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Highlights:

  • Enjoy a ride on a “trajinera” boat in the canals of Xochimilco (World Heritage Site) and learn about the chinampas (manmade islands).
  • Walk around one of the biggest flower markets in Mexico “Mercado Selva Negra”.
  • Visit Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera´s house in the heart of the colonial and bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacan.
  • (Optional) See one the biggest collections of Pre-Hispanic art in a unique building that looks like a modern pyramid and belonged to Diego Rivera.
  • Explore the colonial neighborhood of Coyoacan.
  • Enjoy a local lunch in Coyoacan or San Angel.
  • See the amazing murals at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (World Heritage Site), which is considered the most beautiful University of Latin America.

Have a blast in the south of Mexico City while learning about some of the oldest and most traditional sites in the city such as Coyoacan and Xochimilco.

We will head to Xochimilco to get on a trajinera boat to float down the canals of Xochimilco that means, “ flower field” or “where flowers are grown”. That is exactly what you will see in the Selva Negra flower market”. Hundreds of different kind of flowers no matter where you look at!

Next, we´ll visit the colonial district of Coyoacan, the place Hernan Cortés chose to settle while the Capital city of the New Spain was being built. Coyoacan became one of the main centers of evangelization of the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century. The religious order of the Franciscans built the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Coyoacan.

Today it is part of the historical center of this district. Explore and learn about the colonial history of Coyoacan while enjoying a delicious churro with hot chocolate.

Go inside Casa Azul, (if option selected) the place where Frida Kahlo was born and where Diego Rivera and her spent part of their lives. Admire some of her portraits, go upstairs, and discover Diego´s studio and Frida´s bedroom.

If you are not going to Casa Azul as part of the tour, we will go the wealthy and colonial neighborhood of San Angel, where you´ll visit the Ex-Convent of the Carmelites, huge beautiful houses and handicraft boutiques.

Enjoy a Mexican meal in Coyoacan or San Angel at a traditional restaurant or the place of your preference.

Finally, wander around the National University (UNAM), another World Heritage site where you´ll see the stunning murals made by Diego Rivera, Juan O´Gorman and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

 

 

 

 

Includes:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mexico City
  • English speaking certified guide
  • Transportation in a fully equipped SUV car
  • Parking fees
  • One hour on a trajinera boat
  • Bottled water in the car
  • Entrance to the sites

Duration: 8-9 hours

  1. :

    I need to start by saying it was our best day in Mexico City. I cannot recommend Juan enough. He tailored our tour to be exactly what we wanted and his personality, friendliness and knowledge on the different locations was impeccable. My buddies and I travelled to Mexico City in the fall of 2017 and we visited Frida Khalo’s Casa Azul, Coyoacan & Xochimilco. We started bright and early at the canals of Xochimilco on a colorful trajinera boat ride. As Juan told us the history and importance of the area, we sipped on cold beers that Juan had ordered from us from a canoe that had floated by. After about an hour ride and a few failed attempts at steering the boats ourselves, we headed back to the docks where we had a little bit of time to look at the tourist stalls. From there we drove out to the Anahuacalli Museum; a building designed by Diego Rivera to house his immense collection of Mesoamerican Art and also was to serve as his workshop. From there we headed into Coyoacan where we went straight to the market for lunch. We ate these amazing tostadas and sipped on different jugos all while enjoying conversation about the history of this vecendario. Juan did not mind if we stopped to look at the different shops in the market to do a little souvenir shopping as we walked. As we walked through the cobblestone streets Juan narrated the life of Frida and what we would see inside the house, so that when we got there we were free to explore on our own. After about an hour inside Casa Azul, we reunited with Juan where we walked back to the town square. At our request, he took us to a local bar where we chatted about sports, music, movies, food and different customs and traditions in the US & Mexico. The time flew by and before we knew it, it was time to head to the National University. At this quick stop, you could see Juan’s love for the PUMAs spill out as he talked about the arena. Overall, we had an amazing day in Mexico City and I would highly recommend this tour and Juan to anyone who asked. Next time I am in Mexico City, I will definitely be taking one of Juan’s other tours!

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