The Best Walking Tours in Mexico City (Updated 2023)

published: 6/1/2023 | June 1, 2023

I love Mexico City. It’s dynamic, diverse, bustling, and full of great museums and restaurants.

There is so much to do here. he takes long Time to peel back the layers of that onion and get to the core of the city. We do week long tours of the city and this gives you a good overview of just about everything!

However, with so much to see and do, I always suggest first-time visitors here take a walking tour (or three) during their trip. History, food, nightlife, markets – there are all kinds of tours that can introduce you to the city with the help of an expert local guide.

Here is a list of the best walking tours in Mexico City:

Best overall tour


Run by friend and food expert Anais Martinez (aka The Curious Mexican), fiery tours delve into CMDX’s food scene, with five different four-hour tours to choose from. At each one, you’ll meet a local “tastemaker,” an expert in their craft who gets involved in the process behind Mexican gastronomic traditions like making delicious tacos or crafting exquisite mezcal cocktails.

Best free tour

Monkey experience

The Monkey Experience, a Mexico City owned and operated travel company, offers free two-hour walking tours daily. You’ll tour the historic center and learn about the Zócalo, the city’s main cathedral, local food markets, the Palace of Fine Arts, and much more. Just remember to tip at the end!

While these may be the best paid and free tours in the city, Mexico City has a lot to offer, no matter your interests. Here are seven more insightful and educational tours:

1. Polanco Food Tour

The upscale neighborhood of Polanco is a great dining neighborhood. You can find everything from excellent street food to upscale and creative cuisine in Mexico City. This three-hour food tour is a great introduction to the neighborhood. Between eating tacos, grazing on Oaxacan specialties, and eating tortilla soup, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the region from a local guide. This tour does a great job of giving you a wide variety of food.

Tours start at 1590 MXN.

Book here!

2. Mexico City at night

The Mexico City at Night Tour takes two hours to stroll the streets of the historic center and stop to admire the illuminated architecture while learning about the history and culture of the region. Some of the popular sites you’ll see at night include the Zócalo, the city’s main cathedral, the Templo Mayor, and the Torre Latinoamericano, a 44-story skyscraper that looks like Mexico City’s version of the Empire State Building. It’s a great tour to get a taste of the city’s nightlife food scene.

Tours start at 394 MXN.

Book here!

3. Volcano hiking tours

If you want to get out of town for the day, book a day trip hiking over a volcano. You will be taken to La Joya where you will walk the trails, learning about the flora and fauna of the area as you go. You’ll also see the legendary Paso de Cortés, the place where Spanish explorer Hernan Cortés and his army passed on their way to the Aztec city of Tenochititian in 1519. Tours take a full 11-12 hours.

Tours start at 1180 MXN.

Book here!

4. Lucha Libre Tour

Lucha Libre is the Latin American term for professional wrestling, and in this roundup, you’ll learn all about this popular sport. The four-hour experience begins with a two-hour walking tour where your guide explains lucha libre culture. After that, you will spend a few hours in an actual lucha libre event. During the game, you’ll be drinking tequila and eating chips and guacamole. And you will leave with your lucha libre mask on. It is one of my favorite experiences in the city.

Tours start at 1590 MXN.

Book here!

5. Poray Street Art Bike Tour

This three-hour guided tour takes you to some off-the-radar parts of the city to marvel at the city’s best street art. You’ll learn about the history of the street art scene, the political significance of most art, and discover far-away neighborhoods you might not normally visit. The tour also has some authentic street food stops so you can eat along the way. Street art is big here and this is the best way to see a lot of it.

Tours start at 525 MXN.

Book here!


A sprawling megalopolis, Mexico City is an incredible destination and really just one of the new hotspots in the world. Tourism here is growing by leaps and bounds.

Taking a tour will elicit insider tips and give you a local’s perspective on the city’s culture and people in a way that might be impossible if you were touring on your own.

And while these are some of the city’s best walking tour options, for more information, check out the Get Your Guide online marketplace, where you can find and book tours offered by local operators.

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