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Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

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Ciudad de México, Mexico
Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

This guided 5-hour tour of Mexico City takes you into the Barrio Magico district of Coyoacán and the flowered waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site. Pass by Coyoacán’s gorgeous 16th-century mansions, cobblestone streets and San Juan Bautista church. If you’re a fan of Frida Kahlo, you’ll enjoy La Casa Azul (the Blue House), her former home turned into a museum. Then, relax aboard a ‘trajinera’ boat for a tranquil float along Xochimilco’s canals that date back to Aztec times.
  • Guided tour of Coyoacán and Xochimilco in Mexico City
  • Visit San Juan Bautista, one of Mexico City’s oldest churches
  • Learn about the life of artist Frida Kahlo at the Blue House Museum
  • Float on a boat called a trajinera down the canals of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Trajinera ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Visit the museum of Frida Kahlo
Professional english guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off for hotels outside the pickup zone
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Av. de la República 154 , Av. de la República 154, Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc, 06030 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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9:00 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Pickup is available ONLY from the hotels shown at the moment making the reservation, as long as you are hosted in one of them. Customers must call to confirm the exact pick-up time, because it's prior the activity starts from 15 to 60 minutes before. Unfortunately, we are not allow to pick you up on apartment building or private residences. If you are not hosted in one of the hotels before mentioned or you are staying in a Airbnb please make your way to the meeting point located at De La Republica Avenue 154, Tabacalera, 06030. Near to Monumento a la Revolucion, behind Barceló Reforma hotel, in front of ISSSTE building.
After morning pickup from select Mexico City hotels, kick off your 5-hour tour in Coyoacán, designated by the Secretary of Tourism as a Barrio Magico (Magic Neighborhood). Follow your knowledgeable guide along tree-lined cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century mansions. Stop by San Juan Bautista church, said to be one of Mexico’s most attractive churches, and admire its paintings and chapels.

Continue to Coyoacán’s highlight attraction: the Frida Kahlo Museum, aka La Casa Azul (‘the Blue House’). See firsthand where Frida Kahlo was born and later lived with her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera. Exhibits include her personal possessions and some of her iconic artwork, which give you further insight into the vibrant life of this world-renowned artist.

Spend about an hour at the Frida Kahlo Museum, and then head south of Mexico City to Xochimilco, an agricultural network of waterway channels where many of the city’s flowers are grown. Board a colorful, flat-bottomed boat called a trajinera with your guide, and take a leisurely sail. Pass man-made islands with floating reed mats loaded with soil used as gardens, called chinampas, which was developed during Aztec times to get around the lack of arable farmland. Today, these gardens form an ecological reserve awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

After about an hour at Xochimilco, your Mexico City tour ends with drop-off at your departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parque Ecologico Xochimilco
Visit this world heritage of Mexico, and discover the nature of Xochimilco
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Frida Kahlo
You will know the house of Frida Kahlo which now is an amazing museum.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Coyoacan
Visit Coyoacan district, its mansions from the XVI century and its San Juan Bautista Church are some of landmarks we will admire.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • - The time of return may vary due to traffic situations or the number of people.
  • - It is not advisable to book a tour on the same day of the departure of a flight, since we cannot be responsible for the loss of the flight, for any tour delay
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mexitours
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Coyoacán and Xochimilco including Frida Kahlo Museum.

