We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,857)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“boat ride”(49 reviews)
“per hour”(42 reviews)
“mariachi band”(28 reviews)
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
Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Xochimilco
from $39.00
More Info
from $48.00
More Info
from $79.00
More Info
Reviews (1,683)
Filter reviews
521 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat ride per hour mariachi band boat owners colorful boats food boats official price paid pesos tren ligero hour trip private boat selling food unique experience mexican families spend an afternoon two hours tortillas
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 521 reviews
Reviewed today

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
3  Thank NoRoadsLeadToRome
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
Thank yvonnearmenta
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 325 nearby hotels
City Express Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan
137 reviews
3.75 miles away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mexico Medica Sur
45 reviews
4.84 miles away
Plaza Madrid
43 reviews
5.19 miles away
Real del Sur
95 reviews
5.21 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,934 nearby restaurants
28 reviews
.27 miles away
Los Alebrijes
9 reviews
.32 miles away
Tacos Don Mike
7 reviews
1.23 miles away
Coffee Max
6 reviews
1.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,159 nearby attractions
Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
1,071 reviews
1.70 miles away
Mercado de las Flores de Nativitas
24 reviews
.44 miles away
Centro Comercial Paseo Acoxpa
10 reviews
3.84 miles away
Parque de los Venados
11 reviews
3.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Harvey H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed. Did not see any on any of the boats.
Jeseca A
June 15, 2018|
Response from Ana Reyna A | Reviewed this property |
The hours of operation is 9am to 6pm
April 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Joseph D | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is a big issue in Mexico City, relax and enjoy the rush hour....