Day trip

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM

From US$ 40 per person

Float down the canals of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, and stroll around the colonial district of Coyoacan on this full-day tour that also explores the world of Frida Kahlo (if option is selected).

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the Lunario Sculpture at the National Auditorium at 7:50 AM; Hotel NH Reforma Collection Mexico City Reforma at 8:20 AM; and behind the Palacio de Bellas Artes at 8:50 AM.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
10 hours
  • Mexico City, Mexico

  • UNAM Central Library (sightseeing)

  • Xochimilco (guided tour, boat cruise, local snacks)

  • Coyoacán (guided tour)

  • Frida Kahlo Museum

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
Meeting point
Main stop
End point
Highlights
  • Take a trajinera for a boat ride through Xochimilco, a Mexican must-do
  • Explore the vast university campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Go to the colonial district of Coyoacan and walk down leafy cobblestone streets
  • Let our local guides introduce you to a Frida Kahlo actor at Casa Azul
  • Enter the magical world of Frida Kahlo, one of the most passionate artists of Mexico
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Entrance to Frida Kahlo Museum (if option is selected)
  • Transportation to and from meeting point (hotel pick up if private option is selected)
  • Bilingual guide
  • Trajinera Rice
  • Visit to Xochimilco and Coyoacán
  • Visit to a cooperative shop that helps local Mexican artisans
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 measures, the Frida Kahlo Museum may be closed or implement restrictions
  • Please take into account at the time of booking that the Frida Kahlo Museum is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 467 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The experience was great! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The bus was comfortable, and we made new friends. We got a bit of background about coyoacan, along with recommendations for places to eat and shop for souvenirs. We had enough time to check out the Frida Kahlo museum, and we got to see the mercado briefly for souvenirs. Xochimilco was fantastic. Plenty of fun on the trajinera boats with good food, drinks, and music. UNAM was interesting, but we were honestly so tired by then. Overall it was great.

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September 24, 2022

It was a good experience just at the end they didn’t leave you at the same spot where they had pick me up from.. they leafy us like two blocks away. It was already dark and I was by myself touring. But other than that it was a good experience.

September 19, 2022

Sergio, our guide, was the best! He has been working as a guide since 30 years and you can really tell that he enjoys his job! My highlights of the tour were the Frida museum and Xochimilko boat! The visit to the silver jewery shop is maybe needed to help the local artists but I did not buy anything and felt a bit a waste of time. Nonetheless the rest of th trip is just amazing!! An immidiate entry to the museum and a chance to enjoy a big boat waiting for you are only possible with this kind of tour! In the end, you will end up saving more time and money than doing it on your own.

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August 21, 2022

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