[:en]Private tours designed for you[:es]Tours privados, diseñados para usted[:]


Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Tours

Explore beyond the surface and learn deeply about this place

We are a bridge: a secure way for you to explore your surroundings with your own guide, including everything from historical and cultural sites, to street markets and graffiti… always with our accompaniment and support.

All our tours are private, just you and your guide.  We design the route together, according to your interests. The guide meets you at your hotel or home, at the starting time you choose.

See more information on Mexico City pricing here.  For private tours in Oaxaca or small group tours to Iran, please contact us and we will send a current price list.


  • Visit principal historical, artistic and cultural sites with an expert in anthropology, art, architecture and history. Our guides speak excellent English, accompany you at all times, and never waste your time trying to get you to buy things.
  • Walk the streets, use public transport, learn how to navigate the city on your own. Visit markets and neighborhoods, get a sense of how common people live.
  • Take a cooking class with a woman from a low-income neighborhood: go to the market together, prepare a lunch of your choice and have a great meal together!


  •  Visit nearby villages, meet highest-quality artisans and receive demonstrations.  Note: these are guided visits to the homes of craftsmen, most of whom do not normally receive tourists. Have market and street food tours all around Oaxaca city.
  • Get to know the vibrant local art scene and activist art movements
  • Have a private cooking class or visit archeological sites with an expert.


Arte callejero, Centro Histórico
Street art, Centro Histórico
  • Join us in a small group (10  people or less) where you will have a Journeys Beyond the Surface tour leader AND  our own local English-speaking guide and van. Our local contact is licensed by the Iranian government and has decades of experience leading tours in Iran.  US, Canadian and British citizens welcome!
  • Visit cities such as Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Tehran.  Possibly include visits to rural areas or tribal villages.
  • Visit historical and art sites in each place, but also get to know contemporary life by visiting food markets, trying street food, exploring public parks and other places where the local population spend their free time, with opportunities to interact with them and with translation support.  We aim to go beyond the surface in a safe and respectful way, everywhere we go!

We want you to learn as much as possible about these places that we love and call home

Journeys Beyond the Surface is recommended in Lonely Planet’s Guides to Mexico and Mexico City, the National Geographic Traveler guide to Mexico (3rd Edition) and TripAdvisor, among others.

Central patio, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

[:es]Vaya mas allá de la superficie; aprende y vive lo que es la Ciudad de México, Oaxaca e incluso Iran! 

Somos un puente: una forma segura para que explorar todo, desde sitios históricos y culturales, hasta mercados callejeros y graffiti… siempre con nuestro acompañamiento y apoyo.

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • Visite los sitios históricos, artisticos y culturales, con un guía experto en antropología, arte e historia.  Su guía le acompañara en todo momento y NUNCA le hará perder su tiempo en exhibiciones donde le “sugieren” comprar.
  • Camine las calles, use transporte público, aprenda a moverse en la ciudad por su cuenta.  Visite mercados y barrios, para tener una idea de como vive la gente común aquí.
  • Tome una clase de cocina con una señora de una colonia popular: irán al mercado juntos, escogen los ingredientes, cocinan y comen juntos.
  • En Oaxaca, visite mercados de comida, aprenda sobre la comida callejera, tome clases de cocina, conocza el arte contemporáneo de la ciudad.  Visite los pueblos aledaños y conocza a artesanos de la más alta calidad y reciba demostraciones de su trabajo.  Ojo:  estos son visitas guiadas a las casas de artesanos que normalmente no reciben turistas.

Queremos que aprendan lo más posible sobre estos lugares que nosotros amamos!

Puede encontrar los precios de nuestros tours a la Ciudad de México, aqui.  Si le interesa un tour en Oaxaca o a Iran, escríbanos aqui y le mandaremos más información.

Journeys Beyond the Surface es recomendado por los libros de guía Lonely Planet para México  para la Ciudad de México, por el guía del National Geographic sobre México y por TripAdvisor, entre otros.