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Xochimilco Tours

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Xochimilco
With its brightly painted trajineras (flat-bottomed boats), traditional chinampas (floating gardens), and network of flower-perfumed canals, Xochimilco—the “Flower Garden”—is the kind of place that will have you reaching for your camera at every turn.

The Basics
The floating gardens of Xochimilco make an easy half-day trip from Mexico City, and the quintessential way to explore is a traditional trajinera boat ride around the Xochimilco canals and islands. Xochimilco tours are often combined with a Mexico City sightseeing tour, visits to historic sites such as the National University of Mexico or the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, or a tour of the Coyoacán neighborhood, where highlights include the Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum and the Frida Kahlo Museum. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Opt for a 2-hour boat tour to fully explore the site. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing so you can easily climb on and off the boats. 
  • Some of the larger trajineras offer food, drinks, and mariachi music on-board.

How to Get There
The Gardens of Xochimilco are located about 14 miles (23 kilometers) south of the Zócalo in Mexico City. To get there by public transport, take Metro Line 2 to Tasqueña station. From there, the Tren Ligero trains runs directly to Xochimilco; follow the signs to the embarcadero on arrival.

When to Get There
Xochimilco can get crowded; locals and tourists alike visit on weekends and holidays. The festive atmosphere is all part of the experience, but opt for a weekday or early-morning visit if you prefer to avoid the crowds. 

The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
Xochimilco’s floating gardens are the last vestige of Mexico’s elaborate chinampas—the agricultural system set up by the ancient Aztecs. Devised to make the most of the fertile lake lands of the Anahuac Valley, the chinampas are comprised of small, man-made islands of farmland linked by a network of canals. Though most of the Aztecs' massive system of canals have long since been drained, the suburb of Xochimilco offers a glimpse into the ancient beauty of Tenochtitlán, and the remarkably preserved site is now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Address: Xochimilco, Mexico
Admission: Free
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Cultural Tours

Skip the Line: Trajinera Ride Across Xochimilco's Canals

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience on the historic canals of Xochimilco. Save time, money, and hassle with this prepaid ticket for a 1-hour ride on a colorful trajinera. Just board your boat and then sit back and enjoy live music, food, drinks, and good company on the scenic waters of Xochimilco.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Day of the Dead Tour in Mexico City with Xochimilco Canal Ride

Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Mexico on this 4-hour Day of the Dead tour on November 1st. Visit a cemetery during the evening, and see gravestones embellished with floral displays, photographs, ceramic skulls, candles, and food that people have left their loved ones. Pass by as locals sing and tell tales about those who have passed. Afterward, head to Xochimilco for a gondola ride on the water where you can spot riverbanks decorated for the holiday, too.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and National University

Save by booking two popular Mexico City tours with this Super Saver featuring some of Mexico City’s best sites. Discover the colonial beauty of Coyoacán, stroll through North America's oldest university and gain insight into Frida Kahlo’s life and artwork at her former home of Casa Azul. Then, drift through the waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, and enjoy snacks aboard a ‘trajinera’ boat. You’ll come away with unique experiences and knowledge of Aztec history and colonial architecture.
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Save money by booking these 2X1 most attractive activities in Mexico City at a great discount price!. Enjoy a full day tour full of color and tradition through some of the most enchanting areas of Mexico City.In Xochimilco, upon reaching the calm waters of its canals and its floating gardens, you will enjoy a picturesque cruise through one of the last traces of the Aztec period in a traditional trajinera or pre-Hispanic boat. Learn the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, first established as a pre-Columbian city. Afterward, enjoy a brief visit to Coyoacan, known as the cultural heart of Mexico City, a place that is very popular with people who live nearby and who has been a source of inspiration for various national and international artists. In the same neighborhood we will visit the Frida Kahlo former house and active museum, known as "The Blue House" where the world-renowned Latin American artist lived.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

Ride a traditional barge through Xochimilco canals, then visit Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera landmarks on an immersive private tour of Aztec history and Mexico City art. This tour includes round-trip hotel transfer and admission to Xochimilco, the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, and Casa Azul, and features the mosaic murals at UNAM.
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Frida Kahlo House, Xochimilco, and University City Tour

Visit Frida Kahlo’s house, the colonial-era neighborhood of Coyoacan, and Xochimilco’s floating gardens on a small-group tour in Mexico City that explores art, architecture, and history. You’ll get a fascinating glimpse into Kahlo’s life and work in “Casa Azul,” then take in the main sites in Coyoacan. Next, head to Xochimilco for an hour-long boat ride in a trajinera, following a series of flower-lined canals. The tour concludes with a trip through the UNAM campus, including a series of beloved murals by Diego Rivera, O’Gorman, and Siqueiros.
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Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Frida Kahlo & Anahuacalli Museums

