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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

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More than 50 miles of canals make Xochimilco, a southern suburb of Mexico City, an extremely popular tourist destination.
Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We definitely enjoyed it... we went on a weekend and as you went down the canals you heard mariachi , marimbas , people’s music .. lots of people celebrating birthdays, bachelorette parties etc so that was a hoot However .... I usually investigate a lot...More

Thank Soph851
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the coolest thing we did in Mexico City. Definitely a little trek from the city (take an Uber, a taxi will overcharge), but well worth it. When you arrive, you'll be asked to purchase a private boat for an amount of...More

Thank mstuk_27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat boat ride just make sure you get there early to avoid the river traffic. Lots of vendors on the river and mariachis playing worth the $20 us dollars.

Thank Carlos L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, a must! Make sure you go to the end of the harbor to get the best price deal. we paid Mx 250 for 2 hours instead of the Mx 500 for 1 hours! You can bring you own drinks and food but we...More

1  Thank Sergiovanloon
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We paid for a two hour boat ride through the main canal. The sights were somewhat interesting and the boat ride was peaceful, but our boat guide had us back to the dock at 1 hour 15 minutes. I confirmed with him that we had...More

1  Thank ryan0112358
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful and natural place, plants, food and souvenirs everywhere, and artisans with beautiful ornaments on sale. I recommend to in family ❤️ And to buy food and souvenirs. The tip is very important for who is driving the “trajinera” people with so...More

1  Thank MariitaMx
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited Xochimilco as part of a tour with Royal Cars & Tours. We were there earlier in the day, so the place was fairly calm & quiet. We were on the water for about an hour, which seemed to go by quickly. It was...More

Thank NorthMIMom
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We had very low expectations and were pleasantly surprised. This was our favorite day in Mexico City. We were a group of 8 and celebrated my daughter’s 30th birthday. Edouardo, our “gondolier” worked hard for 3 hours and maneuvered the boat perfectly along the gardens....More

Thank EdandMia
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Zero organized tour with too many boats going at same time without any order. No safety instructions or life jackets. Impossible to see the gardens due to amount of boats colliding all the time. Collective boats don’t inform in advance that you must pay to...More

Thank Marise D
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Several years ago, I took my family to visit the gardens, and really enjoyed the day, food, music and floating trip. Recently we stopped while driving by, with the intent to spend some time in the gardens. There were very few customers to be seen...More

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June 16, 2018|
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Response from Ramiro C | Reviewed this property |
Go to Nativitas embarcadero it's the best. Don't pay more than 500 pesos. Enjoy your ride
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Ramiro C | Reviewed this property |
Go to any subway station. I took the subway at the Cuauhtémoc Station, all the way to Tasqueña Station. This is the last Station. Then over there you have to take the electric train to Xochimilco. Xochimilco Station is the... More
December 6, 2017|
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Response from TBSuz |
Actually I can't find your review. Any chance you could paste it here?