Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán

Location : Mexico City, Mexico
Duration : 13 hours (approx.)

Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s food and craft markets with an in-the-know guide, and then tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacán. Discover a ‘witch market,’ a flower-market extravaganza, and sample treats like tamales and tostadas, before exploring Teotihuacán’s ancient pyramids. Make your way to the apex of the Sun Pyramid for incredible views, and then cap your day off with a home-cooked meal at a family home.


  • 13-hour day trip to Mexico City markets and Teotihuacán with dinner at a local family home
  • Visit five of the city’s local street markets and sample different foods along the way
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Teotihuacan pyramids and climb the Sun Pyramid
  • Explore a small town and visit sustainable family projects for a glimpse into local lifestyles
  • Settle in for a homemade dinner prepared with local organic produce, in a Mexican family home
  • Food tastings, dinner, entrance fees and public transport included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour gives you an in-depth, insider look at local lifestyles. Fans of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will love one of the lesser-known markets on the itinerary. Plus, enjoy peaceful views from the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacán.

What You Can Expect

Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán

Kick off your full-day tour with visits to five of Mexico City’s street markets. Your guide takes you to an artisan market yet undiscovered by hordes of visitors. Then, on to a ‘witch market,’ before exploring a three-in-one market bursting with fresh produce, prepared foods and the largest flower selections in the city. Along the way, sample treats like tamales, tostadas, tacos, corn from the cob cooked in a kettle, and unique drinks.

Next, your guide accompanies you on a public bus to the Teotihuacán pyramids, an archaeological zone and UNESCO site just north of Mexico City. Also known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacán was constructed around 300 BC and was mysteriously abandoned centuries before the Aztecs arrived.

Begin a guided tour at the Moon Pyramid, walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass) and reach the Sun Pyramid, the tallest one in the area. Climb 207 feet (63 meters), and at the top, sip a sacred Aztec drink (own expense) while soaking up panoramas of the ancient city. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before regrouping with your guide.

Head to a small town just outside of Mexico City and meet with local families. Hear about their sustainable businesses, such as preparing delicious liquors and jams out of cactus.

After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and good conversation at a family home. Head back to Mexico City with a full and satisfied stomach, and arrive at night at your original departure point, where your tour ends.

Please note: Some of the places visited are local houses and businesses, which have irregular hours, so your itinerary may vary slightly. As these areas are not frequented by tourists, please dress conservatively.

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