Coyoacan, Xochimilco and San Angel neighborhoods: Highlights in the South of the City.

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Tour Number

Activity Level

524828


Categories

First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy a ride on a boat, explore the neighborhoods of San Angel and Coyoacan and admire the University's murals.


The south of Mexico City is full of surprises.

If you have already visited the Historical Center, the South of Mexico City is waiting for you to see the beautiful and colorful houses that the Spanish conquistadors built after the Aztec Empire was defeated. Cortés chose to settle in the south of Tenochtitlan (Coyoacan's neighborhood today). You will walk on the same streets where the first Spanish in Mexico lived almost 500 years ago!

Coyoacan is a bohemian neighborhood where the famous Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived. It is also known for its Franciscan ex-monastery, markets, handicrafts, coffee shops, and its delicious churros.

The National University and Xochimilco are both World Heritage places that no one should miss. In Xochimilco, you will leave the traffic behind on a colorful boat and see the chinampas (floating gardens) with flowers.

San Angel is a fancy area where the wealthy built their vacation homes. It is a great place to get nice handicrafts and try good Mexican food.

Itinerary

Hotel pick up

One hour ride on a boat in Xochimilco (floating gardens in the south of the city and World Heritage site)
Flower market (optional) The selva negra market is one of the biggest in the city and has a wide variety of flowers and plants.

UNAM murals (World Heritage site thanks to its architecture and fantastic murals)
Coyoacan walking tour (This neighborhood is one of the oldest in Mexico City. The Spanish conquistadors settled there after the Aztecs were defeated).

Lunch break (I will suggest some places depending on your interests but you can't miss the famous churros rellenos here!)

San Angel neighborhood walking tour (The wealthy society of the 18 and 19 century built their vacation homes here. It became a fancy a colonial place where many years later artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo lived)

Hotel drop off

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Fully equipped and comfortable SUV Suzuki car with sunroof for 5 passengers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: One hour ride on a "trajinera" boat in Xochimilco
Parking fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 pesos - You can get a good meal from 80 to 300 pesos depending on the type of place

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent tour with well prepared guide. He had planned the day so we saw things we had hoped to see—and several stops we had not heard of and enjoyed. Really a good day. Juan is good company and we enjoyed our day immensely.
Bill Ireland

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