Day trip

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, and Frida Kahlo

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, and Frida Kahlo

Activity provider: Amigo Tours LATAM
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Float down the canals of Xochimilco and stroll around the colonial district of Coyoacan in Mexico City on this full-day private or group tour that also explores the world of the renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (if option is selected).

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Your hotel or any location of your choice in Mexico City
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Float down the tranquil canals of Xochimilco on a punt
  • Explore the vast university campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Go to the colonial district of Coyoacan and walk down leafy cobblestone streets
  • Discover where the Conquistador, Hernando Cortes was born
  • Enter the magical world of Frida Kahlo, one of the most passionate artists of Mexico
Full description

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Cruise along the Aztec-era Xochimilco canals, explore the colonial district, and admire the murals in University City.

Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local cooperative shop that helps the Mexican local artisans.

The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Upon arrival at the Xochimilco canals, enjoy a scenic cruise along the waterway - one of the last traces of the Aztec era - on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street.

Continue along narrow cobblestone streets to the Zocalo (Main Square), where you will find the impressive mansion of the Conquistador, Hernando Cortes, and the Church of Saint John the Baptist (San Juan Bautista). Explore the Frida Kahlo Museum (if option is selected). Housed in the striking cobalt blue house where she was born and returned for the last years of her life, the Casa Azul. See a large assortment of pre-Hispanic artifacts, Mexican folk art, and indigenous jewelry from her personal collection.

Includes
  • Entrance to Frida Kahlo Museum (if option is selected)
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Hotel pickup (if private option selected)
  • Bilingual guide
  • Boat tour
  • Visit to Xochimilco and Coyoacán
  • Visit to a cooperative shop that helps local Mexican artisans
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 measures, the Frida Kahlo Museum may be closed or implement restrictions
  • Please take into account at the time of booking that the Frida Kahlo Museum is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 412 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My guide was Miriam, she was excellent. We started our tour visiting a well known silver designer called Rafael. He was at the store and made an explanation of his work. Be prepared to spend some money because you will find really nice pieces. Then we went to Ciudad Universitaria to see amazing murals by Diego. Then we went to Xolximico. Really interesting place but TOO CROWDED we hardly moved, the whole time was 1 hour. After that we went on to see Frida museum in Coyoacan. They gave us an hour and trust me that’s sufficient. The place is small and you need to keep moving. Time to return back was at 5:30pm. I personally decided to stay in Coyoacan, the neighborhood is very bohemian and it has a tremendous park with lots of restaurants, stores and activities. Overall this was a WELL SPEND TOUR.

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April 15, 2022

Great Experience! The guides are very fun and attentive people who communicate very well the stories of the past and the many fun facts about the landmarks and art you will see! You will enjoy eating on board the boats of Xochimilco and exploring Coyocan with its filled streets of vendors and performers. You will end the trip at the Fridas famous Blue House that is well worth the addition if you are a Frida fan or if you enjoy museums but if not you can have more time to walk around Coyocan so either way the trip is worth it!

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April 4, 2022

Overall this was a good experience. I did feel like description of the tour was a bit misleading. We barely spent any time at Coyacan and spent an excessive amount of time at the stop at the national university. The Frida Khalo museum itself was so beautiful and the highlight of the tour. We did not stop for “lunch” until the very end of the excursion while on the boat at Xochimilco and it was okay. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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March 7, 2022

Product ID: 28922