1. Mexico
  2. Xochimilco
  3. Mexico City
  4. Coyoacan

Xochimilco and Colonial Coyoacan: Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 3739
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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.
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Duration: 5 hours
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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
  • Round-trip transfers from select hotels
  • Admission fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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
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• Please see the pictures for the list of available pickup locations
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Product ID: 3739