This tour is a photographer's paradise and one of the most authentic ways I could have experienced Mexico City. Most markets in countries that I have visited ended up being what appear to be local markets only to find that they only sell souvenirs and cater to tourists - none of that is on this tour. Our guide, Eva, navigated us through the windy market place where the locals purchase flowers, food, pinatas and party supplies, kitchen and household items, animals, and items used for witchcraft. We observed the murals on the walls, which told the story of Mexican history in the area and passed by a Spanish Conquistador building.
We were allowed to sample various foods items: tamales, coffee, quesadillas, cactus, meats, fruit, huitlacoche, jicama with colorful salts, sweets, and various other items. She knew many of the merchants, and explained the history behind the merchant, their business, and provided an explanation of the unique items they were selling. We ended our tour at a local family's restaurant, enjoying a home cooked meal and chatting with the family who owns the restaurant, which is located in the mercado. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants an authentic and wonderful experience in Mexico City.
Ms. Kristina V., Mexico City, 23 Jan 2017
I absolutely loved this trip. It was sensitive, our guide was articulate,knowledgeable, responsible,dynamic,good humored and, kind. I did private expensive tours all over Mexico, and this was by far the best.
Ms. Madhulika S., Mexico City, 23 Jan 2017
I was advised in the last minute that the tour I scheduled was not available the day I booked. Then, when I went on the tour, the last portion at the Smithsonian was canceled. When I asked for a partial refund for all the inconveniences, the person assisting me was rude and arrogant. This organization displayed the worst customer experience I had ever seen. Will never book again with your company and will advise friends and family to book elsewhere for tours.
Mr. Trisha H., Panama City, 23 Jan 2017
It was a fantastic tour! Informative, entertaining, and delicious. A perfect way to experience the charms of Annapolis!