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XOCHIMILCO, COLORS AND FLAVORS

Ciudad de México, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Juan Carlos

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will meet at a famous dock in Xochimilco. There will be a decorated boat ready to sail down by a main channel of Xochimilco. First of all we will get confortable on the boat, then we will make a toast with "PULQUE" and "MEZCAL". Briefly I will tell you about the history, customs and leyends of Xochimilco.I will organize a dynamic to make friends. I will provide you with some snaks and beers also water and juices. With my speaker I will play Mexican music the first half and dancing music the second half of the tour. My family is going to help me to provide you "Chilaquiles" as an entry, the main dish is "mole with chicken" for vegans or vegetarians there will be "Chilaquiles", "mole" and a quesadilla of vegetables, there will be a dessert. On the table there will be 10-14 bottles of mezcal of different flavors, you will be able to try all of them just be careful cause mezcal is strong and you could get drunk. I will serve some mexican cocktails. By your count you might hire a Mariachi band. You will enjoy the surroundings of the place and probably family parties around, the music and all the shiny boats around us. You will be able to feed some ducks and you will know the misterious "Axolotl". At the end you can walk around by your own throught the food and craft´s market. My main function is to provide you with all you need to have a great day, yours is your good willing to enjoy the day in Xochimilco. I will always make my best to satisfy your expectations!!!
Other things to note
Take confortable clothes and shoes according to the weather.
If you are celebrating a birthday, please let me know about it :))
We will meet at a famous dock in Xochimilco. There will be a decorated boat ready to sail down by a main channel of Xochimilco. First of all we will get confortable on the boat, then we will make a toast with "PULQUE" and "MEZCAL". Briefly I will tell you about the history, customs and leyends of Xochimilco.I will organize a dynamic to make friends. I will provide you with some snaks and beers also water and juices. With my speaker I will play…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chilaquiles ( vegetarian dish: tortilla, hot sauce, cheese, cream, onion, a...
  • Drinks
    Beer, Mezcal, Water, Juice, and some cocktails
  • Tickets
    2 hours on boat
  • Equipment
    In case of raining there will be curtains for the boat
From $45
/ person
Sat, Feb 20
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sun, Feb 21
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Juan Carlos

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 219 Reviews
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Hello I am Juan Carlos
I was born in the south of the city. I know the costums and traditions of this area. I have developed this activity for two years and I have learned what the people who visit Xochimilco want to do and to know. My function in this activity is to create the appropiated environment to make everybody who participate in this wonderful experience enjoy it at 100%. "Believe me you could not enjoy this experience in the same way by your own" I have designed this tour incluiding many unique details which made this a very special one, even with locals.
My co-hosts are my daughter Ximena Rodriguez and my nephew Cristian Tovar. They have been with me in this wonderful experience since the begining. They colaborate in each tour making everybody feel welcoming.
Enjoy a boat ride at the "Mexican family style".
Hello I am Juan Carlos
I was born in the south of the city. I know the costums and traditions of this area. I have developed this activity for two years and I have learned what the people who visit Xochimilco want to do and to know. My function in this activity is to create the appropiated environment to make everybody who participate in this wonderful experience enjoy it at 100%. "Believe me you could not enjoy this experience in the same way by your own" I have designed this tour incluid…
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Where you'll be

We are going to be in a beautyful dock of Xochimilco. We will sail down in a boat on a main channel of Xochimilco. On our way on the canal you are going to see places(from the boat) where flowers and vegetables are grown, also we will see some places where the axolotl is raised. We will see a replica of the Island of the dolls. At the end you will be able to walk throught a food and craft´s market and buy some souvenirs.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 219 reviews.

Jose Alberto
January 2021
Highly and I mean highly recommend this tour. He and his family were very welcoming and had friendly conversation with us! The experience was calming and fun with the mezcal tasting. Loved every second of it!
Ellyse
January 2021
Had such an amazing time with Juan Carlos and all the new friends we made on the boat! The food was delicious and the music was great. Would highly recommend looking no further and booking this experience!!!
Erik
December 2020
What an amazing experience. Juan Carlos was knowledgeable about Xochimilco and shared much of his knowledge with the group. When we arrived, Juan Carlos met us at the dock and walked us to the trajinera. We were really surprised to see that tue boat had been decorated for a birthday celebration. The small touches were appreciated. Juan Carlos prepared a meal of chicken mole and sopes for the group. We got to taste several mixed mezcal drinks. There was music to dance and sing to. Considering COVID-19 has kept people from taking the tour and keeping the activity low, we still had a great experience. I highly recommend.
What an amazing experience. Juan Carlos was knowledgeable about Xochimilco and shared much of his knowledge with the group. When we arrived, Juan Carlos met us at the dock and walk…
Harrison
December 2020
One of the highlights of my Mexico trip; I can’t imagine how things would have been had we joined forces with another group on the boat. Talk about too much fun!The boat is a work of art—Juan and his staff provided excellent service and will laugh at your silly jokes!
One of the highlights of my Mexico trip; I can’t imagine how things would have been had we joined forces with another group on the boat. Talk about too much fun!The boat is a work…
Andrea
November 2020
This was such a fun experience! Juan Carlos does a great job of explaining the history of Xochimilco and the traditions of the area. We had a great time listening to music and even had a chance to stop the mariachis boat and watch their performance up close and personal. We felt completely safe and cared for the entire time.
This was such a fun experience! Juan Carlos does a great job of explaining the history of Xochimilco and the traditions of the area. We had a great time listening to music and even…
Anita
November 2020
Good experience. Juan. Carlos was very kind worked hard to make us feel comfortable. The food was very good. Great cocktail served. The other guests were very interesting to talk to and it was a good ride down XO.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Local currency to buy anything you may want if it is not included in the tour