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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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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine Plus Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo

Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine Plus Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo

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Mexico City’s vibrancy extends across arts and culture, cuisine, and history. This tour combines six of the area’s top sites over a two-day trip, all seen with the expertise of a local guide. Dive into ancient history at Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco, learn explore the Guadalupe Shrine, visit  Xochimilco, learn about art in Coyoacan, and tour the Frida Kahlo museum.
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City

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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City

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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 Frida Kahlo Museum, and features the mosaic murals at UNAM.
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Small Group: Discover Xochimilco, Coyoacán, Frida Kahlo Museum and House

Small Group: Discover Xochimilco, Coyoacán, Frida Kahlo Museum and House

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Safe Trip: Because we care about you, we have put in place an international Safe and Healthy Protocol during all your tour. Only Small Groups Allowed Save money by booking these 3X1 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 pre-Hispanic boat. Learn the history of this place, 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".
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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

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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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Xochimilco and Coyoacan

Xochimilco and Coyoacan

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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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Private Day Tour to Teotihuacan from Mexico City

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Private Day Tour to Teotihuacan from Mexico City

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Explore the mysterious, pre-Aztec city of Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, private tour. There’s a lot to see in the sprawling archeological site, and visiting with a personal guide ensures you'll have the chance to take it in at your own pace, without being rushed by a group schedule. Even the departure time and route are flexible, so you can tailor the day to your preferences.
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Frida Kahlo Museum, Xochimilco and UNAM murals Small groups

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Frida Kahlo Museum, Xochimilco and UNAM murals Small groups

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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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XOCHIMILCO & COYOACAN (Private)

XOCHIMILCO & COYOACAN (Private)

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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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The Floating Flower Gardens Of Xochimilco

The Floating Flower Gardens Of Xochimilco

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Explore Mexico City like a local and let a like-minded resident craft your itinerary. Share your interests and preferences—anything from live music and lucha libre to history and food—and let a local with an expert knowledge of Mexico’s vibrant capital city craft a personalized tour. Enjoy a unique experience and explore places that you’ll never see in a guide book.
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Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum

Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum

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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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City Tour and Xochimilco

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City Tour and Xochimilco

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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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Tour doll island in Xochimilco

Tour doll island in Xochimilco

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The island of the dolls is an emblematic place that is located in the ecological zone of the canals of Xochimilco, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Together we will tour the tourist channels, we will pass by where there is live music, we will go down to the “floating gardens” (chinampas), we will see the Caltongo Lagoon. Then we will enter the ecological zone until we reach the Museo del Ajolote where you can touch animals from the lake area such as AJOLOTE, endemic species of the area, tarantulas, snakes ... Finally we will arrive at the Island of the dolls where they will tell you the terrifying story of This mythical and emblematic place in the area. During the tour you can enjoy our delicious quesadillas (unlimited) and a drink. Itinerary 8:45 am Approach to the trajinera. We will travel through the tourist channels. 10:30 am Food and drink 11:00 am Ajolote Museum 12:00 pm Dolls Island 1:45 pm Return to the Las Flores Nativitas pier. End of tour
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Combo 2 days. Day1: Mexico City Tour & Pyramids. Day2: Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo

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Combo 2 days. Day1: Mexico City Tour & Pyramids. Day2: Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo

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This great combo is wonderful because it visits incredible sites considered Heritage of Humanity such as: The Historic Center of Mexico City, The Archaeological Site of Teotihuacan and the Old and Historic Canal of Xochimilco plus Frida Kahlo Museum. These tours will be operated on 2 consecutive days and include pickup at your hotel as well as entrace tickets for visited attractions. You will join a small group of tourists, usually less than 14 passengers, which make this tour semy-private and very comfrotable.
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Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

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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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Private City Tour in Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan, and Xochimilco

Private City Tour in Frida Kahlo, Coyoacan, and Xochimilco

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The best way to get to know a place within the city is by visiting it with true local people, during our tour we will be interacting with them. As this is a completely private tour, we can adjust to the needs that are often required. Due to the health emergency of COVID, this museum remains temporarily closed, however, the rest of the attractions are carried out normally and we offer San Angel and UNAM University as complements to this experience.
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Xochimilco Boat Ride and Cultural Tour

Xochimilco Boat Ride and Cultural Tour

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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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Coyoacan Private Tour, Frida Kahlo Museum and Xochimilco

Coyoacan Private Tour, Frida Kahlo Museum and Xochimilco

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We will take you to tour one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City, known for its architecture, traditions and because great artists have lived there, including the great painter Frida Kahlo from which we will visit the house where "Casa Azul" was born . We will continue our trip to the place of Flores or the "Floating Gardens" Xochimilco, full of traditions and stories.
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Mexico City: 3 Days With a Private Guide

