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Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

Choose the data plan and validity period that suits your travel needs, then purchase it. Download a QR code, and print or scan it to another device. Next, connect to the internet on your smartphone, via WiFi or mobile data, and scan the QR code to install the eSIM package to your device. Following this, connect to the local data network in Mexico and start using your favorite apps. Browse the web, update your social media, and more. Buy another plan if you use up all the data and need to top up. Also, follow the troubleshooting guide if you have any problems using it.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour with Tastings

From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour with Tastings

Visit Tequila on a guided day tour from Guadalajara. Learn about the history and production of Mexico's most iconic drink, taste a variety of different tequilas, and explore the charming "Pueblo Mágico" of Tequila. Start with pickup from your hotel in Guadalajara and travel by private transportation to an artisanal tequila factory located in the town of El Arenal. Capture wonderful photos of the vast agave fields and learn about the different steps in creating traditional tequila. Try 5 types of tequila and an agave beer at the factory while you recite the "drunkard's prayers". Afterward, there will be a stop to purchase some lunch at a popular restaurant featuring live mariachi music. Travel to the "Pueblo Mágico" of Tequila and stroll through the charming streets. You can also visit a traditional bar to try the most famous cocktail in the region made with "cantaritos" tequila. After some time in the town, relax on the return journey to Guadalajara, with drop-off at your hotel.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

Learn all about Tequila on a guided tour. Visit the fields where agave grows, a distillery for a tasting, and the towns of Tequila and Amatitán with a certified guide. Start your adventure by being picked up from the lobby of your hotel or another address in Guadalajara. Head off along Mexico's Tequila Trail. First, stop to admire the Agave Landscape. Take photos and walk among the agave plants in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See how this raw material for Tequila reproduces. Next, discover how Mexico's national drink is made at an artisanal distillery. Watch all the steps involved in creating different types of Tequila. Then, enjoy a Tequila tasting experience before visiting the Magical Town of Tequila. Explore downtown Tequila, see the church, buy arts and crafts, and try the local food and drinks like 'cantaritos.' Finally, hop back into the van to return to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Day Trip with Jose Cuervo Option

From Guadalajara: Tequila Day Trip with Jose Cuervo Option

Discover the elaboration process of tequila by visiting a traditional distillery, and you can upgrade your experience by selecting the option of visiting a second distillery, the José Cuervo Distillery. Drive into the countryside of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region for a tour and tasting at one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world. Pass the agave fields en route from Guadalajara. Then, learn about the fermentation process, and past and present-day tequila production techniques. Discover tequila’s indigenous origins and the Spanish who distilled the beverage into the tequila known today. At the end of the guided visit, you will enjoy a tasting of this national drink after exploring the town of Tequila with your guide. In the case that you choose the José Cuervo Distillery option, you would be transferred to Tequila after the visit to said distillery. During the 1-hour drive to Tequila, stop to admire mountain vistas and the fields of agave azul (blue agave), the succulent plant used to make tequila, Mexico’s national drink. These blue-green patches of agave plants blend beautifully with the earth tones in the natural landscape. At Tequila, you will be given free time to explore its streets on your own, you can have lunch or go shopping and purchase some tequila for you to remember the experience! Finally, you will again meet your guide to return to Guadalajara and be dropped at one of the three possible points downtown.

Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

Spend a day in the ‘boots’ of a traditional Mexican Charro and be part of a Charreada (rodeo) on a guided tour where you will learn why the Charro is a UNESCO recognized identity of  Mexican culture. Get picked up and begin your tour with a bit of city history as you drive through historic neighborhoods that were very important at the beginning of Charrería history.  Arrive at the Lienzo, a type of cowboy arena, where a Charro will welcome you and give you an introduction to the origins of the Mexican Charro in the arena’s museum.  See the fantastic collection of different accessories and traditional costumes that Charros use every Sunday in the Charreada, which is a competitive event similar to a rodeo. Get a lesson on how to use the lasso’s used by the Charros and learn the differences between a Mexican lasso and those used in other cultures in the world. Brush and saddle up the horses and see how they are chosen for the parade that begins the Charrería. If possible, ride a horse along with other Charros so you can be part of this exciting parade. Take part in some traditional tasks as your Charro guide explains each of the different activities that take place during a Charreria. Celebrate the end of this unique cultural experience alongside your new Charro friends drinking some tequila and listening to the sounds of mariachi guitars.

