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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

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Address: Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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More than 50 miles of canals make Xochimilco, a southern suburb of Mexico...

More than 50 miles of canals make Xochimilco, a southern suburb of Mexico City, an extremely popular tourist destination.

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The Watery Side of the Ciudad

After you've enjoyed the museums, mercados and mariachis of Mexico City, sign up for a boat ride in Xochimilco. Criss-crossed by canals, its floating gardens help grow the fruit... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After you've enjoyed the museums, mercados and mariachis of Mexico City, sign up for a boat ride in Xochimilco. Criss-crossed by canals, its floating gardens help grow the fruit and vegetables that feed the city. You can take a leisurely cruise on a colorful, gondola-like boat, see birds, take photos, have lunch, and maybe even visit a farmer tending his... More 

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West Covina, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend that you bring your lunch or have them provide it. Open a nice cold beer, sit back, and relax. Enjoy the views, music, and those around you. Don't get to distracted by the vendors. There is time to shop after!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with our 2 boys aged 12 and 10. The scamming regarding the price was really obnoxious. Despite a large sign saying the price was 350 per hour, no chance was my family getting that price. We finally bargained down to 500, and even then they overcharged us for the mariachi and the food (again the prices were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to experience the waterways of the Mexico City,. I did not find this hokey but rather plant on the boat that was ours for an hour. yo see all the other boats floating along the water with Mariachi music as mellifluous as ever. Boats with food and drink come up to your vessel offering roasted corn... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I found this site to not be worth the trouble. With traffic you can spend a lot of your tour getting here and when you do it seems ho hum at best. The canals are not particularly scenic, the boats can create traffic jams in the water, and there just isn't that much to see. If your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of an all day tour arranged through our hotel with Monopolis Tours. Visited Coyoacan in the morning and then headed for Xochimilco. Tour is reasonably priced at $35 each US. Had to climb through several boats to get to our boat, Carolina. Approximately 2000 boats on the canals and each holds up to 20 passengers. Each boat is poled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience. Highly recommend going in the morning to miss the crowds. Try the floating food boats!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as great as I expected. Don't pay more than 500 pesos for the boat per hour - no matter how many of you are on the boat. We were there during the week with another family (6 of us) around lunch time. It was nice but I'm not sure if it was worth fighting traffic in and out of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry, but it's not much and rather on the depressing side. Granted, we visited in March, on a weekday afternoon, and the river was nearly empty of boats. The scenery is zero, bordering on unpleasant. Don't bother.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly only two of us and seemingly overcharged (800 pesos) for boat plus cost of 2 beers and dire food from floating boat 'cafe' which gave both of us Montezumas revenge - we should have known better!! Imagine it would be great fun for a party and picnic, but it was on list of must do's in Mexico City and... More 

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Xochimilco
Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural parklands around the city. Used as an important agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds a great variety of flora and fauna that you can witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to the mariachis and marimbas playing tunes from other colorful chinampas (artificial islands). Aside from the canals, you can find unique Pre-Hispanic art collections at the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilco after talking a walk through its classic streets and visiting the majestic ahuehuete tree that prevails in the heart of this neighborhood at Jardín Juárez.
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