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Visit the world's largest food market!

Visit the world's largest food market!

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Drinks and transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm the co-founder of Ajolote Travel, creating unique and niche experiences within the megalopolis of Mexico City with a focus on art, culture and gastronomy. As a true "chilanga" I have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of this vibrant city that I wish to share with others. I like to go beyond the tourist hotspots and explore the inner workings of the city be it bustling markets, hidden…
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What we’ll do

A guided tour led by myself and a local expert of the sprawling market of 'Central de Abastos'. We will meet first at the 'Ángel de Independencia' from where we will travel to the Central de Abastos in a designated vehicle. There we will be greeted by our local expert who will navigate us through this commercial labyrinth teaching us about its culture, history and daily operation. Nearly the size…

What else you should know

This experience will be conducted by myself and a local expert who will work closely with me to ensure you get the most from this tour. Get ready to walk and browse at leisure. Bring cash for purchases as many vendors do not accept plastic.

What I’ll provide

Water
I will provide a bottle of water.
Car
We will be transported in an official vehicle with a driver.

What to bring

Comfortable footwear
Sunscreen
Pocket money
Casual dress (no jewellery)

Where you'll be

A city within a city, this is Mexico City’s wholesale market and the largest of its kind in the world. The pulsating epicenter of Mexico’s food industry and a place where culture, food and community connect. Unlike any other market you will have experienced and certainly not on the usual tourist trail. Among the trade halls you will visit the market's very own library. On the peripheries we will visit the community urban art project.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This experience will be conducted by myself and a local expert who will work closely with me to ensure you get the most from this tour. Get ready to walk and browse at leisure. Bring cash for purchases as many vendors do not accept plastic.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Visit the world's largest food market!
New experience
$90/person
New experience
$90/person