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National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

1. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Cruise along the Aztec-era Xochimilco canals, explore the colonial district, and admire the murals in the UNAM. Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local cooperative shop that helps the Mexican local artisans. The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. 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 and try your hand at bartering, your guide will share the incredible details of what makes this area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. As you wander its tree-lined streets, you’ll learn how this city has played a part in historical empires like the Aztec and Spanish to becoming a cultural capital and home to Octavio Paz, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. At Casa Azul, Kahlo’s home and now museum, we’ll immerse ourselves in the trailblazing life of one of Mexico’s most original artists. Mexico is known the world over for its living history and the breathtaking art of renowned artists, like Frida Kahlo, whose impact is still felt today. Visit the Frida Kahlo's Museum called "La Casa Azul". Housed in the striking cobalt blue house where she was born and returned for the last years of her life, the Casa Azul. See a large assortment of pre-Hispanic artifacts, Mexican folk art, and indigenous jewelry from her personal collection. Enjoy a day full of Aztec history, Mexican art, and delicious flavors that combines some of the Mexico City's must sees in one tour.

Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

2. Mexico City: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour

Explore Mexico City and hop on and off at the stops along 3 different tour circuits, with just 1 ticket. Visit the most important monuments, streets, and neighborhoods of the capital city of Mexico. The three different circuits are: Circuit 1 - Downtown - Polanco (Green) Enjoy a panoramic view of the capital's Zócalo. Discover the famous Reforma Avenue with its majestic buildings and several notable monuments such as the Angel of Independence and Diana the Huntress. Travel through parts of the trendy Roma, Condesa, and Polanco neighborhoods. Circuit 3 - Temples (Yellow) See several buildings that have an important role in the history of Mexico, such as The Franz Mayer Museum, The Basilica of Guadalupe, The Temple of San Judas Tadeo, and one of the most important monuments at the Benito Juárez Hemicycle. Circuit 4 - Downtown - South (Blue) Visit the most beautiful areas in the south of Mexico City such as Coyoacán, where you can visit Frida Kahlo's Blue House Museum. Explore the beautiful parks of San Ángel and visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) campus.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Casa Azul, Coyoacán & UNAM Tour

3. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Casa Azul, Coyoacán & UNAM Tour

Take a guided day trip from Mexico City and cruise the waterways of Xochimilco, a UNESCO site, on a wooden boat. Explore the colonial architecture of Coyoacán, stroll through Central University, and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum with the included entry tickets. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the doorstep of your accommodation in Mexico city. Relax in an airconditioned van on the drive to the waterways of Xochimilco. Glide through the water on a colorful wooden boat called a Trajinera. Purchase a drink and regional snacks from one of the restaurant boats that dot the waterways. Listen to the sounds of mariachi bands permeating the air as you sail past the floating gardens. Continue your tour to the neighborhood of Coyoacán, favored by some of Mexico's most famous artists and writers. Stroll its tree-lined cobbled streets, admiring the stucco and tile facades of its beautiful colonial houses. Next, make your way to the Frida Kahlo Museum which is the former house of the famed Mexican painter. Gain insight into the life of this iconic figure and her famous husband, Diego Rivera, and stroll through the picturesque garden. The last stop of the tour is to the campus of the Central University, home to the Olympic Stadium from 1968 and adorned with murals by a number of Mexican artists.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

4. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacán and University City Tour

Begin your experience by visiting a craft center dedicated to silverwork in the popular neighborhood of Peralvillo. Your adventure continues at the Xochimilco Lake, where you'll take a ride on a traditional boat called a "trajinera". You'll get to appreciate the canals and especially the chinampas, which were artificial islands designed by pre-Hispanic peoples, such as the Aztecs, to populate the region's lake. During your boat ride, you can take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy music from a mariachi band on the trajinera (the cost of the mariachi is not included). The next stop is the central campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Here, you'll admire the "functionalist" architecture and the impressive murals at the Olympic Stadium and the Central Library, attributed to Diego Rivera and Juan O'Gorman, prominent figures in the Mexican muralist movement. To conclude your experience, you'll explore the charming neighborhood of Coyoacan. You'll visit the main street, Francisco Sosa, which is adorned with gardens and colonial houses. Additionally, you'll discover the heart of Coyoacán, including the San Juan Bautista church, Hidalgo Garden, and the monument commemorating the neighborhood's foundation.

CDMX: Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

5. CDMX: Xochimilco, Coyoacan & Frida Kahlo Museum Private Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Mexico City and sail through the ancient Xochimilco borough on a colorful trajinera. Learn about the city from your guide and visit highlights, including the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Coyoacan Neighborhood. On this private tour, begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Mexico City and drive to Xochimilco. There, climb aboard a trajinera painted with bright colors to explore the channels built by the Aztec civilization. During the tour, you will be informed about the construction of artificial islands and other activities at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Anahuacalli Museum, founded by the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Your guide will offer you a personalized narration about the art collection including 64,000 pre-Hispanic pieces. The blue house, also known as the Frida Kahlo Museum, is where the enigmatic painter Frida Kahlo lived and died. Learn about the important details of her life and admire your her work before taking a stroll through the historic center of Coyoacan, which has a colonial atmosphere. Lastly, your guide will take you to visit the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where you will be able to see mosaic murals by Diego Rivera, Juan O'Gorman and David A.Siqueiros. After admiring the views of the Olympic stadium, be taken from the Vuelta to your hotel.

