Tours in Guadalajara

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Fiesta Night In Guadalajara
Our tour guide will pick you up this evening for a drive through the main streets and avenues of the city by night and the famous area with heavy European influence called "The Nine Corners" on your way to the restaurant where you will enjoy a Mexican dinner with full entertainment. Tonight you will hear a live mariachi band and see the presentation of some folkloric dance. Mexico's colors and sounds will please your senses! After dinner your tour guide will take you back to the hotel.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual tour guide and 3 course dinner.
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Guadalajara City And Tlaquepaque Tour
After a drive through the old and modern residential areas of this beautiful city, also called "The Pearl of the West", and a panoramic tour of the Minerva Fountain, the Arches, the University of Guadalajara and the gothic Expiatory Church, we will arrive at the historical downtown where we will visit the magnificent colonial buildings like: the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Degollado Theatre, the Tapatian Plaza and the Cabanas Institute, including the squares that surround the Cathedral. We will again board our vehicle to continue to Tlaquepaque, the famous artisan village where old colonial mansions are now shops, perfect showcases for the large variety of Mexican arts & crafts.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual tour guide
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Huachimontones, Archeological Site Tour
In the nearby town of Teuchitlan, in the valley of Tequila, an hour away from Guadalajara, in the 1970's, there was an important discovery. After thinking that Western Mexico did not have great ancient ceremonial sites or cities, archeologists found that there had been a society more complex than earlier studies had thought existed in the state of Jalisco. Circular, monumental pyramids referred to as "Huachimontones", as well as remains of mining operations, agricultural fields and ball game courts have been discovered here and date as far back as BC.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual tour guide, entrance ticket to the site.
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Lost History, Island of Mezcala
We depart Guadalajara for a 1 hour and 15 minute drive until we get to the town of Mezcala were we will take a local fishermen's boat for 20 minutes to the island of Mezcala which is one of those historical places that few people know about during Mexico's independence. This place was where one of the largest battles in the country took place between 1812 to 1816. After the Mexican war this island became a maximum security prison from 1826 to 1855. Little by little over time this place became abandoned and now its structures and buildings take us back in time to the Mexican independence times. After walking through the island, we take the boat back to Mezcala town and drive to the town of Chapala where you will have free time for lunch by the main boardwalk and enjoy the great climate of Chapala. Return back to hotel.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual tour guide
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Magical Hands Tlaquepaque and Tonala Tour
A tour especially designed for those that love Mexican arts and crafts. You will begin with a visit to the village of Tlaquepaque, where you will find the most representative of the Mexican products. You will admire the artisans at work when you visit the main shops located inside beautiful colonial mansions. Tlaquepaque was, in the old days, a place where the elite of the city had their weekend and summer homes. These homes now being lovely shops. Continuing afterwards to Tonala, a town that offers a large variety of arts and crafts at prices you will not find anywhere else. This tour is of special interest on Thursdays and Sundays, when they have their "tianguis" or, open air market, and artisans from the entire region come to the streets of Tonala to sell their products.
Includes: Transportation and bilingual tour guide
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Mexican Markets Tour
This tour is special, not only if you're interested in Mexican arts & crafts, but because of the colors, smell and variety of Mexico's markets. We will begin visiting the town of Tonala, where we will visit the artisans in their workshops, and the famous Ken Edwards store and gallery. We will then continue on to the Corona Market, a market where beautiful, colorful flowers are found, as Mexicans are fond of their flowers. We will also walk by the food section, explaining the different ingredients and flavors of the Mexican cuisine.
Includes: Transportation and bilingual tour guide
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Romantic Evening In Guadalajara
After being picked up at your hotel, you will drive directly to the Liberation Square in downtown Guadalajara to be part of the very special military ceremony of "The Lowering of the Flag". Mexico's respect and love for their flag is reflected in this 20 minute ceremony in which the flag is lowered from the pole, with all the honors, and stored away for the night in the Government Palace. From here you will take a pleasant guided stroll through the Plaza Tapatia, in the heart of the city, admiring the color, liveliness and beauty of the colonial buildings and its people. You will then continue for a complete dinner with a nice romantic atmosphere. After dinner you will drive around the well illuminated streets before dropping you off at your hotel.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual tour guide and 3 course dinner
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Tour Of Old Guadalajara
A journey to the past; you will go back to the time when the city of Guadalajara was founded. A tour to the old neighborhoods that began as Indian villages around the city and are now part of it. We will visit ancient convents, magnificent churches and interesting cemeteries that are now closed. Learn about the history, legends and traditions of this fantastic city. The tour includes: the Santa Monica Church and San Felipe Neri, the House of the Dogs (now the Journalism Museum), the Museum of the City, the Sanctuary of Guadalupe, the Belen Cemetery, the ancient Civil Hospital and the Analco Indian area.
Includes: Transportation and bilingual tour guide
Duration: 4 hours approximately
Tour To Romantic Lake Chapala and Ajijic
Visiting Mexico's largest lake and the villages of Chapala and Ajijic, with its famous textiles and romantic atmosphere. Lake Chapala is worldwide famous because of its magnificent weather all year round and the lovely scenery. You will see beautiful buganvilias in bloom all year round and great views that will make you understand why thousands of retired Americans and Canadians and artists have decided to make the Lake Chapala area their permanent home.
Optional lunch in one of the best restaurants in Ajijic can be added.
Includes: Transportation and bilingual tour guide
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Tour to the Land of Tequila
During the one hour drive to the city of Tequila, we will see the blueish-green patches of agave plants that blend with the earth tones and greens of the countryside. The very special blue agave plant is what we make the tequila, our national drink, with. Upon arrival to the city of Tequila, we will visit the downtown area, the Sauza Family Museum and the replica of an ancient tequila factory, before we visit a working distillery to see the entire process of elaboration. Learn to distinguish the different types of tequila and have a taste of them all!
Includes: Transportation and bilingual tour guide
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Village Of Zapopan And Oblatos Canyon Tour
A visit to the ancient Indian village of Zapopan, home for the venerated image of "Our Lady of Zapopan", an image honored with the highest military and religious ranks due to her many miracles and patron saint of the city where we find Her special shrine. Next door to the shrine, we will also visit the colorful Museum of the Huichol Art. The Huicholes are an indigenous group that have kept their customs, dialects and traditions until today and they are masters in working with beads and embroidery. We will then continue with a drive to the impressive Oblatos Canyon to admire the scenery around the most important canyon of the region.
Includes: Transportation and bilingual tour guide
Duration: 4 hours approximately