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Xochimilco and Mexican Fiesta
BOOK THE #1 EXPERIENCE IN XOCHIMILCO! Unlimited drinks, Guacamole, games, and surprises! Women-owned, sustainable tourism, social commitment. IG @2travelamigas • At Xochimilco, we'll sail on a trajinera, a lively and colorful traditional boat. • We cruise through canals (2 hours), enjoying fresh snacks our chef prepared while dancing to music. • Take part in our legendary Guacamole contest and showcase your culinary skills among friends and travelers. • Enjoy UNLIMITED high-quality traditional Mexican beverages for an epic experience. (We include mixers like juice or sodas) • Break the ice and bond with fellow travelers through onboard games. • Be tempted by the offerings of local vendors on passing boats; they offer authentic Mexican treats like quesadillas, and corn, all set to the backdrop of vibrant mariachi music (*additional food and live music NOT INCLUDED). • Optionally, visit the Axolotl sanctuary, home to the Xochimilco-native salamander (~8 USD). • At the end, you can explore the Crafts Market. • Since the tour is outdoors, be mindful of the potential risk of falling. We can offer private tours, personalized events, or private transportation for big groups! Our goal is: - That you enjoy an iconic place in CDMX, supporting the local economy, respecting the environment, and promoting a women's project that seeks to generate a positive change in Xochimilco.
Chinampas: Living an ancient culture
We will sail on canoe through the most conserved channels of Xochimilco wetland. During the tour, we will tell you about the history of the place and its importance to the sustainability of Mexico City. In your way, you will recognize the biological richness like birds, snakes, frogs and plants. We will arrive at a chinampa where you can get your hands dirty experiencing the ancestral technique of cultivation and discovering why it is considered a world heritage. Also, you will get involve in the diary activities in the chinampa like crop irrigation, harvest or seeding. Before going back to land, you will have time to relax and enjoy the peace of the place. This is a cultural tour that helps to promote the community development.
Xochimilco Magic - Tequila, Mezcal & Fun
Embark on the ultimate Xochimilco floating fiesta, crowned the Best New Airbnb Experience of 2019 in Mexico City! Check us out IG: @wearealltrajineros Join us as we navigate the enchanting canals of Xochimilco, immersing ourselves in the essence of authentic Mexican culture with vibrant music, refreshing drinks, and tasty snacks and a meal to enjoy along the way! Our adventure begins at the docks of Xochimilco. Tip: Kickstart your day with a Michelada (beer, lime, and spices)! Once on board our colorful trajinera boat, the journey unfolds: -Immerse yourself in the history and legends of the site while marveling at the natural beauty around. Learn the art of savoring Mezcal and Tequila the Mexican way, paired with delightful chasers. -Satisfy your appetite with snacks and a traditional homemade Mexican dish, crafted by a local family. -Brace yourself for Mariachis and other traditional Mexican music groups that may join us on parts of the journey (not included in price, weekdays may vary). -Discover the unique Axolotes, endemic amphibians of Xochimilco, and other special chinampas (man-made islands) along the way ($1 USD, not included in price). - Get ready for an infusion of Latin music and dancing, creating a lively and entertaining atmosphere! Have a specific date in mind? Reach out to us for availability. A magical Xochimilco experience awaits!
Churros masterclass with chef
Experience the award-winning churro and chocolate cooking class! Join our passionate team of foodies, including food engineers, chefs, and a coffee national judge, for an unforgettable culinary adventure. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Mexican cuisine as we delve into the origins of chocolate, invented by indigenous groups and exported to the world from Mexico. In this hands-on experience, we will guide you through the entire process of creating Mexico's beloved churros from scratch, you'll learn the art of crafting these delectable pastries, using traditional techniques and authentic ingredients. But that's not all! We'll also introduce you to the world of ganache chocolate, made from exquisite Mexican cacao beans. Indulge your senses as we teach you how to prepare a rich, velvety chocolate ganache that perfectly complements the churros. Located in one of Mexico City's most vibrant neighborhoods, our cooking class offers a welcoming atmosphere where you can connect with fellow travelers from around the world. Don't worry about having a professional kitchen at home – our recipes are tailored for any home cook. Join us for a truly delightful cultural experience that combines the art of cooking, the flavors of Mexico, and the joy of connecting with like-minded food enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity – book your spot now!
