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In the southern part of Mexico city we find the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Culture Heritage site. It was here in pre-hispanic times that the Aztecs built their artificial chinampa Islands in the shallow water of the lake, to gain land for agriculture. These were essentially rafts made of branches, tied together, anchored to the river bed and topped with soil and many are still in use today, now growing flowers rather than crops. You can step on a typical Trajinera boat to enjoy a pleasant ride on the ancient canals and learn more about the significance of the waterways.

After the boat tour, you can return to the centre of Mexico City via University City with its beautiful campus architecture, once built on an ancient lava field of Volcanoe Xitle.

Some of our favourite places to go and things to do in Mexico City
What to do in Mexico City

Special Tour Of Mexico City

Discover the fascinating history, hidden corners and vibrant local life of Mexico City on our special full day tour.

Museum Of Anthropology

Visit this renowned museum to discover archaeological artefacts, ancient artwork, colonial era objects and its famous Olmec f…

Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Marvel at the immense Mesoamerican pyramids and learn about life here during Aztec times.