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Guadalajara: Sightseeing Night Tour

1. Guadalajara: Sightseeing Night Tour

Start the trip at 7:30 pm with a smooth pick-up from your accommodation. You’ll head to downtown Guadalajara, known for its colonial-style buildings and famous landmarks, and visit Guadalajara Cathedral and Expiatory Church, both built in the neo-Gothic style. Admire the craftsmanship and fine details of the churches before moving on to the next stop. Next up is the Degollado Theater, a neoclassical Mexican theater known for its artistic architecture. After marveling at the theater, you’ll head to the Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco. This mausoleum serves as a tribute to the important men and women in the history of the state of Jalisco. Head to Avenida Vallarta next, where you’ll visit the Minerva Roundabout. This features a large statue of the Roman goddess with indigenous facial features, surrounded by a circular fountain. You’ll also visit Arcos Vallarta and Arcos del Milenio, two iconic structures in the city that serve as great backdrops for photos. After that, you’ll pass the stately buildings of Expo Guadalajara and World Trade Center GDL before heading to Avenida Chapultepec – an area known for its buzzing nightlife – and Avenida Libertad, to view a few grand mansions that date back to the late 1800s.

From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

2. From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

Enjoy a fun and culturally enriching night tour of the town of Tequila where you will ride on a trolley around the town, listen to the town’s exciting stories and legends, do a tequila tasting, and end with a delicious Mexican feast. Begin your tour with a pick up at 6:30 PM in Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, and drive to the beautiful town of Tequila. Once in Tequila, the excitement begins with a tour on a unique trolley as your guide tells you enchanting stories and legends of the famous town. Next, visit Casa Sauza, a hacienda built in1836, which is one of the most beautiful places in Tequila and also a renowned distillery. At Casa Sauza,  go on a tour around the distillery and enjoy a tequila tasting. Afterward you will have a delicious three-course dinner in the restaurant "La Cueva De Don Cenobio" accompanied by traditional Mexican music. After dinner, head back to Guadalajara at around 11:30 PM and be dropped off at the same point where you were picked up.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

3. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

Begin your panoramic tour by visiting the roundabout of the Minerva, the representative guardian of the city erected in the 50s. Continue toward the arches of the old entrance to Guadalajara, which marked the start of the Guadalajara-Morelia highway. These are 20-meter high neoclassical arches, where one can appreciate the colors of the coat of arms of the state of Jalisco. Head then to Chapultepec Avenue, the cultural corridor and one of the liveliest areas of Guadalajara. Continue your journey of old houses on Libertad Street, where you can travel to the end of the 1800s and marvel at architecture from the city's most beautiful time. Proceed with a visit to the Gothic temple of Expiatorio, also known as the Cross of Squares of the Historical Center of the city.  Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the murals of the Government Palace created by José Clemente Orozco. Walk through Liberation Square, stopping outside of the Degollado Theater, headquarters of the mariachi galas held every September. Finish the tour in Tlaquepaque, where you can taste food in one of the restaurants of the Independencia, followed by some typical sweets in a local store.

Guadalajara: Mazamitla Tour and Mundo Aventura with Safari

4. Guadalajara: Mazamitla Tour and Mundo Aventura with Safari

Get picked up from your hotel in Guadalajara for a trip to the charming town of Mazamitla. Enjoy a guided tour before heading to Mundo Aventura Park and embark on a safari through the woods. Hike through the forest and admire the thriving Mexican wildlife. Relax on the drive to Mazamitla by taking in views of the Chapala Lake and hearing from your guide about local history. Take a tour through the quaint streets with tile-roof houses and stop to see San Cristobal church. Admire the ornate architecture and learn of its significance to the town. Spend some free time walking the cobbled streets, browsing the craft market, and stopping for lunch, before your safari in the eco-conscious Mundo Aventura Park. Discover unique native creatures and forests and wander along the lush green paths before your journey back to Guadalajara.

From Puerto Vallarta: San Sebastian del Oeste with Lunch

5. From Puerto Vallarta: San Sebastian del Oeste with Lunch

Embark on a relaxing tour to the charming town of San Sebastian del Oeste, an important mining town that is embraced by the Sierra Madre mountain range and is considered an Esmeralda village because of the greenness of its mountains. Discover how this unique town preserves a nostalgic grandeur and charming tranquility. Get picked up from your hotel, hit the road, and take in the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Madre. Along the way, make your first stop to visit a local bakery, take a photo, and enjoy the view of the hills. Then, explore an organic tequila factory to witness the whole process of tequila making. See how they grow the agave plants, harvest, cook, ferment and distill the alcohol. Of course, tastings are included! Next, visit an authentic coffee factory, which is the oldest coffee factory in the area. After this, head to the town of San Sebastian and walk to visit the Church, the main square, the town hall, the museum, and workshop where local artisans produce silver and work with unique designs. Finally, stop in a family restaurant to enjoy some delicious Mexican food.

