Tour code: 5885GDLTLA
Spend a half-day exploring the artisan towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonala on a round-trip excursion from Guadalajara. Learn about local history as peruse these colonial towns, accompanying your guide along their cobbled streets, visiting workshops to watch local woodworkers, potters, glass blowers and soap makers create their wares, shopping the markets for handcrafted goods, and listening to the sounds of mariachi bands as they drift through the plaza. The tour is limited in size to 13, assuring a more personalized experience. 


  • 4-hour sightseeing tour of Tlaquepaque and Tonala from Guadalajara
  • Explore two typical towns of Jalisco and hear a traditional mariachi band play
  • Meet workshop artisans who make Mexico’s traditional handcrafted goods
  • Learn about the rich history of the region from your expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned minivan included
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Tlaquepaque and Tonala Day Trip from Guadalajara

Watch a mariachi band perform in Tlaquepaque

After your professional guide picks you up at your hotel, you’ll drive by air-conditioned minivan to the colonial village of Tlaquepaque. Located just 4 miles (7 km) from downtown Guadalajara, the small town is best known for its handcrafted goods, such as ceramics, woodcarvings and leather work. Stroll down the narrow cobblestone streets to find beautiful Mexican crafts inside shops that were once magnificent colonial mansions.
You’ll have the opportunity to watch local artisans at work as you visit arts and craft factories with your guide. See a local mariachi band play and enjoy some free time, including a chance to purchase a traditional lunch (own expense), before your guide takes your small group to Tonala, another town known for its hand-crafted goods.
On certain days of the week, a large market takes over the main streets of Tonala and people from all over the area come to shop for locally made arts and crafts. Your guide will give you a brief explanation of the region’s history before taking your small group to visit a few of the local workshops and factories. You’ll find a wide variety of ceramics, hand-blown glass, wood figurines, wrought iron, jewelry and furniture before drop-off at your hotel in Guadalajara, located about 8 miles (13 km) away.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Ricardo was wonderful. Very easy for us to understand. I was a woman touring alone while my husband was working in Guadalajara and he never let me out if his sight. I felt very safe and comfortable. His English was good and he recommended eating places and was very courteous. He was a very good tour guide. My only recommendation is that he have a name badge to identify himself. I was somewhat apprehensive getting in an unmarked vehicle with a stranger. He did know my name and g
He approached me at the Hilton. You have to pay attention to the smallest of details and I would have liked an identifiable sign.

Daniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great day. Go to El Patio for lunch and to see the all woman mariachi band

Catharina D

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

It was really nice. Ricardo ( the Gide) new a lot and nothing was to much for him.
I now now a lot more of the area and Mexico.
I can recommend this tour to every one who wants to see more then a big city.

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