Private Tour on a trajinera around Xochimilco

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From $119.99

4 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Mexico City, Mexico City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The chinampas considered floating gardens of Xochimilco are among the last & unique in the world, designed by mesoamerican farmers, they were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. The 2 hour Trajinera ride (colorful boat) accompanied by a guide, will provide a visit the herpetarium where you can see the axolotls, endemic animals of the Valley of Mexico and with very peculiar physical characteristics. The tour includes round transfer from your lodging place, to the pier and back.

What's Included

(2 hour) Trajinera tour through the canals of Xochimilco

All Fees and Taxes

Presential Guide (English/Spanish)

Round Transfer to the pier.

Stop at the Axolotl house of Xochimilco

What's Not Included

Additional time on the trajinera ($40 USD)

Live Music (Mariachis- trio)- ($5-10 USD aprox. per song)

Snacks or beverages


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A traveler's insurance must be signed before starting the trip to the pier It is FORBIDDEN to swim in the canals You must follow WITHOUT FAIL the recommendations of the rower, not following them can have legal consequences The buying and selling of animal
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Canales de Xochimilco
Guided trajinera tour around the canals of Xochimilco. (2 Hours)

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Take a break from the tour on the water and visit the axolotl house, where you will learn about interesting peculiarities of this animal and some other specimens of endemic and exotic fauna as well. Here you can also go to the bathroom and buy some ornamental plants.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Awesome and interesting
Laurie_R, 26-12-2022
The driver was fabulous. The guide was good and funny but left early. Learning about the history was amazing and highly recommended.
I wish I had know that there were vendors to buy food, drinks, etc... more info on the trip would be appreciated.
Great time with great people on the canal!
JOSEPH_W, 11-12-2022
Fernando and Raul were exceptional guides who were very professional, informative, and really fun to hang out with. We would DEFINITELY book with them again.
Quiet time on the water in the middle of the week...
J5727SUvirginiam, 29-08-2022
We were fortunate to visit CDMX during the week and enjoyed a lovely time on the water. It was just the two of us and so peaceful. We had excellent tacos and cold beer included and after the crazy city traffic it was a delightful change of pace. I believe this experience can be as lively as the group you are with and understand it can be quite a party. Fun to pass boats with complete mariachi bands ready to entertain.
Amazing Trip - Jorge was Stellar!
Kevin_R, 17-01-2022
We had a great adventure with Jorge at Xochimilco! We booked a tour for 9 that included hotel pickup at 9am. Everyone arrived promptly (2 cars) and we got on our way. During the drive, we chatted about what we had done in CDMX thus far and how we were enjoying ourselves.

The boat itself and the canals were amazing! We watched in awe as Carlos navigated the boat around all of the other boats. Jorge made sure to check with us to gauge what kind of experience we were looking for (lots of talking or more casual sightseeing) and got down to the important stuff - food and drinks. He brought beers with him, and we got some margaritas from a passing by vendor.

Next we decided on food, and watched in amazement as mushroom and squash blossom tacos were made on a teeny tiny flat top on a boat that pulled up next to us.

We loved hearing about the history of the canals, but also loved just chatting with Jorge about Mexico and all the places he's lived.

We wrapped up the tour with a stop to see some reptiles and learn about axilotl. Great few hours, amazing way to get out of the city and eat some lovely food.

Highly recommend!!!

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