"The tour and guide were absolutely amazing! In one day we saw and understood so much about Mexico City. The choice of restaurants and the numerous plazas, churches, streets and architecture we saw was phenomenal. Excellent, excellent.”
Day 1 : The Basics in Context
- 9 am: Welcome coffee and city orientation
- 10 am: Introduction to Mexico City history tour
- 1:30 pm: Lunch in historic restaurant downtown
- 3 pm: Free time for independent exploration or rest
- 5 pm: Night tour of mariachi music, tequila and mezcal culture
Day 2 Option A: Condesa and Roma in Context
- 10 am: Welcome at accommodation and transport to start point
- 10:30 am: Mexican architecture tour in Roma and Condesa neighborhoods
- 1:30 pm: Tour of Mexican markets and lunch
Day 2 Option B: Frida & Diego in Context
- 9:30am: Welcome at accommodation and transport to start point
- 10:30am: Frida & Diego Art tour (Tuesday-Saturday only)
- 1:30pm: Tour of Mexican markets and lunch
Alejandro Cañas-Ortiz is an archaeologist born and raised in Mexico City. When he was 8 years old, he became interested in pre-Colombian civilizations, especially after his parents took him to an excursion in Teotihuacan, as well as some different archaeological collections in the country. He has a MA in Mesoamerican Studies from National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he researched the interaction between Teotihuacan and the Maya. He is also versed in Maya hieroglyphs, a passion that began when he was an undergraduate at National School of Anthropology and History. He gained experience as an expert guide while researching prestigious collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Templo Mayor Museum, and National Anthropology Museum. Additionally, his research has been published in academic peer-reviewed books. Whether at an archaeological site or in a museum of antiquities, Alejandro looks forward to sharing his devotion and knowledge about pre-Colombian cultures with travelers on Context tours in Mexico City.
Diego is a Mexican architect born in Mexico City. He studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana and spent a year studying abroad in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, where he focused on the History of Architecture and Bioclimatics. As his professional internship, he participated in the construction of Mexico City’s highest skyscraper, Torre Reforma, as well as in the development and design of new areas in Bosque de Chapultepec. Currently, he divides his time between his work as a Context guide and as a member of one of the country’s top architectural design firms. Diego is known to be an avid city explorer. He is street smart with a great knowledge of the different areas in town. He has a great passion for culture, history, art, architecture, and food and he hopes to answer questions and enhance the experience of Mexico City for visitors.
For Santiago, the architecture of "Centro Histórico" was the first thing that captured his attention. As a kid he would go there with his grandmother every weekend and visit a new building or museum every time. It quickly became a hobby to do the same thing all over the city. In no time, he had finished his degree in architecture, with an emphasis on history, and decided to turn his hobby into a career. Since then has enjoyed getting to know new people everyday and passing on the passion he feel for his native Mexico City.