Xochimilco

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Xochimilco

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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    • Grade schoolers
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    • Teens
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    • Everyone
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Reviews (1)

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    NomadMom

    USA, Washington DC

    8, 8

    Interesting experience

    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.

    Tips

    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).

    Insider tips

    • 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).

    Practical info

    Xochimilco, San Cristóbal, El Rosario
    16070 Mexico City, Mexico

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