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Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

1. Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

Discover the southern part of Mexico City. Follow Insurgentes, the world's largest avenue, passing the Cibeles Fountain, Poliforum Siqueiros, and Plaza de Toros, until you arrive at the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), listed as World Heritage. Admire its famous murals and sculptures, made by artists such as Diego de Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Juan O'Gorman. The campus of the University, built between 1950 and 1954, embodies one of the most emblematic developments of modern Mexican architecture. See the Olympic Stadium of 1968, with a mural by Diego Rivera. Your next destination is Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of Mexico City, and one of the last remaining vestiges of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. This beautiful place is characterized by its canals, floating gardens, and brightly decorated trajineras, considered the traditional Mexican equivalent of a gondola. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on the canals while mariachi serenade you, floating kitchens offer you food, and flower-vendors tempt you with their colorful bouquets. An unforgettable experience!

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From Mexico City: Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

2. From Mexico City: Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

Setting off on this half-day tour of Xochimilco and Coyoacan, you’ll pass by Mexico City’s World Trade Center, the Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, the Monumental Mexico Bull Ring, and the Insurgentes Theater with its mosaic mural of Diego Rivera’s Cantinflas. Explore the university library that features mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman, Mexico’s Olympic stadium, and the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel, built on lava fields. Enjoy the peaceful waters of the Xochimilco canals, one of the last traces of the Aztec era. Take a relaxing, scenic journey on these ancient waters on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. You’ll visit the impressive colonial district of Coyoacan. Walk along Francisco Sosa Street to the town’s main square, admiring its large, rambling 16th-century houses on the way. See the impressive mansion of Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the Church of St. John the Baptist, with its magnificent paintings and altarpieces.

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2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

3. 2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

Spend 2 days visiting the top archeological and cultural attractions in the Mexico City area. Climb the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, visit the Frieda Kahlo Museum in colorful Coyoacán and enjoy a boat ride in Xochimilco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine and Tlatelolco Your first day begins with a drive to Tlatelolco, the largest archaeological site in Mexico City. Learn about the importance of this place that was part of the capital of the Aztec empire. See the Plaza of the 3 Cultures where pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Mexico blend. Continue on to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most important religious site in all of Mexico and one of the most visited shrines in the Catholic world. More than 20 million pilgrims visit the site every year. From the Basilica of Guadalupe, the tour continues to Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods. A professional guide will take you on a journey through the history of this mystical place. Walk among the ruins and marvel at the size of the pyramids. Climb up the stairs at the famous Sun and Moon pyramids and take in the views from the top. After a day of appreciating Mexico’s history, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. Day 2: Coyoacán, National University and Frida Kahlo Museum Your day starts with a drive to Coyoacán, an area dating back to pre-Hispanic times. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the picturesque houses, and then visit Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo Museum. Also, have the opportunity to visit a cooperative shop that helps local Mexican artisans. Learn about the life and iconic work of this famous artist. The house is where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. You'll have an hour of free time in the museum to explore it thoroughly. The next stop is the National Autonomous University, founded in 1551, where you'll visit the UNESCO-listed central campus with art from muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O'Gorman. Continue to Xochimilco, located 17 miles south of Mexico City. This ecological reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates to Aztec times. Take an hour’s ride on a colorful boat known as a trajunera, enjoy festive music from other boats and meet vendors selling delicious snacks you can buy. At the end of the boat ride, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. 

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Xochimilco: Private Magic Christmas Boat Tour

4. Xochimilco: Private Magic Christmas Boat Tour

Learn how Christmas is celebrated in the heart of Mexico on this private boat tour with a local guide. Experience a wide variety of Mexican traditions and customs and sample some local cuisine as you enjoy a boat tour on Xochimilco Lake. In the company of your professional guide, visit the lake's most beautifully decorated spots. You’re sure to feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere of the waterfront. Taste local products and pick up some unique souvenirs at the floating Christmas market.

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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

5. Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Mexico City, and then visit the former Aztec village of Coyoacán. Get a detailed explanation about the origins and importance of this quarter and its surroundings. Get some free time to walk around its streets if you want to enjoy a light breakfast, at your expense.  Next, learn more about the life of the artist Frida Kahlo at her former home and hear about her intense relationship with her work and fellow artist – and husband – Diego Rivera. Continue to one of her favorite locations in the city and explore the pre-Hispanic origins of Xochimilco. Climb aboard a traditional trajinera boat to get a different perspective of the area. Try some of the local food in the surrounding area or go to the crafts market before making your way to the Ciudad Universitaria to see the famous murals of the Rectoría and Central Library of the National University.

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From Mexico City: 7-Day Monarch Butterfly Tour

6. From Mexico City: 7-Day Monarch Butterfly Tour

Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City Begin by being welcomed by your professional naturalist tour guide before transferring to the Majestic Hotel. Once checked in, take part in a welcome briefing throughout which you are told more about the activities and security throughout the tour. During this briefing, your guide also tells you fun facts about the monarch butterfly in Mexico. Day 2: Anthropology Museum of Mexico Begin with a visit to the Anthropology Museum, one of the world’s finest archaeological museums with a huge collection of artifacts throughout 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec Sunstone, a cosmological calendar. Afterwards, head to Valle de Bravo. This magical town, surrounded by mountains, is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico thanks to its excellent hotels, restaurants, equestrian club, beautiful golf courses, and man-made lake. At the end of the day, check in at the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 3: Piedra Herrada Sanctuary On day 3 you head to the newest spot to watch the monarch butterflies. After traveling by horse most of the way, arrive to a fantastic spot there the monarch butterflies are located. This area is wilder than the other sanctuaries, and often provides a more remote nature experience. That evening, stay overnight once more in the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 4: Capulin Sanctuary Whilst in the Capulin Sanctuary you can watch the largest and most beautiful prairie of the monarch butterfly region, called Los Tres Gobernadores (the Three Governors). Due to its access position and the hibernation colonies location, it is possible to watch an amazing transition of the vegetation, an attractive sight for those who enjoy nature. Afterwards, travel back to the Mesón de las Leyendas Hotel. Day 5: Valle de Bravo Free Day Life in this region is literally built around the lake. The waters of Valle de Bravo are calm and ideal for sports like sailing, water-skiing, or kayaking. Enjoy a free afternoon, throughout which you can pick an activity to take part in. That evening, stay at the hotel Mesón de las Leyendas for one more night. Day 6: Mexico City Take your time and relax in the morning. Later that day, travel back to Mexico City where you check in at the Majestic Hotel. Day 7: Mexico City On your final day, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

LuLu was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area as well as the history of CDMX. We even did an extra stop to CU to see the campus. The Frida Kahlo museum was Beautiful and she got us in immediately without having to wait too long. Highly recommend!

Never be afraid to try things that are "different". Immerse yourself in this beautiful culture. The boat ride was a great experience and seeing Frida Khalo's home was something I've always dreamed of seeing. The guide... ALSO AMAZING!

It was a good experience, the trip on the boat was very entertaining and the guide told us a lot of histories.

Worth every peso, excellent guide, Jaime. We were upset by the vendor's insistence on Xochimilco.

Great experience everyone was so friendly and helpful had an awesome time