Xochimilco, Colors and Flavors
IG: @xochimilco_colorsandflavors Welcome to the best trajinera in Xochimilco. Be ready to enjoy the best day in CDMX. To make the most of it, we need: food, alcohol, and music. Everything is included! - I'll be waiting for you at a famous pier with the trajinera ready to navigate over beautiful canals of Xochimilco. - We'll make a toast in the trajinera with Mezcal. - I will tell you the history, customs and legends of the place. - You will have unlimited water, beer and delicious cocktails. You can ask them since the beginning of the ride. - We have non-alcoholic options. - We´ll make a stop to eat in a chinampa, or I'll serve you on the boat mole and chicken (Traditional food from Mexico). We have vegetarian option. - Inside the trajinera we will play traditional one-way music and more cheerful music back. - You will have unique views for your photos. - You can hire mariachi music ($220 per song, who asks for it pays for it) -We´ll stop in a chinampa where you can meet the axolotl (extra $50 mx) - We can play a game to drink, sing and dance if necessary. - If you feel like a sports man you can take the stick and steer the boat. - With your enthusiasm we can make this an unforgettable party. -I will provide you with everything you need for a beautiful day! * Warning: Don´t put parts of your body out of the boat.

Dive into lake life in Xochimilco

Xochimilco: Explore the neighborhood, flavors, drinks and boat trip in a beautiful Trajinera
Xochimilco is a World Cultural Heritage Site thanks to its rich history and culture. Our tour isn't just about partying; we blend history, culture, and nature for an enjoyable experience that's both educational and fun. First, we'll visit the Cathedral, built in the 16th century. Then, we'll explore the main market where you'll find piñatas and a variety of products, including fruits and vegetables. After that, we'll head to a typical pulqueria to try "pulque," an ancient pre-Hispanic drink with 4 degrees of alcohol, made from fermented agave sap. Don't worry if you don't drink alcohol; we have non-alcoholic options as well. We'll wrap up with a relaxing 1.5-hour boat ride on a "trajinera" through beautiful and peaceful ecological waterways. In the lake, you'll have the chance to see local fauna like ducks and herons. We'll enjoy a delicious lunch of quesadillas on the lake, with options including meat, vegan, or vegetarian. We'll also learn about agriculture and the construction of the floating islands known as "chinampas," which are still used for cultivation. Exploring a replica of the "Isla de las muñecas," we'll delve into ghost stories in Xochimilco. Plus, we have more activities like loteria games and candies!
Pre-Hispanic sunrise of Xochimilco
In the South of the Mexico City, we can find Xochimilco, where prehispanic natives built the chinampas on top of a great lake. This are islands used for agriculture, that through time, conformed a great network of canals, in which we will sail through time, enjoying nature and the presence of its flora and fauna. We will embark on a cayuco (small boat), a little bit before sunrise and we´ll silently watch the birds waking up through the mist, realizing that this is a living ecosystem which is home for several native birds, including migrating ones. We are going to row through the canals, the same way as the natives did it so many years ago. We´ll have a small coffe break and arrive to our chinampa in time for breakfast. Then, we will learn from the ancient and new techniques used at the chinampa to produce a sustainable an organic agriculture. Other things to note: It is advise that guests should know how to swim, just in case ; ) There´s a dry toilet for men and women at the chinampa. As well as water and soap to wash your hands and face.
Ancient México Cooking Experience
This experience is as much about history as it is about food. The objectives are that each guest will leave feeling: Excited, informed, and loving Mexico even more! We will begin our journey with an introduction to what pre-hispanic life was like, around the times of the first interactions between the Mayan's and the Aztecs. For example, a very important trait of all food at the time was the perfect aroma and flavor... it was believed that the God's would not accept your offerings of foods to them if these two traits were not right. Next, we will explore the tools and implements, and also explain what each are used for, and allow the guests to get involved by using first the "molcajete" and "metate" to make two types of salsas by hand. Next, guests will learn to make two types of tortillas, white and blue, by hand. Mole and camote are next, and we will be making enchiladas de mole. For our salad, we will be creating either a "ensalada de nopal" or guacamole, depending on the ingredients available on that day. We will then be teaching the guests how to two types of "agua del dia", or fruit water. All recipes from traditional ingredients.
