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Mexico City Sightseeing Including Xochimilco Canals Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday and Sunday

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Start time

    Wednesday: 2:00pm (Pick up prior this time, please call to reconfirm exact pick up time)
    Sunday: 9:00am (Pick up prior this time, please call to reconfirm exact pick up time)

  • Meeting Point

    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 9:15am.)

  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Mexico City

Key Highlights

  • Take a boat ride along an ancient Aztec canal and see the lovely floating gardens
  • Visit Mexico′s celebrated University City – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire the beautiful colonial houses of Coyoacan
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off


Travel back in time…down ancient Aztec built canals on a traditional boat. As you arrive at the peaceful waters of the Xochimilco Canals, a sense of calmness will set upon you. One of the last traces of the Aztec era, you can enjoy a relaxing, scenic journey through these ancient waters on a traditional pre-Hispanic boat past vibrant floating gardens.

Explore the University City and visit its famous library decorated throughout with the mosaic murals of Juan O’Gorman, see the Olympic Stadium and the residential area of Pedregal se San Angel, built on lava fields.

Tour the colonial district of Coyoacan and enjoy a stroll down Francisco Sosa Street along large, old, rambling houses from the 16th century. You will come across the impressive mansion of the ‘Conquistador’ Hernando Cortes and the Church of Saint John the Baptist boasting of many beautiful paintings and altarpieces.

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  • Set out on 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. Further on, 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 – an 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. 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.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Traditional boat ride on Xochimilco Canals


  • Guide
  • Snacks and drinks

Please note

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

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • 3
    Great Tour
    03/07/2014 RICHARD HOWARD, Australia
  • 3
    Comprehensive tour of University City, Coyoacan, and Floating Gardens
    06/16/2011 Amalia V. Fidas, United States

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