by the Tepoztlan Market to see the vendors and their wares and stroll by the Ex-Convento Dominico de La Natividad, the town’s main center and a beautifully preserved ex-convent that has since been transformed into a church.

From Mexico City: Private Hiking Tour at Nevado de Toluca

7. From Mexico City: Private Hiking Tour at Nevado de Toluca

Meet your guide in Mexico City in the morning and go to the beautiful Nevado De Toluca, which is the 4th highest summit in Mexico.  Witness the only volcano in the country with lakes in its crater and marvel at one of the most spectacular landscapes nationwide. Enjoy the views of a surrounding national park on your way there. Once arrived explore the volcano and its twin lakes together with your guide.  Take in the spectacular scenery during a full-day adventure. After a full day of discoveries, return to the vehicle and relax on the way back to your accommodation.

From Mexico City: Guided Day Trip to the Xochicalco Pyramids

8. From Mexico City: Guided Day Trip to the Xochicalco Pyramids

On this day tour with a local guide, learn about the Xochicalco Archaeological Zone, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Cuernavaca Cathedral and Xochicalco Pyramids. Start your day by heading to Xochicalco after meeting your guide. Along the way, stop by the famous Cuernavaca Cathedral, said to be one of the oldest churches on the continent. Take in the church’s structure, design, and colorful frescoes. Continue your way to Xochicalco, and upon your arrival, marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the crowds and learn more about this fortified ancient city as you climb the pyramids, stroll along the plazas, and view the myriad displays reminiscent of Mayan culture. Then, explore the small town of Xochicalco and stop for lunch (at your own expense) at one of the local eateries. Head back to Mexico City with your belly full of delicious food, mind full of knowledge, and camera roll filled with photos to remember your adventure.

Mexico City: Neighborhoods Contrasts Tour with Guide

9. Mexico City: Neighborhoods Contrasts Tour with Guide

Explore the neighborhoods of Mexico City with a guide on this day tour. Visit the historic center, Las Lomas, Polanco, and more. Learn about the cultural contrasts between different parts of the city from your guide. Start your tour at the meeting point in the city's historical center. See the old palaces and other historical landmarks that give this part of Mexico City its character. Next, visit the neighborhood of Las Lomas, which is an urban lifestyle community that attracts those looking for a more luxurious feel to the city. Close to Las Lomas, you will find one of the largest urban parks in the world: Chapultepec Park. Afterward, go to the Polanco area. See its dazzling array of exclusive restaurants, hotels, and expensive boutique stores. Then, you'll go to Santa Fe, the financial center of Mexico City. This neighborhood is recognizable for its western style architecture and shopping malls. You will also have the chance to ride on Mexico City's cable car, Cablebús. Enjoy incredible views of the bundled houses below, along with a peek at the volcanoes of the Sierra de Santa Catarina through the mist.

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What people are saying about Polanco

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 357 reviews

This is the BEST tour ever ! Edwardo was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge, passion and love for Mexico City made this tour an incredible experience. We covered so many suburbs, parks, monuments and city scapes. Riding the bikes was easy, fun, safe and the most perfect way to absorb the sights, cuisine and people of Mexico City. Thank you Edwardo. Highly recommended *****

Excellent route and allows you to get off at the points or stops that you want and then take another bus to continue at no cost. A tour of all the typical and important places in the city. There are 4 routes to take, all interesting.

It was perfect. With the reservation number they gave us the tickets and one can use the Turi bus for 24 hours, that gives the chance to do the 3 routes with the same value. a successful plan.

I was only one day and I think it's the fastest way to get to know the most representative of Mexico City.

Best way to see and explore Mexico City. Many options to choose from in between routes