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Journeys Beyond the Surface Popular Culture Tours
Ranked #2 of 144 Tours in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Custom tours in Mexico City, Oaxaca and now IRAN!! Together, we create a private tour to expose you to the many social, political and cultural facets of Mexico City, exploring streets and neighborhoods in a way that is engaging and safe. By the end of the day, you will come away with a deeper and more complex understanding of this city that we love so much.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Thanks Mojdeh, for organizing such a great trip for us. the Guides were fantastic, it was important for us to have knowledgeable Guides since I wanted my kids to learn Mexico's rich history and culture, and we were not disappointed all our tours were a lot of fun and enjoyable thanks to your team. Every day they were there on time and we always felt we were in good hands. Everyone is still talking about it, thanks to Alvaro, Sergio, Humberto and Alejandra, for the great memories.
Lily

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My wife and I spent 6 days in Mexico City a couple of weeks ago. Over the years we have found that visiting historical sites is much more meaningful with a guide to give you history, context, and a clue as to what is useful to look at and what is not. As such, since Mexico City is full of history, we enlisted Mojdeh services. On our second day there we were guided around the historic center by Alvaro. He was knowledgeable, personable and switched on....a real pleasure! We learned a lot about history as we walked and also about current issues in Mexico City as he spoke of his life as a student, parent and artist. Day four we were squired to the Basilica of Guadalupe and the Teotihuacan pyramids by David. Also very switched on, knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge of the City. In my experience, many guides do their job of telling you about history, but offen are not willing to share much about current affairs and their lives in a place. Both of these men were...it made both days far more interesting. In addition to the two guided days we spent a couple of hours twice with Mojdeh just walking around and seeing the sights of the city, eating street food and hearing about the social issues that are important in Mexico City today. She has a wealth of knowledge about her adopted city and clearly loves living in such a vibrant and interesting place.
I think that we missed out a bit on the type of things that Mojdeh could have arranged as we just didn't know about her breath of knowledge beforehand. If you have a particular interest she is more than happy to learn about it herself and present it to you. If I were to go back to Mexico City, I can think of many social issues that I would like to spend time studying and she would be the perfect intermediary.

All in all, unless you are a far right wing conservative....you will not go wrong with Mojdeh.....she will bring a depth to you visit to Mexico City that you will not get out of a normal guide.

Thank KRWINE
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Hi Mojdeh,
We are all safely home after our visit to Mexico. As you know we are "three mature ladies" with two and one half days in Mexico City before going on to San Miguel de Allende to visit friends for a week. Without the help of you and your team, we could not have had such a wonderful visit to Mexico City. You helped us make a plan based on the things we wanted to see, the limited time we had and our walking abilities. All was in place before our arrival and no discussion was needed among us. Please give a hardy thanks to Alvaro and Fernando. We enjoyed their knowledge, care and company. A special thanks to you for taking the time to meet us for a quick lunch on our last day in Mexico City.

I highly recommend you and your service to anyone who wants a stress free, highly informative stay in Mexico City and the surroundings.

All the best,

Gail Quigley (also sending best wishes from Ann Weigel and Kay Waters)

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We Bookked two days of tours. We Had To Cancel Day Two. We received a refund of deposit for second day without asking. Our tour was an 8 hour walking tour of historic centro and castle in Mexico City Park. The tour was great and our tour guide David was great. I booked them because they are rated number #1. They Deserve the rating. Thank you very much.
DON & VERNA

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Hi Mojdeh
Just wanted to let payout know what a great trip we had today. The guide Sergio was extremely friendly, informed and gave us a trip we will never forget. It gave us an entirely different idea of Mexico City than we imagined. It is a smart, sophisticated city with an artistic and cultural side that amazed us. Sergio was a guide that has everything. We thank you for organising the trip and thank him for an unforgettable trip. We hope we can return and see more of your beautiful city.
Kind regards
Mark OSullivan

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