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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico

Mexico City, Central Mexico, Mexico

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Xochimilco (pronounced ‘so-chee-MIL-co') is an agricultural area located 17 miles (28 km) south of Mexico City where many of the city’s 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 trajinera’s 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.

Information

Includes:
  • Pickup and drop-off from most downtown Mexico City, Reforma and Polanco hotels included
  • Ride in a colorful 'trajinera'
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Excludes:
  • 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.

Meeting Point

Tour departs from hotels located in downtown Mexico City

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time:
10:00 AM
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
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  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
  • Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
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