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“Wish I had read the reviews first ”
Review of Turibus

Turibus
Ranked #13 of 127 Tours in Mexico City
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

I'm lucky I didn't read the reviews first because it is not a very well run tour. However, it is the only type of city tour around that is cheap. The stops are not well marked and it's too long between buses. Also the headphones they give you are worthless if the connection doesn't work. We switched seats when we could to find a seat where we could here the tour in English otherwise your stuck listening to it over a loudspeaker in Spanish. Also, they don't seem to care much for foreigners . Fortunately, I'm well versed in Spanish and I was able to understand when the operator said one of the stops was shut down so if you didn't get off now you would have to wait until next. They made no attempt to explain it to the non English speaker.

2  Thank miatennis
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

For newcomers to Mexico City, this is a perfect way to get an overview of the major attractions and neighborhoods. Nice sitting above the ever-present traffic, too!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the worst Hop On Hop Off experiences of my life. They never keep a schedule, you never know when a bus is going to pass. 2 times the bus had a "technical" problem and we had to wait and get on the next bus that took 45 minutes each time. When the new bus arrived the person on the ground told to go in on the back door, and when my wife went in a staff member inside the bus started to push her and hit her to get her off the bus.
Its real shame that such an amazing city like this one does not have a more effective a better service option.

2  Thank Santiago P
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The stop in the Auditorio was easy to find but in the end i started the tour from the Zocalo stop which i id manage to find after asking. Other stops were not so obvious. I was promised an English audio version of the tour but it did not materialise. However the info given in the Spanish version was sparse particularly on the last part of the tour back to the Zocalo. The last part coming back to the Zocalo was not particularly interesting not least because it covered a section of the outward bound route from the Zocalo. Traffic was particularly heavy in the later part of the tour (late afternoon) and that made the tour far too long. The company does not provide a map to show the location of stops on the ground but fortunately I found most are on the maps in the DK Eyweitness Travel guide to Mexico City. Be warned the tour goes under a lot of low hanging trees at certain points. There is no warning and there is a risk of serious harm if you are sat on the top deck and do not take evasive action quickly enough.

1  Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We decided to take advantage of seeing the Mexico City highlights to have a more stress free sightseeing tour. We purchased our tickets at the Zocalo stop, given their map with the stops, received our wristbands and asked were the Belles Artes Turibus bus stop was since we wanted to have lunch first. We arrived at the Belles Artes and couldn't find the Turibus stop, asked several people including a policeman who didn't have a clue where they stop was, We walked 5 blocks down the Zocalo and continued to ask if anyone knew where the Turibus stop. Luckily we saw one coming and was able to flag it down to the Museo Nacional de Antropología at 7:15 pm. We ended in massive traffic back ups on all the major streets. The driver took shortcuts through smaller streets which resulted in those of us having having to duck tree and palm branches upstairs. The conductor provided no explanation for the delays or when we would arrive back at the Zocolo. At 9:00 pm he told us that the Turibus service was finished for the day and were all thrown off the bus along with 12 other people with no information on transport options to bet back to the Zocalo. After asking three people where to find the Metro we found a station and got back safely. We were aware that there were teachers and farmers demonstrations going on however the complete lack of assistance and information service by the Turibus personnel left us hostages being kept in the dark all night long and abandoned on dark city streets. Avoid this service because of unfriendly staff and enjoy Mexico City without this added stress.

5  Thank FRQNTRAVLER
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