FLOATING GARDENS "XOCHIMILCO" BOAT TOUR

FLOATING GARDENS "XOCHIMILCO" BOAT TOUR

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Did you know that Mexico City was surrounded by 5 lakes a long time ago and that people instead of cars moved by raft and their houses had docks instead of parking, as well as had water channels instead of streets? Well, I invite you to visit a place south of the city, called Xochimilco, where people still live like that.

Learn the very interesting history of this region, from Prehispanic to 20th century, visiting the main square and Xochimilco lake.

Enjoy this beautiful and colorful region while going through its canals on a boat, called trajinera, while I will tell you the history of the place and I will show you paintings and photos that will show you how Xochimilco looked many years ago.

Also, along the way, you will enjoy listening to some mariachi and marimba music, and trying some typical Mexican food, and why not some "michelada" beer.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

• Me, an Art Historian, who will accompany you the whole time and explain all about the places and things we will visit along the way.

• For each person: A beer, or any other drink of their preference, and a esquite or elote or some other Mexican snack.

 WHAT TO KNOW: 

  • MEETING POINT:

    • It will be defined, previous the day the tour takes place, once the tour has been properly booked and also the transportation service has been confirmed as well.

  • BOOKING: You can book in advance at: booking@walkingthroughistory.com 

  • DURATION: 3-4 hours total.

    • 1-2 Hours of boat ride and explanation.

    • PLUS: 45 minutes to get there.

    • PLUS: 45 minutes to get back to the city

  • MINIMUM-MAXIMUM GROUPS: 

    • 2 - 20 persons.

    • Traveling alone? just pay $28 USD extra.

    • Larger groups: Ask for my special tours and requirements.

  • PRICE: in US Dollars and is per person.

  • PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

    • 50% deposit must be transferred (PayPal or Bank), at least one week in advance to book the date and formalize the tour.  

    • The remaining 50% can be paid in cash or by credit card (with an extra 4%) the day the tour takes place.

  • CHILDREN UNDER 13:

    • Just pay $12 USD.

    • Look for my custom made children’s tours.

IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER:

  • This price does NOT include:

    • BOAT RIDE:

      • The cost of the boat ride or “trajinera” is $500 pesos per hour.

    • TRANSPORTATION:

      • As it is far away from the Center City it is important to consider transportation. The options I suggest and that I can help you with are:

        • Uber transportation.

        • Private transportation of 1-3 people for 5-6 hours: $ 1,000 pesos.

        • Transportation of 4-12 people for 5-6 hours: $ 2,500 pesos

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes.  

  • Sunscreen.

  • During rainy season I recommend an umbrella or a raincoat.

  • A camera in case you like to take photos.

  • Children under age must be accompanied by a parent or an adult along during the whole tour. 


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