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Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

4.4 / 5

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Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

From US$ 36.86 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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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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 your 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.
Includes
  • 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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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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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

The canals are super cool!!

The canals are amazing as is the College of Mexico City. The rest of the tour we had done on our own two days before this visit. It was beautiful and historic, but my dad is fluent in German and English, but unfortunately not Soanish. Since the vast majority of were Spanish speakers he (and at times, myself) were a bit left out on the larger picture. I did enjoy the tour overall. Lots of great info!

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April 15, 2019

I was the only non-Spanish speaker on the tour (although booked in English) and most of the explanations were given in Spanish. On the way back I was not brought back to the pick-up location, I had to return by metro (however my Hotel was in the pick-up area). Apart from a short break on the university campus (without even leaving the roadside), and for the Trajinera tour, we do not leave the minibus ... Overall disappointing.

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March 24, 2021

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