The bosque de Chapultepec is one of the most unusual green spaces in Mexico City. Get to know its secret history with this free tour, and even better it's free!
Free Tour of the Bosque de Chapultepec
The tour meets at 11 am on Paseo de la Reforma avenue, and from there, we will walk the short distance to the Chapultepec forest. Ready for a free tour of one of the most important green spaces in Mexico City?!
We'll explore this oasis, until we reach the area where a series of skirmishes took place in 1847, to the backdrop of the tension of the Mexican-American War. Then, it's on to the Chapultepec Castle, a neoclassical and baroque palace that served as a 'country home' the viceroys of New Spain.
The tour continues, investigating the various tree species in the area - including cedars, poplars, palm trees and sycamores. Then, it's on to the park's Botanical Garden, where we will find orchids, ornaments and cacti!
Did you know that rites for the water god Tláloc were held nearby? We will talk about these ceremonies in front of the National Museum of Anthropology, located within the forest itself, and with an impressive monolith at its entrance!
Next, we will pass by a 16th-century pool, and one of the healing pools where Moctezuma was believed to bathe. We will also stop in front of the cave whose entrance is guarded by an ancient ahuehuete tree known as "the Sargeant". The Nahuatl legends say that this is the entrance to the underworld itself...
Then, after two hours touring the Chapultepec forest, we will end the experience.
It's not possible to take this free tour of Chapultepec if you are a group of more than 6 people. In this case, you should reserve a private tour of Mexico City.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
English speaking guide, expert in the history of Chapultepec.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes, imperative to point out when the booking is made.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Avenida Paseo de la Reforma.