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Discover the best things to do in Mexico City with a personable, knowledgable private guide & luxury transport. We call it Flexi-Mexi because it is the best of Mexican culture and history -100% tailored to you!

Don't waste precious time in Mexico City with generic cookie-cutter commercial tours.

With a private guide & driver there are no maps, no taxis, no group spiels, & no language problems!

With our advice and support, your tour itinerary is 100% tailored to you!  

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 Eat your way into local culture - food stalls we have personally tried & tested!

There are so many things to do in  Mexico City!  Our job is to create a magic day based on your wishlist & interests.  
100% achievable, compelling, & balanced.

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Off the beaten path gems or major attractions....you choose!

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Javier was most knowledgeable and provided us with the history of the areas we visited as well as introducing us to sights, sounds and tastes of modern life in Mexico City. The tour was a delightful introduction to Mexico City by someone who clearly knows and loves the city.


Our cultural & historic guides are licensed. They love their jobs & are proud to have over18 years of bringing the best of Mexico city to international visitors.

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Javier has over twenty years experience as a professional cultural & historic guide. He is up-to-date on new research & discoveries.

Javier Tapia is  our Head of Transport and Cultural Tours. Javier is a professional licensed guide (officially authorised by the Mexican Government) and has been working as a tour guide in his hometown of Mexico City for over 20 years. He has a really great attitude, his tours always have great flow and he is highly respected in the tour community as the Treasurer of the Tourist Guides Union.

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Javier and clients pause for Mexican style hot chocolate.

When Javier is not on tour, he is found out walking his SIX (!) dogs, or going for a country cruise on one of his luxury Harley Davidsons (yes, like all fanatics,  he collects  them!)

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Cesar has been working as a licensed guide since 2002. He is the master of making any tour flow smoothly.

César Tapia is Javier Tapia's younger brother.  César has been working as a professional licensed guide (officially authorised by the Mexican Government) alongside Javier since 2002.

César is best known for his great sense of humour, his readiness to adapt to any situation, and his deep passion for Mexican history.  When he is not on the job, he loves to take his dog for a walk and, like Javier, he has a definite soft spot for taking his cruiser style motorbikes out for a spin in the country.

Our guides love their city, but they are not in love with the sound of their own voices!
They know the priority is the flow and feel of the day, so they adapt the amount & style of content to you.

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Santiago Junior is open-minded and flexible so your day goes the way YOU want it to.

Santiago Jnr learned the ropes from his dad, Santiago Guerrero SNR (who also works with us). And frankly there is no better person in the world he could have learned from! Santiago Jnr has over 25 years experience as a guide. He specializes in pre-hispanic and colonial history and is adored by our visitors who have toured with him. 

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Our visitors love Santiago SNR for his winning combo of personality and knowledge.

Santiago is our oldest and most experienced guide. Don't let his age fool you. He has the physical and mental stamina of the Energizer bunny. Not that he has anything to prove. If you want get take your time to get more in-depth into local history, or you are travelling with a family that takes things slowly, Santiago adjusts to you. Santiago loves meeting new people and he loves his city, so being a guide is the perfect job for him. It's just as well he discovered that so early on in life. We think it's kept him in great shape!

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We were thoroughly impressed with Cesar's knowledge of Mexican politics, history, and art. He really enriched our visit to Mexico City.


Your customized tour of Mexico City's cultural and historic highlights is PRIVATE.
This means you don't share the tour with anyone else.

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Prices are in US Dollars & don't include tax.

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  • 6 hour tour : Total for 1 - 4 person group =  US$353
  • 6 hour tour: Total for 5 - 6 person group = US$459
  • 6 hour tour: Total for 8 -11 person group = US$537
  • 8 hour tour : Total for 1 - 4 person group =  US$444
  • 8 hour tour: Total for 5 - 7 person group = US$547
  • 8 hour tour: Total for 8 -11 person group = US$637
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If you have a larger group, we can accommodate you!
Please just write in and let us know how many people will be coming on tour. We will send you a quote.

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Centro Historico - beautiful nouveau & art deco interiors.

Travel safely and smoothly to the only the places that interest you.


A mural by Siqueros, esteemed artist colleague of Diego Rivera.