"VisitXochimilco" Tequila beer Mezcal Games Miches and more
TEQUILA, BEER, FRIED TACOS, MEZCAL, MICHELADAS WORKSHOP, DRINKS, SWEETS, GAMES AND MORE ! ! ! ! Join this Mexican party, you don't have to worry about anything, just enjoy!!! Your experience starts in Xochimilco, where your host will be waiting for you with a welcome gift - During the entire tour we give them unlimited drinks such as: tequila shots, beer, bottled water, juice -We will play "loteria" (traditional game, like bingo) we have prizes -We will visit an “chinampa” authentic island and you can take beautiful photographs -In this island we will eat fried tacos (an order of 4 tacos) with a very nice view -We prepare a Master Class for you, you can create your own Micheladas (beer prepared) -tasting tradicional candys - tasting Mezcal with Oaxaca Salts or "pulque" tradicional drink - During the trip you can take photos and we give you interesting facts about Xochimilco - 100% pet friendly experience. ***It is important that you calculate the time, we have only 10 minutes of TOLERANCE*** During the trip you can hire mariachis and buy additional food, ADDITIONAL COST.
Chinampa traditional cooking amongst the Xochimilco canals
In the South of Mexico City, we find Xochimilco, where pre-hispanic natives built the Chinampas on the lake. These are small islands used for agriculture, that through time, they conformed a great network of canals, in which we will sail through time, enjoying nature and the presence of its birds. In the morning, we will journey on a cayuco (canoe) through the canals, the same way the natives did before and still do. Here we will realize that this is a living ecosystem that has survived urbanization. Once we arrive at our Chinampa, we will meet Adela, a Mexican traditional cook/chef with a passion for food who will share her favorite Mexican recipes passed down through generations with you. Adela and Carlos will share the essential ingredients and flavors of these traditional recipes, including a variety of chilies and emblematic vegetables, and of course the "maize to tortilla'' process. You will have the pleasure of walking through the farm to hand pick out some of the ingredients that will accompany your delicious meal that you assist in the cooking process with Adela. Before sitting down and enjoying your delicious creations together at the table surrounded by the calmness of this magical land. This is a local culinary experience where you will learn how to cook various Mexican ingredients using traditional family recipes. In this interactive, intimate and fun.

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⭐Frida VIP-skip the line+Bikes&Churros
** SEASONAL NOTE: During mexico city's rainy season (jun-sep), it typically rains in the late afternoon (after 5 pm). this usually does not interfere with our tour experiences. in the rare event of early showers, we will provide raincoats. ** Let’s discover Frida Kahlo museum and neighborhood from a different point of view, mixing top landmarks, beautiful parks, street art, colorful markets and take original and unforgettable photos! We will show you all this while riding bikes through beautiful Coyoacan - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's neighborhood and first capital of New Spain up to 1523. At some point during our journey, we will take a break to enjoy delicious churros with atole in a colorful plaza as well as yummy tostadas in the market. We’ll end our ride in Frida’s House, where WE WILL PROVIDE TICKETS* so you can skip the -usually more than two hour- line. * There might be changes due to COVID measures, we have to do a short line (5-10 min) before entering the museum. Don’t worry it won’t be 2 hours. **The Whole experience last 4 hours, including the time you’ll spend at the museum. Please plan accordingly. (Coyoacan is around 30 min from other neighborhoods). Other things to note Tickets, Bikes, Helmets, Food and Beverages are included, all you need to do is enjoy. If you want a date that isn't available or a private tour for a large group contact us.
