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Chinampas: Living an ancient culture

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Chinampas: Living an ancient culture

222 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
animal encounter

Chinampas: Living an ancient culture

animal encounter

Chinampas: Living an ancient culture

222 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will sail on canoe through the most conserved channels of Xochimilco wetland. During the tour, we will tell you about the history of the place and its importance to the sustainability of Mexico City. In your way, you will recognize the biological richness like birds, snakes, frogs and plants. We will arrive at a chinampa where you can get your hands dirty experiencing the ancestral technique of cultivation and discovering why it is considered a world heritage. Also, you will get involve in the diary activities in the chinampa like crop irrigation, harvest or seeding. Before going back to land, you will have time to relax and enjoy the peace of the place. This is a cultural tour that helps to promote the community development.

Your host

Learn more about Humedalia

Humedalia

We are a bunch of biologists and farmers that have been working in Xochimilco's wetland for 10 years. Armando and Maya arrived to the site thanks to their posgraduate projects, which involved restoration of axolotl populations on refuges, while Manuel and Paco get involved in Humedalia at our environmental education program. We all fell in love with wetland cultural and biological charming, from the ancestral chinampas to the beatiful migratory birds, and now we are part of local community. The team have been working to show the magic of this place to all ages people and nationalities, so they can be embassadors of Xochimilco's conservation efforts all around the world. We are only the face of a big team of local farmers and young researchers that are commited to wetlands conservation.

About the organisation

Humedalia, A.C.

Humedalia works to achieve the conservation of wetlands around Mexico. Its work in Xochimilco has been centered on promote the sustainable development through recovery the traditional cultive practicies. They firmly believe that the nature conservation objectives will only be achieved by jointly promoting respect for nature and the history-culture of the communities.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Humedalia, A.C..

What's included

Food
Snacks
Transport
Rustic Kayak
Equipment
Farming Tools

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Where you'll be

Xochimilco wetland is immersed inside Mexico City, you won't believe that you will be just 10 minutes from the stress of civilization. The place is a natural protected area and is the remnant of the Great Mexico Lake, where some aspects of one of the most importants prehispanic cultures still survive.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat or cap

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Humedalia
Chinampas: Living an ancient culture
222 reviews
From £28/person
222 reviews
From £28/person