Xochimilco is a fun family destination. It is a system of ancient canals where you can rent a boat and cruise along the rivers on a brightly colored trajineras (a Mexican-type gondola), visit artificial islands called chinampas, and enjoy mariachi music.
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USA, Washington DC
Reviewed 14 August 2017
It was definitely an interesting experience. The canals were packed with other gondolas and it was quite loud: a mix of latino music and mariachi bands. It's definitely not Venice (as some people compare it to) but it has its own charm. While you are sailing you can have a snack (you can either sail up to one of the restaurants or order food from the food vendors sailing by), buy some souvenirs or invite to a gondola your own mariachis.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.
You can usually negotiate the price of trajinera. The established price is 350 pesos per hour/ per boat. Don't pay per person. At the end, it is customary to give the guy poling the boat a tip (about 150 - 200 pesos).
- You can usually negotiate the price of trajinera. The established price is 350 pesos per hour/ per boat. Don't pay per person. At the end, it is customary to give the guy poling the boat a tip (about 150 - 200 pesos).
16070 Mexico City, Mexico
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