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Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

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Activity provider: Viewmextours

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

Activity provider: Viewmextours

From US$ 39.39 per person

Venture out on a cultural trip through the Lake of Xochimilco and the university city, considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup service is offered from hotels in Zona Rosa, Reforma Centro, Centro Historico, Roma Norte and Roma Sur. Outside this area, the pickup is at 8:35 AM outside the Starbucks of the Fiesta Americana Reforma Hotel, located at Paseo de la Reforma 80, Juarez, Cuauhtemoc, 06600 Mexico City, CDMX.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Uncover the secrets of the ancient life of Mexico city
  • Explore one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, Coyoacán
  • Get to know the central campus of one of the best universities in Mexico
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Go on an insightful guided tour to Coyoacan and Xochimilco. Sail on a boat and explore the ancient canals of the Xochimilco lake before indulging in local food and Mexican music.

Start your trip with a brief visit to an artisan center in one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, Peralvillo. 

Learn all about the handicrafts of all regions of Mexico. Continue your tour in the southern part of the city, where you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, or if you prefer, head to the center of Coyoacan, for a 1-hour visit.

Next, move on to discover the beautiful scenery of Lake of Xochimilco. Make the most of the opportunity to take a ride on a boat named Trajinera, in the ancient canals of the lake. 

In Xochimilco, see the chinampas (artificial islands), and find out what life was like 500 years ago in the great Tenochtitlan.

Take this chance to savor the typical food of the region, as well as enjoy the Mexican music mariachi. Finally, visit one of the most important universities in Latin America, UNAM.

  • Transportation
  • Certified guide
  • 1-hour tour in Trajinera
  • Museum of Frida Kahlo entrance
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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  • Depends on the location of your hotel, the tour operator will confirm the exact pick-up time via email
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The activity was awesome! The immersion in the culture and the way of life of millions of Mexicans through these 3 visits was exciting. Eating aboard traditional boats is a unique experience! Our guide Ignacio was able to explain to us the history behind these practices with simplicity and completeness. I recommend !!

May 28, 2022

Excellent, we went in a small group of 10 people, the guide gave us a lot of information, he asked us which attractions we wanted to see in more detail and which ones we didn't. The visit to Coyoacán is an incredible experience, a small ancient city that is well preserved. In Xochimilco everything is very orderly, during the boat trip you can buy drinks, food and handicrafts.

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April 17, 2022

It was a great and fun half-day trip, I'm really glad we ended up doing it. Our tour guide was a great host, and a real multitasker. He gave us so many great recommendations and information about all sights we visited, and about Mexico city. All our questions were welcome. Xochimilco is a must-to-see for all tourists! We didn't spend much time in Coyoacan - make sure to return here some day! Such a nice place to enjoy lunch and walk around the local markets. You won't have time for that during the trip though. However, make sure to try churros during your short stop there, it's the best we've ever tasted!

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July 16, 2021

Product ID: 173700