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Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, is the birthplace of numerous Mexican icons—mariachi, sombreros, and the Mexican hot dance among them—but it’s also an ideal base for exploring surrounding Jalisco. From tequila tastings to explorations of Mexico’s largest lake, here are some top day trip options.

Tonala and Tlaquepaque — 8 miles (13 km) away 
Jalisco is home to Tonala and Tlaquepaque, two ancient hacienda towns famous for their arts and crafts. In Tonala, learn about the area’s history through colorful murals inside City Hall, or shop for furniture, jewelry, wooden carvings, ceramics, or hand-blown glass in its large open-air market. The cobblestone streets of Tlaquepaque are lined with small craft shops filled with even more handcrafted goods. A local factory offers a behind-the-scenes look at artists at work.

Tequila — 32 miles (52 km) away
Tequila, the beloved Mexican spirit found in margaritas and shot glasses around the world, is produced in the state of Jalisco. Many famous distilleries, including Sauza and José Cuervo, are found in and around the town of Tequila. Learn about how agave becomes tequila at a historic hacienda where it’s made, go horseback riding through an agave field, or sample several different tequilas during a guided tasting. Tequila day trips can be by vehicle or express train from Guadalajara.

Lake Chapala — 36 miles (58 km) away
On a day trip to Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest natural lake, you can enjoy a boat ride to Scorpion Island, spend some time exploring the cobbled streets of colonial Ajijic, and feast on a traditional Jalisco lunch at a lakeside restaurant.

Guachimontones — 40 miles (65 km) away
Unearthed in the 1970s, the peculiar pyramids of Guachimontones are all that remain of a 2,000-year-old Teuchitlan settlement. Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Site features a large visitors center and museum where you can learn all about the archaeological site, with its distinctive concentric architecture.
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Chapala Lake and Ajijic Tour from Guadalajara

Chapala Lake and Ajijic Tour from Guadalajara

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Explore the luscious lakeside villages of Ajijic and Chapala on a full-day tour from Guadalajara. Admire the scenic splendor of Lake Chapala (Lago de Chapala), Mexico’s largest natural lake. Wander the cobblestone streets of picturesque Ajijic as you appreciate the colonial majesty and provincial charm of its architecture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.00
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Lake Chapala from Guadalajara

Half-Day Guided Tour of Lake Chapala from Guadalajara

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Visit Lake Chapala for gorgeous landscapes, food, and sights on a full-day tour from Guadalajara. See the ranch home of popular Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez, stroll on the shore of Lake Chapala—the largest lake in Mexico, then visit the picturesque town of Ajijic before stopping to purchase lunch at a typical restaurant on the lake. Includes guide, transportation by air-conditioned minivan, and pickup and drop-off at select hotels.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.00
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Small-Group Premium Crafted Tequila Experience

Small-Group Premium Crafted Tequila Experience

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Hi! Welcome to the OFFICIAL Tequila Tour from The Agave Experience. My name is Giancarlo Castañeda a Biologist and almost an Official Maestro Tequilero, from Guadalajara, Jalisco. Why booking this tour? Tequila is my passion, it became my work, my life, and my best friend. I´ve been surrounded by this beautiful drink since I was born, and always wanted to make my own. If you are looking for a deep understanding of Tequila and Mezcal this experience is for you, my goal is to provide you all the official information in order that you experience and learn the science, the passion, and the art that is behind our national drink in an easy and personalized way. I´m not just a tour guide with four years of experience doing tours, I´m a biologist who has been studying tequila for the last five years and now, making it in a small crafted distillery for the last year. Vegetarians and Vegans Welcome CRAFTED TEQUILA VIP ACCESS PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ALL INCLUDED
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.00
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US$109.00
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Full-Day Tequila Tour from Guadalajara