Uncover the heart and soul of México in Xochimilco
You will learn about local and ancient traditions while we cook together a local delicacy in a traditional boat in the idyllic Xochimilco canals. At 9:30 am we will pick you up at your stay if is a private group or in a midpoint if there are two or more groups on the reservation, from there a private transport will drive you to central Xochimilco. After I welcome you with a traditional coffee at Dalia (a women cultural collective coffee shop) we will walk to Xochimilco farmers market to choose fresh vegetables for our lunch. From there we will aboard a pedicab, a local transport that will take us to the pier to board a Trajinera (traditional colorful boat) to start exploring the mesmerizing canals. You will understand how ancient pre-Columbian communities lived in harmony with nature and while we talk about our present traditions, we will cook (and then eat) a local delicacy, a tamal called Tlapique paired with toritos (fruit juice with mezcal). Before we end our journey, we will visit an Axolotl sanctuary. Axolotls are Xochimilco´s endemic salamanders, listed as a endanger species and used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs, gills and brains. We will finish our journey in Dalia café at 2:00 pm from there you can take a taxi/uber to your next destination or keep exploring the amazing center of Xochimilco
Make tacos al pastor with a chef
During this experience, you will learn to cook the famous "tacos al pastor" with my dad, a professional instructor and culinary artist, who will share his tips and recipes with you. We'll meet at the local market to buy ingredients and learn more about Mexican spices and food. Then we'll return to my family home, where you will learn how to marinate the meat for the tacos. You will prepare red salsa, green salsa, and guacamole, and make your own tortillas on the traditional Mexican "Comal"—a smooth, flat griddle. At the end, we'll put everything together to make the tacos, sit and enjoy what you have prepared, and learn a little more about Mexican gastronomy. Other things to note We will send later, the recipes through email. You can take the class in English, Spanish, or French. We can also offer a chicken and a vegetarian version.
Discover the history of Coyoacán
Discover the History of Coyoacán with us! We will walk and talk around the core of this amazing neighborhood and get to know the history and traditions of many of the most famous places such as the San Juan Bautista Church, the neighborhood market, and the Coyotes Plaza. Still, we'll also visit less touristy places like local book shops and picturesque streets. There's a lot to see here, don't be fooled, not everything is about Frida Kahlo! During the tour, we'll talk about artists, migration, the war of conquest, religion, handicrafts, symbols, and how the city swallowed the cobbled-stoned village of Coyoacán. We'll discuss architecture, piñatas, colonial life, and even the USSR! All of these have had a huge influence on making Coyoacán one of the loveliest and most quintessential neighborhoods in this huge city. We'll start the tour next to one of our favorite coffee shops, in case you want to get your energy up before we begin. In Coyoacán, churros are a must, so we'll get you one on us! We love to chat, tell fun facts, and answer questions, so ask us anything!
Xochimilco Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks
Experience Xochimilco on a traditional Trajinera boat tour with food and drinks. Party with unlimited drinks, take part in a cocktail workshop, and have a delicious Mexican lunch on a floating island. Souvenir gift Drinks buffet Guided boat trip Play bingo Mexican game Play pirinola roulette Mexican game Win prizes in the Mexican games Know the history of the river Observe beautiful landscapes Listen to mariachi music Listen to norteno music Listen to marimba music Buy a souvenir at the floating market Buy a crown of flowers at the floating market Take a photo on the floating island Visit the restaurant on the island Eat Mexican food in the restaurant on the floating island Rest on the floating island Meet Mexican people on the floating island Buy a souvenir at the restaurant shop center Learn to do michelada cocktail in the workshop Eat mexican gummies Drink tequila, mezcal, pulque, michelada cocktail and more Drink water, juice and soda Listen Mexican music Dance reggaeton music Go to the bathroom when you need it Listen to the story of the mexican salamander Axolotl I will share an itinerary of my favorite activities in Mexico City Return to the meeting point

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"VisitXochimilco" Tequila beer Mezcal Games Miches and more
TEQUILA, BEER, FRIED TACOS, MEZCAL, MICHELADAS WORKSHOP, DRINKS, SWEETS, GAMES AND MORE ! ! ! ! Join this Mexican party, you don't have to worry about anything, just enjoy!!! Your experience starts in Xochimilco, where your host will be waiting for you with a welcome gift - During the entire tour we give them unlimited drinks such as: tequila shots, beer, bottled water, juice -We will play "loteria" (traditional game, like bingo) we have prizes -We will visit an “chinampa” authentic island and you can take beautiful photographs -In this island we will eat fried tacos (an order of 4 tacos) with a very nice view -We prepare a Master Class for you, you can create your own Micheladas (beer prepared) -tasting tradicional candys - tasting Mezcal with Oaxaca Salts or "pulque" tradicional drink - During the trip you can take photos and we give you interesting facts about Xochimilco - 100% pet friendly experience. ***It is important that you calculate the time, we have only 10 minutes of TOLERANCE*** During the trip you can hire mariachis and buy additional food, ADDITIONAL COST.
