Tacos, Chelas & Mezcal: Gastronomy Tour in Mexico City with Farah

Your TourHero

Farah

Hi! My name's Farah and I'm a huge foodie! I love traveling to new places to expand my palate and discover new cuisines, new cultures, and new people! I'm pretty daring with my food choices and I've eaten my way through 10 different countries. I hope to include Mexico soon! I've planned this trip because Mexico City has been on my bucket list for so long — if you want to see if authentic al pastor tacos are as good as they say they are in Mexico, come along with me!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jun 20 - 24, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van, boat

Tour Price

USD 364
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

20 – 30

Travel interest

Food, wine, culture, sightseeing

Your Local Guide

Guide - Rutopia

In operation since 2017, Rutopia seeks to connect travelers with its network of hand-picked local hosts in Mexico to help guests discover the country through the eyes of its people. With a focus on customizing trips for guests so that they can enjoy authentic and transformative experiences, Rutopia is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable time in Mexico. The team takes safety seriously — all destinations, activities, and hosts are carefully reviewed and verified remote assistance is provided every step of the way to ensure a smooth trip.

Very original trips that help the people of the communities you visit.

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Pilar Yanez

Fantastic Will do it again – My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again !!

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Varadarajan

Super Easy way to plan a trip to Mexico – Jorge and Melina did a great job and I was very happy with my trip. On very short notice and in the high season, Jorge put together a perfect itinerary. I hate to plan and Jorge took all the work out of it. He put together a good balance of all the big, must see actvities.

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Mexico>Tacos, Chelas & Mezcal: Gastronomy Tour in Mexico City with Farah

Calling all foodies! This trip to Mexico City is one for the books, featuring multiple guided food tours and bar crawls with local experts to show you the right places to go. These gastronomy experiences will change the way you think about Mexican food as you try al pastor tacos right off the spit and sip on small-batch mezcal from local distilleries. Mix these cantina tours with cultural fun as you explore historic downtown with a preplanned travel diary and float through the canals of the Xochimilco on iconic trajineras. With free time to check out the Teotihuacan ruins and national museums, you’ll return home with a new appreciation for Aztec history and Mexican culture.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Farah

Hi! My name's Farah and I'm a huge foodie! I love traveling to new places to expand my palate and discover new cuisines, new cultures, and new people! I'm pretty daring with my food choices and I've eaten my way through 10 different countries. I hope to include Mexico soon! I've planned this trip because Mexico City has been on my bucket list for so long — if you want to see if authentic al pastor tacos are as good as they say they are in Mexico, come along with me!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jun 20 - 24, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van, boat

Mexico>Tacos, Chelas & Mezcal: Gastronomy Tour in Mexico City with Farah

Calling all foodies! This trip to Mexico City is one for the books, featuring multiple guided food tours and bar crawls with local experts to show you the right places to go. These gastronomy experiences will change the way you think about Mexican food as you try al pastor tacos right off the spit and sip on small-batch mezcal from local distilleries. Mix these cantina tours with cultural fun as you explore historic downtown with a preplanned travel diary and float through the canals of the Xochimilco on iconic trajineras. With free time to check out the Teotihuacan ruins and national museums, you’ll return home with a new appreciation for Aztec history and Mexican culture.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Mexico City
  • Arrive in Mexico City
  • Private transfer from Mexico City Airport to Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique
  • Check-in at Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique
  • Narvarte At Night — Tacos, Chelas & Mezcal (dinner, drinks, and gratuity included in price)
  • Day 2 · Mexico City
  • Breakfast (included in price)
  • Self-guided tour of the historic center
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Cantina Tour — Mezcal, tequila, and pulque (dinner and drinks included in price)
  • Day 3 · Mexico City
  • Breakfast (included in price)
  • Free day in Mexico City
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Mexico City
  • Breakfast (included in price)
  • Navigate the canals of Xochimilco in a wooden trajinera
  • Lunch and Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast (included in price)
  • Check out of Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique
  • Private transfer from Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique to Mexico City Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Mexico City — a place where innovative gastronomy, historic architecture, and nonstop fun come to play

We’re thrilled to have you here in Mexico’s capital and largest city! This vibrant location is home to innovative gastronomy, diverse art, and ancient history at every turn. Once you arrive, check into Casa Pepe, grab a cold drink, and let the fun begin! Take a stroll around the city or freshen up for a night of authentic food and budding friendships, as we head to the neighborhood of Narvarte. This middle-class area has kept its charm with family-style taquerias on every street. We’ll taste some of the best al pastor tacos in the city served from an outdoor roasting spit, toast our chelas (cold beers) to a stellar trip, and meet with a local chef who will take us through a small-batch mezcal tasting. Enjoy the night before you head back to the hostel and rest up for another day of culture and culinary joy.

