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Hop aboard a gondola-like boat to enjoy a night of music, dancing, food, drinks, local culture and lots of fun at Xoximilco Cancun! Experience a unique fiesta aboard colorful trajinera boats as a lively host entertains you and live Mexican music provides the soundtrack to your evening. This 3-hour boat ride includes a delicious dinner with food from all over Mexico, plus unlimited drinks so you can party to your heart’s content!
  • Visit magical Xoximilco, a waterway complex that comes alive at night with lights and colorful boats
  • Float on a wooden trajinera boat so you can live a complete Mexican fiesta on water
  • Delight in unlimited drinks and a delicious dinner consisting of dishes from across the country
  • Listen to live music from mariachi bands playing traditional Mexican music
  • Enjoy an evening full of dancing and games before and after boarding your boat
  • Activity duration: 3 hours (not including transportation to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off optional


Begin with a carnival at Xoximilco Cancun

Your evening starts out with optional transportation from your resort or meeting point to the brightly colored fiesta at Xoximilco, a man-made complex of fresh waterways located right where Cancun and the Riviera Maya meet. You can also make your own way to this festive place, into which you’ll enter through an intricate passageway that includes walkable glass and suspended bridges, leading you to the home base of ‘La Isla’ for the warm-up revelry. You can participate in a carnival full of games that include a foosball competition, some dart throwing, or even a game of pin the tail on the donkey.

A musical surprise will also get your cheerful spirits started with dancing as the evening truly comes alive. Then you’ll get assigned to your trajinera, a wooden boat that will be colorfully decorated according to the Mexican state for which it’s named. Step into your vessel and get ready for a dinner party unlike any you’ve ever experienced on land.

Delight in music, cuisine, drinks and more fun!

Once on board, meet your lively host in charge of ensuring that you and your group have the best time and that the drinks start flowing. You’ll also be guided as the boat’s navigator rows down the waterways, taking you through the floating convoy of color and amazing views that make Xoximilco Cancun a must-visit. This includes several stops to listen to live musicians playing traditional Mexican sounds like mariachi and norteno.

As you continue sailing down the beautiful waterways, which replicate the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xochimilco in Mexico City, enjoy a dinner that introduces you to the diversity of flavor that makes up Mexican cuisine. Sample dishes from several different states and get a real taste of each region. And of course, a dinner like this can only go down with a variety of classic national drinks like tequila and cerveza, plus soft drinks and fresh flavored water.

Party like a local, the fiesta’s on-board!

Following a break, your boat ride continues with more music and more dancing. Your trajinera boat will take you to the sites where the musicians await with another round of good tunes and even better times. Follow your guide, who will teach you the best dance steps as well as how to sing along to the iconic folk songs performed by the musicians.

Pack your dancing shoes, your singing voice and your party soul — the best fiesta awaits in Xoximilco Cancun!


  • Round-trip transportation to/from hotel (optional)
  • Entrance fee to park
  • Bilingual boat crew
  • Gondola-style boat ride through the Xoximilco waterways
  • Dinner with more than 20 different Mexican culinary treats
  • Open bar (tequila, beer, fruit drinks and soda)
  • Live music ensembles (mariachi, son jarocho, marimba, Yucatecan trova and bolero trio)
  • Optional menu for vegetarians and children

Practical Information

  • Bring comfortable clothes and mosquito repellent
  • Bring extra cash for tips and souvenirs (tipping is optional)
  • Infants are welcome, but the activities on this excursion are more suitable for guests aged 5 years or older
  • Trajinera boats have a maximum capacity of 20 passengers
  • Choose the following transportation options:
    • Hotel: take round-trip transportation from your resort to Xoximilco
    • Meeting point: take transportation from a designated meeting place
    • Ticket Only: make your own way to Xoximilco and only pay entrance
  • Pick-up and drop-off times will vary according to resort location
  • Important: If you are in Cozumel and wish to have this experience, please select your pick-up location at the meeting point that best suits you.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Cancun / Riviera Maya
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 5 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Optional
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes
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