Reach Xochimilco, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. Then you will get on board of a traditional and colourful trajinera (typical wooden boat) to navigate along its mystical pluvial channels. You will visit 2 of the most popular museums in the capital city:Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as "The Blue House" by the distinctive colour of its façade. Its peculiarity lies in that it was the house where the painter was born, and where she lived until her death; as well as in its protecting some of her most famous works.Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum. The building was designed by the muralist himself as a wonderful architectural anomaly and inspired by pre-Hispanic style.Afterwards, we will arrive in Coyoacán, a fascinating site due to its great colonial architectural heritage. Now is the bohemian neighborhood of the city. We will visit the Church of San Juan Bautista with free time to walk through Plaza Hidalgo and you will also have free time to explore the Mercado de Artesanías.
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Cultural Tours

City Tour and Xochimilco

Make the most of limited time in Mexico City with this jam-packed tour. See many of the capital’s cultural and historical highlights on one convenient, affordable excursion. Save time with hotel pickup and drop off and transportation between far-flung attractions in a climate-controlled minivan. Experience the city’s main square, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Aztec Templo Mayor, the floating gardens and canals of Xochimilco and more with a small group.
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  • 5 hours
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WHY GO WITH US The time of the tour is spent purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops/restaurants (unless you ask) + we make sure you have enough time to see the main attractions. An ideal choice for small groups (up to 7 people): the price of the tour is fixed and varies just slightly depending on the size of the group. We are flexible: the program and route can be adjusted to your interests while the duration of the tour can be always extended for $20 USD/extra hour/group.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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A typical “Mexican Sunday”, taking a boat ride through the canals of Xochimilco on a “trajinera”, surrounded by a floating world of mariachi and marimba music. Visit to Ciudad Universitaria (University town), declared by UNESCO “Human Patrimony”, which was built on a petrified sea of Lava. On the way back we will stop at Coyoacan, an old colonial town which is now incorporated into Mexico City, and we will cross also Insurgentes Avenue, the longest in Mexico City, passing by the Insurgentes Theater, popular for its Diego's mosaic mural, icons of Mexican theater stories.
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This guided tour to Xochimilco and Casa Azul offers an incredible value for visitors. When you book, not only do you receive entrance fees to both attractions, but you also have transportation in the bag to the far-flung destinations. Plus, your guide is there to answer any questions throughout the day.
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  • 7 hours
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Experience Xochimilco, a marine ecological reserve and UNESCO World Heritage site, located just south of Mexico City. Step aboard a ‘trajinera,’ a colorful flat-bottomed boat, and drift through waterways dotted with floating gardens of flowers. Learn from an informative guide how this former agricultural canal network once fed the Aztec capital that lined the shores of Lake Xochimilco. Then, stroll through the National University of Mexico on a brief tour, where you’ll see an outdoor art gallery and a bullfighting ring. Hotel transport included.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Combine some of Mexico City's most popular landmarks in a single private tour. Over the course of 10 hours with a dedicated guide, you and your private party will ride a trajinera through Xochimilco, explore Coyoacan, visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and enjoy admission to the Frida Kahlo Museum. Pickup and drop-off at Mexico City hotels.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

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Xochimilco and Coyoacan

In this tour you will be able to know the floating gardens of Xochimilco traveling in a traditional boat known as "Trajinera", you will enjoy folklore, the music of the mariachis, you can also visit the Olympic Stadium and the Frida Kahlo Museum
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours

Cultural Tours

Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

City Tours

Private 2-Day Teotihuacan Pyramids, Xochimilco from Mexico City

Enhance your experience of Mexico City’s diverse and distinctive attractions on a private 2-day tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids, Xochimilco, and the Shrine of Guadalupe. Alongside a personal guide, you’ll tick off the mysterious Teotihuacan Pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 100 BC, and listen to stories surrounding the Shrine of Guadalupe. Plus, you’ll cruise on the canals of Xochimilco and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

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See Mexico City the way you want to on this fully-customizable 8-hour private tour. Your dedicated guide will take up to four people around the city in an air-conditioned private vehicle, and you can pick the stops. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Sightseeing Passes

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  • 5 days
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Cultural Tours

Xochimilco Boat Ride and Cultural Tour

Experience the magic of Xochimilco with this boat ride and cultural tour. Hop in a colorful trajinera and cruise through the floating gardens as you enjoy snacks and admire local flora and fauna. Your guide will share the fascinating history of these canals which date back to Aztec rule. Delight in the biodiversity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site once called “the Venice of the New World.”
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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  • 8 days
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 9 days
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