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We enjoyed our Tijuana day trip experience, however the traffic getting out of the city in the morning held us up and was so going....that's L.A. Renovations to the access crossing the boarder into Tijuana was a bit difficult for those with walking ability..a good walker, no problems. The buritto's were fantastic, and we enjoyed a mexican beer off the tap. Some enjoyed the shopping, we were there for the overall tourist experience. Our driver was very good although a bit of commentary would have been appreciated. We enjoyed sitting back and enjoying the scenery. Pick-up from the hotel was punctual and the ongoing coaches were organised quickly. We recommend....but don't complain!! Have a great day!!
Was a long day, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Jose, our driver, was fantastic!! He pointed out interesting spots on the trip to Tijuana and on arrival in Mexico he gave us clear instructions regarding where our pick up place and what our meeting time was. He got us there and back safely. Nothing was a bother. Never having been to Mexico before this trip was a great way to experience it. Highly recommend :-)
Guide was amazing would not have been able to negotiate the boarder crossing with out him. Interesting visit
Great trip the tour guide was fantastic,showed us all there was at tijuana.even dropped us off at our hotel in redondo beach
Regard's Daniel henderson
Loved this trip- a big day but so worth it, was it my favorite part of our entire american trip.Our driver,Jose made this a trip really easy and was a good sort, PS the margaritas and mexican pottery rocked.
Excellent tour - well worth the trip - of course the traders all want a sale but you don't have to buy if you don't want to. Enjoyable time
Very long day and crossing the border back can take up to 3 hours! but very interesting experience
The driver did not give any background on any part of the trip fro LA to the border and back. He considered his job as driver only. wasted opportunity to give us really great experience. However the time TJ was great
The day trip to Tijuana is a good mix of fun, shopping and adventure. There a lot of "pharmacies" that will sell you the usual meds without prescription and I loved the snake skin boots but there was no way Mr Customs was going to let me back into Australia with them. That is one thing to remember when you get carried away with the moment of shopping, that most things can come back into the USA but not so into Australia
A very long day indeed. You really only get about 2hrs in Tijuana, then its a very long line back into the US. At least I get to say I've been to Mexico :)
We left LA later than the advertised 9.30am start with no explanation. On the way there was no commentary from the driver. We stopped at a rest area for a toilet break just before San Diego and the driver spent time talking on his mobile. Then we diverted to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo to drop people off. We had no idea that this was going to happen. On arrival at the border the Guide was good at explaining border procedures and places and times that we needed to meet. We were given no tips on where to shop and places to see - we were just dropped off in downtown Tijuana and told to meet back at a per- determined time. Later we learned that if we could have seen a bull ring and cultural centre - too late when we found out from other tourists. The Guide stays with us for the border crossing and was advising us on what to do.
On the return trip there was no commentary. Without explanation we pulled up at the San Diego Harbour and we told that we had a 10 minute break. Then we resumed the return journey to LA. Numerous motel drop- offs delayed our return to downtown LA. An enjoyable day but we were expecting a tour with commentary and support from the driver.
Trip was well organized and tour company professional.
If your looking for something out of the ordinary, this is
Definitely it. It's not for everyone. Interesting and eye opening
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The time frame was quite rushed and short, mind you there is not too much to Tijuana, but it was that quick because getting back over the border can take some time. However if I had to choose to do this again, I would probably not and choose somewhere else in Latin America.
This tour was an experience. There is a huge visible contrast between San Diego and the sights of Tijuana as soon as one crosses the border. Tijuana is probably one of the poorest part of Mexico and would be an experience to compare against Cancun! The shopkeepers in Tijuana (or at least the shops we entered) were quite friendly and food is way cheaper. The only negative comment I have is the long winding queu that we had to endure in the hote sun for 2.5 hours in order to come back across the border into San Diego. Going into Tijuana only took 5 minutes - literally!
Could not recommend anything about this tour operator. We were late leaving in the morning with no explanation given. No commentary was provided on the way and we learned afterwards that we passed places of interest especially around San Diego. On the return we were transferred to a smaller bus to be dropped at hotels, and after more that an hour of driving around, one drop at a hotel had been made we were still a long way from our hotel and we left the bus in disgust and caught a taxi to our hotel. We were very tired and annoyed by 9.30pm when we got back to our hotel.