Xochimilco and Mexican Fiesta
BOOK THE #1 EXPERIENCE IN XOCHIMILCO! Unlimited drinks, Guacamole, games, and surprises! Women-owned, sustainable tourism, social commitment. IG @2travelamigas • At Xochimilco, we'll sail on a trajinera, a lively and colorful traditional boat. • We cruise through canals (2 hours), enjoying fresh snacks our chef prepared while dancing to music. • Take part in our legendary Guacamole contest and showcase your culinary skills among friends and travelers. • Enjoy UNLIMITED high-quality traditional Mexican beverages for an epic experience. (We include mixers like juice or sodas) • Break the ice and bond with fellow travelers through onboard games. • Be tempted by the offerings of local vendors on passing boats; they offer authentic Mexican treats like quesadillas, and corn, all set to the backdrop of vibrant mariachi music (*additional food and live music NOT INCLUDED). • Optionally, visit the Axolotl sanctuary, home to the Xochimilco-native salamander (~8 USD). • At the end, you can explore the Crafts Market. • Since the tour is outdoors, be mindful of the potential risk of falling. We can offer private tours, personalized events, or private transportation for big groups! Our goal is: - That you enjoy an iconic place in CDMX, supporting the local economy, respecting the environment, and promoting a women's project that seeks to generate a positive change in Xochimilco.
Chinampas: Living an ancient culture
We will sail on canoe through the most conserved channels of Xochimilco wetland. During the tour, we will tell you about the history of the place and its importance to the sustainability of Mexico City. In your way, you will recognize the biological richness like birds, snakes, frogs and plants. We will arrive at a chinampa where you can get your hands dirty experiencing the ancestral technique of cultivation and discovering why it is considered a world heritage. Also, you will get involve in the diary activities in the chinampa like crop irrigation, harvest or seeding. Before going back to land, you will have time to relax and enjoy the peace of the place. This is a cultural tour that helps to promote the community development.
Xochimilco Magic - Tequila, Mezcal & Fun
Embark on the ultimate Xochimilco floating fiesta, crowned the Best New Airbnb Experience of 2019 in Mexico City! Check us out IG: @wearealltrajineros Join us as we navigate the enchanting canals of Xochimilco, immersing ourselves in the essence of authentic Mexican culture with vibrant music, refreshing drinks, and tasty snacks and a meal to enjoy along the way! Our adventure begins at the docks of Xochimilco. Tip: Kickstart your day with a Michelada (beer, lime, and spices)! Once on board our colorful trajinera boat, the journey unfolds: -Immerse yourself in the history and legends of the site while marveling at the natural beauty around. Learn the art of savoring Mezcal and Tequila the Mexican way, paired with delightful chasers. -Satisfy your appetite with snacks and a traditional homemade Mexican dish, crafted by a local family. -Brace yourself for Mariachis and other traditional Mexican music groups that may join us on parts of the journey (not included in price, weekdays may vary). -Discover the unique Axolotes, endemic amphibians of Xochimilco, and other special chinampas (man-made islands) along the way ($1 USD, not included in price). - Get ready for an infusion of Latin music and dancing, creating a lively and entertaining atmosphere! Have a specific date in mind? Reach out to us for availability. A magical Xochimilco experience awaits!
