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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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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and...
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

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An Unusual Attraction about 90 minutes from Central Mexico City.

By taking a subway and then a train you can reach Xochimilco which is a fun day out. This is a very old resort area with hundreds of beautifully decorated and colorful barges that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this place. It is great to see Mexico City as it was 100 years ago with water ways as the dominant mode of transportation. The boat rides are fine, but it's a bit kitsch.

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Thank Bajuga
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would go back. Depending on time, you should do the long tour. The "trajinero" even let me steer the little boat. I respect what they do. It is hard work. Don't forget to tip.

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Thank Sergio C
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a lovely ride for 3 hours, the views are great and colourful and there are boats with food passing by.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading numerous negative reviews on tripadvisor about Xochimilco, I was VERY apprehensive about our scheduled trip. I was imaging a stressful, difficult, and expensive day after reading about how some had been ripped off or even extorted by their guides and boat captains - and some were forced to pay for musicians or other things they didn't want. But... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so much fun but I do have a recommendation. If you opt to not do a tour were they pick you up and go on your own beware. You should not pay more than 400 pesos an hour for your group. They tried to charge us 2,000 pesos we were able to talk him down to1,200 but still... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very colourful, noisy and fun experience, especially at the weekend, when lots of Mexican friends and families get together and take one of these punt boats out on to this waterway. We read up other reviewers' comments before setting off so we could be prepared. As a result, we got our cab to drop us off at the Navitas embarcado.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go here if you'd like to have a smile on your face. We spend two hours on the water. It cost us $1200 pesos, according to other reviews we overpaid, but we enjoyed it regardless. Bought beautiful plants from a floating plant shop, had mariachi perform on our boat and enjoyed the culture of this historic part of Mexico!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By taking a subway and then a train you can reach Xochimilco which is a fun day out. This is a very old resort area with hundreds of beautifully decorated and colorful barges that transport guests along the canal. Easy to spend an afternoon in one of the restaurants with views of the water watching the many stories that pass... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice place but it isn't what you expected from the internet :$ I personally had a great time I went on a Saturday afternoon and was there until the night came and it was great.

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Thank María del Mar M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Xochimilco is a small town near Mexico city. The attraction is a canal with colorful boats that ride along the canal. On the way you can buy handcrafts, mariachi songs, food and drinks. All these are offered from other boats, which makes the experience truly unique. Getting there is very easy: take the metro to Taxqueña station and from there... 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.
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