Canals, Cheers & Charades: Xochimilco Revelry Ride

(1 customer review)


This 3-hour Xochimilco boat tour is included in the Mexico City Insider Travel Pass.

Contact Insider Travel for dates and times not listed below or if you want to book for a bigger group.


🏆 Our quality control team has carefully vetted this product. Read our #SupportLocal project for more information.

Get on the trajinera and experience our Xochimilco Boat Tour. Xochimilco is a UNESCO World Heritage site, reflecting its significance and historical relevance. This is a must-do when in Mexico City!

ℹ️ Quick info

  • 💸 Private tour: Discounted rate available for groups. Please inquire
  • ⚡ Booking Window: 5-7 days
  • ⏰ Duration: 3 hours
  • 📅 Availability: 5 timeslots a day
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Participants: This is a small group tour where you will join other travelers (10 people)

🚣🏼 Xochimilco boat tour: what you’ll do

  • Meet your local guide at the meeting point in Xochimilco pier
  • Traverse its ancient canals on vibrantly painted “trajineras” (flat-bottomed boats)
  • Wander through the colorful floating gardens or “chinampas”
  • Visit the eerie Island of the Dolls
  • Immerse yourself in local markets (Mercado de Xochimilco)
  • Experience how the Mexicans party!
  • Play traditional Mexican games with the hosts while on board
  • Learn how to make michelada

⏰ Xochimilco boat tour availability and hours

10 AM - 12:30 PMDaily
11:30 AM - 2 PMDaily
12 PM - 2:30 PMDaily
3 PM - 5:30 PMDaily
5:30 PM - 8 PMDaily

This is a small group tour where you will join other travelers (10 per group). Customized and private tours are free to choose any time and date they prefer.

💲 Xochimilco boat tour prices

Adult$99 USD
Children (4-12 y/o)$69 USD

✅ What’s included?

  • 2-hour trajinera ride through Xochimilco
  • Unlimited drinks: tequila shots, beer, water, juice
  • Michelada Masterclass 
  • Tacos on an island
  • Pulque tasting on board
  • Mezcal tasting on board
  • Masterclass with 2 of Mexico City’s best connoisseurs
  • Travel Concierge for the duration of your trip in Mexico City (up to 7 days)

❎ What’s NOT included?

  • Transportation to meeting point [open on Google maps]
  • Tips for the guides 
  • Heavy meals (you can order from the floating markets)
  • Meals and activities not mentioned above

❌ Cancellation policy

  • 100% refund 7 days before the tour
  • 100% refund for Mexico Insider Members (up to 12 hours)
  • 50% refund up to 2 days before the tour
  • Non-refundable less than 48 hours before the tour

1 review for Canals, Cheers & Charades: Xochimilco Revelry Ride

  1. Frances Hensley

    Had an unforgettable time cruising Xochimilco with locals! As a solo traveler, I loved meeting new friends on the boat. I met a lot of people and it was so much fun, especially our guide Majo! The local insights made everything so special – Mexicans are great hosts! A genuine, heartwarming experience that I’d recommend to anyone seeking the real essence of Xochimilco. Thanks again, Majo and the team at Mexico Insider!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.