Open Top Double Decker Bus Tour can be fun.
Call me jakun, but this was my very first time experiencing open top double decker bus city tour. I saw one when I first visited LA, but my husband, Mike, said it’s a no-no. However, after one week walking tour we made during our stay in Mexico City, finally Mike agreed to do this with me since my feet totally gave up on me plus, I think he felt bad about my bleeding feet during Chapultepec walking episode.
Let me tell you this – it is worth your money and time. The view from top of the bus roof is so much better than pedestrian view.
The official agency that run tour bus is called Turibus (www.turibus.com). The booth located almost everywhere. It also provide long distance, country side tour.
Since we already covered City Center, Chapultepec and Basilica on our own, walking, so for this bus tour, we choose ‘SUR’ which means ‘South’. We paid Mexican Peso 140 (USD9) for 5 hours return journey of Southern Mexico City. It consists of 15 stops such as Natonal Stadium, National University, parks and gallery. The bus operate 9am to 9pm, and you can do the hop off on at all 15 stops and hop on to the next bus. But we did’t do the hop on and off since we started our tour late. Karang tak pasal pasal kena ambik teksi balik sendiri kan.
The wrist band as your proof of purchased and at some point there will be ticket officer come up to check and make sure you didn’t wear expired wrist band and get the free ride.
There were not so many people on the bus when we first got in. But more and more people hop in as the bus make its way to the next 14 stops.
Mula mula ngeri jugak sebab baru perasan wayar letrik berselirat atas kepala.. pokok pokok… (first I was kind of worry when I realized the electric wire hanging down from power pole and trees along the streets) it is important that you sit down the whole time.
Please keep your ass seated or else you will kiss all the road signs as well.
We passed by Plaza Mexico – the old stadium for bull fighting. We missed to watch this. Well, I don’t think I be able to watch this until the end though, when they had to kill the bull at the end of the fight.
and after a while, I lost track of what and where, because I was so enjoying the feeling being on top of the bus roof (and the audio was in Spanish). I drowned in the wind, the sun and the view of the road traffic.. it was a beautiful sight. My suggestion – you should bring some snack and drinks. It will make the tour more enjoyable like a mobile little picnic. 5 hours on the bus roof top makes you very hungry and thirsty.
National Autonomous University of Mexico
At the end of the tour, Mike finally approved this and we might do it in some other cities and destination next time 🙂 (after severe walking tour of course!)