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From Guadalajara: Tlaquepaque & Tonala Full-Day Trip

1. From Guadalajara: Tlaquepaque & Tonala Full-Day Trip

Discover 2 of Mexico’s colonial villages on a half-day sightseeing tour from Guadalajara, and admire the handcrafted goods of Tlaquepaque and Tonala. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Tlaquepaque by air-conditioned minivan. Located 4 miles (7 kilometers) from downtown Guadalajara, the small town is known for its ceramics, woodcarvings and leather work. Stroll down cobblestone streets to find craft shops in former colonial mansions. Watch artisans at work in craft factories, and listen to a mariachi band in the main plaza. Then, enjoy a traditional lunch at your own expense. Next, transfer to Tonala, also known for its handcrafted goods. On certain days of the week, a large market takes over the main streets, attracting people from all over the area. Your guide will give a brief explanation of the region’s history, before taking you to a few of the workshops and factories. Find a wide variety of ceramics, hand-blown glass, wood figurines, wrought iron, jewelry and furniture. Then, transfer back to Guadalajara, a short 8-mile (13-kilometer) journey before the end of the tour services.

From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

2. From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

Enjoy a fun and culturally enriching night tour of the town of Tequila where you will ride on a trolley around the town, listen to the town’s exciting stories and legends, do a tequila tasting, and end with a delicious Mexican feast. Begin your tour with a pick up at 6:30 PM in Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, and drive to the beautiful town of Tequila. Once in Tequila, the excitement begins with a tour on a unique trolley as your guide tells you enchanting stories and legends of the famous town. Next, visit Casa Sauza, a hacienda built in1836, which is one of the most beautiful places in Tequila and also a renowned distillery. At Casa Sauza,  go on a tour around the distillery and enjoy a tequila tasting. Afterward you will have a delicious three-course dinner in the restaurant "La Cueva De Don Cenobio" accompanied by traditional Mexican music. After dinner, head back to Guadalajara at around 11:30 PM and be dropped off at the same point where you were picked up.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

3. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

Begin your panoramic tour by visiting the roundabout of the Minerva, the representative guardian of the city erected in the 50s. Continue toward the arches of the old entrance to Guadalajara, which marked the start of the Guadalajara-Morelia highway. These are 20-meter high neoclassical arches, where one can appreciate the colors of the coat of arms of the state of Jalisco. Head then to Chapultepec Avenue, the cultural corridor and one of the liveliest areas of Guadalajara. Continue your journey of old houses on Libertad Street, where you can travel to the end of the 1800s and marvel at architecture from the city's most beautiful time. Proceed with a visit to the Gothic temple of Expiatorio, also known as the Cross of Squares of the Historical Center of the city.  Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the murals of the Government Palace created by José Clemente Orozco. Walk through Liberation Square, stopping outside of the Degollado Theater, headquarters of the mariachi galas held every September. Finish the tour in Tlaquepaque, where you can taste food in one of the restaurants of the Independencia, followed by some typical sweets in a local store.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque: Guided Walking Tour

4. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque: Guided Walking Tour

Explore Tlaquepaque and its most representative places as you take a trip through these picturesque towns and their fantastic atmosphere. Admire the picturesque colonial architecture and cobbled streets. Browse the shops, galleries, museums, and boutiques to admire a wide variety of handmade crafts, blown glass, ceramics, textiles, and silver jewelry. Start with a panoramic tour visiting some of the most representative monuments on the way to the destination; one of the typical colonial towns of Jalisco, knowing the local history where you'll appreciate artisans working in blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and more. Then, go to the town of Tlaquepaque. This place is a tourist center focused on handicrafts of pottery and textiles. Its streets and walkways are adorned with various Casona's from the last century, in addition to colonial buildings and beautiful art galleries. Learn about their customs, myths, and legends while strolling through the beautiful landscapes of this Magical Town, knowing among others: • Springfield Square • Gastronomic corridor Independencia • Sergio Bustamante gallery • Agustín Parra Gallery • Rodo Padilla Gallery • Walk to the Hidalgo Garden • Ceramics Museum • House of the Golden Donkey • El Refugio Cultural Center • El Parian • Basilica of Saint Peter • Church of Our Lady of Solitude

Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque Half-Day Tour

5. Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a panoramic tour through the main avenues of Guadalajara; Upon arrival to the historical center of the city, we will visit the principal and Historical monuments. Later, the tour continues to the beautiful village of Tlaquepaque well knows because its history, gastronomy and Artisan vocation.

From Puerto Vallarta: Guadalajara, Tequila and Tlaquepaque

6. From Puerto Vallarta: Guadalajara, Tequila and Tlaquepaque

Discover Tequila, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, and Guadalajara on this 2-day, 1-night adventure from Puerto Vallarta. Begin your trip early with pickup from your hotel lobby, then savor a delicious included Mexican breakfast on the way to Tequila. Upon arrival in Tequila, Jalisco, spend some time exploring the home of your favorite drink. Walk around the town and visit the Main Square, the church, and other attractions, such as the famous Jose Cuervo Gallery. If you like, you can also purchase a tour to visit the tequila factory at your own cost. Next, continue to San Pedro Tlaquepaque, a beautiful place full of color, architecture, and tranquility. Enjoy time to walk around the gardens and taste delicious typical ice cream from the region. Feel the vibe of a Mexican town all around as you walk the cobblestone streets lined with galleries, market places, and mariachis on every corner. After this adventure, you'll be taken to Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco. Stay overnight in a comfortable hotel in the Historic Center, close to everything. On the second day, after breakfast, spend time exploring the Historic Center, admire the architecture, and take lots of pictures. After lunch, begin the trip back to Puerto Vallarta, where you'll be dropped off at the hotel you were picked up from.

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What people are saying about Tlaquepaque

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

I gave it to some friends from Canada even though the guide spoke to them most of the time in Spanish (the tour was contracted in English) they were delighted. The treatment was very good and they were very happy

Awesome! Friendly, intormative and fun! This was a great way to get around and see Guadalajara's surroundings. We enjoyed our guides so much that we went on a tour to Tequila with them the next day.

Personalized, guided, excellent history, transport and luxury treatment.

It is a luxury tour, the guide's treatment was excellent for the two older adults who went, luxury transportation and very professional history

Exceptional!!!

It was very nice to know these places, the guide was very helpful and patient to allow us to visit and acquire our memories with soul!

Dante, our guide, was AMAZING and conveyed passion for the history of Guadalajara. He is a 5 Stars tour guide!!!