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Get a trip on an ancient chinampa on Xochimilco lake provided by Yolcan

Get a trip on an ancient chinampa on Xochimilco lake

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In this trip, you will travel in one of the remains of the 5 lakes that used to be in Mexico City, letting us look at an example of the original landscape of Mexico City. We will do an imaginary travel in the time beginning in the pre colombian era, following the spanish conquest of the Mexica Empire and finally the modern times. In all this explanation, the thematic thread will be the floating gardens (chinampas), an amazing traditional agriculture system. When we arrive to the chinampa, we will explain the methods of organic farming that we work with, which are a combination of the traditional knowledge of the chinamperia agriculture and agroecological science.
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Departure Point
Embarcadero Cuemanco Xochimilco, Periferico Sur, Adolfo Ruíz Cortínez, Xochimilco, 16034 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Midwest Mark wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois1,542 contribution239 helpful votes
My wife made a reservation for this tour and lunch while we (and some friends) were visiting CDMX two weeks ago. What a fantastic afternoon! Our guide Estefania met us at the main dock area, and led us to their boat for our canal journey over to the Yolcan chinampa. The boat
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Date of experience: December 2019
Estefania B wrote a review Dec 2019
Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
This trip is amazing, the Yolcan host gives to us an excellent explanation of the history of Mexico City, and it was great to put our feet on an actual chinampa and understand the agroecological techniques.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Yolcan, Tour operator at Get a trip on an ancient chinampa on Xochimilco lake
Responded 29 Dec 2019
It´s our pleasure to know you enjoy the experience! Thanks for the preference.
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