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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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This was quite interesting. I went with a Mexican family who brought beer and a picnic lunch to cruise the canals. Didn't really know what to expect. Boarded a colorful boat with tables and a man who guided the boat by pushing with a pole...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank halfadime
Reviewed 2 days ago

A 45 minute Uber drive from the Condesa Suburb in Mexico City. Preferred this than taking the metro (Uber is faster, inexpensive and less stressful). We arrive at midday on a Sunday morning and embarcadero we went to was nice and quiet. Once you arrive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MandyFromNewZealand
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to experience an exciting day on Mexico's Venice; this is the excursion for you. Join up with friends and share the ride, the music, the food, the joie de vivre

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ronaldo Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

What? You've never been to Xochimilco! Never been to Mexico City? There is so much to see and do in this big city and once you get there, you have to visit Xochimilco and its famous canal system. This site, together with Mexico City's Historic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JRAsFishBabe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not expecting anything, we took the long ride on the light train towards the south of méxico city for 2 reasons... to see the Dolores Olmedo hacienda and art collection of Diego Rivera and to ride on the boats at Xochimilco... The day was so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caron868
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a party 1 and gave a cash tip, then my debit card was charged an additional 20% Suggested tip amount witch was the highest amount for a party of 3 I'm so mad that I wasn't told this before or during me using...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this trip is designed to cost you money. The canal is way overcrowded with boats all banging into each other. Make sure you don’t dangle your arms overboard either. You are pressurised y the guide to let musicians come on board and sing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertlourens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have traveled far and wide and so far I have not found a country that can party and have fun like Mexico. Simply put: Mexico takes the cake and eats it, too. Recent reconfirmation of this was our New Year’s day boat ride through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was with my family and my 1 and a half year old nephew. We spent the afternoon there and it was great. It's a very family friendly place but also a good place to have an unique party experience qith your friends. Very recomended...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gerardoh361
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a Thursday at around 1pm. There were not too many people out, which was nice because we got to really enjoy the scenery without a lot of boats around. This place is called Xochimilco, meaning "Lugar de Flores" according to our guide....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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5Carys4
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Harvey H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed. Did not see any on any of the boats.
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Jeseca A
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Ana Reyna A | Reviewed this property |
The hours of operation is 9am to 6pm
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ArenJo
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Joseph D | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is a big issue in Mexico City, relax and enjoy the rush hour....
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