Guided tour

Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

3.9 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: MEXITOURS
Guided tour

Xochimilco & Colonial Coyoacan Trip

Activity provider: MEXITOURS

From US$ 36 per person

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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English, Spanish


  • 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.
  • Pickup from meeting points
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Av. de La Republica 154, Tabacalera, 06030. • This is near the Monumento a la Revolucion and behind the Barceló Hotel. • Please contact the local partner to confirm your pickup time and location at least 24 hours in advance.

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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

Know before you go

  • Please contact the local partner to confirm your pickup time and location at least 24 hours in advance
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Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 76 reviews

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First we went into an Indian shop, which was nice if you wanted some souvenirs. Then we would take a boat. We didn't go out to any island, but just floating, and drinking beer is an awesome experience. At the end of the tour we visited the Coyoacán market. I loved our guide, he was very funny and interesting. Also, in our two weeks there, he was the only person who talked slow enough for me to understand his spanish, and his english was also very good. The program wasn't very clear, and we lost them at the end (missed the meeting time), but it was definitely worth it. :)

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February 9, 2023

They need to improve when they provide meet up instructions. I delayed the trip unknowingly because I got a time and the driver got a different time. Lucky for me, they waited 12 more minutes and I was able to board the bus. Aarón (y su grupo ilusión) is the best guide I've had so far. He knew his stuff and more. He educated us regarding Mexico City's story including things unrelated to our trip. If you're lucky and get him, you're in for a treat. There are no atm machines at Xochimilco (the trajineras). Bring enough cash to eat and buy jewelry, trinkets etc.

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February 1, 2023

The pick up was lunch 1 hour late the travel was fine. Xochimilco is cute, but did not impress me. The tour description says the university was included but we only stayed on the van while the guide explained the building. We couldn't even see it properly. Coyacan das Nice.

December 3, 2019

Product ID: 3739