This week-long cultural adventure covers the highlights of Western Mexico's vibrant Guadalajara and nearby popular attractions. Wander the state capital, the birthplace of mariachi music, and visit impressive historic sites, eat delicious local food, and enjoy the exciting nightlife. Break up the urban exploration with day trips to nearby ancient ruins, a tequila distillery, quaint lakeside communities, and secluded waterfalls.
Best of Guadalajara
After seeing the sights of Guadalajara, previous kimkim travelers have headed off on specialized tours nearby. Though less than five miles south of central Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque feels like an artisan village from another era. You can encounter the craft makers at work inside old pastel-hued mansions, or focus on the village’s rich gastronomic heritage on a food tour. Further afield, you can visit communities along the mountain-backed shores of the spectacular Lago de Chapala, Mexico’s largest lake. There are also charming colonial towns like Mascota and Sayula, the archaeological site of Guachimontones and one very famous town by the name of Tequila, where you can taste its iconic spirit amid the agave-filled landscape.
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Spend eight days discovering gorgeous Guadalajara, the "pearl of the west." This city and its state of Jalisco is a cultural hotbed, famous for originating two of Mexico's most famous exports: mariachi music and tequila. You'll experience both on cultural tours plus visit ancient indigenous ruins and charming lakeside villages before finishing the trip on the golden beaches of Puerto Vallarta.
Discover western Mexico's beauty, history, and culture on this nine-day adventure. It begins in Guadalajara, where you'll not only tour its historic Spanish-colonial landmarks but also indulge in tequila tours and chocolate tastings. Then head to the coast and Puerto Vallarta, where you'll have ample time to relax on its beaches, dine in world-class restaurants, and enjoy its famous nightlife.
Experience three distinct areas of Mexico on this exciting two-week itinerary. Get your fill of colonial architecture and mariachi music in Guadalajara, relax on the palm-studded Pacific beaches of Puerto Vallarta, and explore the coolest neighborhoods and best eats in Mexico City. This trip includes a mix of public and private transport (both excellent in Mexico), as well as guided tours and free time for the ultimate adventure.
Explore the history and culture of Mexico with this 13-day tour, starting in the country's capital, Mexico City. Float the colorful canals of Xochimilco, sample Mexican street food, and wander local neighborhoods like Roma and Coyoacán. Then, it's off to Guadalajara for amazing architecture, lessons on the magic of cacao, and a visit to the town of Tequila for distillery tours and tastings. Your trip culminates on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, where you'll swim with dolphins and volunteer at a sea turtle camp!
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