Xochimilco Canals of Time ©
Day Trip with Lunch to the Last Remaining Aztec Canals
Navigate, discover new species, have lunch and feel the ancient Mexico City
From US $239 per person, US $478 minimum, single or double
9 AM Mon-Fri in English. By Reservation Only
Travel in time and discover the past of Mexico City at a UNESCO World Heritage site and much more within the city.
This experience takes place at one UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What you'll do
Xochimilco Canals of Time
In this private, guided, lreisure tour on a boat visit some of the 600 miles of canals still left from what Mexico City used to be 7 centuries ago. we will take you on a special route to all highlights which include the ecological, farming zone all the way to the original and bizarre Island of the Dolls.
We will learn of Xochimilco's history, its uniqueness and exotic flora and fauna. We will show you the hundreds of man-made islands that kept this city fed for centuries.
The impressive collection of canals will be the back bone of our whole visit. 95% of the attractions lie along them.
In the modern town of Xochimilco we will take you to its 16th century parish, now a cathedral.
You will meet the Axolotl, the world's most surprising amphibian that has the capacity to regenerate many of its body parts. We will enjoy a light Mexican lunch onboard and also an exotic-flavored sherbet tasting.
In the middle of the cruis we will disembark in the mysterious Island of the Dolls to stretch our legs before embarking on our way back having to go on a boat elevator due to the different height of water in the dams.
We will see all kinds of boats carrying food, snacks, drinks, produce, Mariachi bands, and even the police.
Where you'll be
We will pick you up at your accommodation within the Mexico City limits before heading south to the city limits at Xochimilco. We will visit the local produce market as well as plant nurseries. Then we will embark at a central dock for the rest of the experience.
Round trip from your accommodations and back.
The experience's host and expert along an experienced driver.
The boat ride and its conductor.
Entrance to all open private or public locations, including the boat elevator.
A light Mexican lunch and sherbet tasting onboard.
Things to keep in mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
Every experience is vetted for unique access.
Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. All participants (and the host) must wear a protective face covering. Keep a safe physical distance between yourself and other people. When you meet your host(s) and other guests, don't shake hands or hug—try a no-contact greeting instead. Face masks are obligatory for everyone in enclosed spaces. Face masks are obligatory at all times for everyone who is not fully vaccinated for covid 19. Face masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests only while out in open spaces.
This experience goes weather rain or shine. In case of rain, our tour will make its best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closure of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.