Xochimilco Ecological Park and Plant Market

With its canals, wildlife, and plant market, this park is a haven for nature enthusiasts looking for an eco-activity.

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Xochimilco Ecological Park and Plant Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

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

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.

Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

2. Private Tour: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

On this 6-hour 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.

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What people are saying about Xochimilco Ecological Park and Plant Market

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Our tour guide, Carlos, was incredible and went above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying ourselves from start to finish. And that included standing in line for us in the rain at the Frida Kahlo museum so that we could stay dry as much as possible. It was so unexpectedly and unbelievably kind. If I could give 6 stars I would. Carlos was also extremely knowledgeable about everything Mexico City has to offer, and answered all of our questions with ease. We had such a delightful time and really owe everything to him!

Excelente oportunidad de conocer múltiples lugares en corto tiempo. Puede ser un poco apresurado o cansado para algunas personas ya que es rápido, pero de otro modo no sería posible conocer esos sitios.

A very educational excursion, excellent treatment with a highly trained staff with information related to the excursion. We visited some very beautiful and well-kept places. Recommended.

Giovanni was great, and Dani the driver too. Giovanni was very knowledgeable and super friendly. We would definitely book him again for future trips to Mexico. 100% recommended it.

Completely safe private tour and a very informative guide who was a big help since it was our first trip to Mexico City