XOCHIMILCO

Stunning gem

ADDRESS
Anillo Perif. 1, Colonia Ciénega
Grande, Xochimilco,
16036 Ciudad de México

Private tours in Mexico City — Xochimilco Private Tour

Xochimilco is a borough south of Mexico City mostly known for the colourful gondola style boats called trajineras. These wooden boats are hand-painted in bright colours and float along an intricate system of canals. There is an undeniable festive atmosphere at Xochimilco so this activity is best enjoyed with a group of others who are ready to have a drink, dance and join the fiesta. Each trajinera fits up to 20 people and visitors can enjoy live mariachi performances while buying traditional drinks, snacks and souvenirs from local vendors on smaller boats.

I would say Xochimilco is a cross between the gondolas of Venice and the floating markets of Thailand but with a Mexican twist.The unique region of Xochimilco was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and is one of the most popular day trips among visitors to Mexico City. Yes, it’s touristy but it can also be a lot of fun. Locals head to Xochimilco to celebrate everything from birthdays to bachelorettes and even quinceañeras.

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