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Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

1. Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

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.

Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

2. Xochimilco 5–Hour Boat Ride and University Tour

Discover the southern part of Mexico City. Follow Insurgentes, the world's largest avenue, passing the Cibeles Fountain, Poliforum Siqueiros, and Plaza de Toros, until you arrive at the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), listed as World Heritage. Admire its famous murals and sculptures, made by artists such as Diego de Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Juan O'Gorman. The campus of the University, built between 1950 and 1954, embodies one of the most emblematic developments of modern Mexican architecture. See the Olympic Stadium of 1968, with a mural by Diego Rivera. Your next destination is Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of Mexico City, and one of the last remaining vestiges of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. This beautiful place is characterized by its canals, floating gardens, and brightly decorated trajineras, considered the traditional Mexican equivalent of a gondola. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on the canals while mariachi serenade you, floating kitchens offer you food, and flower-vendors tempt you with their colorful bouquets. An unforgettable experience!

Mexico: Private Xochimilco and Colonial Coyoacan Trip

3. Mexico: Private Xochimilco and Colonial Coyoacan Trip

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. 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.

Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

4. 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.

Valle de Bravo and Yacht from Mexico City

5. Valle de Bravo and Yacht from Mexico City

Visit the famous Bride’s Veil waterfall. This destination receives its name from the shapes that form when the water rushes down, giving the appearance of a huge and white "Bride's Veil." Visit the magical town of Valle de Bravo, which was founded by a Franciscan mission and then baptized with the name of San Francisco Del Valle de Temascaltepec. Your tour continues on to Valle de Bravo Downtown with its cobbled streets and its quaint main square. Here you will visit the Church of Black Christ, the Parroquia San Francisco de Asis, known as Cathedral of Valle de Bravo. Enjoy the main attraction, Valle De Bravo Lake, where locals take part in several water sports. Enjoy a boat trip on the lake with music, during which you appreciate the wonderful sunset, before exploring the area with free time for food and shopping. Before leaving, you will can visit a local handicraft market.

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What people are saying about State of Mexico

The attraction is good. Our guide was FANTASTIC

Our guide Hector was incredibly knowledgeable and kind . On the way to the lake he showed us a few very impressive highlights of CDMX that I would have missed if not for him. His driver Jesus was excellent. I would recommend this tour a million times over.

LuLu was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area as well as the history of CDMX. We even did an extra stop to CU to see the campus. The Frida Kahlo museum was Beautiful and she got us in immediately without having to wait too long. Highly recommend!

Never be afraid to try things that are "different". Immerse yourself in this beautiful culture. The boat ride was a great experience and seeing Frida Khalo's home was something I've always dreamed of seeing. The guide... ALSO AMAZING!

It was a good experience, the trip on the boat was very entertaining and the guide told us a lot of histories.

Worth every peso, excellent guide, Jaime. We were upset by the vendor's insistence on Xochimilco.