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From Guadalajara: Magdalena Opal Experience

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Activity provider: GRUPO DRAGONFLY

From Guadalajara: Magdalena Opal Experience

Activity provider: GRUPO DRAGONFLY
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From US$ 308.87 per group up to 4

Meet the home of the rarest and most beautiful stone, the opal. Magdalena, a typical Mexican town in the state of Jalisco, is only about an hour from Guadalajara and offer the opportunity to see one of the largest opal producers in the world.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
• Customers that are not staying in a hotel can wait in the nearest hotel lobby or sidewalk if they are staying in a house or apartment.
Private group


  • Visit four opal mines
  • Go hunting for your own opal with a hammer and a helmet provided by the miners
  • See an obsidian deposit
Full description
Visit Magdalena, a town full of traditions and four main opal mines where you will have the opportunity to explore and to appreciate the work of the miners. You will be able to go hunting on your own opal with a hammer and a helmet provided by the miners.  Start the tour in an opal shop and then explore the opal mines, learn about this precious stone and then hunt for opals. On your way back, visit an obsidian deposit to admire the place and feel the powerful energy of this crystal. Magdalena also has an obsidian deposit, thanks to the climate conditions and the proximity to the Tequila Volcano. Enjoy free time to appreciate the different kinds of opals and buy the ones of your choice. Have lunch in an excellent typical Mexican restaurant.
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Local guide-miner
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • For lunch at the restaurant the suggested gratuity is 15%
  • Suggested gratuity for the tour guide: between 15-20% at the end of the tour.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You will be walking on dirt trails in to the mines
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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This was a great experience!! We went to the opal mine with the owner Eduardo and our guide Luis. They gave I’m using a hammer and you can go anywhere you want to crack open rocks to find opals. It was a lot of fun Afterwards we went to a huge field filled with obsidian. I have never seen anything like it. We had lunch with Luis at a local restaurant next to Eduarfo’s shop and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend this experience to anyone!!

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January 3, 2021

Everybody was very nice. They even showed us where the "good" opals could be found. All 5 of us were happy and felt it was a great outing.

April 30, 2022

Product ID: 328811