Xochimilco floating gardens, Coyoacan and UNAM murals

6. Xochimilco floating gardens, Coyoacan and UNAM murals

Coyoacan is one of the most well-preserved colonial areas of Mexico City where Frida Kahlo or the Blue House Museum is. Other famous people lived in this place, such as Leon Trotsky, Hernan Cortes, or El Indio Fernandez. Located only 30 minutes away from the historic center, enjoy the main buildings, coffee shops, colors, and music around the “Plaza of the Coyotes.” observe its artistic and popular colors, or re-visit it at night and enjoy its sounds, its music, the exclusivity of its corners, the charm of its streets, alleys and emblematic places, surrounded by colonial houses, cultural centers, restaurants, bookstores, galleries, and craft houses. Visit San Juan Bautista Church (if available) Continue to Xochimilco Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, known as the “floating gardens” aboard a 1 hour in "trajineras," colorful boats similar to the gondolas while pass browsing food vendors, artisans, and mariachis. The atmosphere is festive, especially at weekends. Continue to Campus of University City, UNAM a Mexican public university and is the most important university in Latin America, considering its extensive academic and research work. The Campus is awe-inspiring and highlights its architecture and its integration into the environment. You will have a panoramic visit of one of the largest stone natural murals and the great work of Diego Rivera at the Olimpic Stadium.

Mexico City: Coyoacan - UNAM - Xochimilco

7. Mexico City: Coyoacan - UNAM - Xochimilco

You will visit the south of the city, where we will make a stop at UNAM where you will see the University Olympic Stadium to appreciate the Diego Rivera mural and the Central Library, one of the most important in Latin America. Next will be the visit to Coyoacán neighborhood, where Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera lived, and you will walk through its historic center where we will see the 16th century architecture and the church of San Juan Bautista with its impressive paintings. The tour will continue to Xochimilco, the last vestige of the city's great lake, where you will learn about the traditions that still remain latent today, where you will take a ride in the typical boats of the region called “trajineras”.

México City: Xochimilco - Coyoacán - UNAM

8. México City: Xochimilco - Coyoacán - UNAM

We will visit the south of the city, where we will make a stop at the UNAM where we will see the "University Olympic Stadium" to appreciate the Diego Rivera mural and the Central Library, one of the most important in Latin America. The next stop in the tour will be Coyoacan´s neighborhood, where Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera lived, and we will walk through the historic center to appreciate the architecture of the 16th century. The tour will continue towards Xochimilco, the last vestige of the city's great lake, where we will learn about the traditions that it still latently maintains today, where we will take a ride in the typical boats of the region called "trajineras". At the end of the ride you can buy crafts, sweets, food or typical toys from the region. And finally return to the hotel.

Walk around UNAM campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

9. Walk around UNAM campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

In this three hour tour, you will discover UNAM's campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 1950s, a time of close proximity between the US and Mexico, the site is famous for its buildings, its rocky landscape and its murals by some of the county's greatest artists. These include works by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Juan O'Gorman. During the tour, we will talk about the history of this amazing site, while also engaging with the particularities of the rocky, volcanic landscape out of which it rises.

México: Teotihuacán - Xochimilco - Taxco (3 Day Tour)

10. México: Teotihuacán - Xochimilco - Taxco (3 Day Tour)

Enjoy the Mexican culture in more than 5 places: Basilica of Guadalupe, Pyramids of Teotihuacán, Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Cuernavaca and Taxco. The first day will begin with a brief visit to the most important Sanctuary in Latin America, you will know the true story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the symbolism that surrounds her and the story of the "Miracle of her Eyes", in addition to tour the seven churches that make up the so-called "Guadalupe Valley" with its ancient basilica and the modern architecture of the current home of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The visit will continue to the site of the ancient Gods, "Teotihuacán"emblematic for its Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon and for its beautiful obsidian stone and the maguey cactus. You will know the origins of the Teotihuacan culture which will help you understand why in Mexico there is a cult of death. We also make an explanation and sample of the "agave" from which different materials are obtained such as the well-known "Drink of the Gods" (you will get a free drink tasting) and the needle and thread, which were used to make the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Once the tour is finished you will be returned to your hotel. The second day we will visit the south of the city, where we will make a stop at the UNAM where we will see the "University Olympic Stadium" to appreciate the Diego Rivera mural and the Central Library, one of the most important in Latin America. The next stop in the tour will be Coyoacán´s neighborhood, where Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera lived, and we will walk through the historic center to appreciate the architecture of the 16th century. The tour will continue towards Xochimilco, the last vestige of the city's great lake, where we will learn about the traditions that it still latently maintains today, where we will take a ride in the typical boats of the region called "trajineras". At the end of the ride you can buy crafts, sweets, food or typical toys from the region. And finally return to the hotel. The third day we will head towards Cuernavaca, the City of Eternal Spring, to see the Cathedral and how the French Order introduces the Catholic religion to the native Tlauicas. You will have time to have a coffee and head to the magical town of Taxco de Alarcón. Taxco is a city known as "The Silver Capital of the world" with a "Toledan" architectural style. We will walk through its streets and learn about its legends and religious as well as cultural traditions. We will be able to see the representation of a mine and its silver workshop. Within the tour you will admire the "Jewel of Taxco", which is the church of Santa Prisca, with a baroque style and pink quarry finishes. End of the tour and return to the hotel.

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What people are saying about National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City

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4.3 / 5

based on 402 reviews

beautiful ride between Coyoacan and Xochimilco. the Frida Kahlo museum is interesting and a truly fun experience on the boat tour! the good and competent guides. It's a shame that due to a setback we weren't able to see Unam

One of my best experiences, I really recommend it. You had a wonderful day and the guides are super attentive and explain everything. You will be delighted with the tour ❤️

This was our best day in Mexico! I marveled at the driver…driving in Mexico City is REALLY a challenge. We did all my favorite things in Mexico City in one day!

It was a nice trip, beautiful places in Mexico City and a great opportunity to know people from different countries and cultures.

Everything well organised, the guides Yair and Mario were very efficient and helpful. Recommended tour.