I think that this would be a good experience with a group of friends, having a day out with a meal and some music.
As a couple of tourists, this did nothing for us. We went to view the chinampas as well as experience the trip on the canals. It is possible to see how these gardens might have been, with a bit of imagination:-)
Having visited the floating markets of South East Asia, this is a much more sedate sedate affair, although the Mariachi bands do lend a festive atmosphere to the canals.
Of much greater interest were the group of dancers we encountered on the way there, who were carrying the Niñopa, a Child Jesus who has no church, but is kept in the care of the communities of Xochimilco.
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