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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 1 week ago

We did this many year ago when our kids were young. This time we are four adult friends. Our experience was colorful and cultural. Many plants were in bloom, but the boats were far more colorful. Covered in bright yellows, reds, greens and blues and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MissMem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as part of a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Gaudalope. Had no idea what to expect. The over the top colorfully boats are real attention getters. Started out has a very nice tranquil pole driven boat ride. Then coming out of what seemed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 573diannav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience was a bit more unique as I was here on November 1st specifically for a Day of the Dead floating tour. It was part of a cemetery tour and it was incredible. We passed by vendors on the canal selling Elote (corn mixed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TravelAgentDiary
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We found 6 other people at the dock to split the trip with and did two hours and it was a lot of fun. If you are a larger group pack food, drinnks yes even alchol is allowed and go out for a good time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank shanc590
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Let me start off by saying, the neighborhood around the boats is super populated. That being said, make a beeline for the boats and you’ll be fine. Very busy area. You can take food and drinks with you and it’s super fun. My favorite part...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank lindsayzdz
Reviewed October 20, 2018

A boat-ride with literally bumper-to-bumper fun traffic. An enjoyable ambiance with alternating Mariachi music bands moving from one boat to another. We have never experienced such a delightful type of fun before.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hassan s
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank Soph851
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mstuk_27
Reviewed September 26, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carlos L
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 30, 2018|
Response from MexVacationing | Reviewed this property |
They are open 365 days a year.
June 16, 2018|
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Response from ramiroc977 | 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 ramiroc977 | 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