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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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From $77.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore Tijuana, Mexico, without getting lost on this day trip from San Diego, a great choice for first-time visitors. Visit cultural attractions, sample authentic Mexican street food at a sidewalk taco stand, and do some shopping and sightseeing. Opt to walk or take public transportation and experience the city like a local. Your guide can suggest stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of the group.
  • Explore San Diego’s sister city, Tijuana, without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Tijuana in less time—ideal for first-time visitors
  • A small group tour for a personalized experience
  • Lunch and bottled water included on this San Diego tour

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 727 E San Ysidro Blvd
    727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

    Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*

Start time

01:00 PM

End point

  • Retorno Sentri
    Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

    Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you are US citizen and don't have a passport, Birth Certificate (Not Copy) and ID are required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Do not bring your car or you will have to wait about 4 hours to cross back into the U.S. You can also call an Uber if you come on your own which will save you a lot of time.
I would recommend this tour, I never felt unsafe (so don’t believe what you hear).
I recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Tijuana.
278 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Our guide Victor was great. He was very friendly and helpful and nice personality
Vitaly_D, Nov 2022
We visited Caesar hotel and ordered genuine caesar salad and watched the process. Also we listened mariachi band on the street of Tijuana. Also tasting tekila was unforgettable.
Memorable experience.
Rosario_S, Nov 2022
The most memorable part of our trip was tasting all the lovely tequila but unfortunately my mom can't really do that very well because she kept making faces she couldn't have the mezcal also. We were very pleased with how much our tour guide knew the history of Tijuana.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The exciting side of Tijuana
michael_m, Nov 2022
Alexander made the trip more exciting than I would have imagined. Good job sir. Very knowledgeable on Baba Cali. I’ll be returning to Tj, and Alex has to be my guide
It was a very nice tour...
Anna_T, Nov 2022
It was a very nice tour and Alex was great! Only downside was waiting in line for 2 hours to walk back across the border.
Good trip but be aware
doubledunk, Nov 2022
The day trip to Tijuana was fun but be aware that you walk over the border and then wait in a fairly long line to get back over. Honestly it wasn't bad, just would have been nice to know. Alex our tour guide was awesome! Felt completely safe with him.
Was a good tour. Alex...
Ethan_L, Nov 2022
Was a good tour. Alex was a great guide. Getting back to the USA took almost 2 hours of standing in line., which we were unaware of being a possibility.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice,funny and friendly.
Adriano_G, Nov 2022
The best way to see Tijuana, I’ll recommend to everybody that they’d like to go to Mexico😊 Mexico has special dishes, drink (tequila,margarita, ecc) and you can taste another kind of social life. The Mexican people are very friendly and sociable.
Tijuana anniversary ❤️
Tenia_H, Nov 2022
The most important part for me was all the Tequilla samples 😊. It was a great tour Leia was our tour guide and she was absolutely amazing !! Had a wonderful day !! 5 stars to her❤️
1 traveler found this review helpful
Waste of time
Reynaldo_C, Nov 2022
Came here from Washington for nothing. No tour guide showed up. Waste of time, money and effort. No one contacted for no show.
Awesome tour
Thai_D, Oct 2022
Leia is an awesome guide! Like a local friend, she walked us thru Tjuana's history, food and culture. One of the best day we spend in San Diego.
Tj for a day
Naveed_D, Oct 2022
It was an amazing experience my wife wanted to go Tijuana so I found this trip online it was great choice. Our tour guide Alex was awesome. We met a group girls they were so cool they looked out for us and we looked out for them. Overall the experience was fun .
I had a really great time...
Sacha_W, Oct 2022
I had a really great time with Umberto. The difference is made that this tour is not only an interesting introduction into history und city facts, it is also a really personal experience. I was grateful that he took us to several places, which showed the different aspects of the city.
Victor is a great tour...
Grigor_A, Oct 2022
Victor is a great tour guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We walked around TJ. Ate tasty food and drinks. Well worth.
Fantastic and fun time in Tijuana.
Tishana_P, Oct 2022
Victor is a fantastic tour guide. He's very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. While traveling to another country can be dangerous, hiring a tour guide or tour company with tons of positive reviews is the way to go!! The guides are familiar with the area, speak the language and everyone knows them where we go so that positive rapport is already clear and present making for a very fun, relaxing friendly experience where you walk away with great memories and great souvenirs!! :)
Everything was great, the...
Yusuf_Z, Oct 2022
Everything was great, the only thing, i would appreciate it if we can get contact number with tour guide, because we were lost until the women called us at pick up time
Absolutely Beautiful!!!
Paula_F, Oct 2022
Actually crossing the border and the great food and drinks… Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice…
1 traveler found this review helpful
Absolutely amazing
ChrisWarburton, Sep 2022
The markets & the tour guide’s knowledge was amazing, Very informative & interesting The food was absolutely wonderful Had a very good tour Alex is the best Highly recommend this tour You won’t be disappointed 1 bit
Great time
Julie_A, Sep 2022
Alex was a wonderful tour guide! This was a great way to get a feel for the city. I highly recommend it!
The tour guide, Marisol, was quite exceptional and made our experience worth it all.
Nygil_Q, Sep 2022
The historical and cultural places and learning about the customs and traditional practices. Also, the food and beverage tastings. Our tour guide Marisol was quite pleasant, and kept us interested throughout. She is very knowledgeable about the place and it’s history.
Tadeo and Marisol were...
Sophia_B, Sep 2022
Tadeo and Marisol were some of the friendliest and nicest people we had the pleasure of meeting. Tadeo immersed us completely in the experience and let us have a wonderful time in Tijuana. Amazing food, great drinks, beautiful history, and a great experience.


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