Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico and birthplace of the mariachi band, is a bustling metropolitan city that is alive with parks, monuments and historical 16th century buildings. Guadalajara tours offer the visitor a diverse cultural experience beyond a typical resort town.
This colonial city is also famous for tequila, an essential ingredient for Margarita drinks, which is distilled in the nearby town.
Cultural City Tour
The best way to see the historic city center of Guadalajara and downtown is by foot. A ”walking tour” map is free or you can hire a horse drawn carriage called “calandria” that have several locations in the vicinity.
Blue agave, the plant distilled to make tequila is grown in vast fields in the town of Tequila which is near Guadalajara. Several distilleries offer their own tours and tasting.
Chapala is 45 minutes from Guadalajara and is a quiet, picturesque town, where many upper class families and businessmen live and where the locals go on weekends. There are restaurants and shops where you can spend the day. Ajijic, a charming lakeside village in Lake Chapala is a popular golf and tennis getaway. Whether you plan on enjoying a serene cultural vacation or a hectic shopping expedition, there is a Guadalajara tour that will delight any discerning visitor.