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Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous...

Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.

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A must see when in Mexico City

I would call this place the Venice of Mexico ! At first thought it was a little shady , hard to find .. but once we got on the boat and went down the canal ... it was one big... read more

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I rarely write reviews but felt passionate about this one. I went with my husband on a Sunday morning. This was the only place in Mexico City where we noticed that there was no police or tourist office in sight. The driver said it would be $1000pesos and wouldn't negotiate. He said the beer was included and brought 4 on... More 

1 Thank carlymz
Los Lunas, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These people just want to take the money from you. We pay a tour for two hours, 700 pesos. The channels were very busy so the guy just came back after 15 minutes, and place the boat under a tree an wait there for 2 hours. We complained to the"boss". But he said they just charge for the time in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would call this place the Venice of Mexico ! At first thought it was a little shady , hard to find .. but once we got on the boat and went down the canal ... it was one big party ! You buy drinks and food right from the floating venders and hire your own mariachi for $100 pesos... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From food, music, entertainment from staff, scenery and drinks!! Everything was amazing. We had our bachelor and Bachelorette party on board, the mariachis kept mentioning us!!

Thank Diana A
South Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy being reminded about the grossly unfair economic difference that exist in the world this is the spot for you. It is a very unpleasant tourist spot where you right in a small boat as desperate vendors attempt to sell you one item or another. No fair person can blame the vendors but no sane person would find... More 

1 Thank Sid K
Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited this magical place called Xochimilco on a day off from our very busy band schedule. We had a blast and turned our little boat into a Party Boat from hell we had a Norteño band board then after 1/2 hour we had Mariachisboard our ship and kept partying. We even had lunch from one of the canoe... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was apprehensive coming here at first after reading some of the reviews but my experience really surprised me. You won't get ripped off. Signs are everywhere saying 350 pesos per hour. It gives details of the tours up to 4 Hours and what you will see. You won't be hassled by food sellers or mariachi Bands. It's all laid... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an iconic place where Mexicans have gone forever. It is the place of photos and videos...family memories and romantic excursions. It can be a bit touristy - esp on a Sunday- but it is a another great excursion outside Mexico City (about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away- depending on traffic - and if you dare - you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having been to Venice, it was cool to visit Mexico's version. It was much more colorful and felt more personal. Enjoyed a short boat ride through the canals.

2 Thank CarmenSandiego2012
Buena Park, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

They charged us about $78 and they even asked for a tip afterward. They charged us for food and drinks separately. They wanted us to buy food from their person. We told them that we know the price is only 350 pesos but they lied to us about the price and we were to tired and hungry to haggle.

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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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