Local History from Down Below
and High Above
See Mexico from Sunken Park to Highest Observation Deck
A vertical walking tour with elevators/transport at the crossroads of town.
From US$83 pp, 10 AM & 4 PM Daily in English. By Reservation Only
Have fun discovering Mexico's ancient cultures while visiting a real sunken park in town. Stroll past Del Valle borough, a century-old mixed use neighborhood at the crossroads of town. Then go 500ft above ground to the city's highest and most technologically advanced observation deck.
This experience overlooks at least five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
What you'll do
Local History from Down Below and High Above
From a centuries-old neighborhood park, we will begin learning the story of today's Mexico. From the bottom of a beautiful and sunken park full with pre-Hispanic art we will learn of the cultures that pre-date the Europeans in the Americas.
From the top of Mexico's World Trade Center building we will learn the divisions, growth and geography of the city from a hi-tech observatory 500 ft above ground.
At a traditional city cantina, we will have a torta (traditional sandwich) and a traditional drink.
This experience doesn't take place at any touristy, beaten-path neighborhood, but at the best hidden jewel, Colonia del Valle, which lies next to famous Roma and Condesa but beyond our daily bread.
We will show you around this modern 100 year-old borough which began as a collection of centuries-old towns, like Tlacoquemecatl, Xochimanca, an others.
This visit includes the park at the former sand mines, a short ride on del Valle's central Insurgentes Avenue via public transportation (Metrobus), a visit to a city's hi-tech, reality and virtual-reality, look-out observatory at a height of 500 feet, the highest one in town, and a visit to a traditional local cantina (bar) to try a traditional torta (sandwich) and a drink.
The experience's hosts and experts.
Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
A complimentary Mexican torta (sandwich will be offered at the cantina.
A link to download the apps and information necessary for the hi-tech experience.
Things to keep in mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
Every experience is vetted for unique access.
Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Bring a government-issued ID or passport as it may be required at some locations. This is a 1 mile (1.6 km), 4 hrs walk, with a few restroom stops. We begin on the dot & do not wait for missing participants. Liquids aren't allowed inside exhibits, please be willing to dispose of your containers. This experience goes on rain or shine. Please come prepared.
This is a 1 mile-long route on leveled ground both on sidewalks and buildings full of little-slope ramps over minor obstacles. There are 32"+ wide little-slope, outdoor & indoor ramps at every curb & building & an 80 sq ft elevator for visiting the city's observation deck.
This experience goes whether rain or shine. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.
On this experience you will discover 700 years of Mexican history and see very important monuments in the Sunken Park. Later, you will se and understand the city's development from 500 ft above ground.
Ending point, facilities & transportation
Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends at Luz Saviñon Street at the corner with Insurgentes Avenue. Metrobus Poliforum station is right next door. Uber or other cars can pick you up at the door. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.