XOCHIMILCO BOAT RIDE – MEXICO CITY | Eileen Aldis

Xochimilco is a UNCESCO World Heritage Site and a special part of Mexico City’s pre-Hispanic past. It’s a canal system that was used throughout the valley which includes 170 kilometres of canals! Today you can visit and ride on a gondola-like boat called a trajinera which will take you on a ride around. There are also special floating gardens and lots of other boats selling food, souvenirs, and shuttling around mariachi bands who will play for you. We took the public collectivo boat for only twenty pesos whereas a trajinera costs minimum 350 pesos. We thought this was a good hack! If you’re planning to visit Xochimilco, make sure to watch this video for a tip about which launch point to go to as well! This was a fun place to spend the morning and I loved seeing all the brightly coloured boats.

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Comments

felipecaldebronx says:

Xochimilco in mexican sophisticated slang are: Xochimichael!! Ok? don`t forget.

MarcoandFrancine says:

I had the most relaxing two hours on this boat ride!! Can’t wait to upload my own vlog on this 🙂 Thanks for a great video!

Tatu Mx says:

¿Do you want to meet a place that no many people visit, but is very spiritual zone, enriching and more or less dangerous in México?

Anime King says:

Hard core Trump supporters must see this video, besides they should take a look on history. Mexicans did not betray the U.S. even thou the Germans promise the Mexicans the land the U.S. took from Mexico.

Susan Wallace says:

I did the Xochimilco thing in Dec 1975 – mostly farmers travelling to and tending their crops. It’s changed a lot in 42 years! – Susan W

Nancy Johnson says:

I’ve never heard of this UNCESCO World Heritage Site….It is so colourful and looks like fun. Are these canals older than the ones in Venice? Just curious.

Checa Mis Likes says:

Yay, another video!

I think the experience it’s in getting on board a trajinera with friends or family and mariachis singing, everybody eating and drinking. It’s more expensive of course.

Now you’ve experienced it. Another trip in the journey. For me, well being on a river it’s not my thing, so I didn’t go there when I was in CDMX 😛

Cheers!

Btw, you can pin your first comment on top you know? 🙂

Luyz Qint says:

Never had, but some day, I will!.

Germán Soto-Camacho says:

Hey! Are you still in San Miguel?

Jorge Manuel says:

Whar a nice lady!

Tino Garcia says:

weolcome to the real mexico….god i miss my country…i wish we had more work oportunities..in mexico….

Ruben Pimentel says:

so greatful to see a traveler and a vlogger who captures the culture as is without criticizing what’s different from their homeland. We are all different and that’s what’s beautiful about diversity in cultures all over the world. keep up the good work traViking around. You have a really good vibe.

Steven Trocino says:

It’s awesome to see that people from around the world enjoy the beauty of out country! And btw I cannot recommend you enough the “Micheladas”, which basically are spicy beers prepared with lemon, “chamoy” (a not so spicy sauce used on fruits and such), and sometimes gummy bears, shrimps and other stuff! They’re delicious! And next time you’re in town make sure you hit us! My wife and I would be pleased to show you around!

Hello To Spanish says:

Hey!!! I am so glad to have found you!!! I am Mexican living in Scotland. It’s great to see my country being pictured in such a light, funky and nice way. Thank you so much, keep posting I’ll be watching and sharing you on my Facebook page :-
)!

Mark mcCurdy says:

Your videos are such a joy to watch!
Mexico has its problems I guess…That’s true everywhere.…But you guys have a way of seeing the kindness and goodness of things!
Everything is bright and beautiful…An adventure! So much to see and discover…..
I’m SMILING! Thanks!

Eileen Aldis says:

Have you ever ridden in boats like this?

Matthew McCurdy says:

It’s the Mexican Venice!! Awesome video!! Looks like so much fun =)

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