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Puebla - Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

(55 reviews)
Historic area of ​​the Strongholds, Puebla, Mexico
45 mins

About the tour

May 5th is a date of great importance in the history of Mexico because that was the day the Mexican army achieved what no one thought possible -- they defeated the most experienced army in the world. On this historical tour, you will visit where the Battle of Puebla took place as you learn about the battle's history and enjoy the beautiful views from the Acueyametepec hill.

Meet your local guide


Ernie has been working in tourism and recreation for over ten years. He began guiding in "cantinas" tours, and since then he became a certified guide and created several historic tours and walks in archeological areas. He is a food lover so any tour can turn into a gastronomic experience in a moment! He considers himself an ambassador of México, is an amateur photgrapher and a big fan of cinema

Ernie has been guiding since Jan 2021

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Puebla with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Puebla. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Gloria M.

14 March 2021

The story lacked energy .. I would like to do the city tour, though.

Jacqueline R.

13 March 2021

Ernie is a lovely chap, but I can’t see that that particular battle will really be of interest to anyone but an historian or a Mexican. Merely walking through a park and viewing a monument commemorating the battle wasn’t really of interest to me and wasn’t the tour that I thought that I had signed up for, albeit through no fault of Ernie that I had assumed that I would be taken through downtown Puebla.

Katharine F.

13 March 2021

loved the information and history

Jennie 🇬🇧 S.

13 March 2021

A very informative tour! I learnt a lot about a country that I really know nothing about. Ernie's tours are great!

Helen P.

13 March 2021

A bit dry with all the history. A lot of views of the sidewalks. Guide was very interactive knowledgeable.

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