Xochimilco and Colonial Coyoacan: Half-Day Tour

3.8 / 5

38 reviews

Xochimilco and Colonial Coyoacan: Half-Day Tour

From $36 per person

Travel by boat on ancient canals built by the Aztecs and explore the treasures of a colonial-era city on a tour of Xochimilco and Coyoacan. Admire the mosaic murals at the National University library and the rambling, centuries-old houses in Coyoacan.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing, scenic journey on a traditional Xochimilco canal boat
  • Visit the famous university library that features mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman
  • Explore Coyoacan’s colonial district with its rambling 16th-century houses
  • See the impressive mansion of the Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes
Full description
Setting off on this half-day tour of Xochimilco and Coyoacan, you’ll pass by Mexico City’s World Trade Center, the Siqueiros Cultural Polyforum, the Monumental Mexico Bull Ring, and the Insurgentes Theater with its mosaic mural of Diego Rivera’s Cantinflas. Explore the university library that features mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman, Mexico’s Olympic stadium, and the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel, built on lava fields. Enjoy the peaceful waters of the Xochimilco canals, one of the last traces of the Aztec era. Take a relaxing, scenic journey on these ancient waters on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. You’ll visit the impressive colonial district of Coyoacan. Walk along Francisco Sosa Street to the town’s main square, admiring its large, rambling 16th-century houses on the way. See the impressive mansion of Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortes and the Church of St. John the Baptist, with its magnificent paintings and altarpieces.
Includes
  • Pickup from meeting points
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

De La Republica 154, Tabacalera, 06030. This is near the Monumento a la Revolucion and behind the Barceló Hotel.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5
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Wonderful!

We ran over on time, but our guide stayed on late to show us things we wanted to see and take us around - even after trying FOREVER to find parking. It was a great experience!! Highly recommended. The hotel pickup takes a pretty good chunk of time, but it was nice and convenient.

December 16, 2015

Very nice tour with much local flavour, we liked it.

Our thanks to the guide, who was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. It first needed a long time to get to the Coximilcho Channels because of the rush hour, but this was not his fault. A flat tire needed repair. The drivers should know how to change a wheel; the supplementary wheel should have rubber profile. But the boat tour itself was very nice, we felt happy among the many boats with singing and dancing people, the boat gliding slowly along the channel, really beautiful !

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August 1, 2011

The pick up was almoçar 1 hour late bit the travel was fine. Xochimilco is cute, but did not impressed me. The tour description says the university was included but we only stayed on the van while the guide explained the building. We could not even see it properly. Coyacan das Nice.

December 3, 2019

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