Xochimilco And National University Of Mexico - Mexico City

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from hotels located in downtown Mexico City, , Traveler pickup is offered, , , To schedule your pickup, please contact us. Our complimentary pickup areas include Polanco, Reforma, and Dow.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Drift through the magnificent floating gardens of Xochimilco in a colorful trajinera, a flat-bottomed boat characteristic of this unique agricultural region. Learn the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, first established as a pre-Columbian city on the shores of Lake Xochimilco just south of Mexico City. As you ride the decorative vessel, take in the once-enormous agrarian canal system that fed the Aztec capital. Afterward, enjoy a brief visit to the National University of Mexico, which contains an outdoor gallery of mural art and sculptures.

Know More about this tour

Xochimilco (pronounced so-chee-MIL-co') is an agricultural area located 17 miles (28 km) south of Mexico City where many of the citys flowers are grown. In Aztec times, with prime farmland being scarce, the local people developed artificial islands with floating reed mats loaded with soil and used them as gardens called chinampas. Experience this natural and cultural wonder in what is now an ecological reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site!


After hotel pickup and transport by air-conditioned coach to Xochimilco, board a flat-bottomed trajinera with your guide and drift through the lovely floating gardens amid a network of small canals once an extensive lake system that connected most of the settlements of the Valley of Mexico.


Admire other colorful, painted boats transporting passengers and goods along the water as you relax at your communal table and chairs under the shade of the trajineras roof. Watch vendors selling fresh food, and enjoy tacos with beer for lunch (own expense) as your driver moves the vessel along by pulling a pole through the water. Hear your guide tell about the characteristic boats, originally hollowed from logs and once used for transportation throughout Mexico.


After your boat tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit the National University of Mexico, founded in 1550. See the stadium and bull-fighting ring where the classic sport takes place on Sundays, and view the university library on campus. Your guide will point out the impressive outdoor gallery containing mural art and sculptures before transporting you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included

Ride in a colorful 'trajinera'

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note: The duration of this tour may vary due to traffic and/or weather conditions

Important: Itinerary is subject to change during holidays and special occasions. Please kindly contact the local tour operator for information and confirmation

It is not recommended to book this tour on the same day of your departure.

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