De la Chinampa a tu Mesa

Day Trips in Xochimilco, Mexico

In a bustling urban city, travel south to Xochimilco to discover the canals left by the Aztec civilization. De la Chinampa a tu Mesa is an organization working with small farms in the chinampa zone of Xochimilco, Mexico City. The owner, Ricardo Rodriguez, leads tours through the beautiful canals offering food from local farms, a visit to the chinampa, and knowledge about the history of the area.

Right for You?

Experience

Boat Tour, Farm Visit and Getting to Know Locals

Style

Cultural Immersion and Connect with Nature

Price

$75-115 /person
Approximate price for a 1/2 day tour of the Chinampa and fresh meal with local food. Rates vary based on number of people in your group.

Location

City/Urban and Wetlands

Connect with De la Chinampa a tu Mesa

Locally Owned Community Project
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Speaks: Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends De la Chinampa a tu Mesa

Background

Community Project started in 2007| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Directed by Ricardo Rodriguez, De la Chinampa is on a mission to regenerate and preserve the nature and culture of Xochimilco through a sustainable development initiative. The chinampas are the only agricultural method in the world with more than a thousand years of history, dating back to pre-Hispanic times.

Community Connection

They work closely with local farmers to grow healthy food from free-range animals, organic fruits and vegetables and then to help them sell the products at a fair price. By promoting these local farms to local and foreign visitors, they help the farmers earn a better living.

Environmental Engagement

De la Chinampa a tu Mesa helps preserve the chinampa by growing indigenous foods, and making the community aware about the importance of sustaining the area. Their farmers respect the ecology, conserve Xochimilco and benefit the water supply in Mexico City. This way of cultivating vegetables and other natural products is considered handcrafted, since practically all the planting and cultivation process is done manually.

Culture

The history of the Chinampas goes back over 1,000 years. By continuing traditional, sustainable agriculture in the area, they are helping to continue this proud legacy into the future.

Location

You will meet at the Embarcadero Cuemanco (the pier at the Parque Ecologico de Xochimilco) to board the boat and begin your tour.