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Mexico City Elite Tours

Address: Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #10 of 97 Activities in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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