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Xochimilco and University City

Highlights / General details

Drift in flat-bottomed boats through the lovely floating gardens of Xochimilco and take in the once-enormous agrarian canal system that fed the Aztec capital. In Aztec times, with prime farmland being scarce, the Indians developed a system of floating reed mats loaded with soil and used them as gardens. It is now your chance to experience this wonder that took place a long time ago! You will also visit the National University, which was founded in 1550 and contains an outdoor gallery of mural art and sculptures.


Transportation in a motor coach or van; Bilingual Tour Guide.


Meals; Drinks; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Departs at 9:30am.


Approximately 7 hours. It may vary due to traffic or weather conditions that occur on the day of the tour.


Meeting Place: From Downtown, Reforma and Polanco Hotel lobby, OTHER AREAS: Please contact the Olympus Tours agent to confirm your schedule and meeting point; please call or mail 48 hours before in order to reconfirm your schedule.

Additional Information

Wear comfortable shoes; bring a light sweater or jacket, sunblock, a camera and cash.


This excursion is subject to change. All holidays and special occasions, both Mexican and International, may affect operation as well as pricing, so please kindly contact us for information and confirmation at least 48 hours in advance with Olympus Tours Mexico City office or see your Olympus Tours Representative at the hotel upon arrival.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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