We will cruise through the canals of Xochimilco all while enjoying authentic Mexican food, drinks and music! The meeting point is Embarcadero Cuemanco. *Tip: Try a Michelada (beer, lime and spices). The ideal way to start the day! Once aboard our colorful trajinera we’ll head off into the canals of Xochimilco where the festivities begin: - We’ll tell you about the history of the site and take in the natural beauty of the area. - You’ll learn how to drink Mezcal and Tequila the Mexican way (actually appreciating it and with delicious chasers). - Hungry? Don't worry, a traditional homemade Mexican dish and salsa (special family recipe) will be served along with a variety of snacks. - Dessert? You will help us make a traditional cocktail to enjoy after the tasty lunch.. - Mariachis and other traditional Mexican music groups will join us for part of the journey where you'll be able to request songs and dance! - We'll visit an Axolote sanctuary (an amphibian endemic only to Xochimilco) and other special chinampas (man-made islands) along the way. - There will be plenty of good Latin music and dancing, so be ready to enjoy a lively and fun atmosphere!
Isa, Mau & Crew
⭐Winner of best new experience of 2019 in Mexico City⭐ IG: @wearealltrajineros We are born and raised Mexicans, therefore we have a natural appreciation for Tequila, Mezcal and fun. We want to share our culture through this trajinera FEST. (Trajinera = colorful boat in Xochimilco) Isa is an Urban Designer; she knows everything about the site, its history and its mysteries. Mau is into sustainability and nature; he chose this particular route because of its beautiful natural surroundings, wildlife and vivid colors. Together, we have been organizing this experience for friends and family and we’d like to take you next! With the help of our amazing co-hosts/friends we will show you this fun and unique side of Mexico City. *We usually do this experience on Saturdays, but Sundays & weekdays can also be arranged. Send us a message :)
- A variety of Mexican snacks - Home-cooked tinga (traditional mexican dish) *a vegetarian/vegan version can also be…
- Plenty of quality Mezcal and Tequila to get us through the afternoon!
Boat transportation will be organized by us.
Xochimilco, declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, means "flower field" and refers to the many flowers and other crops that have been grown here on chinampas (small artificial islands) since the pre-Hispanic period. Discover its colors, sounds and natural beauty as you float along the canals lined with gardens and curtains of trees on brightly decorated trajineras (traditional boat). Take this magnificent tour as you enjoy local delicacies!
Rain doesn't ruin the experience, just makes it more adventurous, so don't worry about weather. We take precautions to keep the party going and stay dry! Bathrooms along the way are rustic and cost 5 pesos each time. Extra cash recommended for additional snacks, mariachis, etc. No ATM's in Xochimi