Tlaquepaque & Tonala
If you love Mexican arts and crafts then this 4 hour tour of the markets and workshops of Tlaquepaque and Tonala is definitely for you.
The tour will start with a visit to the village of Tlaquepaque where you will find a representative selection of the best of local arts and crafts. You'll be able to see the artisans at work as we visit the main workshops, often located in beautiful old colonial mansions. At one time Tlaquepaque was a resort where the elite of nearby Guadalajara would build magnificent mansions in order to escape the heat and bustle of the city in the summer and at weekends. Many of these mansions have now been converted into shops and galleries.
Next stop is Tonala, a small village where you will find a huge variety of arts and crafts at prices that you will not find anywhere else. This tour is of special interest on Thursdays and Sundays, when you can explore the tlanguis, a huge street market spreading out over several of the main streets, when numerous vendors of ceramics, pottery glass objects and all kinds of hand-crafted items and souvenirs come from all over the region to the streets of Tonala to sell their products.
This four hour excursion includes hotel pick up and drop off, all transfers and the services of a bilingual guide. Please note that meals and drinks are not included. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses and a cap, sun block and extra cash.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Region Tlaquepaque and Tonalà.
Address or meeting point At the hotel lobby.
Hours & minutes 4 hours.
Start or opening time The tour is private and it is according to the client's schedule.
End or closing time 17:00 h.
Maximum number There is not maximum.
Minimum number 1 People.
Is there any parking? Is it on the street, private or public? Public parking.
How do you get there by car? DF higway.
Is it possible to get there by public transport? Taxi only.
List each means of public transportion and the stop's name Taxi.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes, the tour is done with a tourguide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? No.
Which is the guide/guest ratio? 1 Tour guide for 15 people.
Are they trained in first aid? Yes.
Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes, there are a lot of shops and we give 2 hours of shopping.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? Yes, visa and mastercard.
Are any commercial stops made during the tour? No.
List the shopping venues included We don't do stops.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? No, we include transportation, tour bilingual guide and public parking.
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Comfortable clothes and shoes.
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? No.
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes.
What is the category and speciality of the restaurant? Mexican food in a 4 star restaurant.
What is the seating capacity of each restaurant? 320 People.
List the menu (include the cost of an alternative one) Meals are not included.
Is bottled water and/or soft drinks included with the meals? Drinks are not included.
Is coffee or tea included at the end of each meal? It is not included.
List the additional cost for including wine/beer with the meals Drinks are not included.
Can special requests be accommodated? (vegetarian,...) Meals and drinks are not included.
Are there smoking / non smoking areas? Yes.
Are toilets available? Yes.
May the client bring his/her own food? Is there a picnic area? No.
Is there a snack included? No.
Are drinks included? Drinks are not included.
Is there any place to get a drink? At the restaurant.
How many drinks per person are allowed? Drinks are not included in the tour.
What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? Drinks with alcohol are not included in the tour.
List all venues where restrooms are available At the restaurants.
Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? The Patio restaurant
Is there a charge to use any of them? No.
Are there any restroom-only stops during the tour? Yes, if the client needs it.
What is the fitness level required? Good.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) No.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Yes.
What type of paving does it have? (flat, uneven...) Uneven.
How much walking is required? (km, meters) 1.5 km.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? There are no cost.
Are there any additional costs? List them No.
Which currencies are accepted? Mexican pesos, American dolars.
Which is the minimum/maximum age to participate? (for all or each one of the activities) None.
Which is the minimum/maximum height to participate? None.
Which is the minimum/maximum weight to participate? None.
Is a waiver required for participation? No.