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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

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More than 50 miles of canals make Xochimilco, a southern suburb of Mexico City, an extremely popular tourist destination.
Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Xochimilco is an UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 28 km (less than 1 hour) south of Mexico City. Much like the canals of Venice, you should not miss this is a unique boating experience. Xochimilco “Floating Gardens” canal tours (1 - 2 hour boat...More

28  Thank Monty S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I read a lot of reviews but wasn't quite ready for the hussle! First off uber is the most efficient way to travel. Sure the metro is 5 peso but the trains are PACKED w locals. Also Xochimilco is the final stop...More

14  Thank scotchholdtherocks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found 6 other people at the dock to split the trip with and did two hours and it was a lot of fun. If you are a larger group pack food, drinnks yes even alchol is allowed and go out for a good time....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying, the neighborhood around the boats is super populated. That being said, make a beeline for the boats and you’ll be fine. Very busy area. You can take food and drinks with you and it’s super fun. My favorite part...More

2  Thank lindsayzdz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A boat-ride with literally bumper-to-bumper fun traffic. An enjoyable ambiance with alternating Mariachi music bands moving from one boat to another. We have never experienced such a delightful type of fun before.

Thank hassan s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We definitely enjoyed it... we went on a weekend and as you went down the canals you heard mariachi , marimbas , people’s music .. lots of people celebrating birthdays, bachelorette parties etc so that was a hoot However .... I usually investigate a lot...More

2  Thank Soph851
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was one of the coolest thing we did in Mexico City. Definitely a little trek from the city (take an Uber, a taxi will overcharge), but well worth it. When you arrive, you'll be asked to purchase a private boat for an amount of...More

Thank mstuk_27
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a neat boat ride just make sure you get there early to avoid the river traffic. Lots of vendors on the river and mariachis playing worth the $20 us dollars.

Thank Carlos L
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Great experience, a must! Make sure you go to the end of the harbor to get the best price deal. we paid Mx 250 for 2 hours instead of the Mx 500 for 1 hours! You can bring you own drinks and food but we...More

1  Thank Sergiovanloon
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We paid for a two hour boat ride through the main canal. The sights were somewhat interesting and the boat ride was peaceful, but our boat guide had us back to the dock at 1 hour 15 minutes. I confirmed with him that we had...More

2  Thank ryan0112358
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful and natural place, plants, food and souvenirs everywhere, and artisans with beautiful ornaments on sale. I recommend to in family ❤️ And to buy food and souvenirs. The tip is very important for who is driving the “trajinera” people with so...More

1  Thank MariitaMx
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Xochimilco as part of a tour with Royal Cars & Tours. We were there earlier in the day, so the place was fairly calm & quiet. We were on the water for about an hour, which seemed to go by quickly. It was...More

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17 June 2018|
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Response from Ramiro C | Reviewed this property |
Go to Nativitas embarcadero it's the best. Don't pay more than 500 pesos. Enjoy your ride
26 March 2018|
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Response from Ramiro C | Reviewed this property |
Go to any subway station. I took the subway at the Cuauhtémoc Station, all the way to Tasqueña Station. This is the last Station. Then over there you have to take the electric train to Xochimilco. Xochimilco Station is the... More
7 December 2017|
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Actually I can't find your review. Any chance you could paste it here?
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Response from GrilloRioSLanz | Reviewed this property |
It is basically a "mini island" ,that are "Chinampas" that holds a property in which the former owner started a collection of dolls and plush figures , mainly to attract tourists. There are many scary stories about this... More
25 November 2017|
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Response from gro05 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don’t know.... However, considering Mexico is majority Roman Catholic religion, I would probably assume ... not open on such an important day as Christmas