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Tour code: 5232FRIDA
This guided 5-hour tour of Mexico City takes you into the Barrio Magico district of Coyoacán and the flowered waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site. Pass by Coyoacán’s gorgeous 16th-century mansions, cobblestone streets and San Juan Bautista church. If you’re a fan of Frida Kahlo, you’ll enjoy La Casa Azul (the Blue House), her former home turned into a museum. Then, relax aboard a ‘trajinera’ boat for a tranquil float along Xochimilco’s canals that date back to Aztec times.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Coyoacán and Xochimilco in Mexico City
  • Visit San Juan Bautista, one of Mexico City’s oldest churches
  • Learn about the life of artist Frida Kahlo at the Blue House Museum
  • Float on a boat called a trajinera down the canals of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Visit two of Mexico City's neighborhoods rich with history and culture. This half-day tour is perfect for those who want to experience some of Mexico City's lesser-known attractions with a knowledgeable guide.

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What You Can Expect

Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

Outside the Frida Kahlo Museum

After morning pickup from select Mexico City hotels, kick off your 5-hour tour in Coyoacán, designated by the Secretary of Tourism as a Barrio Magico (Magic Neighborhood). Follow your knowledgeable guide along tree-lined cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century mansions. Stop by San Juan Bautista church, said to be one of Mexico’s most attractive churches, and admire its paintings and chapels.

Continue to Coyoacán’s highlight attraction: the Frida Kahlo Museum, aka La Casa Azul (‘the Blue House’). See firsthand where Frida Kahlo was born and later lived with her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera. Exhibits include her personal possessions and some of her iconic artwork, which give you further insight into the vibrant life of this world-renowned artist.

Spend about an hour at the Frida Kahlo Museum, and then head south of Mexico City to Xochimilco, an agricultural network of waterway channels where many of the city’s flowers are grown. Board a colorful, flat-bottomed boat called a trajinera with your guide, and take a leisurely sail. Pass man-made islands with floating reed mats loaded with soil used as gardens, called chinampas, which was developed during Aztec times to get around the lack of arable farmland. Today, these gardens form an ecological reserve awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

After about an hour at Xochimilco, your Mexico City tour ends with drop-off at your departure point.

Customer Reviews

Sabrina O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

All the places were beautiful Humberto was a great tour guide with a great personality! Coyoacan had beautiful homes and xochimilco was very fun! The Frida Kahlo museum was amazing I would definitely recommend and the audio provided a lot of info wish I took more pictures there!!!

subya1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Sergio was very patient and answered all our questions. He also helped translate for us. There was only two of us on this tour so it was very personalized. Wonderful tour. I recommend it to everyone one. A great value.

Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A wonderful tour, guide was charming, helpful and willing to answer many varied questions about Mexico City. Frida Kahlo museum exceeded expectations - well worth the trip, but a little crowded. Saw a wedding in Coyoacan and enjoyed the market in San Angel - it was the last day of our holiday - made an excellent end to the trip.

sheila k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The Frida Kahlo Museum is a must see in Mexico City and our guide Umberto was a fund of information about Frida, her life and times. The Coyoacan part of the tour was a mixture of drive-by and walking around a fascinating district, quite different from anything else in Mexico City with an opportunity to see the artists of today plying for business in a tree shaded square. The traffic back to downtown was horrendous but that's Mexico City.

Angela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour. You'll walk around Coyoacán, then visit the Blue House. We didn't see the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum, but went to Xochimilco instead.

Kathryn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved our tour guide. He was personable, friendly, very knowledgeable and gave us a detailed insight into the history of Mexico and the sights we visited. We would certainly use Viator again!

Yolande T H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Love it! The family was so excited to see Frida's blue house, and a special treat we had enough time to stop by Diego Studio home (this is not part of the tour), we all paid the museum price to enter the studio. Wonderful tour.

Tai M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I highly recommend the tour for people who would like to leave the navigation of the city to someone elso. Our guide was attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. The appreciation for his Mexican heritage really showed through his informative interpretation of both sites. I would recommend more time for free exploration of both sites. This would have made the experience feel less rushed.

Thomas S

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

I did enjoy the tour and our guide was very nice..They combined us with an all day tour to the floating gardens..it was an experience and I didnt get to do what else I wanted in Mexico city because of the all day tour being substituted but all and all an enjoyable experience and one has to be flexible when you travel.

Vebica E

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

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