Travel back in time…down ancient Aztec built canals on a traditional boat. One of the last traces of the Aztec era, you can enjoy a relaxing, scenic journey through the Xochimilco Canals on a traditional pre-Hispanic boat past vibrant floating gardens.
Stroll around the colonial district of Coyoacan and you will come across the impressive mansion of the ‘Conquistador’ Hernando Cortes. Don’t miss out a trip to the Church of Saint John the Baptist boasting of many beautiful paintings and altarpieces.
Wednesdays & Thursdays
9am (Pick up prior this time, please call to reconfirm exact pick up time)
Hotel Pickup & Drop Off: Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in Polanco, Zona Rosa, Reforma, Tabacalera and Centro, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details. Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the pick-up at your hotel lobby. The most approximate pick-up time depends on the address of your hotel.
Alternate Meeting Point
If your hotel is outside of these zones, you have to make your own way to our alternative meeting point. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes early.
Address: De La República 140, Tabacalera, 06030 Ciudad de México, D.F., México. (We will see you in front of ISSSTE building; exactly at the corner of the revolution monument, behind Grand Krystal Reforma Hotel at at 9:15am.)
Your hotel in Mexico City
Accompanied by a bilingual guide speaking English and Spanish, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of Mexico City. Take a trip to the National Palace where you will see beautiful murals painted by the great muralist Diego Riviera. Further on, proceed to the Constitution Square, also known as Central Plaza or Zocalo, a massive concrete area signed with a giant flag. Inside the underground Zocalo station, you’ll see historical reproductions of the Square, exhibits of ceremonial offerings and stone statues of goddesses among others. Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral which represents a synthesis of art forms in New Spain. The church has a baroque and neo classical façade, its Altar of Forgiveness, the sacristy, and the Altar of Kings are worth looking out for! Also visit the Aztec Major Temple, an ancient temple ruins discovered in 1978 while workers were digging to place underground electric cables. In addition to the main avenues, you will also visit Chapultepec Park, noteworthy for its centuries-old forest which encircles the Chapultepec Hill and for the castle which crowns its summit. Explore the most important residential zones of the city and the Pink Zone (Zona Rosa). Further on, head to the south for a panoramic tour of the World Trade Center, the Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, the monumental Mexico Bull Ring and the Insurgentes Theatre with its mosaic murals by artist Diego Riviera. Proceed to the University City located in Coyoacan borough in the southern part of Mexico City. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the university encloses the Olympic Stadium, the Cultural Centre, an ecological reserve, the Central Library and some museums. Interestingly, the university was built on a bed of solidified lava to replace the scattered buildings in downtown Mexico City. Continue to the waters of the Xochimilco Canals where you can take a traditional boat cruise down ancient Aztec canals. The place is famous for its extended series of canals on the ancient Lake Xochimilco. Sail on colorful trajineras, a traditional boat between chinampas (floating gardens – ancient Mesoamerican agriculture) covered with flowers. The shores of Xochimilco Canals are lined with houses and docks, and are a favorite haunt of Mexican families and tourists on the weekends. Along the way, stop for lunch at a local restaurant (cost not included). Further on, head to the impressive colonial district of Coyoacan and take a walk down the Francisco Sosa Street lined with architectural marvels from the 16th century. Also, stop by at the Church of Saint John the Baptist and marvel at its paintings. After exploring the historical district of Coyoacan, you will be dropped back to Mexico City.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details. Hotel pick up outside of the areas mentioned applies surcharge, which depends on the number of passengers and hotel location. Provide the below mentioned details at the time of booking so as to avoid your reservation getting cancelled. • Name of the hotel where the customer will stay
• Flights information and times
• Names of all the customers who take the tour
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