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In southern Mexico City, we find Xochimilco, where pre-Hispanic natives built chinampas on the lake. Chinampas are small, man-made islands used for agriculture. Over time, these chinampas formed a large network of river channels, which we will navigate during the tour, enjoying nature and the presence of birds.
We will embark on a trajinera (small boat), a little before dawn and observe in silence the birds chirping through the fog. You will see that this is a living ecosystem that is home to several native birds, including migratory ones. We’re going to row through the canals, the same way the natives did in ancient times and still do today.
We will have breakfast on a chinampa while learning old and updated techniques used on the chinampas to promote sustainable and organic agriculture.