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Xochimilco

Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
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$48*
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
69%
Ranked #60 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Ancient Ruins, Neighborhoods, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Neighborhoods, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a boat ride along a river. The actual sights are all the other people doing the same as you. The boats are colorful and each has the name of a woman. The men/ boys who navigate are fun to talk to if you speak the language. Best to negotiate the whole price first: your fare and your drinks.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Great experience, very flolklorick!!There are also music with Mariachies, We had a great time just floating along eating and watching the barges filled with wedding parties and other celebrations. It was a little crowded in some spots, so many boats, but the conductor was able to through.Very enjoyable. Highly recommended! Bring some pesos to buy food and souvenirs. Try the... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Long way from Mexico City center. After taking the metro, the light train (tren ligero) and mini bus we finaly arrived to the gondola port. Better if you speak Spanish otherwise it will be expensive depending on how long and how far you want to go. An hour tour up to the Gran Canal and back will set you back... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We made the mistake of jumping on board before finalizing a price. When I asked for the price the head dude at the boat dock told me a price that was way too much. We had already been seated and crossed many boats to get on board. So I told him it was high and shortened the amount of time... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Float along the remnants of the original lake & canals of pre Hispanic Mexico City while enjoying a relaxing afternoon. CANCUN ALSO HAS A VERSION OF XOCHIMILCO BUT DO IT HERE IF YOU CAN. This one is much less expensive than Cancun and far more real Mexico. Filled with colorful boats and lively music, it is a great way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great experience, as it is very colourful and different. You probably want to spend a day there, as it is somewhat slow. VERY RECOMMENDED!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you have time to spare, definitely worthwhile to visit. You essentially sit on one of the boats and float along the river while vendors paddle by with food, beer, flowers, or even a Mariachi band. It's really just for a day to take it slow. There is not much else to see in that area, so it's about an... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

U guys talk about dirty water and compare it with venice..... Have you even been in venice??? Water isnt clean there neither!! And still , both are great places to visit, perhaps you should stay home in your confort zone and just be .. You know .. You.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Awesome place! Just make sure you do not follow the guys that claim to be from Mexico tours. They will take you to a side if Xochimilco where prices are not posted and will charge more. Always go to the main marina and you will see the big sign with prices posted. Enjoy the tour, food and music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Xochimilco is a nice and colorfull place to visit, the waters are not dirty, and yet yes they are very dark and black because the dirt is black like mud, so dont expect to see clear water like in the sea or venice, if you want to see clear waters go to cozumel mexico there you can see 30 feet... More 

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