Learn some expert history & cultural bullet-points in a relaxing, approachable way.

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Chapultepec Castle - from the era when France tried to declare Mexico as French territory.

We know that every minute of your holiday is precious.
Your private guide-driver is dedicated to maximising your day and unlike local drivers, they'll do their very best to keep you out of traffic!


If you want to include tour time visiting the famous Zocalo in the Historic City Center, we will be happy to include this in your itinerary.

(The Diego Rivera murals at the National Palace, the Templo Mayor, the 100 year old Celaya Traditional Candy shop, the Ciudadela Artisan's Market - Centro Historico is a treasure trove.)
BUT....If you've already planned on seeing the Zocalo on your own, don't want to,  or have already booked our 5 hour Must See Centro Highlights tour, then we have a ton of other places for you to discover!
There are no hard and fast rules about what you see during your day. 
We are here to advise as to what is logistically feasible with your 6 or 8 hours, you are not alone!

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There's no need to blush....shopping is a completely acceptable item to request for your itinerary!
Be it a food or artisanal market, we are here to help.

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Interested in seeing Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul House? Give us the nod, and we will help you get skip-the-queue tickets.

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Javier was everything we could have wanted in a guide.


The answer is your Meyer Briggs profile. Some people like to see and do more, including eat. Others prefer to be back to freshen up by 4pm.

People that like to have a nap before heading out for dinner usually prefer a 6hour tour. Visitors that like to maximise their day (and the fact that they are already out with their guide) usually opt for an 8hour tour.
This makes sense too, of course. You've travelled all this way, why not squeeze an extra item onto the program before heading back to the hotel? This is especially true when you realise that Mexico City's geography means you can't do four or five attractions in a day....(unless they are 4 or 5 museums sitting in the same block, and you are a roadrunner style tourist who just wants a photo and then you're off!).

The difference between a 6 hour tour and an 8 hour tours is experiencing 2 or 3 sites in the day vs 3 or 4. It's that simple!


Mezcal, mojitos & margaritas....just say the word!

Well then there's the issue of food.

Another very popular reason that people opt for the 8 hour (or 9 or 10 !!) tour, is that they are foodies and at lunch they want to sit down and enjoy the chance to have a really good lunch, in situ, with some of the best food in the world!  They think of their day as a whole experience, so they want stimulation, variety and time to relax in between sites. This is NOT wasted time. They experience a different side of Mexico, gastronomically, they get help and advice with ordering food so it is very relaxing, they have a time to watch people and soak up the foreign ambience, and most importantly, they know that allowing time to sit down will help them recharge their batteries for the remaining part of the tour.

An 8hour tour enables you to safely cruise the food market at lunch time, stop for a beer, or have lunch al fresco at a contemporary MX restaurant.

(* and for those that don't want to rest, they can simply fuel up on espresso and see MORE!)

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Foodies sometimes ask us to have their guide take them to the local traditional food markets so they can sample of the amazing dishes you find at the extremely popular street-style kiosks. This is logistically possible with an hour tour, and is a common request for the 8hour itinerary. 


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Caesar was a great tour guide, super knowledgeable about each sight and a good sense of humor.


Be securely guided through the most important channels of Mexican history & culture. Safely and intelligently. 

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Looking doesn't tell you the full story. Ask your guide!

Don't lose precious time on a taxi or stuck in a group tour visiting places you are not interest in. An 8hour tour is completely tailored to your needs so your guide can help you discover any artistic, cultural, historic, gastronomic, or shopping aspect of Mexico City that you are interested in.  You are in charge and can determine how much you'd like to see in each place.
You will receive seamless hotel pick-up and drop-off, and total continuity between attractions and pause for breathe throughout the day.
Entrance fees aren't included, so you have complete freedom to adjust your schedule as you need to.
Your guide will also help you know where is the best place to eat whether it be an acclaimed restaurant or the king of taco stalls.
Your private tour ends with hotel / air bnb drop-off, so there is flow from beginning to end.


Artisanal  shopping can include ceramics, rugs, embroidered clothing,silverware etc.

When you book this tour
you may, or may not ,
know what you want to see already. Not a problem!
We work with you to refine an itinerary that matches your interests.