Full-Day Tequila Tour from Guadalajara

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Learn how tequila is produced—from the agave plants to the bottle—on a full-day tour from Guadalajara. Visit fields where agave grows, then head to La Rojeña, the distillery for Jose Cuervo, located in the town of Tequila. Take a tour of the distillery, taste several fine tequilas, then stop for lunch and shopping in town. Includes distillery tour and tequila tasting, guide, transportation in an air-conditioned minivan, and pickup and drop-off at select hotels.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$66.00
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US$66.00
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Tequila Day Experience Including Hacienda San Jose del Refugio

Tequila Day Experience Including Hacienda San Jose del Refugio

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Discover Jalisco’s historic tequila culture on a full-day tour from Guadalajara to Tequila, an enchanting town filled with traditional haciendas. Learn how tequila goes from agave to bottle in a 150-year-old hacienda, sample a range of house-made tequilas, and see Tequila’s main landmarks, including the Jose Cuervo store. This full-day Tequila tour includes lunch—and more tequila—as well as round-trip transport from your Guadalajara hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$111.80
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Tequila Day Trip from Guadalajara with Jose Cuervo Express Train

Tequila Day Trip from Guadalajara with Jose Cuervo Express Train

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All aboard the Jose Cuervo Express® for the trip between Guadelajara and Tequila, where you’ll learn about Mexico's most iconic spirit. We offer a full cultural immersion, from guided tastings with a master tequilero to distillery tours, agave harvesting demos, and a fun Mexican show. This full-day Tequila tour includes round-trip transport by train and bus with seats in the Jose Cuervo Express® Premium Wagon, as well as snacks, drinks, and all activities.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$163.92
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Day Trip to Artisan Villages of Jalisco from Guadalajara

Day Trip to Artisan Villages of Jalisco from Guadalajara

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Visit the towns of Tonala and Tlaquepaque, both known for their artisan crafts, on this day tour from Guadalajara. Learn about the history of the Tonaltecas as you explore the town’s murals and historic buildings. In Tlaquepaque, where mansions have been transformed into shops and galleries, wander around the main plaza and visit the town's other structures and monuments.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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Downtown Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Tour

Downtown Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Tour

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Discover all of Guadalajara’s top attractions during this in-depth day tour, with free time to explore the arts and gastronomy hub of Tlaquepaque. Get a peek at the controversial work of Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco, and discover the city’s most stunning panoramic view. After visiting all the main landmarks, you’ll head to Tlaquepaque village. Linger over a tasty lunch platter, pop into an art gallery, or shop for handicraft souvenirs.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.00
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Commercial vs Craft Tequila Experience

Commercial vs Craft Tequila Experience

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Tequila lovers needn’t rely on outdated guidebooks or temperamental internet reviews when exploring western Mexico’s distilleries and agave farms. On this full-day tour, discover the breadth and depth of what’s on offer in the region. Tour cutting-edge modern distilleries and historic, centuries-old factories, visit artisanal distilleries and taste what’s on offer, and drive past acres and acres of agave fields, a cultural icon recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
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Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the astounding architecture of Guadalajara and the provincial charm of Tlaquepaque on a sightseeing tour. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments in Guadalajara’s colonial downtown, marveling at the majesty of the cathedral and the theater. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of the grand market before journeying to the quaint, cobbled streets of Tlaquepaque to explore bespoke boutiques bursting with artisan treasures.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
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US$55.00
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Private Tour Guachimontones Archaeological Site from Guadalajara

Private Tour Guachimontones Archaeological Site from Guadalajara

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Immerse yourself in the archaeological history of Guachimontones on this day trip from Guadalajara. Learn about the civilization that built this site, just discovered in the early 1970s. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Guadalajara included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$144.75
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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Day Trip from Guadalajara

Tlaquepaque and Tonala Day Trip from Guadalajara

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.00
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Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour from Guadalajara

Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour from Guadalajara

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Discover the luscious landscape of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region on a full-day tequila tour to Jalisco. Visit one of the world’s most famous tequila distilleries to tour and taste your way around this iconic establishment. Explore historical agave fields during your journey from Guadalajara and acquire knowledge of the complex fermentation process integral to producing delicious tequila. Savor the fiery flavor of Mexico’s national drink while your guide offers knowledgeable narration. An intimate experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 13 people.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.00
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US$77.00
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Lake Chapala, Mezcala Island and Ajijic Small-Group Tour from Guadalajara

Lake Chapala, Mezcala Island and Ajijic Small-Group Tour from Guadalajara

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Getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a full-day unique, cultural, and gastronomical experience. Travel from Guadalajara to the Chapala Lakeside area and discover the magical towns of Mezcala, Chapala and Ajijic hosted by a local expert. Enjoy a boat ride (included) on the lake on the way to Mezcala Island, the most important site during the war of independence in Jalisco state. You will visit the most important colonial buildings, vestiges, and ruins in the history of the region. Later you can enjoy an excellent lunch facing the lake in the gastronomic area. Try the delicious local cuisine, famous for its seafood. Stroll the boardwalk and its cultural handicraft market, you will find pre-Hispanic art, regional drinks, and crafts. This is a personalized, immersive, high-quality tour, You shouldn't worry about anything, everything is included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$240.00
Price varies by group size
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Tapalpa Mountains Ecotourism Small-Group Trip from Guadalajara

Tapalpa Mountains Ecotourism Small-Group Trip from Guadalajara

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Getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a unique full-day, ecotourism, and nature experience hosted by a local expert. Travel from Guadalajara to the highlands of Tapalpa, Jalisco. Immersed in the mountain range of the Sierra Madre Occidental is considered Magic Town for its beautiful architecture, cool weather, local cuisine, and landscapes. It is the ideal place for nature activities like hiking, horseback riding, zip line, paragliding, ATVs, and camping. Great for couples, families, friends, and ecotourism fans. You will be able to appreciate its main attractions and gastronomy (lunch included) like the Tapalpa historic center, the giant stones in "Las Piedrotas" and the largest waterfall in the state "El Salto del Nogal". This is a small-group personalized, immersive, authentic tour. You shouldn't worry about anything, everything is included. Our local experts will be at your service at all times.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$240.00
Price varies by group size
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US$240.00
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Tequila Express Recorrido Pueblo Magico

Tequila Express Recorrido Pueblo Magico

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Nuestro Tour es un recorrido turístico familiar a través del paisaje agavero de Jalisco a bordo de Autobús de primera clase, teniendo como destino Casa Sauza en el Pueblo Mágico de Tequila. Inluye Transportación Autobús de primera Recorrido en Casa Sauza Espectáculo con mariachi, ballet folklórico y suertes charras Buffet mexicano Bebidas Visita guiada al Pueblo de Tequila, Jalisco. México.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$87.18
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Tequila Route Tour with a Local Expert

Tequila Route Tour with a Local Expert

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Tour the Tequila Valley and its craft distilleries in the company of an expert in agave distillates. Discover the true story behind Tequila while enjoying high-quality premium distillates. In this full-day unique, educational, and fun experience, you will visit places that are managed 100% by local Mexican families who make their products with great passion and dedication. You will visit the magical towns of El Arenal, Amatitán, and Tequila, which belong to the tequila route declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006. You could also appreciate the incredible agave fields where you will learn everything related to the raw material of the Tequila. If you want to visit some of the large producers like Herradura, José Cuervo, or Casa Sauza we can take you there depending on the availability (entrance ticket not included). This experience is dedicated to anyone looking for something different, authentic, local, and personalized. We adapt according to your time and interests.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.00
Price varies by group size
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US$125.00
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Guachimontones Archaeological Tour

