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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Cruise through Xoximilco, modeled after an ancient Aztec city, on this 5-hour evening on a flat-bottomed boat. Xoximilco is a modern replica of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, criss-crossed with canals that bear these traditional boats called trajineras. Enjoy a tasting menu of authentic Mexican food, including tequila and beer. Listen to traditional Mexican mariachi and marimba music while you enjoy personalized attention from your guide during this small-group tour, limited to just 20 people.
  • 5-hour Xoximilco dinner cruise from Cancun
  • Board a festive trajinera with an informative local guide
  • Explore the canals of Xoximilco, a modern replica of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city
  • Taste typical Mexican dishes served on board with tequila, beer and fruit-flavored water
  • Enjoy traditional live music like mariachi and marimba
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from selected hotels
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people ensures a personalized experience
Following evening pickup at select hotels in central Cancun, take a short ride to Xoximilco. This attraction is a replica of the ancient Aztec city of the same name, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Mexico that basted a network of canals and floating gardens.

Climb aboard your trajinera, a traditional flat-bottomed boat once used for carrying produce from the Aztec city's floating gardens. Cruise down the network of canals, enjoying the festive atmosphere and learning the legends of Mexico from your guide. Traditional canoes, called chalupas, will approach your boat bearing mariachi and marimba players. Dine on a traditional Mexican tasting menu accompanied by tequila, beer and soft drinks. (See a sample tasting menu in the Itinerary below.) After your festive evening, enjoy drop-off at your hotel.


Sample MenuAppetizers
  • Mayan pumpkin seed
  • Guacamole and chips
  • Squash blossom
  • Huitlacoche
  • Annatto seed

First course
  • Corn on the cob and pear squash
  • Tamales 
  • Oaxacan cheese balls
  • Fried silversides
  • Baby crickets
  • Cactus salad

Second Course
  • Pork in green salsa
  • Shrimp with tamarind sauce
  • Beef roll with corn sauce and cotija cheese
  • Barbecued Mutton
  • Chicken with mole sauce
  • Steamed fish with wormseed

  • Oaxaca milled chocolate
  • Amaranth sweets
  • Pine nut milk fudge
  • Milk caramel
  • Corn flan 


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Feb 2018

This was great fun. The food is really the least of the experience. The main tasting course was not warm. I enjoyed the fish and the chicken mole the best. The dessert tasting course was a selection of Mexican candies. What is really great is the music. The boat has many stops where you get to listen to the fantastic, authentic music while you are seated or dancing - your choice. The two staff members on board encouraged an extremely hedonistic ending to the evening, which some people laughingly participated in and others said, Oh my God, and looked away. I looked away. My 91 year old dad laughed. Its definitely a party night. The grounds are beautiful but you cant see much at night. I would like to go back during the day and enjoy the lush, tropical landscapes. I cant tell you how many staff people it takes to put on such a production of food and entertainment, 100? 200? More? Our transportation arrived on schedule. We had over half an hour at the site to taste some authentic cuisine, play games, go through the gift shop, etc., before we were called to our boat at 8 pm. The got off the boat for the last time at 11:30 p.m. Our transportation departed at 12 a.m. and we were the first stop, so all that was very easy. I have been waiting to see and hear authentic Mexican music and this was a great evening for music.

, Oct 2016

I enjoyed very much this night Tour. Its a must when you visit Cancun !!! great party ...Food ..drinks and Music. Live the real Mexican culture with this Tour.

, Oct 2016

My husband and I had a great time so I do recommend the Xoximilco Cruise. Make sure when paying for the cruise that the transportation is picking you up near where you are staying. We paid 20 each for transportation however had to pay for 60 30 min. drive for transportation to get to the paid shuttle. When I made the reservation with Viator I entered the address where I was staying and if I would have been informed I would have saved my 40 60 and hired a shuttle from my Condo straight to the Cruise. This information was not given to me by Viator. It was a little scary to have to find a shuttle at midnight.


, Sep 2016

Great night out. Everyone one was friendly and the host made sure you were having a good time. Food was good. Music was good. We danced a lot. One of the best nights we had there.

, Jul 2016

love it..

, Jul 2016

angel was the besttt.... love this.. if you go to cancun dont miss this experience!

, Jun 2016

It was a lot of fun. Great party and atmosphere.

, Jun 2016

My wife and I were both very happy in taking the Xoximilco cruise tour and highly recommend. We loved the music, food, and entertainment. This tour definitely depends on who you have on your boat and what level of energy you have that night. Be sure you're well rested and come there ready to dance and have fun! I wasn't a big fan of how they push you into purchasing all or none of the pictures. We will remember the experience forever!

, May 2016

It was very fun. On time pick up. Lots of music and drinking. The food was not impressive but the whole mariachi and music was great. Over all it was a great time. Hotel delivery is past midnight. If you are going for the food not the tour for you

, Feb 2016

The tour was excellent! Jesus was wonderful on the bus very personable. The event was great fun. Our guide on the boat, Jordan, absolutely made the evening with his enthusiasm and sense of humor! I do think the food could have been better.

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