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Xochimilco & University City
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Xochimilco—the native Nahuatl word for "flower land"—lives up to its representative name. On this tour, you'll sail past the agricultural fields surrounded by the area's picturesque canals and floating gardens—chinampas. Then, get back to your cultural studies with a visit to the University of Mexico, home to several of Diego Rivera's murals.
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A visit to Xochimilco and its chinampas (floating gardens) is like taking a ride into the past. In the Nahuatl language, Xochimilco means "flower land." The western part of the University of Mexico houses the 1968 Olympic Stadium, which can hold 60,000 people. Guests will also be able to visit the university's main library and view its famous tile mosaic exterior, designed by Juan O'Gorman. Three-dimensional murals, created by Diego Rivera, adorn the rectory on the main campus slightly farther to the east.

Inclusions :
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Boat ride
  • Roundtrip transportation to/from select hotels

4 hours

Wed. and Sun., except on major holidays

Departure time and location:
Approx. 9 AM; from lobbies of select hotels

Return time and location:
Approx. 1 PM; to lobbies of select hotels

Children younger than 5 participate for free. Please wear casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes. If your hotel is not on the pick-up list, you will be directed to the closest hotel.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:

If you have purchased ground transportation from the airport to your hotel with Emark Mexico, a meeting will be scheduled with an Emark Mexico representative to confirm any other previously booked tour(s). If you have not purchased ground transportation through Emark Mexico, please call the customer service number at least 48 hour prior to your desired tour date to notify the Emark Mexico representative of the hotel you will be staying in; an Emark Mexico representative will contact you once you arrive in Mexico City to confirm your previously booked tour(s). The local customer service number and operation hours will appear on the printed voucher(s). On the day of your tour, please wait in your hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to the arranged pick-up time with your printed voucher; the voucher will serve as the admission ticket for your tour(s).
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.