Tour Options

Red double-decker, open-top buses operated by Turibus run 9–9 daily. The daily pass (purchased on board) lets you get on and off as many times as desired and costs MX$140 on weekdays, MX$165 on weekends and holidays. Two-day passes cost MX$210 weekdays, MX$245 on weekends. The bus travels up and down Reforma, passes through the Centro, Plaza Río de Janeiro in Colonia Roma, Michoacán in Colonia Condesa (a great place to stop and eat), and the National Museum of Anthropology. A second circuit covers the Polanco area, with stops at the Antara shopping center, Museo Soumaya, and Feria de Chapultepec theme park. Most passengers for these two routes board at the staircase of the Auditorio Nacional, just outside the Auditorio metro stop. A third route travels from Colonia Roma to the south of the city, including Coyoacán’s Museo de Frida Kahlo, the bullfighting ring, and the World Trade Center; and a fourth ferries visitors from the Zócalo to the Basílica de Guadalupe and Plaza Garibaldi. Buses run every day of the year, with departures every 20–30 minutes or so.

Themed outings include a Friday-night lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) tour, a four-hour cantina tour on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8, and a night tour that runs Friday and Saturday from 9 pm to 1 am.

The Paseo por Coyoacán tourist trolleybus goes around the Coyoacán neighborhood, with a guide telling the history of the area in Spanish. It leaves from a stop opposite the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares whenever there are enough people, so departures are irregular. It costs MX$50 and runs daily. Guided tours in English are available only for large groups; reservations are a must.

Contacts

Association of Tour Guides Adolfo López Mateos (Navarra 62, Col. Alamos, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, 03400. 55/5530–4715 or 55/5440–5173. agrupaciondeguiasalm.com.mx.)

National Syndicate of Guides and Tourism Employees (Ezequiel Montes 79, Col. Tabacalera, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, 06000. 55/5535–5247.)

Paseo por Coyoacán (Aguayo 3D1, Col. Coyoacán, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, 04100. 55/5484–4500. tranviadecoyoacan.com.mx.)

Turibus (55/5141–1360. www.turibus.com.mx.)

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