Tlaquepaque And Tonala Day Trip From Guadalajara

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Overview

Visit two lovely colonial villages, Tlaquepaque and Tonala, on a half-day sightseeing tour from nearby Guadalajara. In these charming artisan towns best known for their production of Mexico’s handcrafted goods, you’ll see artisans at work on glass blowing, pottery, jewelry, handmade soap, wood furniture and much more! Visit the markets, workshops and factories as you walk along cobblestone streets and listen to local mariachis play in the plaza. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 13 people.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide

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After your professional guide picks you up at your hotel, you’ll drive by air-conditioned minivan to the colonial village of Tlaquepaque. Located just 4 miles (7 km) from downtown Guadalajara, the small town is best known for its handcrafted goods, such as ceramics, woodcarvings and leather work. Stroll down the narrow cobblestone streets to find beautiful Mexican crafts inside shops that were once magnificent colonial mansions.
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.

Inclusions for Tlaquepaque And Tonala Day Trip From Guadalajara

  • Local English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Tlaquepaque And Tonala Day Trip From Guadalajara

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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5 reviews by the users

  • This trip was 5 star. Tour guide went above and beyond. He was very knowledgeable with extensive historical background about both cities. He took us to all the main highlights in particular to an artisan's workshop for a tour from the owner. He was very patient and helpful as we browsed and shopped. Highly recommend this trip.

  • The trip was a shopping trip only and never included seeing glassblowing,leather craftsmen and all the other artisans the craft trip was suppose to be. Tlaquepaque is pretty large and I never got to one whole side to see the galleries and shops. It was a bit of a disappointment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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