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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

1,165 Reviews

Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

1,165 Reviews
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Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City 16090 Mexico
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TlatelolcoMexico City Metro74 min
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We are a new company that really takes cares about the experience. We know that you want the best services, with the best prices too. In this particular tour we will give you the time to climb all the pyramids, to discover the great Basilica de Guadalupe and know more about culture in Tlatelolco. We will answer all your question, and we are gonna make sure that you have a great time. You will not regret it!
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Jen wrote a review Sep 4
Mexico City, Mexico173 contributions45 helpful votes
This was such a good experience and a fun time. It was about 500 pesos for one hour which is like $26usd. It was a nice ride down the canal. There were many things to see along the way. Definitely a unique experience.
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Date of experience: September 2020
8Peter wrote a review Mar 2020
West Vancouver, Canada606 contributions231 helpful votes
It close to one hour to get there at 3 PM, and at 4 PM there was no activity on the water - no boats coming in or out. It was a Monday afternoon. 500 pesos per person was too much to gamble. A Tripadvisor posting said that there was a low cost alternative on one side of the "regular" entrance where one could buy a much lower cost boat ride. With 1 hour before closing, we liked that idea. But we finally learned that low cost service was only available on Fridays - not on Monday!! Luckily the UBER ride home was only about 40 minutes.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Hassan H wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,226 contributions431 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience while in Mexico city. A network of lovely canals where you take a marvellous boat ride to enjoy the peaceful of the area. You can dine, have drinks, snacks, enjoy music, live shows and more while only sitting in the boat. All the slaes people are either jump to your boat or sailing next to you, whatever you prefer. The colours and designs of the boats are really beautiful. A must to do while in Mexico city
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Date of experience: March 2020
lquadros wrote a review Mar 2020
San Ramon, California75 contributions22 helpful votes
I had researched online that Xochimilco is open on Christmas day even though seriously everything else in Mexico City is closed. We reached there by Uber. As warned by other TripAdvisor reviews, we ignored the people on the bicycle that tell you to take a detour to somewhere else for the boats. Heck know where they take you; just stick to google maps. The entrance is huge, so it is something you cant miss. Once there again we bought food from the local mercado for the 2 hour boat ride. We wanted an English driver for the boat so he could tell us what we are looking at. After about 15 minutes the other drivers called someone who spoke English.... and we were good to go. We took the 2 hour ride. Not that the prices are clearly written on at the entrance, so there is no need to squabble about it. Everyone strictly follows that stated price. The boat ride itself itself is pretty slow but very calm. If you want a adventure then this is not for you. This activity is something you would do in a small group with some boor and food. Its relaxing and contrary to the hustle and chaos in the city. We had a good driver who periodically stopped and gave us enough information before proceeding. There are lot of good photo opportunity like when the boat goes thru the canal with the trees on both sides. The highlight of the tour was when we stopped at a pretty island where the boat driver described to us how the Aztecs did the farming and grew a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. We even got to taste some of the berries. All in all, I recommend this activity if you want something slow paced and different and want to do as a group activity, otherwise there are plenty of things to do in Mexico City.
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Date of experience: December 2019
vespersmarquess wrote a review Mar 2020
Barcelona, Spain120 contributions27 helpful votes
What they call a lake is rather a network of bunch of canals where they put bunch of colorful ships that gondoliers try to manoeuvre and not crash one into the other. Considering how cheap México is, this is absolutely overpriced. 25€ per hour for a rather boring ride, there is not much to see. We took 2 hrs ride as recommended but would be the same as taking just 1 hour as you don't really get anywhere. When your time is up, they just turn around and get you back to the departing point. It is a beautiful sight with all the colorful ships in one place, but the ride itself is the most boring thing I ever did.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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