Guachimontones Archaeological Tour

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This guided tour takes you from Guadalajara to the Guachimontones ruins, a prehispanic archaeological site known for its circular pyramids. Not only does a guided tour streamline transportation for an easy trip, but it also comes with the benefit of a guide to explain and inform about the ancient culture that once called the ruins home.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.00
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US$56.00
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 Private Professional Crafted Tequila tour by The Agave Experience

Private Professional Crafted Tequila tour by The Agave Experience

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Hi! Welcome to the OFFICIAL Tequila Tour from The Agave Experience. My name is Giancarlo Castañeda a Biologist and almost an Official Maestro Tequilero, from Guadalajara, Jalisco. Why booking this tour? Tequila is my passion, it became my work, my life, and my best friend. I´ve been surrounded by this beautiful drink since I was born, and always wanted to make my own. If you are looking for a deep understanding of Tequila and Mezcal this experience is for you, my goal is to provide you all the official information in order that you experience and learn the science, the passion, and the art that is behind our national drink in an easy and personalized way. I´m not just a tour guide with four years of experience doing tours, I´m a biologist who has been studying tequila for the last five years and now, making it in a small crafted distillery for the last year. Vegetarians and Vegans Welcome CRAFTED TEQUILA VIP ACCESS PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ALL INCLUDED
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174.36
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US$174.36

Private Tequila Tour By Mickey Marentes

Private Tequila Tour By Mickey Marentes

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The private version offers you: exclusive visit to different distilleries than the ones visited on the group tour, more flexibility, personalized attention, no waiting on the rest of the group and a schedule tailored to your needs. This tour is ideal for couples and small groups of friends, family and co-workers. Wedding Anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, bachelor(ette) party - whatever your reason to celebrate, we can help make your special occasion even more memorable! Both distilleries visited are family-owned and have long standing tradition of producing tequila; one was established in 1904. Once in a while, you may have the chance to meet the producers or distillery owners and exchange with them. The Tour is all-yours: photo stops, breaks and return time are at your convenience. Most importantly, you have the guide’s full attention; there’s no “sharing” with other people!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$199.00
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US$199.00
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Basic Tequila Tour

Basic Tequila Tour

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One of the most sought after tours by travelers arriving in the beautiful city of Guadalajara and surroundings.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.00
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US$38.00
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Amazing Tour Tequila

Amazing Tour Tequila

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Unique and unforgettable experience! In this tour you will live the experience of the tequila process; you will know unique places in the region, by designation of origin; buildings where the industry becomes tourism, you will also taste the typical Mexican ancestral drink "tequila". From the beginning of the tour you can enjoy tequila as we will give you a drink prepared of tequila that you can enjoy on the tour while observing the wonderful landscape of Jalisco, also entertained with music and the joy of our guides. In this tour that is the most complete in the region you will visit 2 tequila distillers the history of its ancestral process to date and you will see a small private museum; You will know the town of Tequila with its streets, stories, legends and myths that arise around this enigmatic and intoxicating drink. You will know the taverns, eat delicious food and you can buy beautiful indigenous crafts, everything is typical of the region join us
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.11
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Chapala Lake and Ajijic from Guadalajara

Chapala Lake and Ajijic from Guadalajara

On this tour the first stop will be at the Tres Potrillos souvenir shop, continuing with a visit to the old French-fronted train station whose construction was completed around 1920, for later visit the beautiful boardwalk of Chápala walk it and enjoy the view of the largest lake in Mexico, we finish at one of the riverside restaurants in the Ajijic area where the cuisine is very varied and always very rich.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61.00
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US$61.00
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Tequila Express Tequila Tasting

Tequila Express Tequila Tasting

Our Tour is a family tour through the agave landscape of Jalisco aboard first class bus, with Casa Sauza as destination in the Magic Town of Tequila. Includes First Bus Transportation Tour in Casa Sauza Mariachi show, folk ballet and lucky charras Mexican buffet Drinks Tequila tasting, in which you will learn to determine, flavor, aroma and body of our emblematic drink the "Tequila".
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$91.29
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