Tequila, Jalisco, and Toriles from Puerto Vallarta

6. Tequila, Jalisco, and Toriles from Puerto Vallarta

Begin your tour with a pickup from the lobby of your hotel. Travel to Tequila in Jalisco for an adventure full of history, culture, and tastings. Your first stop will be at a little town on the way to taste a delicious Mexican breakfast (included in the tour price). Then, you will arrive in Toriles, the unique Aztec archeological zone in the northeast of Mexico. Head onwards to Tequila, where you will visit the Main Square, walk through the streets, visit its churches, and take a Tequila tour in Jose Cuervo - the first Tequila Factory in Latin America. Here, you will learn about the proccess of making Tequila and taste its different flavor possibilities.

From Guadalajara: Tapalpa and Attaco Private Tour

7. From Guadalajara: Tapalpa and Attaco Private Tour

A Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is a reflection of Mexico, a place that over time has been able to preserve, value, and defend its historical and cultural heritage. Tapalpa, an alpine town south of Guadalajara, proudly owns this title. On this private tour, discover the picturesque pine clad hills, creeks, and small lakes that surround this small colonial town before visiting the indigenous village of Attaco. Get picked up from your hotel in Guadalajara at 9:30 AM and drive 2 hours south to Tapalpa. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, its Central Plaza, ancient churches, and charming colonial architecture. See why Tapalpa's name speaks for itself, as it comes from the ancient nahuatl language and means "Land of Colors". In the town, sturdy wooden columns support whitewashed houses with red tile roofs and neat cobblestone streets weave around restored churches. Admire one of the most attractive towns in the state of Jalisco and its surrounding landscape. At 1 PM, enjoy some free time for lunch, with suggestions provided by your guide. At 2:30 PM, drive to the indigenous village of Attaco, just outside Tapalpa. This was the first village the Franciscans evangelized in the area, building a hospital for the natives that you'll visit. Walk around the living pharmacy of hundreds of medicinal plants used by the natives in a village that has preserved its ancient uses and customs. At 3:30 PM, begin your return journey to Guadalajara and arrive back at your hotel at approximately 5:30 PM.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque: Guided Walking Tour

8. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque: Guided Walking Tour

Explore Tlaquepaque and its most representative places as you take a trip through these picturesque towns and their fantastic atmosphere. Admire the picturesque colonial architecture and cobbled streets. Browse the shops, galleries, museums, and boutiques to admire a wide variety of handmade crafts, blown glass, ceramics, textiles, and silver jewelry. Start with a panoramic tour visiting some of the most representative monuments on the way to the destination; one of the typical colonial towns of Jalisco, knowing the local history where you'll appreciate artisans working in blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and more. Then, go to the town of Tlaquepaque. This place is a tourist center focused on handicrafts of pottery and textiles. Its streets and walkways are adorned with various Casona's from the last century, in addition to colonial buildings and beautiful art galleries. Learn about their customs, myths, and legends while strolling through the beautiful landscapes of this Magical Town, knowing among others: • Springfield Square • Gastronomic corridor Independencia • Sergio Bustamante gallery • Agustín Parra Gallery • Rodo Padilla Gallery • Walk to the Hidalgo Garden • Ceramics Museum • House of the Golden Donkey • El Refugio Cultural Center • El Parian • Basilica of Saint Peter • Church of Our Lady of Solitude

Guadalajara: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

9. Guadalajara: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

Start the day at mid-morning with a smooth pick-up from your accommodation. You’ll head to downtown Guadalajara, known for its colonial-style buildings and famous landmarks, and visit Guadalajara Cathedral and Expiatory Church, both built in the neo-Gothic style. Admire the craftsmanship and fine details of the churches before moving on to the next stop. Next up is the Degollado Theater, a neoclassical Mexican theater known for its artistic architecture. After marveling at the theater, you’ll head to the Rotonda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco. This mausoleum serves as a tribute to the important men and women in the history of the state of Jalisco. Head to Avenida Vallarta next, where you’ll visit the Minerva Roundabout. This features a large statue of the Roman goddess with indigenous facial features, surrounded by a circular fountain. You’ll also visit Arcos Vallarta and Arcos del Milenio, two iconic structures in the city that serve as great backdrops for photos. After that, you’ll pass the stately buildings of Expo Guadalajara and World Trade Center GDL before heading to Avenida Chapultepec and Avenida Libertad, to view a few grand mansions that date back to the late 1800s.

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What people are saying about Jalisco

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Tour guide Mario was excellent. Food was very tasty and the town is full of surprises. Coffee plantation is a must if you enjoy coffee or are interested in the process and details.

Dante, our guide, was AMAZING and conveyed passion for the history of Guadalajara. He is a 5 Stars tour guide!!!