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star-2
Just Uber there
GrandTour21653696447
, Jan 2019
We were told we were to be picked up at 8:45. We were picked up at 9:15 and the first ones to be picked up! By the time we finally got everyone and to the Frida Kahlo Museum it was noon!! We were supposed to get there at 10 am. 2 hours wasted just sitting in the bus. It would have been easier to just Uber there without the tour. The only benefit was that we could skip the massive entry line as the tour purchased our tickets ahead of time. Xochimilco was a giant tourist trap and not worth the time. Just sitting on a boat in super crowded canals with people trying to sell things to you every second. Additionally, the tour guide had us stop at various locations not listed on the tour—such as University City— and just look from inside the bus! The tour was supposed to end at 1 pm. I arrived back at my hotel at 6 pm! Luckily I didn’t have anything else scheduled for the day, but I definitely felt like my day could have been spent better.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was a great tour, went over the...
Glenn E
, Mar 2018
This was a great tour, went over the time planned but it was totally worth it. Definitely recommend!
star-3
There were three parts to this tour...
Deborah T
, Jan 2018
There were three parts to this tour - definitely not all equal in the excitement satisfaction stakes! The first , Coyoacan, was the least interesting, we were left to our own devices to wander around a church, a park and the general area. It was too early for the Saturday to be open so we settled for a hot chocolate at one of the many upmarket cafes. We had been advised by our guide that Mexicans considered it a privilege to reside in Coyoacan as it still provided a feeling of the real Mexico. Frida Kahlo's home, now a shrine/ museum to her memory was next. As we had tickets already we were able to join the short queue - only about a 10 minute wait to enter. The other queue was considerably longer. Our guide did not accompany us which was not an issue as most info was in both Spanish and English. Be aware that you must pay an extra 30 pesos if you want to take photos inside the house - outside in the garden is free. There is a small cafe, clean toilet amenities and a disappointing souvenir shop. The house itself is a fascinating tribute to an amazing woman for her time and personal suffering. The final leg of the tour was an invigorating experience onboard one of the many canal boats jostling for right of way on the narrow man made waterways of Xochimilco. Our guide did accompany us this time. A bucket of cold drinks including a variety of beers was on offer under the table. They were not offered to us, we had to ask and it was not until the end that we were asked to pay 30 pesos a bottle - not a problem, except the vendor who was onboard all the time did not have change!! He also tried to sell us jewelry during the cruise. The boats are propelled by one pusher with a very long wooden pole. This should have made for a quiet trip - no motors- but that's not the idea. Families were out in force celebrating life! They bring their own food - we had none - and hire Mariachi bands - there were plenty, together creating a Mexican cacophony of sound! An exciting vibe all round. Our guide Miguel was very experienced and knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. He conducted our small group tour - 4 people- in both English and Spanish.
star-1
I would not recommend this tour nor...
Alexander N
, Dec 2017
I would not recommend this tour nor would I recommend the local tour company operator, Mexitours. On the day of our trip, we were told by Mexitours to meet their driver in the hotel lobby promptly at 8:45AM. We were there and their driver did arrive at 8:50AM, but they did not have my name on their list of passengers to pick up. That was the beginning of the confusion. Then, we drove to many hotels all over Mexico City picking up other passengers. By the time we got to the central meeting point for all passengers and all excursions for the day, it was already about 9:25 or so. Then we were put on our tour bus for the Coyoacán, Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo Museum. We waited and waited and were given NO updates neither by the guide or the supervisor who was coordinating this entire fiasco. Then, all passengers were told to get off the bus because they needed our bus for another of their groups going to another destination. At this point it was about 9:45AM or so. So, there we all were standing out in the morning cold. Several people at this point needed to use a restroom, but Mexitours chosen meeting point for all their tours had no bathroom facility at all nor were there any local establishments with toilets that passengers could use. So, everybody was forced to stand out in the cold and just to suffer being unable to use a restroom. Finally, at about 10:00AM, we were all told to get on another bus, so we all did, and we waited about another 10 minutes, but just as we were getting ready to drive away, passengers noticed that the air conditioning located in the ceiling of the van was leaking water all over several passengers seated underneath. The driver ran off somewhere and came back with another employee of Mexitours with toilet paper and began to wipe up and dry off the water with toilet paper. At this point it was hilarious! So, once everything was dried, we finally departed the meeting point at about 10:20. Now, keep in mind we were told we would have an 8:45 pickup. So, we finally began our tour about an hours and 35 minutes late! These places are far away from the city center as well, so it took another hours just to get to destination number one. Once we arrived, it was all fine. The Friday Kahlo Museum is FANTASTIC and I would highly recommend it, but Xochimilco is a tourist trap and not worth the money or your time! Go see something else instead, but do manage to go see the Frida Kahlo Musuem by Uber which has been safe, clean, easy and hassle free. This way you will not have to go on a group tour. Also, the Frida Kahlo Museum requires tickets by appointment AHEAD of TIME. I hope you have found this helpful.
star-5
Our driver/guide Miguel was amazing...
Zoe B
, Nov 2017
Our driver/guide Miguel was amazing! The trip was a nice half day and made it super easy to visit places that would've been a lot more work to get to on our own. The Frida house was incredible and the float down the canals in Xochimilco was so much fun with delicious food on board.
star-1
Our tour was operated by Mexitours...
Laili G
, Apr 2017
Our tour was operated by Mexitours. It says in the listings picks up from hotels in the Zona Rosa, that was a perk for us because it's where we were staying. They said we were out of range so we had to catch a cab to the meeting point, not a huge deal. But they were a half hour late, another couple waiting for a different Mexitour had been there for an hour and a half..not a great impression. The Frida museum was nice, and downtown Cayoacan is a cool area. But our guide did minimal guiding and instead really enjoyed telling sexist jokes about marriage. Xochimilco was the real disappointment. I love flowers so the idea of rafting through floating gardens sounded magical, it's not at all. It's essentially a booze cruise tourist trap. There are just wall to wall boats of tourists, bachelor parties, people selling souvenirs, food vendors. There were islands with plants but we didn't stop at any of them and you could barely see them for all the junk in our way. If you're looking to party on the water, this is totally your bag, but it's not what we wanted.
star-5
All the places were beautiful...
Sabrina O
, Apr 2016
All the places were beautiful Humberto was a great tour guide with a great personality! Coyoacan had beautiful homes and xochimilco was very fun! The Frida Kahlo museum was amazing I would definitely recommend and the audio provided a lot of info wish I took more pictures there!!!
star-5
A wonderful tour, guide was...
Anne M
, Oct 2015
A wonderful tour, guide was charming, helpful and willing to answer many varied questions about Mexico City. Frida Kahlo museum exceeded expectations - well worth the trip, but a little crowded. Saw a wedding in Coyoacan and enjoyed the market in San Angel - it was the last day of our holiday - made an excellent end to the trip.
star-5
The Frida Kahlo Museum is a must see...
sheila k
, Oct 2015
The Frida Kahlo Museum is a must see in Mexico City and our guide Umberto was a fund of information about Frida, her life and times. The Coyoacan part of the tour was a mixture of drive-by and walking around a fascinating district, quite different from anything else in Mexico City with an opportunity to see the artists of today plying for business in a tree shaded square. The traffic back to downtown was horrendous but that's Mexico City.
star-1
Terrible! We were picked up late...
Leah L P
, Jul 2015
Terrible! We were picked up late. The guide could not be heard at the back of the bus. When it became hot, we had to ask for the air conditioner and the bus would not run. The guide left us most of the time. We found a cab and left the tour.

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