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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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More than 50 miles of canals make Xochimilco, a southern suburb of Mexico City, an extremely popular tourist destination.
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  • Average14%
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Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First impression on arrival was it looked so tacky and so busy ,once on the boat it turned out to be a great afternoon lots of the local people celebrating birthdays and other special occasions all to the sound of local bands playing traditional music...More

Thank steveandsuedring
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting Xochimilco and touring the waterways on a boat was one of the highlights of our trip to Mexico. Doing this on Sunday was magical because it is the busiest day of the week and the canals were teaming with musicians, chefs on floats and...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely way to spend a few hours! We enjoyed the floating gardens, live music, and food along the way. We went with friends who also had kids and there was lots of room on the boat and they had fun together, too!

Thank cahiebert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited Xochimilco on a Monday mid day and had a good time. Although the water is VERY filthy, it is still something that I would highly encourage if you are in Mexico city

Thank JP_y_LP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boat trip great fun, we went on a Sunday and it was crazy but very happy, lots of smiles and noise. Just don't go in the reptile enclosure which is by a garden centre. It is a rip off and the reptiles are kept in...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read reviews and was concerned that we were going to be major hassled and possibly ripped off, it never happened. Here's the secret to avoiding any hassle. Take you Uber to the following address Calle Mercado 10–44 San Jerónimo 16420 Mexico City, CDMX Mexico...More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an experience. Punting wooden boats filled with endless bands, smaller boats peddling everything, canals filled with these boats, the gardens are gone, but it is great fun, not to miss.

1  Thank strider4
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It's way more complicated than it should be due to some really nasty politics playing out along the docks. This is what we learned: Avoid Embarcadero Salitres like the plague. They want $20/hour/person. Don't even bother trying to haggle with them. Just walk away and...More

9  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This boat ride which is similar to a gondola was very enjoyable. We combined it with a tour of Cuicuilco given by Monopolis Tours and Travel. They picked us up at our hotel and dropped us back off after the tour. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

It was ok. Mostly a tourist trap but can be a fun time for what it is. You don't see much. Mostly people floating up trying to sell things.

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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
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Claudia R
5 August 2017|
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Response from GrilloRioS | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. Just to board the "trajineras" you will need to walk a few feet, then...Just enjoy the ride!!!!
Ivette H
12 July 2017|
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Response from GrilloRioS | Reviewed this property |
I would but just consider the following facts: -you could find some mosquitoes (bring so.etingbto cover the cradle) -sunlight and warm weather can be present, the good part is that all "trajineras" are roofed -you may Find... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from cepedarussell | Reviewed this property |
Mejor vete al mercado de Coyoacan despues. No hay nada bueno alredor de Xochimilco.