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Mexico City Elite Tours

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ToursByLocals made our visit !!

We spent four days during our week in Mexico City with ToursByLocals guides. Each one was professional, informative, courteous, accommodating, and spoke fluent English. Monica... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We spent four days during our week in Mexico City with ToursByLocals guides. Each one was professional, informative, courteous, accommodating, and spoke fluent English. Monica Y, Carlos S, and Heike A are all HIGHLY recommended.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Hector picked us sharp at 9 30 am . His Knowledge of history about Mexico City is truly outstanding He showed us off beat places as well as the important landmarks in Mexico City. He explained in detail about each landmark and is great in weaving stories. On a lighter note he waited patiently as we kept clicking pics. If... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

Ganesh. Thank you so much for your very kind review. I enjoyed the company of you two and found your conversation and view points very interesting and a great help to understand the complex and fascinating culture of India. Best regards More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hector was a well versed guide with a wealth of knowledge on art, culture, etc. He was also a great storyteller. We thoroughly enjoyed his insights to life in the D.F. Unfortunately for Hector our group liked gritty as well as class. We insisted on going to Plaza Garibaldi, taking shots of mescal and mariachi canal tours. Hector, with wide-eyes,... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

Jay. Thank you so much for your very kind review. I had a great time with you all and I learned that the "other Mexico" is also lot's of fun! specially with such a great group you are. Best regards More 

London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We spent a morning touring the Centro Historico and Hector was a superb guide. He tailored the tour to our needs and quickly worked out what we were interested in. We got to see things that you wouldn't normally be able to see without a guide and felt very privileged to be given access to some of the more off... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

"S" . Thank you for your kind review. I had a great time with "M" and you. It is always a pleasure to walk along the old town streets in such a good company. Best regards. Hector More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I engaged Hector for three tours in Mexico City and are very glad we did. This was our first time in Mexico so we wanted to get a good orientation. On the first morning he picked us up at our B&B and took us, by subway, to the historic center. On another day we went by taxi... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

R and K, Thank you very much for your very kind review. I had a great time too! and your energy was contagious! I am following very strictly your diet recommendations (Woody Allen's "the sleeper"). Best regards. Hector More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The guide, Hector Barraza, loves Mexico City and loves to show it off to travelers. My private tour began at my historic center hotel and took me all over the historic and business center of the city. We walked at a comfortable pace while Hector provided a history of the churches, the government buildings, and the political eras of the... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

WT, Thank you for your great review. It is always easy and pleasant to tour well read visitors like you. It was a pleasure for me and I hope to see you back in Mexico City soon. Best regards Hector More 

Athens, Greece
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Let me say first off that I have worked with dozens of guides in my life, sometimes co-guiding with them. Hector Barraza is simply the best. Succinctly put, he gets it all right, from planning to execution, and is impressively knowledgeable about nearly everything. At least in our two days together I was not able to catch him out! Literature,... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

J and S. Thank you for your generous review, what can I say ?, for me it was a great time! You both have a wonderful conversation and you insight on archaeology opened my eyes about how a professional sees and thinks about ancient ruins. I remember our conversation about Mexico City Templo mayor and the Chart of Venice (you... More 

Springfield, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Hector is an incredible tour guide who works closely with his clients to ensure their total satisfaction. Our 16-year old son convinced my wife and I to take our Spring Break trip to Mexico City to offer him the opportunity to immerse in a Spanish-speaking culture. Hector worked closely with him via e-mail to tailor two (2) days of walking... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

Daniel. Thank you very much for your kind review. I had a great time with the three of you, specially listening to your son talking about Jefferson and Hamilton, which brought perspective to the Mexican 18th century. I know he will follow engineering, but I truly hope he will not abandon history; he has the “bug” in him. Best regards. More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We recently visited Mexico City for a long weekend and hired Hector to take us on a tour of Centro Historico and the colonial neighborhoods. Hector is so incredibly knowledgeable, listened to what we were interested in, recommended other things to see that were not on his tours, and pointed us to a fabulous restaurant -- San Angel Inn --... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

Jeredith, thank you so much for your kind review. I truly enjoyed the company of all of you and I truly hope to keep in touch. Un abrazo. Hector More 

Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I spent two days with Hector during our visit to Mexico City in April and we were so pleased that we chose him to be our guide. He is very professional, knowledgeable and punctual! Both days we spent with him we learned so much about the history, art, architecture and culture of Mexico City. He was quick... More 

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hectorgbarraza, Owner at Mexico City Elite Tours, responded to this review

"D" thank you very much for your review, I enjoyed both tours, specially Coyoacan/San Angel, I hope you both are well. Best regards. Hector More 

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