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National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

1. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Cruise along the Aztec-era Xochimilco canals, explore the colonial district, and admire the murals in the UNAM. Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local cooperative shop that helps the Mexican local artisans. The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Head to the eye-catching Xochimilco and board a trajinera - a colorful, gondola-like boat - for a ride through the neighborhood’s famous canals. As you indulge in local treats and try your hand at bartering, your guide will share the incredible details of what makes this area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. As you wander its tree-lined streets, you’ll learn how this city has played a part in historical empires like the Aztec and Spanish to becoming a cultural capital and home to Octavio Paz, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. At Casa Azul, Kahlo’s home and now museum, we’ll immerse ourselves in the trailblazing life of one of Mexico’s most original artists. Mexico is known the world over for its living history and the breathtaking art of renowned artists, like Frida Kahlo, whose impact is still felt today. Visit the Frida Kahlo's Museum called "La Casa Azul". Housed in the striking cobalt blue house where she was born and returned for the last years of her life, the Casa Azul. See a large assortment of pre-Hispanic artifacts, Mexican folk art, and indigenous jewelry from her personal collection. Enjoy a day full of Aztec history, Mexican art, and delicious flavors that combines some of the Mexico City's must sees in one tour.

Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

2. Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

Explore Mexico City and hop on and off at the stops along 3 different tour circuits, with just 1 ticket. Visit the most important monuments, streets, and neighborhoods of the capital city of Mexico. The three different circuits are: Circuit 1 - Downtown - Polanco (Green) Enjoy a panoramic view of the capital's Zócalo. Discover the famous Reforma Avenue with its majestic buildings and several notable monuments such as the Angel of Independence and Diana the Huntress. Travel through parts of the trendy Roma, Condesa, and Polanco neighborhoods. Circuit 3 - Temples (Yellow) See several buildings that have an important role in the history of Mexico, such as The Franz Mayer Museum, The Basilica of Guadalupe, The Temple of San Judas Tadeo, and one of the most important monuments at the Benito Juárez Hemicycle. Circuit 4 - Downtown - South (Blue) Visit the most beautiful areas in the south of Mexico City such as Coyoacán, where you can visit Frida Kahlo's Blue House Museum. Explore the beautiful parks of San Ángel and visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) campus.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Casa Azul, Coyoacán & UNAM Tour

3. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Casa Azul, Coyoacán & UNAM Tour

Take a guided day trip from Mexico City and cruise the waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, on a wooden boat. Explore the colonial architecture of Coyoacán, stroll through Central University, and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum with the included entry tickets. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the doorstep of your accommodation in Mexico city. Relax in an airconditioned van on the drive to the waterways of Xochimilco. Glide through the water on a colorful wooden boat called a Trajinera. Purchase a drink and regional snacks from one of the restaurant boats that dot the waterways. Listen to the sounds of mariachi bands permeating the air as you sail past the floating gardens. Continue your tour to the neighborhood of Coyoacán, favored by some of Mexico's most famous artists and writers. Stroll its tree-lined cobbled streets, admiring the stucco and tile facades of its beautiful colonial houses. Next, make your way to the Frida Kahlo Museum which is the former house of the famed Mexican painter. Gain insight into the life of this iconic figure and her famous husband, Diego Rivera, and stroll through the picturesque garden. The last stop of the tour is to the campus of the Central University, home to the Olympic Stadium from 1968 and adorned with murals by a number of Mexican artists.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

4. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

Begin your experience in the picturesque neighborhood of Coyoacán, where you can visit the Frida Kahlo Museum or explore the center of Coyoacán to see the church of San Juan el Bautista, the house of Hernán Cortés, the monument to the founding of the neighborhood, and enjoy a delicious traditional coffee. You will have an hour to choose between these two activities. Then, continue your adventure on the Xochimilco Lake, where you will take a ride in a traditional trajinera and learn about how the first settlers organized their lives in the region more than 500 years ago. Take advantage of the opportunity to taste the delicious local cuisine while enjoying a mariachi band in the trajinera (not included). To finish, delve into the central campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), one of the best public universities in Mexico. You can appreciate the architecture of the Olympic Stadium and the Central Library, which exhibit works of art by some of the greatest muralists in the history of Mexico. You will also visit a handicraft center in the Peralvillo neighborhood, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods in the city, where you will learn about the popular art of the different regions of Mexico.

CDMX: Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

5. CDMX: Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Mexico City and sail through the ancient Xochimilco borough on a colorful trajinera. Learn about the city from your guide and visit highlights, including the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Coyoacan Neighborhood. On this private tour, begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Mexico City and drive to Xochimilco. There, climb aboard a trajinera painted with bright colors to explore the channels built by the Aztec civilization. During the tour, you will be informed about the construction of artificial islands and other activities at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Anahuacalli Museum, founded by the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Your guide will offer you a personalized narration about the art collection including 64,000 pre-Hispanic pieces. The blue house, also known as the Frida Kahlo Museum, is where the enigmatic painter Frida Kahlo lived and died. Learn about the important details of her life and admire your her work before taking a stroll through the historic center of Coyoacan, which has a colonial atmosphere. Lastly, your guide will take you to visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where you will be able to see mosaic murals by Diego Rivera, Juan O'Gorman and David A.Siqueiros. After admiring the views of the Olympic stadium, be taken from the Vuelta to your hotel.

Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

6. 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!