Guadalajara: Culture, Architecture, and Market Walking Tour

Guadalajara: Culture, Architecture, and Market Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of Guadalajara with a guided tour of its colorful streets. Gaze at historic buildings, seize the chance to admire famous murals, and explore a local market to shop for food, candy, or souvenirs. Begin by discovering the cathedral in Plaza Guadalajara, then make your way to the main city squares, including the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres and Plaza de Armas. See the Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco and the ancient Teatro Degollado. Enjoy the possibility of accessing Instituto Cultural de Cabañas, a former orphanage, to see its incredible UNESCO-recognized murals. Finally, visit the traditional San Juan de Dios Market to get a feel for Mexican culture and the local lifestyle.

From Guadalajara to Chapala Lake: Funny and cultural tour

From Guadalajara to Chapala Lake: Funny and cultural tour

1.- Vicente Fernandez Ranch: After picking you up at your hotel or Airbnb, we will visit the Vicente Fernandez ranch where you can take photos with his now famous wax sculpture, his tomb, see the ranch and the largest cowboy store in Mexico. 2.- Artisanal tequila: Prepare your throat to taste more than four different types of tequila in an artisanal distillery, learn the prayers of tequila. 3.- Arrival in Chapala: You will have free time to visit the Chapala boardwalk, the pier, the lighthouse and capture incredible photos of the beautiful town. 4.- Food: (Not included) We will visit a restaurant with live music in Ajijic where you can enjoy seafood or meat with an incredible view of Lake Chapala. 6.- Typical sweets: On the way back to Guadalajara we will make a brief stop to taste typical sweets from the region. 7.- Return to your hotel or Airbnb.

Guadalajara: Selva Mágica Park Platinum Pass

Guadalajara: Selva Mágica Park Platinum Pass

Explore Selva Mágica amusement park in Guadalajara with your Platinum Pass. Have an incredible adventure with friends and family as you take on exciting rides and visit fun attractions available for all ages. With your Platinum Pass enjoy 17 attractions to amuse yourself and fellow visitors. Head to the Sesame Street area for kids and check out the Elmo Bus. Take a spin on a classic carousel and then explore a crooked house or house of terror. Get your adrenaline pumping on one of the many extreme roller coasters, including a thrilling VR ride. Feel the excitement of riding a pirate ship, the music flyer, or a hurricane ride during your visit to Selva Mágica.

From Guadalajara: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

From Guadalajara: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

Embark on an insightful adventure in the state of Jalisco, perfect for all tequila fans. Take a guided tour of the town of Tequila with a transfer from Guadalajara. Explore the agave fields and learn everything about the production process at the most famous tequila factory. Upon arrival in Tequila, step into the agave fields, where the legend of this sacred drink's origins comes from. Your tour guide will teach about how the agave is planted, carefully pruned, and extracted. Once in Downtown Tequila, see the production of tequila at the place that created this process more than 200 years ago. Inside the José Cuervo factory of La Rojeña, the raw material is cooked, extracted, fermented, and distilled to obtain the traditional Mexican drink. Finally, take some time to explore the charming town. Feel free to purchase lunch from one of the many restaurants on the main square, including a high-end restaurant, property of the Jose Cuervo brand. You can also try some seafood, tacos, and street food, such as the traditional 'marquesitas'.

From Guadalajara: Guided Tour to Mazamitla and Eco-Park

From Guadalajara: Guided Tour to Mazamitla and Eco-Park

Start your adventure by being picked up at the lobby of your hotel or address in Guadalajara and then start the journey to Mazamitla. On the way, you will stop at "Los Vampiritos" in San Luis Soyatlán, where you will learn about the traditional drinks of the area. Next, arrive at the Eco Park where you can visit the great waterfall with a short hike. Additionally, stop to visit a place with traditional wooden cabins and admire local architecture. Afterward, reach Mazamitla where you will learn about local history with your guide. Then, take some free time to eat some lunch and to explore this charming town. Admire the surroundings of oaks, pines, and waterfalls that shape its architecture. Stroll through the local market and find many arts and crafts made by local people. Afterward, hop back on the bus and return to Guadalajara.

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What people are saying about Guadalajara

Overall rating

4.5
(210 reviews)

It was great. Caveat... mosquitoes bugs galore. You need to cover up and slather the insect repellent. I went during the scorching weather, in addition to the rather intense gradient slopes and rocky terrain, the heat almost knock me out. But the reward to the natural pool flank by the waterfalls...

Our tour guide had a great attitude and really made the tour fun. He was very attentive and made sure we were all comfortable.

Had a wonderful day trip, the driver was very professional and gave us ample time to shop and eat. Would definitely recommend

The experience was amazing, Enrique was a great guide and the tasting was very fun!

Was a great tour, with lots of information. Our tour guide jose was amazing!