Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico City

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Take a ride on the colorful boats at Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, and soak in the uplifting vibe as you enjoy some refreshments to the tune of mariachi music. The popular attraction offers the chance to indulge in Mexican food and miIcheladas amid a festive atmosphere, with mariachis playing their tunes by your boat. You’ll spot people partying and dancing as you watch the gondoliers weave through the thick traffic, while vendors float past you and offer you their wares. Work out when and for how long to visit Floating Gardens of Xochimilco and other Mexico City attractions using our handy Mexico City vacation builder site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    This was a neat cruise on a very colorful boat. You could order food and drinks while cruising and there are plenty of musicians to entertain.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Must Do -- Bring your music or alcohol and enjoy a great ride along Xochimilco. Do not buy your food in the market by the boat rentals as people say that it is not the best quality. If you are lucky t...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Very nice sail in a trajinera although the cost is a bit high 350 pesos, or more if you go only because during the week there are no many tourists but it is a traditional journey and to see the island of dolls and certainly admire the scenery , even if the channel is a little contaminated
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  • May 26, 2017
    Dangerous place. Do not go there if you are not local. Our Uber driver helped us when a local was following us. We decided to turn back and go home. The driver said it was a good decision.
  • May 2, 2017
    very diffent & inspiring to other seightseeing locations
  • June 29, 2016
    On weekends, this place really comes to life, with families renting out boats to ride through the waterways, listening to roving bands, and enjoying food and drinks from vendors who float by. It's worth doing one's homework on the official boat rental rates beforehand, as some less reputable guides will charge double to triple the normal price, if you don't know better. Best done as a medium to large group activity.
  • May 4, 2017
    Very crowded and busy
  • January 19, 2015
    Mega Floating

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