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Trajineras Xochimilco

Mexico City, Mexico
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About Trajineras Xochimilco
Somos originarios de Xochimilco. Nacimos, crecimos y nos desarrollamos en la actividad turística de este hermoso lugar. Tener trajineras ha sido por tradición y no necesariamente por negocio, por lo que la zona y las actividades a realizar las conocemos perfectamente y por eso el costo es menor en comparación con los demás. Llevamos más de 100 años en el sector turístico, pues somos 5 generaciones las que hemos brindado servicio de trajineras a visitantes que llegan a Xochimilco.
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Tour doll island in Xochimilco

The island of the dolls is an emblematic place that is located in the ecological zone of the canals of Xochimilco, Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Together we will tour the tourist channels, we will pass by where there is live music, we will go down to the “floating gardens” (chinampas), we will see the Caltongo Lagoon. Then we will enter the ecological zone until we reach the Museo del Ajolote where you can touch animals from the lake area such as AJOLOTE, endemic species of the area, tarantulas, snakes ... Finally we will arrive at the Island of the dolls where they will tell you the terrifying story of This mythical and emblematic place in the area.

During the tour you can enjoy our delicious quesadillas (unlimited) and a drink.

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8:45 am Approach to the trajinera. We will travel through the tourist channels.
10:30 am Food and drink
11:00 am Ajolote Museum
12:00 pm Dolls Island
1:45 pm Return to the Las Flores Nativitas pier. End of tour
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Mexico City Private Tour: Ethnic Markets, Tequila and Mezcal Museum, Xochimilco

Get personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Mexico City. Visit the local markets to peruse for souvenirs, see Garibaldi Square, and do tastings at the Tequila and Mezcal Museum. Experience a ride in trajinera, or a small commuter boat, in Xochimilco. This private tour for just you and your party includes all entrance fees and round-trip private transportation from your hotel.
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7 hours
from $282.78
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salvatore g wrote a review Oct 2020
Rome, Italy9 contributions
Go to the central embarkation point. We were harassed be bicycles that funnel you to small embarkation points where they try to rape you 1200/hour for a boat tour. I suggest going to centro and refusing to pay more than 500/hour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mariana Pinto wrote a review Jun 2020
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It was so much fun and the mariachis and the tequila made our tour unforgettable!! Definitely a must when in Mexico City
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Date of experience: October 2019
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GnMe wrote a review Mar 2020
Menomonie, Wisconsin302 contributions69 helpful votes
We have a friend in Mexico City who says this is her least favorite attraction here; it's just so touristy. After a couple hours in one of these boats, I can totally understand her feelings. This was the craziest tourist thing we've done in a long time. If we had been alone, we probably wouldn't have done it, but we were with a group of friends and they wanted to go. It seemed that there were a million boats all crowded into a small canal, and we were constantly bumped from all sides. We had ordered some snacks, so a lady came on the boat with us with a propane tank and griddle, and made some pretty tasty tortillas with meat, beans, cheese or mushroom fillings. Soda or water was extra if you wanted to buy it. There were dozens of smaller boats with people selling souvenirs or food, or mariachi bands wanting, for a fee :) to come aboard your boat and play music for you. Several different companies have boats and it's a little difficult to find them. For one thing, there are guys on motorcycles trying to divert you to their boats, even if you've already reserved with someone. We went with Trajineras Nativitas from their Embarcadero las Flores. All in all, we enjoyed the afternoon. I did like the plant nurseries along the shore. The doll island however, was just plain creepy. If you're looking for souvenirs, there was a huge market where the boats were moored, as well as dozens of places to eat.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Johanna M wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York34 contributions17 helpful votes
This was the best activity ever. I had a costume made trajinera in flowers with my name. we got there at 9am in the morning because we had a flight at 4pm to Puerto Vallarta. It was beautiful we book the trajinera with 20 corona beer and a speaker and the costume made flowers. The total was 4,520 Mexican pesos it was worth every penny.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Megan S wrote a review Feb 2020
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There were very few reviews for this particular tour when I booked through Tripadvisor. On the day of the tour, there were no clear indications about who the tour leaders are. We saw a few straddlers also looking to go on a similar tour. We all had signed up on different sites with slightly different names and duration. Ultimately the tour guide called the tour company and sorted our names out. Because there were many other locals trying to sell us tours, it was difficult to know who to trust. Once we got on the boat, it takes a good 30-45 minutes to get our boat out of the parking spot. You’ll have to experience it yourself to figure out how that’s done. We were able to get drinks before we embarked on the river cruise. The doll island was very interesting albeit creepy. If only it didn’t take 2 hours + to get there. I had some issues with the “aquarium” we went to in the end. Don’t think the reptiles and fish are very happy. Our guide Anton was great! Despite the long cruise he kept talking about all the culture and details of the place (plants, houses, etc). Very responsive to all of our questions. Our boat driver Carlos - props to him to driving us for such a long time. It’s hard work! Definitely a good experience. Never go to xochimilco in the afternoon. Way too crowded.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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