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Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous...

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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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico

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A trip out of the city.

Visiting the Xochimilco area was something that had been recommended to me by a past resident. The actual ride on the canals was ok but the afternoon out with Mexitours was well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too late, I found what seemingly many before me already have. I booked a tour of Xochimilco and the University, which was supposed to include a tour of the arts, murals, statues and library, as well as the boat trip at Xochimilco. I too spent over an hour at a jewellery store, where my 5 fellow travellers got sucked in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Xochimilco area was something that had been recommended to me by a past resident. The actual ride on the canals was ok but the afternoon out with Mexitours was well worth it. A fantastic and friendly guide and a great group made it worth the visit. Once you get to the canals the fun is all the activity... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A group of 5 of us took an Uber from Roma Norte to Xochimilco. What a great way to spend an afternoon. From the families to the locals to the colorful boats and food, it was just an enjoyable afternoon. Something that every visitor to the area should experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This place is about 45 minutes away from Zona Rosa in Mexico City, if you want to go there take a taxi on the street it is not expensive. I had the best michelada and mexican food while on the boats,since there are boats that stop by and sell food and drinks. Rower was very nice, i would've expected a... More 

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Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We went early on a Sunday morning (11am) and managed to negotiate a good rate for an hour tour. We were with family and small children. They thoroughly enjoyed it and ate some roasted corn from the vendors boats. Nice experience but I'm sure more fun with a big group.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The ambience, the food, the boats, the canals, all come together to give you a very different experience in this huge city... bring an ice cooler if you can fill it with beers, realx and enjoy this place!!! it gets really busy after lunch so choose the time you want to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is one of my favourite places to go with friends. Ist located in the south of the City. I can recommend to go to take a ride with the small boats with a Group of friends, take your beers, your Music and some Food and just enjoy a sunny Weekend day shipping over the old lake of Mexico City,... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We took the scenic route so there was not much activity with vendors and musicians. It was very pleasant and serene. Totally enjoyed it with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We are a young couple and were looking for a lively scene, beer, Mexican food, dancing. The canals were great! We bought a boat and driver for two hours and wish we had more time! The food on the canals is a little pricey but beers, mariachi songs and souvenirs are all reasonable.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Don't miss this when you travel to Mexico City. It's best to go with a group, but couples will have a good time too. You can bring your own beer and food, or roll the dice and see what treats the waterborne vendors bring your way. Mariachis and musicians are part of the experience. For a very affordable rate (usually... More 

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Xochimilco
Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural parklands around the city. Used as an important agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds a great variety of flora and fauna that you can witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to the mariachis and marimbas playing tunes from other colorful chinampas (artificial islands). Aside from the canals, you can find unique Pre-Hispanic art collections at the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilco after talking a walk through its classic streets and visiting the majestic ahuehuete tree that prevails in the heart of this neighborhood at Jardín Juárez.