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“so peacefull”
Review of Xochimilco

Xochimilco
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$111.00*
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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco and Guadalupe Shrine Plus...
Ranked #16 of 136 Tours in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 1, 2013

this is a really relaxing little excursion... you really have to be carrefull on the prices... they try to sell you the big tour of 3hrs... we only took the 1 hour one and it was just perfect.... we saw the mariatchi boat and some nice scenery. the air was fresh and it was realy relaxing. (we went early but when we came back it was getting quite busy...)

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

It takes about 2 hours to get to Xochimilco by public transit, but it was worth the effort! We teamed up with another couple and bargained for a better deal on a two hour long launcha, where we enjoyed micheladas and mariachis. It was the most relaxed we'd been during our time in the D.F. We just sat back, drank beer, and didn't have to worry about our bags or our cameras for once. The best value is in the collectivo because its still a 45 minute ride from the embarcadero to the artisan mercado. We went on a Saturday and didn't see many other tourists at all. It was mostly Mexican families picnicing on their own launchas.

1  Thank mradventures721
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I hate visiting places where people raise the prices because I am from the US. It happens too many times in Mexico, sadly. I love Mexico, I just do not like the practices of many in the tourism industry. The people at the boats told us first 2000 pesos. When we said no, they then went to 1000 pesos. Mexican nationals were given a totally different price. We left and the one woman followed us up the street continuing to lower the price. We spent most of the day travelling to get there only to be very disappointed. The place was very dirty. We wasted a day.

2  Thank biteoftheiguana
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Sure, it's a tourist spot.... but it's designed for local residents - maybe like going to a Canadian amusement park.

We had a really nice time in the sun, drinking beer and pop, buying cheap jewelry, talking to our guide, and waving to the people in other boats. We were travelling with kids (6, 8, and 10) - they thought it was great. We went early on a week day, there weren't many people there when we first got there.

2  Thank Leeann_Saskatchewan
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This was one of those places where you want to go with low or no expectations. I'm pretty sure we went on a weekend, so that would explain it being so packed. Boats were knocking into each other, people were drunk and obnoxious, and it was very slow moving. The fact that it was cold and rainy didn't help. I think it would be fun with a group of friends instead of just you and one other person like I did. Would also be cheaper that way I think. The worst part is the water itself. It's completely brown and murky with pollution, smells bad, and has trash floating in it. Doesn't make me think back to Tenochtitlan for any reason other than how much more pleasant it must have been. It's worth doing if you have the time (it's really far south, like an hour or more), otherwise you could find better use of your time.

1  Thank Gareth D
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