Pre-Hispanic Floating Gardens - Traditional Christmas Fest

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Experience hosted by José Manuel

  1. 5.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Enjoy a perfect day visiting one of the best kept secrets of Xochimilco, an oasis south of Mexico City. Discover with us a magical town immersed with history, culture and traditions: San Gregorio Atlapulco.

This town preserves the most beautiful traditions, carnivals and religious celebrations, every day a new marvel to admire. Upon reaching San Gregorio Atlapulco we'll glide through secret canals for the exclusive use of farmers or "chinamperos", who will receive us on their land to take us on a trip to the bowels of one of our most important pre-Hispanic vestiges. Get ready to travel back in time to the ancient Mexico.

We’ll explore the “chinampas”, those beautiful floating gardens recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site on a traditional canoe.

I’m addition we’ll try many bites of local amazing food: Tlacoyos, traditional tamales, cocoles with cream, café de olla, atole, pulque, mead and a unexpected mezcal surprise

This is not a tour, this is a unique experience that you can only access with us.

Every month we have a special traditional party that we’d love to show you - and it’s unique to our tours. Ask for our special Christmas “Posadas” tour. A traditional party we celebrate before Christmas: music, food, dance, masks, and amazing fireworks are part of this once in a lifetime experience!

Will you join us?
Enjoy a perfect day visiting one of the best kept secrets of Xochimilco, an oasis south of Mexico City. Discover with us a magical town immersed with history, culture and traditions: San Gregorio Atlapulco.

This town preserves the most beautiful traditions, carnivals and religious celebrations, every day a new marvel to admire. Upon reaching San Gregorio Atlapulco we'll glide through secret canals for the exclusive use of farmers or "…

What's included

  • Food
    Different traditional Mexican dishes (tlacoyos, tamales, longaniza, cecina,...
  • Drinks
    Guava atole, water, beer, mezcal
  • Transportation
    Private and comfortable transportation

Meet your Host, José Manuel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 212 Reviews
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We're a group of travelers proud of our Mexican roots. We understand the need for new experience models that improve the equality of community members. And that is why the three of us - Sergio, Cassandra and José Manuel - joined: to create truly unique experiences that will not only change your perspective about our country, but will also improve community members living conditions.

The three of us accompanied by the most beautiful human beings in the community, in charge of the preservation of the Floating Gardens, will be your guides and companions in this one-of-a-kind adventure
We're a group of travelers proud of our Mexican roots. We understand the need for new experience models that improve the equality of community members. And that is why the three of us - Sergio, Cassandra and José Manuel - joined: to create truly unique experiences that will not only change your perspective about our country, but will also improve community members living conditions.

The three of us accompanied by the most beautiful human beings in the community, in charge of the pres…
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From $116/ person

Join 2 other guests
$121 per person
$121 per person
$149 per person

Where you'll be

We’ll start at the local farmers market, where flavors, sounds, colors, and smells will take you to a real Mexico. After tasting unforgettably delicious food, we’ll go to the Chinampas (Floating Gardens) - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our dear friends, the Chinamperos, will be ready to take you back in time - gilding along beautiful canals on a traditional canoe. We'll finish this unforgettable day by tasting artisanal Mezcal from Oaxaca.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 212 reviews.

Corinne
November 2021
This is a MUST do experience! Wow. What a day and what a trip. Sergio is amazing. Full of knowledge, great stories and laughs. He took us to an amazing day! We feasted at some amazing little places along the way.
Emma
November 2021
Amazing experience visiting the market and floating gardens of Xochimilco. We went with 3 kids and grandparents - everyone loved it! Sergio is a wonderful guide. Warm and so generous with a unique connection to the place. Highest recommendations!
Naomi
November 2021
A super lovely day! So nice to have a host like Sergio welcome us to meet beautiful people and eat great food. I learned a ton and had a beautiful time. Would recommend any experience with Sergio and team.
David
November 2021
Sergio was the perfect host. Funny, engaging, and full of love for the places we went and people we met. I felt like I was a better person just for spending the afternoon with him, the group, and with all of the people he introduced us to. Moreover -- I didn't realize there would be so much food on the tour! Definitely not an unwelcome surprise -- each place that we stopped at came with a story and explanation of the local significance of the food and the people who produced it. Then we went "behind the scenes" to farms where some of the same foods were being grown, with historical context of the canals that enable traditional farming methods to persist. Beautiful, educational, and thought-provoking. And so much fun!
Allison
November 2021
INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!! Such an amazing host with a passion for giving back to this kind and special community. Was such a pleasure to spend the day with this group.
Melinda
November 2021
Sergio loves the community and families in this area. The amount of time and thought he has put into showing the true Mexico shows and makes the experience authentic and unique compared to other tours.

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  • Wed, Dec 15
    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $121 per person
  • Sat, Dec 18
    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $121 per person
  • Sat, Dec 18
    6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    $149 per person
  • Sun, Dec 19
    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    $121 per person
  • Sun, Dec 19
    6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    $149 per person
  • Mon, Dec 20
    6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    $149 per person
  • Tue, Dec 21
    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $116 per person
  • Wed, Dec 22
    6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    $149 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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