Xochimilco floating gardens, Coyoacan and UNAM murals

7. Xochimilco floating gardens, Coyoacan and UNAM murals

Coyoacan is one of the most well-preserved colonial areas of Mexico City where Frida Kahlo or the Blue House Museum is. Other famous people lived in this place, such as Leon Trotsky, Hernan Cortes, or El Indio Fernandez. Located only 30 minutes away from the historic center, enjoy the main buildings, coffee shops, colors, and music around the “Plaza of the Coyotes.” observe its artistic and popular colors, or re-visit it at night and enjoy its sounds, its music, the exclusivity of its corners, the charm of its streets, alleys and emblematic places, surrounded by colonial houses, cultural centers, restaurants, bookstores, galleries, and craft houses. Visit San Juan Bautista Church (if available) Continue to Xochimilco Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, known as the “floating gardens” aboard a 1 hour in "trajineras," colorful boats similar to the gondolas while pass browsing food vendors, artisans, and mariachis. The atmosphere is festive, especially at weekends. Continue to Campus of University City, UNAM a Mexican public university and is the most important university in Latin America, considering its extensive academic and research work. The Campus is awe-inspiring and highlights its architecture and its integration into the environment. You will have a panoramic visit of one of the largest stone natural murals and the great work of Diego Rivera at the Olimpic Stadium.

Walk around UNAM campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

8. Walk around UNAM campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

In this three hour tour, you will discover UNAM's campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 1950s, a time of close proximity between the US and Mexico, the site is famous for its buildings, its rocky landscape and its murals by some of the county's greatest artists. These include works by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Juan O'Gorman. During the tour, we will talk about the history of this amazing site, while also engaging with the particularities of the rocky, volcanic landscape out of which it rises.

Mexico City Xochimilco Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

9. Mexico City Xochimilco Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Discover the heart and soul of Mexico City through a private and all-inclusive adventure that promises to be fun, educational, and stress-free. Get ready to capture incredible memories and explore some of the most iconic attractions in this bustling metropolis. Join us for a tour that will leave you with a deep appreciation for Mexico's rich heritage. Tour Highlights: -Coyoacan Main Plaza: Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Coyoacan's main plaza, where colonial architecture meets lively street markets. Admire the historic beauty of this neighborhood and its vibrant culture. -Plaza de la Conchita: Wander through Plaza de la Conchita, a hidden gem that exudes tranquility and charm. Marvel at the stunning architecture and soak in the local vibes. -Artesanías Coyoacán: Dive into the world of Mexican craftsmanship at Artesanías Coyoacán. Explore a vast array of handcrafted goods, from pottery to textiles, and take home a piece of Mexico's artistic heritage. -Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul Frida): Step into the world of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo at her former home, now a museum. Explore the vibrant colors, intriguing exhibits, and the very essence of her creative spirit. -Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera: Delve into the world of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera at his former studio. Discover his artistic process and the inspiration behind his masterpieces. -Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Visit the prestigious Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a hub of culture and education. Stroll through the beautiful campus and appreciate its architectural splendor. -Floating Gardens of Xochimilco: Brace yourself for a unique adventure as you set sail on the iconic trajineras of Xochimilco. Navigate the picturesque canals adorned with colorful flowers and listen to mariachi music while enjoying local delicacies. What sets our Mexico City Xochimilco Coyoacan Tour apart is the exclusivity and personal touch we offer. This is not your typical tour it's a private experience tailored just for you, ensuring you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and capture the best photos along the way. Our expert guides will lead you through the intricate tapestry of Mexico City, sharing fascinating stories and insights that will deepen your understanding of this incredible city. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply seeking a day of relaxation amidst natural beauty, this tour has something for everyone. Come and explore the beating heart of Mexico City with us. Book your Private Mexico City Tour today and embark on an unforgettable journey through Coyoacan's historic streets, the artistic world of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and the magical Floating Gardens of Xochimilco. Let's make your Mexico City experience truly exceptional.

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What people are saying about National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 402 reviews

This was a highlight of our 9 day trip in Mexico City. The guide, Alicia, was fantastic! She was informative, friendly, and accommodating. Be sure to have cash - elote and drinks! There are also lots of venders, so change and small bills are preferred. Don’t forget 5 pesos for the restroom. I highly recommend this tour. If I had to be picky on what I’d change- I would have liked more time to check out the shops. We only had about 20 minutes there, but more than an hour for lunch where there was nothing but the restaurant. Food was fine, but nothing special. I gave this trip 5 stars, but that is because 4.5 wasn’t an option.

Our tour was through Amigo Tours. We did the English speaking tour with Gersan, and it was great! He was so fun and knowledgeable. He had many facts and interesting points about each place we went. The tour was timed perfectly throughout the day and the bus was very nice and had a washroom on board which is helpful with the long day. Our daughter enjoyed the tour very much at 9 years old. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Mexico City more. We were able to include the Frida Khalo museum which was a highlight for our family as we are very interested in her work and her story. Thank you for a great day!

This was a fun experience overall. I thought it would be a smaller group but it was a full tour bus, which was actually quite comfortable. We saw all the sites, had plenty of time for sight seeing and learned a lot from our your guide. And the restaurant was really tasty too!

Took the tour with Emmanuel and Moises. It was a great experience! Emmanuel was very knowledgeable about Mexican history and art, which added to the experience.

Our tour guides were excellent. This tour is a must if you visit Mexico City.