Gorgeous Xochimilco and UNAM complex


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Activity Level



Adventure / Active, City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Please, notify if there is a person with disabilities

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Canals and flowers from the ancient Mexico

We will visit the beautiful floating gardens of Xochimilco, in the south of the city. On the way we will make a stop at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Latin America's largest university, recently declared a World Heritage Site. According to UNESCO, the university campus constitutes a unique example of 20th-century modernism integrating urbanism, architecture, engineering, landscape design and fine arts with references to local traditions, especially to Mexico's pre-Hispanic past. Afterwards we will visit the floating gardens of Xochimilco, which were once connected by a causeway to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, and where the Aztecs grew much of their food, which could be considered the origin of hydroponics. We will navigate the canals on board of a typical 'trajinera', a little boat with floweres, and we will discover how Aztec-Mexica life was before the arrival of Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico.


09:00 Departure
09:30 Arrival to the University
11:00 Arrival to Xochimilco
14:00 Departure back to the hotel
15:00 Arrival to the hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour will begin at your hotel, airport or another place located in Mexico City

End location: The tour will end back to your hotel, airport or another place located in Mexico City

Duration: 6 hours

The starting time can be adjusted according to your needs


We will be transport in a Suburban black color with air-conditioned

What’s Included

Private Tour Guide
Trajinera (boat)
Pick up
Drop off

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 pesos mexicanos - Approximate spending per consumption per person

What’s Extra

Personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

Karina was wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She reacted flexibly to our preferences, folding in an unplanned trip to a museum that we had heard great things about at the last minute. She also took us to a place she said had the best coffee in Mexico. I can't vouch for that but it was great coffee all the same. And great tostadas too! And her preferred driver, Claudio, was great too. A terrific experience.
John Watson

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