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Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

1. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

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.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

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

Go on an insightful guided tour to Coyoacan and Xochimilco. Sail on a boat and explore the ancient canals of the Xochimilco lake before indulging in local food and Mexican music. 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 you 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.

CDMX: Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

3. CDMX: Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Mexico City and sail through the ancient Xochimilco borough on a colorful trajinera. Learn about the city from your guide and visit highlights, including the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Coyoacan Neighborhood. On this 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.

2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

4. 2-Day Teotihuacan, Xochimilco and Guadalupe Shrine Tour

Spend 2 days visiting the top archeological and cultural attractions in the Mexico City area. Climb the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, visit the Frieda Kahlo Museum in colorful Coyoacán and enjoy a boat ride in Xochimilco. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine and Tlatelolco Your first day begins with a drive to Tlatelolco, the largest archaeological site in Mexico City. Learn about the importance of this place that was part of the capital of the Aztec empire. See the Plaza of the 3 Cultures where pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Mexico blend. Continue on to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most important religious site in all of Mexico and one of the most visited shrines in the Catholic world. More than 20 million pilgrims visit the site every year. From the Basilica of Guadalupe, the tour continues to Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods. A professional guide will take you on a journey through the history of this mystical place. Walk among the ruins and marvel at the size of the pyramids. Climb up the stairs at the famous Sun and Moon pyramids and take in the views from the top. After a day of appreciating Mexico’s history, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. Day 2: Coyoacán, National University and Frida Kahlo Museum Your day starts with a drive to Coyoacán, an area dating back to pre-Hispanic times. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the picturesque houses, and then visit Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo Museum. Also, have the opportunity to visit a cooperative shop that helps local Mexican artisans. Learn about the life and iconic work of this famous artist. The house is where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. You'll have an hour of free time in the museum to explore it thoroughly. The next stop is the National Autonomous University, founded in 1551, where you'll visit the UNESCO-listed central campus with art from muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O'Gorman. Continue to Xochimilco, located 17 miles south of Mexico City. This ecological reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates to Aztec times. Take an hour’s ride on a colorful boat known as a trajunera, enjoy festive music from other boats and meet vendors selling delicious snacks you can buy. At the end of the boat ride, you'll be transferred back to the meeting point. 

Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

5. Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Mexico City, and then visit the former Aztec village of Coyoacán. Get a detailed explanation about the origins and importance of this quarter and its surroundings. Get some free time to walk around its streets if you want to enjoy a light breakfast, at your expense.  Next, learn more about the life of the artist Frida Kahlo at her former home and hear about her intense relationship with her work and fellow artist – and husband – Diego Rivera. Continue to one of her favorite locations in the city and explore the pre-Hispanic origins of Xochimilco. Climb aboard a traditional trajinera boat to get a different perspective of the area. Try some of the local food in the surrounding area or go to the crafts market before making your way to the Ciudad Universitaria to see the famous murals of the Rectoría and Central Library of the National University.

Mexico City: Frida Kahlo and Coyoacán Afternoon Tour

6. Mexico City: Frida Kahlo and Coyoacán Afternoon Tour

Head to Coyoacán, where your expert guide will narrate the origin and importance of this neighborhood while touring its unique and colorful streets. Around 4:00 PM, visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the "Blue House". Learn about the intense relationship between Frida, her work and her house, where she was born and died. Although married to Diego Rivera and living in different places in Mexico City and abroad, Frida always returned to her house in Coyoacán. After a tour through the museum, head back to Mexico City. 

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

7. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

Visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacan and experience its mystical setting, early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Listen to the stories, anecdotes, and information on the latest discoveries your guide will share throughout the tour. To complete your experience, after touring the area, stop at a restaurant owned by a family in Teotihuacan, where they will offer you tequila, mezcal, and pulque. In the afternoon, you will visit the southern part of the city and head towards Coyoacán, which in Nahuatl means “Place of Coyotes.” This is an important neighborhood, iconic for its peculiar and colorful streets.     Walk to the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the “Blue House,” where you will become familiar with the intense relationship between Frida, her work, and the house, where she was born and died. After an approximately 1.5-hour tour through the museum, arrive at the original meeting point shortly after 7 PM, depending on traffic conditions.

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What people are saying about Coyoacán

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This was a great tour ! Our guide Arturo Ramirez was very professional , knowledgeable and accommodating . We visited centro universitario to see the amazing murals followed by a magical visit to Xochimilco where we navigated in a trajinera listening to mariachi , beautifully decorated trajineras . We went to Anahuacalli and then Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo museum …. A full day to remember

We were looking for something low key and easy. This tour delivered. Our guide was informative and helpful. He he open to spending more time at different our sights of interest and open to our suggestions. Xochimilco and Coyocan are a must when visiting Mexico city. The Frida Kahlo museum is a gem. Thank you for an amazing tour!

Our family experience was very nice, very extensive but full of culture. Our guide Alejandro strives to explain every detail, no matter how small it may seem.

Great experience, very punctual tour and excellent guide and driver. Miriam and José very friendly and willing to help. Excellent time for each place visited

All very nice The very knowledgeable guide We really enjoyed it We highly recommend