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Mexico City Elite Tours

Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #11 of 90 Activities in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Springfield, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My husband and I recently used Hector's services for a day trip to Teotihuacan, about a week ago. We only had one full day in Mexico City, and decided that we wanted to see Teotihuacan. I got in touch with Hector a couple months before our trip - he was responsive and very easy to make plans with. He picked... More

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

"L" Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed the tour and I think it was a good idea to end with the Alameda mural by Diego, it helped to round the tour after the murals of Teotihuacan and Acolman. My very best to you and your husband. Hector More

Brooklyn, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We used Hector's services to go to Teotihuacan and to Centro Historico. Thanks to him we gained a lot more knowledge of the local culture and saw many things and building interiors that we never would have walked into by ourselves. Hector is a great guide, as other reviewers have observed. In addition, he is an extremely intelligent and tactful... More

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

"E" thank you very much for your review, I had a great time with you, your husband "E" (I hope at least the initial is right, after failing so often to pronounce his name properly) and the kids. Best regards. Hectoe More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes flying on points presents the most inconvenient flight connections, on this occasion flying from Vancouver to Quito required a Friday night in LA, an early flight to Mexico City followed by a twelve hour layover before a midnight flight on to Quito. Not looking forward to killing time at the airport or venturing into the city on our own... More

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

JC thank you very much for your review. I had a great time with you both and I truly enjoyed your company. i hope you had a great holiday and I hope to see you back very soon. Best regards. Hector More

San Francisco, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

From the beginning Hector was very professional and always responsive to all my questions through e-mail. He is even willing to customize tours to your liking, which is exactly what we did. We took two tours with him on consecutive days. The first tour we took was to Coyocan and to learn more about Frida Kahlo. On the way there,... More

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

"Y" thank you so much, for me it was a pleasure to show you around and "S" and you are a delightful couple, I learn a lot about Ethiopia and found very interesting your point of view about Mexico in general. I hope to see you again, very soon. More

Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Hector is amazing. We spend two days with him and saw Mexico City as we never could have! I want to go back and take other tours from him. If you want to know more about our time google "undaunted travelers" and check our our blog. Till next time Hector!

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

Matt, thank you so much for your very kind review. I read your New Orleans diary on your blog, it is great, if you do something similar about Mexico City let me know and please give my regards to your wife. Yours faithfully. Hector More

Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I will be forever thankful to have connected with Hector Barraza (Mexico City Elite Tours) from a review that I came across on Trip Advisor. Prior to finding Hector, I had spent months researching a trip to the Piedra Herrada Monarch butterfly reserve where I had planned to propose to my girlfriend. At the last minute, my tour guide fell... More

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

Matthew. Thank you very much for such wonderful review, but you are the one who deserves the credit. You are a great planner and Jaime and I just followed your instructions, from the beautiful hotel you chose with is post card dinning room to the time of arrival to the Monarch butterflies reserve, early enough to avoid the crowds, but... More

Lakeland, FL
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We engaged Hector Barraza as a guide on a recent trip to Mexico City in January. I was particularly interested in Mexican muralists and how they related to the Mexican Revolution. We were also interested in Mexico's art and architecture and how it related to Mexican culture in general. We could not have asked for a better guide. I corresponded... More

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

Bob, difficult to find the words to thank you for such a generous review. I had a great time with "D" and you, it was very rewarding to have those interesting conversations in such a great company. Best regards. Hector More

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