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Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“per hour” (29 reviews)
“mariachi band” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our hostel organised a trip here which worked well as we had a large group and it made it very cost effective. Boat was 300 pesos and we took 2 hours. You can bring your own food and drink and lots of Mexican families bring...More

Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had always been warned that Xochimilco is a tourist trap and it is. My visit to Xochimilco, I went specifically to see the island of the haunted dolls. The trip out there was totally worth going to. It was amazing. So what I recommend...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mexico City's ultimate tourist spot. That can be good and bad. Mexico City is built on canals and lakes that have been filled in. So, why not go and float in a a little boat and have a beer or a few. This is probably...More

Thank perezjale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can actually take public transit to Xochimilco. We did so with 5 peso for subway within city, then transfer to another subway for 3 peso each way. Once we arrived, people on bike showed us the direction to walk to for the boat ride....More

2  Thank Stanley2521
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was enjoying new life with new family when ghosts from past arrived, real or imagined i'm not sure 4/5 stars

Thank Jared F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Bajuga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sergio C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Alexandra A
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 -...More

4  Thank Sydney H
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

2  Thank jared c
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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I have a few questions...how often can you stop and use a bathroom? what are the food prices? what are the beer prices? thank you
17 June 2017|
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Response from Rowland45 | Reviewed this property |
There are toilets where the boats depart and return. None on the boats. I had one beer for around $1. We did not eat.
Does anyone know what time xochimilco opens on a friday???
13 May 2017|
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Response from Helena G | Reviewed this property |
You can get there at 9 am the earliest. But if you plan on having lunch there, it's better to get there by midday.
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Cuanto es el valor de una hora en el bote en la laguna d xochimilco
25 April 2017|
Response from janeordaz | Reviewed this property |
Es approxiamente $700 mxn por dos horas