Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

Mexico City, Central Mexico (3071)


Xochimilco is a beautiful place to visit, and the Coyoacán Museum is a must-see on any Frida Kahlo tour. The museum is full of her paintings and artifacts, and it's a great way to learn more about her life and work.


Tour Duration: 600 min

Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

Enjoy some of Mexico City’s must-see spots with our ‘Colors of Mexico’ adventure. Your day begins in Coyoacán, one of Mexico’s most influential cities. As you wander its tree-lined streets, you’ll learn how this city played a part in historical empires like the Aztec and Spanish. Then visit la Casa Azul (if option selected), Frida Kahlo’s home and now museum. We’ll immerse ourselves in the trailblazing life of one of Mexico’s most original artists. From the inspired art of Frida Kahlo, we’ll head to the eye-catching Xochimilco and board a trajinera - a colorful, gondola-like boat - for a ride through the neighborhood’s famous canals. As you indulge in local treats , your guide will share the incredible details of what makes this area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before finishing the tour, walk around North America's oldest university and admire its Central Campus, another World Heritage site.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour at no additional cost

  • Transport from central meeting points
  • Ride in a colorful 'trajinera'
  • Guide (English or spanish)
  • Ticket to Frida Kahlo Museum (if option selected)

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Food and drinks

Points Of Interest

  • minutes: Please be at the meeting point 10 before the pick up time
  • minutes: Please be at the meeting point 10 before the pick up time
  • 30 minutes: We going to appreciate the Juan O’gorman & Diego Rivera murals on the UNAM central library, this murals are an UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • minutes: Admire the Olimpic Stadium from the outside when arriving to University Campus
  • minutes: Xochimilco is an agricultural area located 17 miles (28 km) south of Mexico City where many of the city’s flowers are grown. Back in Aztec times, this valley was once a lake. Learn how the local people, as a way around the lack of farmland, developed islands with floating reed mats loaded with soil and used them as gardens called chinampas. Today, these gardens are an ecological reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • 60 minutes: Board a colorful, flat-bottomed boat called a trajinera with your guide, and for an hour take a slow cruise on the chinampa channels, passing by floating gardens of flowers. As your boatman moves the vessel along by pulling a pole through the water, hear from your guide about the characteristic boats, originally hollowed from logs and once used for transportation throughout Mexico. Pass by other painted vessels transporting passengers and check out the boat vendors selling fresh food. Hungry? Taste a variety of dishes and drinks, such as mole, mixiote (barbequed meat), roasted corn, quesadillas, tacos, carnitas, pulque (milk-colored alcoholic beverage) and micheladas (Mexican beer-based cocktail). (Food and drink purchases are at your own expense.) Hear music like mariachi drifting from other boats, occupied by families and visitors celebrating birthdays, baptisms, weddings, or simply a good time.
  • 60 minutes: Begin your full-day tour with a visit to Coyoacán, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Mexico City, dating back to pre-Hispanic times. As you stroll the cobblestone streets and see 16-century mansions, learn about the history of this area and its colonial legacy from your knowledgeable guide. Listen to how the neighborhood turned into a cultural hotspot, attracting artists and intellectuals in great numbers.
  • 60 minutes: Wrap up your Coyoacán visit at the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul (Blue House). See where this world-renowned artist lived with her husband, Diego Rivera, and learn about her tumultuous life. During your hour of free time here, admire examples of her iconic work.

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • The tour will be monolingual when arriving to the visit. During the transportation times it will be bilingual
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms