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Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

1. 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: Authentic Charro Horseriding Experience

2. Guadalajara: Authentic Charro Horseriding Experience

Become an authentic "Charro Mexicano" or Mexican cowboy under the supervision of a certified guide with this horseback riding lesson in Guadalajara. Interact with majestic horses and gain a deep appreciation of the heritage of Charreria. Head to a recreation and cultural center and meet your guide at the stable. Get introduced to the tools and knowledge needed to take care of livestock. Then, receive instructions on horseback riding. Learn about the history behind the cultural tradition of Charreria which is recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Experience this custom of Mexican cowboys dating back hundreds of years as you ride your horse.

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Even though the we booked the experience night before and the was a little confusion with it, the gentlemen at the arena (Jorge and Emanuel) ensured that we had amazing time. We could not recommend it more... The attention for detail, the history of charros, the horse riding and lasso throwing, Jorges singing, erything was simply spectacular... one in a life time experience

Wonderful! We’ve been coming to Guadalajara for over 30 years and this was one of the most enjoyable and informative activities we’ve had. The guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of their country. We loved every minute! Mil Gracias!

Amazing! I learned so much about this Mexican tradition. I was blown away by the love, dedication and pride of the charros. The guides were eager to share their knowledge. I definitely recommend this tour. I will do it again!

This was certainly a unexpected most amazing tour. Jorge was full of interesting facts to help us get to know the Mexican Charros and show us how important this tradition is. Extremely fun activity, I highly recommend it.

A must to understand a part of mexican culture and tradition. Very complete, involving history, technique and experience. Jorge was an amazing guide with great storytelling, professionalism and kindness.