Learn the history and heritage of Xochimilco, an agricultural area in the south of Mexico City. Drift in a flat-bottomed boat through the magnificent floating gardens and take in the once-enormous agrarian canal system that fed the Aztec capital. Enjoy a visit to the National University, which founded in 1550, contains an outdoor gallery of mural art and sculptures.
Xochimilco ('so-chee-MIL-co') is an agricultural area in the south of Mexico City where many of the city's flowers are grown. On this tour, you'll drift in a flat-bottomed boat through the lovely floating gardens of Xochimilco and take in the once-enormous agrarian canal system that fed the Aztec capital.
In Aztec times, with prime farmland being scarce, the Indians developed a system of floating reed mats loaded with soil and used them as gardens. It is now your chance to experience this wonder that took place so long ago!
You'll also have the opportunity to visit the National University.
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Tour departs from hotels located in downtown Mexico City
Departure Time: Starts from 8am (dependent on traffic conditions)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Mexico City
Ride in a colorful 'trajinera'
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.