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Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

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Put on your sombrero and live the day as a Mexican Charro learning about this iconic cowboy tradition and joining a celebratory horse parade.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, Spanish
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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend the day as a Mexican Charro surrounded by beautiful horses
  • Admire the craftsmanship of the iconic Charro costumes and accessories
  • Get an introduction to the art of the lasso and learn how to use
  • Witness the exciting horse parade that opens up the rodeo event
  • Celebrate with your new Charro friends over tequila and mariachi
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Pickup service
  • Entrance fee
  • Bottle of water
  • 2 alcoholic drinks (Beer or Tequila)
  • Snacks
  • Drop-off service
  • Food
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Some people present allergies to dust or horses during the tour. In case you have allergies, bring medication with you.
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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
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I visited this place with my sons: It was amazing to see the long history (since 1920) of the culture, traditions, and experiences of the charros. The competitive activities that include learning how to hold, carry, and throw a rope toward your target the charro way was exhilarating. But by far the most exciting competitive activity offered was the catching of the bull (not wild) with a team like atmosphere. I learned so much about Mexican history, tradition, and culture. Of course, the horse riding was beautiful as well. To cap off the tour, the charros gave a very entertaining speech and shared a poem with us describing the nobility that is exhibited by every true charro. I loved it so much that I plan to visit again to enjoy this Mexican tradition and culture that I hope more people visit and enjoy.

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July 21, 2021

We had a slightly different experience due to covid but it turned out for the better! Our guide, Jesús, took us to a local lienzo for a private family-and-friends-only charro practice session. We still got to see charros lasso wild horses and bulls, but not everyone was a professional or dressed in full charro gear. Instead, the atmosphere felt like a big Mexican fiesta with taco, beer, music, and tequila. Everyone was so friendly and very welcoming to us - the only foreigners! Thank you, Jesus, for sharing with us this important Mexican tradition, and I will highly recommend it for anyone visiting Guadalajara.

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October 12, 2020

Una experiencia unica, llena de cultura mexicana, excelente atención por parte de los anfitriones! NO TE LO PUEDES PERDER

October 5, 2021

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