Puebla - The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

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The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

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

About the tour

There are many celebrations and stories surrounding Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, around the world. In the US for example, Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to celebrate the Mexican culture and the legendary date has grown beyond its history to become a cultural bond between some Mexican immigrants and their roots. In reality, 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 and discover the real meaning behind the date!

Meet ernieguide


Ernie has been a certified guide for 3 years now and offers walking and virtual tours in the cities where he has lived in Mexico, such as Mexico City, Puebla, Aguascalientes, and Guanajuato, however it is also possible for him to create new experiences from scratch by offering unique tours and experiences. Ernie is passionate about the culture of his country and loves to share from the most accurate historical data to rumors about current or ancient events, he loves food and considers himself an ambassador for Mexico. Each tour or experience is adaptable to the needs of expert or novice travelers.

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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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

Lynda R.

10 September 2021

This was the first tour with Ernie. I liked his historical slant and his knowledge of the subject. I will definitely look for more of his tours.

Yvoir 🇦🇺 H.

10 September 2021

Great local information

Michaela (Austria) M.

28 August 2021

A very interesting tour about the meaning of the date and the history leading up to it. Ernie tried to explain to us why it is a date for commemoration and not for celebration and after joining his tour I fully understand and agree with him. Thanks for taking the time to educate us in a matter that seems to be very important to you.

Nancy M.

27 August 2021

Excellent knowledge of history very worthwhile guide.

Margaret N.

10 May 2021

Very informative, well done!

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