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Xochimilco

Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
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Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is...
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Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Since I was a little girl I always wanted to visit Xochimilco it is beautifully displayed in Mexicana Movies and Telenovelas. My expectations were met when I finally visited this year. The boats are large enough to fit 20-25 peple and you are allowed to take your own food and drinks. The scenery over the River is very nice and... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is not necessarily the most amazing or thrilling experience, but it is definitely worth the visit. The colors, the water, the music, the people and the food all come together to bring fun and loud times to a group. If you are visiting Mexico City, I would definitely come here around mid-day-ish. There was also a local market that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I'll be the first one to admit I am a fussy traveller so if you are not one, look away now :-) Once you arrive at the Embarcaderos the place is interesting, colourful and the boat trip is very nice. Prices are negotiable, there doesn't seem to be too much logic in the discounts or group fares offered, we didn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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