Churros masterclass with chef
Experience the award-winning churro and chocolate cooking class! Join our passionate team of foodies, including food engineers, chefs, and a coffee national judge, for an unforgettable culinary adventure. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Mexican cuisine as we delve into the origins of chocolate, invented by indigenous groups and exported to the world from Mexico. In this hands-on experience, we will guide you through the entire process of creating Mexico's beloved churros from scratch, you'll learn the art of crafting these delectable pastries, using traditional techniques and authentic ingredients. But that's not all! We'll also introduce you to the world of ganache chocolate, made from exquisite Mexican cacao beans. Indulge your senses as we teach you how to prepare a rich, velvety chocolate ganache that perfectly complements the churros. Located in one of Mexico City's most vibrant neighborhoods, our cooking class offers a welcoming atmosphere where you can connect with fellow travelers from around the world. Don't worry about having a professional kitchen at home – our recipes are tailored for any home cook. Join us for a truly delightful cultural experience that combines the art of cooking, the flavors of Mexico, and the joy of connecting with like-minded food enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity – book your spot now!
Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the City of the Gods
WELCOME TO THE BEST HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE IN MEXICO This is the one & only experience held by an Airbnb SuperHost (see profile). It is also the safest, funnest, with spacious baskets, a bilingual team and zero gimmicks with no tourists traps. PRICING SUMMARY PER PERSON in MXN: Booking fee for sunrise flight $300 (via app) ADD ONS: + Balloon ride $2,500 cash + Transportation $400 (round-trip from accommodation) + Guided tour of Archeological site $400 + Breakfast $200 Note that by booking, you pay to guarantee your seat. The balloon ride and the rest are due on the day of the experience. After booking is confirmed, you pick an itinerary. OPTION 1 Express (~5 hours) Balloon flight + round-trip transportation Return after landing aiming to be back in CDMX ~10 am Total: $2,900 cash/$3,050 card OPTION 2 Full Experience (~8 hours) Includes option 1 + guided tour of archeological site + Breakfast Return after breakfast aiming to be back in CDMX ~1 pm Total: $3,500 cash/$3,700 card Note that we don’t offer the full experience without the guided tour or breakfast (vegan and vegetarian options available) PICK-UPs - Roma/Condesa - Juarez/Cuauhtemoc/San Rafael - Tabacalera/Centro (only pick-up in zocalo area) - Polanco/Anzures Otherwise, meeting point will be the Angel of the Independence roundabout. Private and group rides available on request. Read the FAQ below
Descubre las pirámides de Teotihuacan y La Basílica
Trasporte desde CDMX Explora la zona arqueológica de “Teotihuacán y sus grandiosas pirámides del Sol y Luna”(POR EL MOMENTO ESTA RESTRINGIDA LA SUBIDA A AMBAS PIRAMIDES POR EL GOBIERNO), conoce el templo de la patrona de la ciudad de México “La Basílica de Guadalupe” el segundo templo católico más visitado del mundo después de la Basílica de San Pedro en el Vaticano, habrá degustación de bebidas artesanales y echaremos un vistazo a la artesanía teotihuacana con una de las piedras volcánicas emblemática de la región “Obsidiana”; y para complementar la experiencia nos adentraremos a un restaurante llamado “La Caverna” donde la comida es típica, deliciosa y lo mejor que es dentro de una caverna natural. Otros aspectos destacables La cita es a las 8:30 AM fuera de la tienda 7 ELEVEN MONUMENTO A LA REVOLUCIÓN, calle Valentín Gómez Farías 2 Colonia Tabacalera, se recomienda llevar bloqueador solar, sombrero o gorra, agua y por supuesto ¡la mejor actitud y energía! Tiempo de tolerancia de 20 minutos máximo 8:50 AM. ¡PREGUNTA POR NUESTRAS OTRAS EXPERIENCIAS! - PIRAMIDES DE TEOTIHUACAN & BASILICA DE GUADALUPE - XOCHIMILCO - VUELO EN GLOBO TEOTIHUACAN + DESAYUNO Y RECORRIDO - TAXCO & CUERNAVACA - PUEBLA & CHOLULA La estación del metro más cercana es "Revolución" línea 2 azul, y sobre insurgentes la estación "Plaza de la República" línea 1 del Metrobús
Uncover the heart and soul of México in Xochimilco
