I was born and raised here in Mexico City, I'm a third generation full licensed tour guide, and I consider myself to have been a fortunate kid that could travel from time to time with his father and grandfather (both of them tour guides also) and had the opportunity that my family could show me, besides a deep love to Mexico, places and people that were not easely accessed.
So I decided to continue the family's tradition and, I became a Professional General Tour Guide; registered in Mexico's Federal Tourism Secretary and also in Mexico City's Tourism Bureau. Now with 20 years of experience in my bussiness, guiding not only foreign travelers but also mexican travelers in Mexico City too, It's possible for me to design and perform personal or private tours not only in Mexico City but also in it's nearby cities like Puebla, Cuernavaca, Valle de Bravo, or San Miguel de Allende, for mentioning some. All my tours are flexible in all ways, like their duration and can be modified to meet your own personal needs or expectations!
All my tours include transportation and since I am a bonded and registered guide, I have been granted a Permission for Tourism Transportation in Federal Highways issued by Mexico's Federal Government and a Concession for Transportation issued by Mexico City's Transport Secretary, this means that when you travel in my car, besides you are using my services, you'll do it in a registered car with the proper passenger insurances and this point is a feature that is very important when you travel. Traveling in a car/van without Permission/Concession (and therefore with no insurance for public service), may become free trouble for anyone in case of accidents.
I'm looking forward to meet you so I can have the opportunity to show you my amazing Mexico City and my beautiful country.
A Recent Review of this guide
Carlos was an exceptional guide with tremendous knowledge of the Cuauhtinchan Archaeological Zone in Malinalco. His expertise -- developed over decades in the field -- deepened our awareness and appreciation for this important place, its people, and culture. We will definitely be returning to ToursByLocals.com for another tour of Mexico's ancient sites.
-General Guide License number N04496.
-Registered in SECTUR (Mexico's Federal Secretary of Tourism).
-Registered as bonded guide in the Mexico City Tourism Bureau under registration number 5184.
-Permission issued by Mexico's Secretary of Transport/Comunications for transport tourism all over Mexico.
-Certified by SCT (Federal Transport/Communications Ministry) as a professional driver.
-Diplomae for general guidance certified by IPN School of Tourism.
-Basic Mayan epigraphy in ENAH (National School of Anthropology and History).
-Recent discoveries at Teotihuacan by SECTUR.
-Off the beaten path in the State of Mexico by SECTUR.
-The Metropolitan Cathedral (it,s art and treasures)by the Mexico City Archaediocesis.
-Mexico City it's economic and historical development from the XVI to the XXI centuries by Mexico City tourism board.
Licensed tour guide (N04496) and no restrictions like the non licensed guides. A "guide" has to show you a badge with his name issued by SECTUR (tourism ministry) and wear it always.