• National Museum of Anthropology

  • Diego Rivera's Studio Home

  • Fresh Fruits at Local Markets

  • National Palace

  • Taxco

  • Toluca

  • Chapultepec Castle

  • Xochicalco

  • Xochimilco

  • Teotihuacan

  • The National University (UNAM)

  • Tula Archaeological Zone

Check our our amazing array of anthropological, historical and walking tours. We'd love to share our knowledge of and passion for this amazing city with you.

Our in-depth guided tours provide you with a serious explanation of the many facets of Mexico's rich, complex culture.  You name it - art, architecture, food, handicrafts, history, archaeology or the idiosyncrasies of this crazy, chaotic capital city - we will help you make sense of it.  We offer a wide alternative of activities and are happy to work with you to customize your time with us depending on your particular needs and interests.

All the photos displayed on this site were taken by us during our treks.  We want to share the visual beauty of this amazing country with you, so enjoy them, but please give us credit if you decide to use them.

We are a small, concierge-style service catering to locals as well as international visitors.  We are happy to accommodate individuals, families, educational institutions, corporations and embassies, providing our services to groups as small as one or as large as 75!

Mexico city tours

Nearby tours

Talks

Understand Mexico offers a wide array of colorful, dynamic Power Point presentations, conferences and informal talks on sundry topics related to Mexico and the many cultures it houses. Subjects include historic, ethnographic and regional interests to name a few.  Day of the Dead Festivities, Painted Walls: Mexico’s Modern Muralist Movement, Mexico City’s Signature Museums, Prehispanic Cultures, the Indigenous People of Mexico and Nimble Fingers: The Handmade Crafts of Mexico are among our most requested topics. Intercultural briefings and introduction to life in Mexico for ex-pats are another one of our specialties.  We have experience giving talks remotely using video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts.

 

Frequently requested topics include:

  • Welcome to Mexico: Changing “Why” to “Wow!”
  • 101 Reasons to Love Mexico
  • Gift of the Gods: Native Food from Mexico (From Pre-Hispanic Times to Today)
  • Painted Walls: Mexico’s Modern Muralist Movement
  • Remarkable Mexican Women
  • Magical Neighborhoods: A Virtual Tour of Mexico City’s Barrios Magicos
  • Mexico’s Magical Towns
  • Prehispanic Mexico City
  • Diego Rivera: Master Muralist, Painter and Latin Lover
  • Frida Kahlo: The Woman Behind the Pain
  • The Indigenous People of Mexico
  • Nimble Fingers: The Handmade Crafts of Mexico
  • Legends of Love: Legendary Love Stories in Mexico
  • The Armchair Traveler: Mexico City’s Signature Museums
  • Mexico City’s Secret Museums
  • The Written Word Before Columbus: Interpreting Prehispanic Glyphs
  • Mexico’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Virtual Tour
  • The Maya People: An Enigma
  • Prehispanic Beliefs: Gods, Myths and Rites
  • Antonieta Rivas Mercado:  A Woman Before Her Time
  • The Aztec World: Who Were the Mexicas and Where Did They Go?
  • Let’s Celebrate! All About Mexico’s Holidays
  • Day of the Dead Festivities: What’s It All About?
  • Piñatas, Posadas and Pastorelas: How Mexico Celebrates Christmas

 

Historical Topics (can be given given individually or as a series)

  • I.    Mesoamerica – Mexico Before the Conquest
  • II.   The Conquest of Mexico: Sorting Fact from Fiction
  • III.  300 Years of Mexican History Erased (Or Who Ruled Mexico from 1521-1821)
  • IV.  Shaping a Nation I: Mexico’s Independence from Spain
  • V.   Shaping a Nation II:  The Creation of Modern Mexico
  • VI.  The Empire that Changed Mexican History (Maximilian and Charlotte: Mexico’s Second Empire Gone Array)
  • VII.  Porfirio Díaz: Dictator or Hero?
  • VIII. Contemporary Mexico (XX and XXI Century)