You will learn about local and ancient traditions while we cook together a local delicacy in a traditional boat in the idyllic Xochimilco canals. At 9:30 am we will pick you up at your stay if is a private group or in a midpoint if there are two or more groups on the reservation, from there a private transport will drive you to central Xochimilco. After I welcome you with a traditional coffee at Dalia (a women cultural collective coffee shop) we will walk to Xochimilco farmers market to choose fresh vegetables for our lunch. From there we will aboard a pedicab, a local transport that will take us to the pier to board a Trajinera (traditional colorful boat) to start exploring the mesmerizing canals. You will understand how ancient pre-Columbian communities lived in harmony with nature and while we talk about our present traditions, we will cook (and then eat) a local delicacy, a tamal called Tlapique paired with toritos (fruit juice with mezcal). Before we end our journey, we will visit an Axolotl sanctuary. Axolotls are Xochimilco´s endemic salamanders, listed as a endanger species and used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate limbs, gills and brains. We will finish our journey in Dalia café at 2:00 pm from there you can take a taxi/uber to your next destination or keep exploring the amazing center of Xochimilco
Xochimilco, Colors and Flavors
IG: @xochimilco_colorsandflavors Welcome to the best trajinera in Xochimilco. Be ready to enjoy the best day in CDMX. To make the most of it, we need: food, alcohol, and music. Everything is included! - I'll be waiting for you at a famous pier with the trajinera ready to navigate over beautiful canals of Xochimilco. - We'll make a toast in the trajinera with Mezcal. - I will tell you the history, customs and legends of the place. - You will have unlimited water, beer and delicious cocktails. You can ask them since the beginning of the ride. - We have non-alcoholic options. - We´ll make a stop to eat in a chinampa, or I'll serve you on the boat mole and chicken (Traditional food from Mexico). We have vegetarian option. - Inside the trajinera we will play traditional one-way music and more cheerful music back. - You will have unique views for your photos. - You can hire mariachi music ($220 per song, who asks for it pays for it) -We´ll stop in a chinampa where you can meet the axolotl (extra $50 mx) - We can play a game to drink, sing and dance if necessary. - If you feel like a sports man you can take the stick and steer the boat. - With your enthusiasm we can make this an unforgettable party. -I will provide you with everything you need for a beautiful day! * Warning: Don´t put parts of your body out of the boat.
Xochimilco: Explore the neighborhood, flavors, drinks and boat trip in a beautiful Trajinera
Xochimilco is a World Cultural Heritage Site thanks to its rich history and culture. Our tour isn't just about partying; we blend history, culture, and nature for an enjoyable experience that's both educational and fun. First, we'll visit the Cathedral, built in the 16th century. Then, we'll explore the main market where you'll find piñatas and a variety of products, including fruits and vegetables. After that, we'll head to a typical pulqueria to try "pulque," an ancient pre-Hispanic drink with 4 degrees of alcohol, made from fermented agave sap. Don't worry if you don't drink alcohol; we have non-alcoholic options as well. We'll wrap up with a relaxing 1.5-hour boat ride on a "trajinera" through beautiful and peaceful ecological waterways. In the lake, you'll have the chance to see local fauna like ducks and herons. We'll enjoy a delicious lunch of quesadillas on the lake, with options including meat, vegan, or vegetarian. We'll also learn about agriculture and the construction of the floating islands known as "chinampas," which are still used for cultivation. Exploring a replica of the "Isla de las muñecas," we'll delve into ghost stories in Xochimilco. Plus, we have more activities like loteria games and candies!
⭐Frida VIP-skip the line+Bikes&Churros
** SEASONAL NOTE: During mexico city's rainy season (jun-sep), it typically rains in the late afternoon (after 5 pm). this usually does not interfere with our tour experiences. in the rare event of early showers, we will provide raincoats. ** Let’s discover Frida Kahlo museum and neighborhood from a different point of view, mixing top landmarks, beautiful parks, street art, colorful markets and take original and unforgettable photos! We will show you all this while riding bikes through beautiful Coyoacan - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's neighborhood and first capital of New Spain up to 1523. At some point during our journey, we will take a break to enjoy delicious churros with atole in a colorful plaza as well as yummy tostadas in the market. We’ll end our ride in Frida’s House, where WE WILL PROVIDE TICKETS* so you can skip the -usually more than two hour- line. * There might be changes due to COVID measures, we have to do a short line (5-10 min) before entering the museum. Don’t worry it won’t be 2 hours. **The Whole experience last 4 hours, including the time you’ll spend at the museum. Please plan accordingly. (Coyoacan is around 30 min from other neighborhoods). Other things to note Tickets, Bikes, Helmets, Food and Beverages are included, all you need to do is enjoy. If you want a date that isn't available or a private tour for a large group contact us.
