You will visit Xochimilco, the floating gardens and find the colorful boat landscape that conquerors once called “the Venice of the new world”. But Xochimilco has not only inspired these romantic scenes, it is also an outstanding stage of biodiversity and green urbanism.
Your journey is a boat ride through the remnants of extraordinary Aztec hydraulic engineering that has been systematically destroyed for over 500 years. You'll travel through the touristic, the housing and the newly protected areas and learn about revitalizing projects, fauna, flora and much more while enjoying some local produce snacks.
Moreover, you will learn about a very peculiar specimen, the ambystoma mexicanum or ajolote and listen to some myths that shape local culture.