Down Below to High Above © Park to Observatory
Insurgentes-Sur Walking Tour
Small Group - 3 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $129 pp
Daily at 2:30 PM - By reservation only
Have fun discovering Mexico's ancient cultures while visiting a real sunken park in town. Then go 500 feet 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 Will Do
From the bottom of a centuries-old, beautiful and sunken neighborhood park, full of pre-Hispanic art, we will learn of the cultures that pre-date the Europeans in the Americas, learning the story of today's Mexico.
After riding the city’s modern Metrobus for two short stations, we will get to the top of Mexico's World Trade Center building, where we will learn the divisions, growth, and geography of the city from a hi-tech observatory, 500 feet above ground.
At a traditional city cantina, we will have a torta (traditional sandwich) and a traditional drink
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.
Where You Will Be
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 be at Del Valle and Nápoles boroughs, century-old mixed-use neighborhoods at the crossroads of town. We will show you around this modern 100-year-old boroughs which began as a collection of centuries-old towns, like Tlacoquémecatl, Xochimanca, and others.
What Is Included
· The experience's host and expert.
· Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
· A complimentary bottle of water or soft drink and a torta (Mexican sandwich) will be offered.
We will experience the development of technology while learning from the first inhabitants of the land, the Olmecs, 30,000 years ago, all the way to an online and augmented reality observatory. We will see the richness of Mexico as a country, from its origins in Middle America to becoming one of the largest World Heritage Sites’ hosts, today.
Ending Point, Facilities and Transportation
Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends on Insurgentes Sur Avenue, close to Metrobus station Poliforum on Line 1. Chilpancingo metro station is six blocks away. Uber or other cars can pick you up at Cantina Castillo del Quijote. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.
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.
You will always have the best available perspective.
Our tours follow the best routes possible for enjoying the experience in the shortest distance.
Our unique collection of themes sets us apart. All our topics are carefully selected for the discerning tourist.
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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.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. All experiences include a long walk, mostly under the sun, with very few restroom stops (depending on the destination). Liquids aren't allowed inside venues, please be willing to dispose of your containers.
We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you or us can be late to our next destination.
This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared. In case of rain, we will do our best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closures of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.