Mexico City


The hemisphere’s biggest—and most exciting—city, from towering pyramids to ringside wrestling seats and sunrise hot-air balloon rides


One of the world’s most delicious cuisines, with tastings of local wine and mezcal, and street-food discoveries led by celebrated foodies


Ancient Aztec culture, from Teotihuacán’s pyramids to flower-filled waterways of the ancient Xochimilco canals

Why Mexico City

Colorful, dramatic, sophisticated, unstoppable, unforgettable: Mexico City is everything you want from a world-class destination. Every experience here comes with infectious flair and gusto, from a pyramid peak to a towering Spanish colonial cathedral, browsing artesanías (handicrafts) at a local market to tasting the best tacos on the planet. Twenty million strong can’t be wrong. It’s a city unlike another.

Moments That Matter

Experience the city from a richly local perspective, from a stylish home base in its hippest barrio to ringside seats where we cheer on colorfully attired luchadores (traditional wrestlers). Meet a celebrated local foodie, who introduces you to the best street food and local markets, then get the story behind mezcals you taste alongside local experts. Unleash your artistic side in this city of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as a graffiti artist leads you from high-end galleries to local street art. Our Mexico City is unlike any other.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

Our Mexico City overflows with distinctive cuisine, hip atmosphere, mesmerizing art. It’s an easily accessible megatropolis whose diverse neighborhoods will each make you fall in love.

When to Travel

Mexico City is a year-round travel destination, famous for its warm and moderate climate. Visit for a winter reprieve or make it the first leg of a beachy extension to your grand Mexico tour.

Make It Yours

A cosmopolitan mecca with some of the world’s best museums and a culinary scene unto itself. We'll craft the Mexico City of your dreams.

Day by Day

We’ll help you focus the trip to fit your flavor— from an artful exploration to a foodie’s dream, even extend it into the Yucatán or Oaxaca for a deeper dive. Here’s how we do Mexico City:

Day 1

¡Bienvenidos! From a luxurious base in the hip La Condesa neighborhood, hit the streets with a local foodie on a private adventure in search of the very best street food. In the evening, it’s an exclusive visit to a local mezcalería to sample a range of artisanal mezcals to pair with a tlayuda dinner you’ll be bragging about for years to come. Up for more? Take the night a step further cheering on luchadores (Mexican wrestlers) tumbling and flying around the ring with our VIP access.

  • Private street-food tour
  • Hands-on mezcal tasting & dinner
  • Lucha libre wrestling match

Day 2

Make the pilgrimage to downtown’s Centro Histórico, visiting the Cathedral and Templo Mayor. Then head to Casa Pedregal, the modern and minimalist home designed by artist Luis Barragan, to stroll the grounds and have an exquisite lunch. And spend the afternoon floating the ancient urban canals of Xochimilco—complete with plenty of drinks, color and mariachi band in tow! Dinner is an innovative culinary experience at one of Mexico City’s world-class kitchens, elevating local street foods to a sublime new level.  

  • Explore Centro Histórico sites
  • Visit Casa Pedregal, lunch at Tetetlan
  • Float down Xochimilco canals
  • Dinner at one of Mexico City's top kitchens

Day 3

Up, up and away! Celebrate sunrise with a hot-air balloon ride over the majestic Teotihuacan pyramids, then explore them on foot with an expert local guide. After lunch, take the rest of the day to explore La Condesa and Roma, with their Michelin-starred restaurants, chic boutiques and marble-topped cafes. We can help focus your exploration around food, art, fashion—the city is your canvas.

  • Sunrise balloon flight over Teotihuacan pyramids
  • Private tour of pyramids on foot
  • Explore La Condesa and Roma neighborhoods

Day 4

Keep your creative lens on as you head to the Coyoacan neighborhood, home of famed artist Frida Khalo, bursting with history. In the evening, learn about another hidden local treasure: Mexican wines from the country’s best vineyards. Winemaker and friend of Modern Adventure, César Margin, will lead a degustación paired with delicious bites that showcase the depth and scope of Mexico City.

  • Explore Coyoacan
  • Market tour and tasting
  • Mexican wine tasting with local expert

Where We Sleep

A peaceful oasis in Mexico City on a quiet tree-lined street—our accommodations are small-scale and boutique, the ideal ways to get acquainted with city life.

La Condesa

Perfectly fit for your journey’s local theme, set up in ultra-stylish apartments amongst the stately Art Deco mansions and fountain-lined parks of Mexico City’s most stylish neighborhood, La Condesa. Your apartment has wide-open views of city lights, and shares a penthouse lounge for an evening mezcal cocktail and our specially prepared feast—plus you’ll love having all the best bars and taquerías are just outside your door.

People Love MO/AD’s Mexico City

MO/AD opened doors in Mexico City for us that nobody else could have. We're still talking about the wonderful experience.
Kelly M.
I loved how incredibly knowledgeable our local guide was.
Stephen F.
There's no other way to do Mexico City than with MO/AD. The food, the art, the new perspectives and flying in a hot-air balloon over the pyramids!
Jenna B.


  1. How many people is this itinerary suitable for?

    We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.

  6. How much will it cost?

    MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.

  9. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Mexico, but are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over. On arrival in the airport, you will be issued a visitor’s permit, known as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple). For citizens of other countries, please check with the Mexico Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.

  10. Where can I find the complete terms of my booking?

    See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.