The Real Mexico City: Visiting a Non Touristy Neighborhood

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Diego
Registered on December 07, 2022

Hi, I'm Diego Ruvalcaba, a professional tour guide with more than 6 years of experience in Mexico City and Wroclaw, Poland. In 2016, I was honored to be nominated for Citizen of the Year in Mexico for my contributions as an activist. As a passionate explorer of my city, I take pride in revealing the hidden gems that are often overlooked by tourists. Whether delving into the fascinating history and culture of the area or exploring the most charming neighborhoods, I guarantee a unique and unforgettable experience. With a master's degree in Sociology, I have a deep understanding of the social issues, politics, and economy that shape Mexico City. I love engaging in thought-provoking conversations with my guests, giving them a unique perspective on the local culture, lifestyle, and customs of the city. Join me on a tour and let me show you my city in a way you've never seen before. You will be amazed by the stories, secrets and surprises waiting to be discovered around every corner. Book your tour with me today and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Do you think that CDMX is something more than Roma, Condesa, city center, or Coyoacán? Do you want to go to a real neighborhood in Mexico City? Then this tour is for you.
We will be walking through the emblematic, traditional, and oldest neighborhood of the city, the hidden gem of Mexico City: Santa María la Ribera. 
This is a tour of an unconventional and non-touristy place. You will get a taste of the real Mexico City and see how mexicans really live. A tour for professional tourists. A tour without filters, where you will see the best and the worst of the city.
We will visit the largest library in Latin America, we will see beautiful churches, and museums and will experience real life in the city, going into the streets, houses, and parks.
You will be accompanied by a local bilingual guide, with more than 30 years of living in the place.
Tour is not suitable for kids, teenagers or reduced mobility people.

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  • Meeting point:
    C. Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, ...
    C. Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, Sta María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc, 06400 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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    We'll meet outside Museo Universitario del Chopo. This is at Enrique González Martínez 10. Two blocks from the Revolución metro and metrobus station. You will identify me because I will have an open pink umbrella.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Arthur 28 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
I really recommend the tour of Diego. It was very interesting and we were able to see places which we wouldn’t see by our own.
Cindy 26 May 2024
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Travelled in group - May 2024
Our favorite tour in CDMX (after doing all three). Diego was super knowledgeable and showed us a side of Mexico City that aren’t touristy but very interesting to anyone that is looking for a true local experience. We also received a ton of tips/recommendations. Do not miss this tour!!!
Merel 25 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very nice tour with real insider facts! Definitely recommended:)
Sebastian 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
I took 4 walking tours in CDMX and this one was hands down the best!
Mrill 20 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Diego puts together wonderful stories and information that will open up Mexico City like no other experience. I am very grateful he is willing to share his deep knowledge, and very much enjoyed his sense of humor. Top Notch!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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