The Real Mexico City: Visiting a Non Touristy Neighborhood

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified 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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Viviana 25 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Diego provided a great tour of a non touristy area of Mexico City. He was a local so he had a lot of insight of the area. We highly recommend this tour!
Sean 13 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Fantastic informative and super fun
Lee Harty 10 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
this was the most interesting and informative tour i have ever received. diego was engaging and the time flew by, he also included interactive and fun activities, was candid and honest with us, and always made sure the group could hear what he was saying. if you go to mexico city, make sure you do this tour!
Christian 09 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
This is a great tour of this neighborhood. The Library is fantastic. Diego was very informative and knowledgeable. Don't miss this tour
sanchita 09 Nov 2023
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
This is the most interesting tour of the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood. Diego made the tour so engaging with his stories, taking us to hidden places, and talking about the changes in the area. He was so knowledgeable and it was easy to ask questions and learn interesting information. We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
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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