3.5 star rating: Worth doing 33 Reviews

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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

I loved it. For a little extra more, they included me on their tour to La Casa Azul of Frida Kahlo. They also took us first to just pass by the bullfight arena, biggest in the world.... was interesting to see it. Then to the National University of Mexico. But the highlight of the tour for me was the Xochimilco boat ride. When we got there, all of us was given a fresh rose flower. Then on our way to the middle of the waterway. It was quiet first, then all the vendors came out, selling food from boiled corn, to blankets, jewelry. So mayhem, it seemed.... but it was exciting to see all these happening around us. There were mariachis in their uniforms who were ready to serenade us. Even without hiring a mariachi band, we could hear the other mariachi music everywhere, so it seemed like we had them too. Then the food - was ordered on the boat, was cooked beside us on another boat, then served hot .... most delicious tipico comida I ever ate. With the drinks, it was only $150. Nice, I would go on this trip again. Our guide, Paloma, was very considerate, and spoke in both English and Spanish. I was the only English speaking person on the trip, and she made me feel very special, always asking if I was enjoying myself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Fantastic excellent guide Mildred

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We spent Christmas Day on the canals. Met some amazing people, had lunch, listened to mariachi music as we floated through the canals. Our guide was great. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Very nice quiet tour, not alot of walking, restful day!

Marija N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

We were given a very informative and enjoyable tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

It was a very interesting tour. Xochimilco was very, very nice and tour guide was just wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2009

We had a superb guide, and the whole trip such a memorable experience. He showed us all sorts of interesting things on the way out and on the return which we would otherwise have completely overlooked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

Our driver was wonderful and full of information! We would ask for him again!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

This day is a fun mix of all kinds of experiences. We got a great city tour and saw two museums that we weren't even expecting to see - the Diego Rivera studio and Freida Kahlo's home. Our guide was knowledgeable and very interesting. He kept us moving but we never felt rushed. The floating gardens of Xochimilco were a real treat - a step back in time in the middle of a bustling city.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Great experience

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2011

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.

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