Xochimilco is famous for its colourful trajineras that have been ridden by people from all over the country and the world for many years.
Since 1930, there have been touristic trips in trajineras along the more than 184 kilometers of waterways that cross the multiple channels and chinampas of the area.
The chinampas are a cultivation method used since Prehispanic times in the Valley of Mexico; since the city was once a lake, the most immediate way to harvest used to be from artificial islands in the lake itself.
Personally, I find it to be a super-fun activity. I never say no to a plan to go to the trajineras. You can see everything there; from a super innocent family reunion with food and a good talk, to a party of 3 trajineras connected with each other full of highschoolers with lots of music and drink.
It is difficult to describe the whole experience of going to the trajineras in a few paragraphs. History, culture, music, food, drinks, candies, flowers, colors, and lots of fun. Just go, for God’s sake!