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From Guadalajara: Magdalena Opal Experience

Product ID: 328811
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Meet the home of the rarest and most beautiful stone, the opal. Magdalena, a typical Mexican town in the state of Jalisco, is only about an hour from Guadalajara and offer the opportunity to see one of the largest opal producers in the world.
About this activity
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

• Customers that are not staying in a hotel can wait in the nearest hotel lobby or sidewalk if they are staying in a house or apartment.

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  • Visit four opal mines
  • Go hunting for your own opal with a hammer and a helmet provided by the miners
  • See an obsidian deposit
Full description
Visit Magdalena, a town full of traditions and four main opal mines where you will have the opportunity to explore and to appreciate the work of the miners. You will be able to go hunting on your own opal with a hammer and a helmet provided by the miners. 

Start the tour in an opal shop and then explore the opal mines, learn about this precious stone and then hunt for opals. On your way back, visit an obsidian deposit to admire the place and feel the powerful energy of this crystal. Magdalena also has an obsidian deposit, thanks to the climate conditions and the proximity to the Tequila Volcano.

Enjoy free time to appreciate the different kinds of opals and buy the ones of your choice. Have lunch in an excellent typical Mexican restaurant.
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide
  • Local guide-miner
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • For lunch at the restaurant the suggested gratuity is 15%
  • Suggested gratuity for the tour guide: between 15-20% at the end of the tour.

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• You will be walking on dirt trails in to the mines

From US$ 292.05 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 328811