When you book this tour, you may, or may not , know what you want to see with your private guide. Not a problem! We help you work out the finer details of your itinerary in the days/months/weeks leading up to your tour date.

If you don't know what you want to see, we send you some suggestions and then adjust the itinerary according to your feedback. Getting the balance of elements right is important to us. Refining your itinerary is a two-way dialogue. We use our expertise to help you make informed decisions and in turn, your feedback helps us propose itineraries that we know will engage and enthral YOU in terms of YOUR personal outlook/style.


Stopping for a deluxe lunch does not have to take a lot of time!

Having an over-enthusiastic wishlist is a common occurrence with new visitors to the city. We will ask you to either prioritise some of the items on your list, or if there are some non-negotiables, we let you know in advance extend the tour time so you achieve all of it!

One of the reasons, people overestimate what they can do in a day is because they don’t realise the extent to which Mexico City's heavy traffic and urban planning affects transit times. The city is sprawling and there is a lot of traffic, so although attractions may seem relatively close on a map, time-wise travelling from one place to another can represent a major chunk of the day. That's why we are here to advise and guide you in your decisions. If we can see a way of grouping activities in the same part of town we will do this!

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Foodies commonly ask us to take them to a traditional market to understand Mexican cooking better.

Our drivers are experts at choosing the best route, and maximising your time, but nonetheless there are physical limits to what can be seen in a day.Because of this, we like to set up realistic client expectations from the outset.The important thing is that we get you to the places that are top of your list, but also to keep the pace pleasant and enjoyable. It's a holiday, not a a tri-athalon!!

We do not include museum tickets in our tour prices so that you have maximum flexibility.

Your itinerary is tailored to you so you why would we charge for attractions that you may not ever go to?


Guide Javier  (left) took these clients direct from the airport straight to the Xochimilco floating gardens.

Ummm.......why are there so many many organ grinders in Centro Historico?
 Why do they all wear the same outfits?

You can ask your guide ANYTHING !!!

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We work with you to establish what your personalized itinerary will look like.
Usually there is time for one or two or three (or four!) attractions in an eight hour program. 

  • Hotel pick-up* in luxury transport
  • Your private bilingual guide-driver checks in with you about the itinerary that was created between you and our Tour Coordinator before your tour day. They check to see if you have any new requests.
  • Travel safely and smoothly to the places you selected in the itinerary we co-created with you. Ask Q's, be curious about anything, learn some expert history and culture in an easy-going, approachable way.
  • Ask Q's, be curious about anything, learn some expert history and culture in an easy-going, approachable way.
  • Stop for photos, a coffee break, tacos, a cold beer or a mean margarita on the rocks, whenever you want!
  • Hotel drop-off i

*We don't include food or drink in your tour price so you are not locked into anything prior. Some people like to pause, others like to keep going!

Hotel pick-up & drop-off applies to all main hotel & Air Bnbs in the central neighbourhoods of Roma, Juarez, Cuauhtémoc, Condesa, Polanco, and Centro. If you are outside of these areas, please advise us.


  • UNESCO Xochimilco floating gardens, with Mariachi bands serenading from brightly coloured boats.
  • The lesser known collection of Diego Rivera murals in downtown Centro.
  • Lush & verdant l Dolores Olmedo Hacienda Estate with private Rivera and Kahlo collection
  • A succinct overview of Centro Historico.
  • Visit traditional food markets and try the local food.
  • The home of Pritzker Prize winning architect Luis Barragan.
  • Castillo de Chapultepec- French  Maximilian's home
  • Diego Rivera's studio designed by famous architect Juan O'Gorman

Hotel pick-up & drop-off applies to all main hotel & Air Bnbs in the central neighbourhoods of Roma, Juarez, Cuauhtémoc, Condesa, Polanco, and Centro. If you are outside of these areas, please advise us.


Mexico City is NOT like other cosmopolitan cities, where downtown is the most upmarket and vibrant place to be. The main luxury hotels are located along Reforma Avenue, stretching from the Polanco area to Colonia Cuauhtémoc.

Not sure if your hotel is located within our geographic limits??
Contact us!


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