Make tacos al pastor with a chef
During this experience, you will learn to cook the famous "tacos al pastor" with my dad, a professional instructor and culinary artist, who will share his tips and recipes with you. We'll meet at the local market to buy ingredients and learn more about Mexican spices and food. Then we'll return to my family home, where you will learn how to marinate the meat for the tacos. You will prepare red salsa, green salsa, and guacamole, and make your own tortillas on the traditional Mexican "Comal"—a smooth, flat griddle. At the end, we'll put everything together to make the tacos, sit and enjoy what you have prepared, and learn a little more about Mexican gastronomy. Other things to note We will send later, the recipes through email. You can take the class in English, Spanish, or French. We can also offer a chicken and a vegetarian version.
Pre-Hispanic sunrise of Xochimilco
In the South of the Mexico City, we can find Xochimilco, where prehispanic natives built the chinampas on top of a great lake. This are islands used for agriculture, that through time, conformed a great network of canals, in which we will sail through time, enjoying nature and the presence of its flora and fauna. We will embark on a cayuco (small boat), a little bit before sunrise and we´ll silently watch the birds waking up through the mist, realizing that this is a living ecosystem which is home for several native birds, including migrating ones. We are going to row through the canals, the same way as the natives did it so many years ago. We´ll have a small coffe break and arrive to our chinampa in time for breakfast. Then, we will learn from the ancient and new techniques used at the chinampa to produce a sustainable an organic agriculture. Other things to note: It is advise that guests should know how to swim, just in case ; ) There´s a dry toilet for men and women at the chinampa. As well as water and soap to wash your hands and face.
Coyoacán walking tour, get to know its hidden history
Get to know the emblematic history of Coyoacán and some of its most intriguing historical figures! We will start the tour at the Fonoteca Nacional, former home of the conqueror Pedro Alvarado, where you could appreciate the Andalusian and Moorish influence in the colonial architecture. We will continue the tour through Francisco Sosa Avenue, one of the most representative streets of Coyoacán with a pre-Hispanic layout. During the walk you will see ex-haciendas and emblematic houses of the Spanish conquerors and Mexican artists. We will stop at Plaza de Santa Catarina, a very representative plaza of colonial architecture where I will explain the role of the friars in the evangelization of Mexico. Then, we will continue to the central garden and the "fountain of the coyotes", there you will understand the significant role of this pre-Hispanic town in the process of the Conquest and colonization. We will conclude the tour in the "La Conchita" square in front of the church of the Immaculate Conception, which according to oral history was the chapel in the backyard of Malintzin's house. We will talk about the intriguing role of Malintzin, one of the most polarized characters in the history of Mexico. Come and learn about the history of Coyoacán, one of the most beautiful and influential neighborhoods in Mexico City.
Xochimilco Boat Tour with Lunch and Drinks
Experience Xochimilco on a traditional Trajinera boat tour with food and drinks. Party with unlimited drinks, take part in a cocktail workshop, and have a delicious Mexican lunch on a floating island. Souvenir gift Drinks buffet Guided boat trip Play bingo Mexican game Play pirinola roulette Mexican game Win prizes in the Mexican games Know the history of the river Observe beautiful landscapes Listen to mariachi music Listen to norteno music Listen to marimba music Buy a souvenir at the floating market Buy a crown of flowers at the floating market Take a photo on the floating island Visit the restaurant on the island Eat Mexican food in the restaurant on the floating island Rest on the floating island Meet Mexican people on the floating island Buy a souvenir at the restaurant shop center Learn to do michelada cocktail in the workshop Eat mexican gummies Drink tequila, mezcal, pulque, michelada cocktail and more Drink water, juice and soda Listen Mexican music Dance reggaeton music Go to the bathroom when you need it Listen to the story of the mexican salamander Axolotl I will share an itinerary of my favorite activities in Mexico City Return to the meeting point
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