Aproveche este paquete Super Saver que combina dos excursiones de gran éxito en Ciudad de México a un precio reducido. En un día, descubra el encanto colonial de Coyoacán y después vaya en una "trajinera" por los canales de Xochimilco, declarados Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, donde podrá adquirir aperitivos en su propio barco. Pasee por la universidad más antigua de América del Norte y admire su Campus Central, otro lugar declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Los admiradores de Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera disfrutarán de su antigua residencia, la Casa Azul, y podrán ahondar en la turbulenta aunque productiva asociación de los artistas.
Tuvimos una muy buena experiencia con Amigo Tours. El bus era bastante cómodo, el conductor Segu y el guía Dani muy amables, y logramos cubrir todo lo que se mencionaba en el itinerario sin tener que correr. Vi que algunas personas se quejaron por el tiempo de estadía en el museo de Frida Kahlo pero la verdad es que este se recorre en menos de una hora. Definitivamente recomiendo esta opción para recorrer todos esos lugares del sur de CDMX.
Todo estuvo muy bien. Es entendible que por las actividades en el zocalo se retrasen, pero tuvimos que aguardar más de una hora para iniciar el tour. Al llegar a Xochimilco fuimos al baño y cuando salimos la guía ya no estaba, tuvimos que quedarnos paradas en la entrada esperando que la guía llegara, cuando ya todos los demás estaban en la canalera.
My priority was to get photos of the tranjinaras at Xochimilco for a book project. Getting photos of the church at Coyoacan, Frida Khalo Museum, and the National University murals was a plus that worked out well. The guides apparently were very informative, at least when I had time to listen to them when not shooting. Tours are sometimes okay ways of getting photo opportunities efficiently and this was one of the better tours to do that. Only complaint I had was the boatmen on our tranjinara were very cooperative in letting members of the group come to the front of the boat to take photos for the early part of the cruise, but decided to get uncooperative when I tried to do a critical photo I needed toward the end of the cruise. One who understood some English was somewhat understanding that I was doing a job but the other guy became a bit surly. I got what I needed so look for the book CRUISING THE WORLD next year.
Definitely recommend this excursion. I did this one on xmas eve and unfortunately, Frida's house was closed so we only saw the outside. We spent just the right time in Coyoacan and will definitely return on my own. The National University was a nice stop and the art work you will see is pretty amazing. Xochimilco was definitely the highlight. It was a nice trip on the man-made lake with a nice lunch . Because it was xmas eve the traffic was really lite so we got back early.
- Overview: This was our first tour using Viator. It was great! Our tour guides were Arturo and Andraina both fantastic and bilingual English-Spanish. Be prepared for lots of walking and being on your feet. Sidewalks and streets are uneven. Wear comfortable clothing.
- Departure details: It's a little confusing at first as the meeting point is located behind the Palace of Fine Arts and it's not marked with signs or banners. If you arrive a little early you may wonder if you're at the right place, but you are. Soon other tourists will gather then busses, guides and vans will appear. The various guides will get you on the right bus or van and you will be on your way. We were on a bus and it was very comfortable.
- Coyoacan: Our first stop was the plaza/old church. It's a lovely colonial area with shops and restaurants. We were there about an hour which was the right amount of time to walk around and check things out.
- Frida Kahlo Museum: About a ten minute walk through Coyoacan to the museum. The lines wrapped around the building but with the tour we literally walked right in. We were there maybe an hour. Could have used more time, at least half an hour see comments later about this. Great museum with lots of art and artifacts.
- Xochimilco: Awesome experience on the boats. As we were there on a Sunday there were lots of people and boats on the water - a big fiesta! We had mariachi's play on the boats we each pitched in 20 pesos and had lunch as well around 240 pesos or 14 per person including drinks that is made on another boat.
- National University of Mexico: spent about an hour visiting the campus. Could be cut down to 30 minutes and have more time added to the Frida museum.