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