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This was an excellent way to see many of Mexico City's sites that are not centrally located downtown. The guide, Eduardo, was great and took us by Mexico City's World Trade Center, to the bull fighting ring, to the University of Mexico to view the exterior of the library, by the Azteca Stadium, to the Coyoacan neighborhood, and finally to Xochimilco where we took a boat along the canal. We enjoyed beer and marriachi music during the boat ride.
The guide was good, but the tour wasn't very good. Brief stop at the bull fighting ring(5 minutes), the University stop consists of pulling up on both sides of the freeway to take pictures(5 minutes). A stop at a museum that isn't covered in the cost of the tour. And Xochimilco is a tourist trap.
The boat tour is more of a eat and drink tour while watching other Mexican families and tourist's do the same thing. Not much for the guide to talk about. The interesting thing is all of the vendors on the water selling all kinds of things. The mariachi bands as well are nice.
Very positive review overall. The sights speak for themselves (Coloyoacan, Frida, Xochimilco). You felt safe. The guides were good guys, and informative. Pick-up drop off at your hotel is great. Suggestions: 1) establish and clarify when the group meal will be; 2) Include the Coloyoacan market as part of the tour. Again, glad we took this tour.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour - Xochimilco is a must see! I was in Mexico two years ago and didn't manage this tour ,so delighted I got to see it this time.
I really liked Xochimlco and the ride along the canal, and I think would have preferred more time out on the water than driving around the University. Too much driving on this tour.
Our guide made it very boring. Everyone was alseep by da end of the first half of the trip. Should have been a better experiance.
Sadly there were very few people there so we didn't get a real feel of the place. We only spent 50 minutes on the boat.
We started this tour with a stop at a Church for 15 minutes and then drove to Frida Kahlo's house/museum. When we arrived, it had a sign that it was closed. We took pictures outside the museum.
We drove by Mexico's univertity stadium on our way to Xochimilco.
We continued to Xochimilco where ladies were given a rose before getting on a beautiful, colorful canoe. We each paid for a lunch served on the canoe. That was the best part of this entire tour. He allowed no time for shopping even though our tour guide "Eduardo" was ahead of schedule...done by 2pm.
We could have gone to Xochimilco on our own and saved ourselves the money.
Xochimilco was very pretty. We basically just drove past the Univeristy however we did stop in San Angel and it was such a beautiful area. Our tour guide was fantastic, so friendly and knowledgable.
Although the weather was not on our side (it was cloudy and raining), we saw much more than Xochimilco and the University on our way there. We had a very informative guide, the group was excellent. Perfect.
Very nice quiet tour, not alot of walking, restful day!
Guide was good but needs to include more sites of interest in tour.
Even though we paid for the tour we were told we had to pay the floating boat operator $15.00 each..
We were given a very informative and enjoyable tour.