Day 2

Explore the streets and cantinas of Mexico City with a day full of sightseeing, tastings, drinks, and laughter

Rise and shine, travelers! After a hearty breakfast at the hostel, take a self-guided tour of the historic center of Mexico City with a preplanned travel diary. Explore the area at your own pace and stop to smell the roses (or tacos) along the way. If you’re looking for support, ask us for help, and we can place you with a local guide who can keep you on course to see it all. Head back to the hostel and get ready for a night featuring three renowned cantinas. We’ll start at a famous taqueria where we’ll sample all the authentic flavors of the area. Next, we’ll head to a historic cantina for chelas and learn more about the cultural depth of Mexican food and drink. We’ll finish out the night at a cozy hotspot for mezcal tasting led by a local expert and try pulque, a traditional drink made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. Night two is sure to impress, so get ready your tastebuds ready for this cultural exhibition!

Day 3

Free day to play — spend it however you please!

Today you can wake up at your own pace and explore Mexico city as you please. Consider spending time at the anthropology museum, take a bike tour through the ruins of Teotihuacan, or tour the famous neighborhood of Coyoacán. You can eat your way through downtown or shop til’ you drop at the local markets. No matter the adventure you choose, you’re sure to have a blast in this cultural epicenter!

Day 4

Journey down the canals of Xochimilco in a wooden trajinera and see the city from a new perspective

Good morning and welcome to another day of food and culture in this virbrant city! Grab a quick breakfast and head to the canals of Xochimilco where we’ll travel through the city into the lush jungle foliage by trajinera, large wooden boats decorated with a Mexican flare. These waterways are the last remnants of the rivers that once crossed the valley floors of Tenochtitlan aka modern-day Mexico City. Not only will you see the city from a new perspective, you’ll learn about the Aztec harvesting techniques that are still used today. After this voyage into history, enjoy one final night of food and mezcal with your new friends.

Day 5

Time flies when you’re having fun in Mexico City

Who can believe the trip is already over? Enjoy one final breakfast at the hostel, say your goodbyes to new friends, and take your private transfer to the airport. Head home with a head full of memories and a heart full of joy. Until next time, be well!

Accommodation

  • Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique

    Casa Pepe isn’t your typical hostel, boasting boho vibes, an eco-friendly mindset, and a prime location steps away from the heart of downtown Mexico City. This boutique accommodation features high-end rooms, a rooftop plunge pool and lounge, restaurant/bar, and friendly faces to make your stay memorable. You’ll lay your head each night in a dorm-style room with chic decor and individual space to prepare for stellar experiences in CDMX. The hostel features reliable WiFi, various activities, common spaces to socialize, and knowledgeable staff to help you every step of the way. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 4 nights in Hostal Boutique Casa Pepe (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Narvarte At Night — Tacos, Chelas & Mezcal (dinner night 1)
  • Tour three cantinas in downtown Mexico City (dinner night 2)
  • Tour the canals of Xochimilco in a traditional trajinera (boat)
  • All breakfasts
  • Private transfer from Mexico City airport to your hotel.
  • Private transfer from your hotel to the Mexico City airport
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Casa Pepe Hotel - Room UPGRADE

Upgrade your room at Casa Pepe to a private, deluxe queen room featuring a queen-sized bed, Smart TV, and private bathroom. Enjoy powerful free Wi-Fi, daily happy-hour, and welcome margarita upon arrival. You’ll get all the same perks as the rest of the group with a little more space to rest and relax each night. Min. 2 people

Price: USD 118

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Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique

Chapultepec Wood & Castle and The National Museum of Anthropology Tours

Head to Chapultepec and walk through "La Puerta de Los Leones" and the lush forest to the Castle of Chapultepec, former residence of the Second Mexican Empire of Maximilian and Charlotte. Learn the history of the structure and how it became the National Museum of History. After a break for lunch, you’ll head to the National Museum of Anthropology where you’ll pursue pre-Hispanic pieces, such as the Piedra del Sol and the Tlaloc monolith. This private tour will give you the background needed to understand the ancient happenings of this magical land.

Price: USD 75

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Anthropology Museum

Full-day bike tour through Teotihuacan, "the city of the gods"

Journey to "the city of the gods" on this magical bike tour that will take you through the rural lands of Mexico City into the heart of the ancient ruins. Learn the mysteries of this Aztec city through your local guide and marvel at the construction of the Temple of the Feathered Serpent and the impressive Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Your tour will wrap up with a pulque tasting, which is an alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant, and a visit to a local workshop with items made from natural elements, such as Tuna, Nopal, and Xoconostle.

Price: USD 160

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Teotihuacan Ruins

Tour the famous and picturesque neighborhood of Coyoacán

Coyoacán is a must-see on a trip to Mexico City, as it’s home to the Frida Kahlo museum, houses the former residence of Leon Trotsky, and boasts bright-colored buildings with art, trees, and fountains all around. After a car ride with your guide to the location, you’ll partake in an hour and a half walk starting at the Parish and Former Convent of San Juan Bautista. You’ll walk around the main square of Coyoacán, where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream or some churros, and make your way to San Jacinto Square, known for its variety of handicrafts and paintings. You’ll also head to Casa Azul, one of the many homes of Frida Kahlo, and see the work of Diego Rivera. Take all the pictures you can of this idyllic neighborhood!

Price: USD 25

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Casa Azul

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 364
Per person