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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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  • Average15%
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“boat ride” (40 reviews)
“per hour” (32 reviews)
“colorful boats” (14 reviews)
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Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hilarious, what a blast, all these parties going on, music, live bands, drinking, singing, dancing, and all the while you are being pushed by a man with a long pole into a throng of other boats, hitting each other sometimes, getting into jam ups -...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get to Xochimilco from Mexico city you can take a bus, uber, taxi, or hire transportation. We hired transportation and our own guide. If you speak Spanish and have studied the area, you do not need a guide. If you do not speak Spanish...More

1  Thank smlkennedy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to Uber to location from Sante Fe area. Coming back could not get internet to access Uber so taxied. Arrived at dock and it appeared no one else taking boats- but that not case. Once boat got out into water we came upon plenty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to DF before, but never to the canals of Xochimilco. My partner and I decided to go on a tour this time, and we weren't disappointed. The canals are filled with colorful boats with names of lovely ladies, and our group hopped...More

1  Thank nachgirl03
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting and somehow fun to see all the boats, colors and the mariachi bands, however it's overcrowded with boats (trajineras) and there are peddlers everywhere. Xochimilco 50 or 60 years ago was full of boats with natural flowers and the promenade was memorable,...More

Thank Andres D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took an Uber from Condesa. It took about 45 minutes in traffic. We read other reviews which helped us avoid a couple of mistakes that others have made. First -you don’t need to do a guided tour and of course these will cost you...More

1  Thank Lyndsi A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time out on the water. My husband has always wanted to come here, we paid 2000 pesos ($100-$125) for two hours. We drank the drinks from the bucket. We enjoyed the Mariachis from the other boats. We bought lunch for 4...More

1  Thank TracyLynn627
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outrageous price for a 40 minute boat ride through rubbish filled canals behind the usual half-built concrete shacks. Boat man demanded outrageous tip for saying nothing and padding the boat excruciating slowly. Was hoping to get a picture of pre-colombian conditions, but sorely disappointed. Not...More

2  Thank TGruntfuttock
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Xochimilco can be a cute little afternoon if you plan accordingly and have appropriate expectations. A few tips and things to keep in mind: - Highly recommend buying your food before getting on the boats- it'll be cheaper and it's a safer bet for folks...More

2  Thank Adriana H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

I booked a tour and along with several hundred others on various other tours we arrived here for what I can only call tourism madness. Groups arriving every minute. Boarding their vessel, offered beer and soft drinks, food order taken and vendors paddling up next...More

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
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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
...More
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Actually I can't find your review. Any chance you could paste it here?
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It is basically a "mini island" ,that are "Chinampas" that holds a property in which the former owner started a collection of dolls and plush figures , mainly to attract tourists. There are many scary stories about this... More
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Response from gro05 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don’t know.... However, considering Mexico is majority Roman Catholic religion, I would probably assume ... not open on such an important day as Christmas
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