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Mexico City: 3 Days With a Private Guide

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OVERVIEW Join our private 3-day combo tour to visit & experience main cultural & historic gems in and around Mexico City. HIGHLIGHTS Get acquainted with the history, culture & traditions of ancient Mexico City. Take a picturesque ride on a traditional boat in Xochimilco. Visit the world-famous Museum of Frida Kahlo - one of the greatest Mexican artists of all time. Climb Teotihuacan's pyramids & imagine life in this impressive Pre-Hispanic city. WHY GO WITH US The time of the tour is spent purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops/restaurants (unless you ask). An ideal choice for small groups: 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 an extra fee.
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  • 3 days
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Visit to Xochimilco and Coyoacán and CU

Visit to Xochimilco and Coyoacán and CU

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Discover the most beautiful corners of Cdmx in a scenic tour of Coyoacán, the Xochimilco channels and visit the Central Building of the UNAM. Our first visit is University City where you can contemplate the impressive extension of the campus. With this visit you will not only be able to appreciate its cultural and intellectual contribution to Mexico, but you will also be able to discover one of the architectural wonders of the city. Then we will go to the floating gardens of Xochimilco. Explore them on board a traditional trajinera while you enjoy Mexican music in the background. Without a doubt, this is an excellent and enriching way to know and experience the Mexican culture. Finally, Coyoacán, a neighborhood with colonial architecture in its temples and old houses converted into shops, art galleries, restaurants and more. This place is home to artists and intellectuals from around the world; Visit also the Church and the Hidalgo Garden where you can also find typical handicrafts.
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Coyoacan Frida Kahlo's house and Xochimilco all day tour

Coyoacan Frida Kahlo's house and Xochimilco all day tour

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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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Xochimilco & Coyoacán Private Tour

Xochimilco & Coyoacán Private Tour

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We take pride on our guides professionalism and our customer service. We will make this day a unique experience for you! Discover World Heritage sites: Take a ride on a boat across the Xochimilco ancient floating gardens and get close to the real Mexican way to party while enjoying mariachi music and typical snacks. Get amazed with the Mexican Muralism and its magnificent murals in the National University. Enjoy the uniqueness of Coyoacan and its local art.
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  • 8 hours
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Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and UNAM

Mexico City Super Saver: Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo Museum plus Xochimilco and UNAM

Start your trip with a brief visit to a craft center in the Peralvillo neighborhood, one of the city's most emblematic neighborhoods; Learn in this beautiful place all about the crafts of the regions of Mexico. The tour continues through the southern part of the city, where you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, or if you prefer you can visit the center of Coyoacán to know the church of San Juan el Bautista and the monument to the foundation of the neighborhood (available 1 hour for any of these two activities). Then, explore Lake Xochimilco, taking a tour on a trajinera (a traditional boat); During the trip you will be able to understand how life was in Mexico City more than 500 years ago and how the first settlers began to organize life in this region. Similarly in Xochimilco. To end your visit, you will enter the central campus of one of the best Public Universities in Mexico "the UNAM". You will appreciate the Olympic stadium and the Central Library.
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Mexico City: Private Tour to Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum

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Mexico City: Private Tour to Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum

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OVERVIEW During this private 8h tour you will get acquainted with the history of Coyoacan, take a private ride in colorful trajinera along Xochimilco Canals, visit famous Frida Kahlo & Anhuacalli Museums & see UNESCO-listed murals in the UNAM's campus. HIGHLIGHTS Take a private boat ride along UNESCO-listed Xochimilco canals. Explore old churches & squares of colonial-era Coyoacán. Visit Casa Azul, the museum of the world-famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Try original churros & Veracruz coffee in one of the oldest coffee-shops in the city. Opt to browse the traditional market for hand-made souvenirs & local street food. WHY GO WITH US The time of the tour is spent purely on sightseeing: no visits to souvenir shops/restaurants (unless you ask). We are flexible: departure time & itinerary can be adjusted to your interests while the duration of the tour can be extended for an extra fee.
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Get a trip on an ancient chinampa on Xochimilco lake

Get a trip on an ancient chinampa on Xochimilco lake

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In this trip, you will travel in one of the remains of the 5 lakes that used to be in Mexico City, letting us look at an example of the original landscape of Mexico City. We will do an imaginary travel in the time beginning in the pre colombian era, following the spanish conquest of the Mexica Empire and finally the modern times. In all this explanation, the thematic thread will be the floating gardens (chinampas), an amazing traditional agriculture system. When we arrive to the chinampa, we will explain the methods of organic farming that we work with, which are a combination of the traditional knowledge of the chinamperia agriculture and agroecological science.
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