Lake Chapala, Mezcala Island and Ajijic Small-Group Trip from GDL
Getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a full-day unique, cultural, and gastronomical experience. Travel from Guadalajara to the Chapala Lakeside area and discover the magical towns of Mezcala, Chapala and Ajijic hosted by a local expert. Enjoy a boat ride (included) on the lake on the way to Mezcala Island, the most important site during the war of independence in Jalisco state. You will visit the most important colonial buildings, vestiges, and ruins in the history of the region. Later you can enjoy an excellent lunch facing the lake in the gastronomic area. Try the delicious local cuisine, famous for its seafood. Stroll the boardwalk and its cultural handicraft market, you will find pre-Hispanic art, regional drinks, and crafts. This is a personalized, immersive, high-quality tour, You shouldn't worry about anything, everything is included.Itinerary
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Lake Chapala, Mexico
You will tour and appreciate in one day the 3 main magic towns on the shore of Chapala Lake (Mezcala, Chapala & Ajijic). Indigenous origin villages with lots of history, tradition, and gastronomy. It may take several hours depending on the wishes of the traveler
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Mezcala Island, Guadalajara Mexico
Enjoy a boat ride (included) to Mezcala Island in the company of a local expert where you will learn all about the ruins and vestiges of one of the most important military fort during the war of independence. You can also appreciate the chapel built in honor of the Virgin of San Juan de Los Lagos.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Antigua Estacion De Ferrocarril Chapala, González Gallo 1500, Sin Nombre, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico
Visit the old Chapala Railway station that formerly communicated the region with the city of Mexico and Guadalajara. Today it is a cultural center dedicated to sharing the history of the region.
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Chapala Malecon, Lake Chapala Waterfront, Chapala 48300 Mexico
Stroll and appreciate the beautiful Chapala boardwalk as well as its historic center.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Chapala Handicrafts Market, Calle 5 de Mayo, Chapala 45900 Mexico
Right next to the Chapala boardwalk you can find the handicraft market where you will find pre-Hispanic crafts, jewelry, souvenirs as well as drinks and snacks typical of the region.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Piedra Barrenada, Carr Jocotepec-chapala 650, 45820 San Juan Cosalá, Jal., Mexico
Visit the most recognized restaurant area of the Chapala Lakeside. Famous for its excellent seafood. Enjoy a meal (included) in one of the restaurants facing the lake with a beautiful view. Vegan & Vegetarian are welcome.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
Ajijic Malecon, Ajijic Lakefront Del Paseo & Morelos, Ajijic 45920 Mexico
Discover another of the magical towns in the Ribera de Chapala route. Appreciate its beautiful boardwalk and historic center. You will find also great coffee shops, regional crafts, and a craft beer brewery.
Duration: 40 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers"
Duration: 8 To 10 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up at your accommodation (Hotel, Hostel, Airbnb). You need to notify your location at least 24 hours before.
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.