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Guadalajara Tour

Guadalajara Tour

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Guadalajara Tour outside Cabañas Landmark

The city of Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco, and is undoubtedly one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico because it’s a great modern metropolis steeped in the traditional Mexican flavor. It is no coincidence that it was voted the best city to live in our country and that is their optimal location, connectivity, climate and vast infrastructure are compelling reasons to enjoy it.


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Knowing the essence of The City of Roses leisurely stroll through its center and vicinity; places contradict the past and present, which gives it a special identity that has been forged and reinvents this city still aptly named “The Pearl of West ”

For its cultural wealth, Pearl of the West, (the second largest city in Mexico) was recognized in 2005 as the American Capital of Culture.

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Degollado theater at night in Guadalajara

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Tapatio Plaza in Guadalajara Tuorist Places

If your idea is to plan a trip so that activities are carried out for a specific purpose and that meet the interests of travelers (in this case within our range of cultural tourism) led by an expert guide. The itinerary is complemented with recreational activities and visits to tourist attractions, allowing us to provide well balanced and tours that allow our customers to get in touch with the local lifestyle. Our routes are planned from cultural management and not from the common perspective of tour operators that offer preset routes that are more profitable without taking into account the objectives of each visitor travel.

The craft is one of the ways that people have to tell their story and show your creativity, making it a true and genuine cultural event. This tour is conducted in two municipalities surrounding The City of Roses typical handicrafts and provincial folklore, so that you can experience the creative process of artisans and surprised with the final products of their wonderful work.

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Walking hand in hand with an art expert popular these cultural sites, knowing the different processing techniques that work with blacksmithing, jewelry, glassware, pottery, woodwork and local sculpture.

Places to visit: Historic Downtown, Tonala and Tlaquepaque.
Duration: 8 hours.
Day tour price: $490 Pesos

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This sightseeing offers the traditional tianguis Tonala Mexico’s most famous and probably one of the oldest, and that was the point where they meet traditional artisans in ancient times.


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Guadalajara story

Guadalajara Story as a local

I have this story of three characters with whom I shared their vision of what their places of Guadalajara should be. Where to taste, enjoy and experience the city. Through their stories I rediscovered my city. It is the main reazon I share the following few words and to draw routes on it.

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In Guadalajara City

Nine years ago I hopped in a cab in Mexico city, the taxi driver, recognize myself as Tapatio, told me how they go to Guadalajara every year in their holiday travel.

With great detail informed me the precise route to get from the capital to the Mercado de San Juan de Dios, with a labyrinthine references told me where he bought the best fruit, peanuts, reeds, cakes, the best market and other rubbish. Hence, his bocho already loaded, your perfect plan was to go into the forest where Spring camping was a full week before his return to the capital.

The following story is recent, during the International Film Festival of Guadalajara I had the opportunity to meet a chef from San Miguel de Allende, she was involved in catering in films and despite the bustle characteristic of such Festival, told me that under no circumstances would stop taking time for specific orders of his family, including list panelas tanned, semes, chiles de arbol (peper), salty bread (birotes), agave syrup and more. When I asked where they planned to buy everything, the answer was clear and firm: “The Crown Market” Mercado Corona.

And finally, while I know and hear the stories of Don Enrique, a model 40, tapatío who loves to talk of the best things in life and his city. From what he heard that there was nothing like the steak tartare which was prepared in French Circle certainly legendary place full of memories, dances, dinners and parties for many generations in Guadalajara. For he also got to go to the Union Nevería a week before it closed, ready to try their classic lime and apple pie or pecan. Rediscovered the chicken from the German in the center and much, much more.

Every day without fail Enrique started his day at Cafe D’Val, the barista, the waitresses, the cashier greet you by name, you just get to go see him preparing his usual coffee in the bar instead Alex and Miguel express “more for Enrique now?”, sometimes ordering a scone, always read the newspaper says with co-chair and goes to smoke his cigar.

Something fascinating pace and customs is a list in a hard plastic cover that jealously guards in the briefcase, in it are the names of 10 bars or restaurants where every Friday, without fail, get together with friends to eat and have fun. So he enjoys his city, his whims, his greetings and everyday meals.

What if you assume the role of any of these three characters? Imagine yourself as a local tourist, marveling at their steps already taken and those still lacks give, or a cook who dares to look at each market the ingredients secret recipes of your family, or simply as Don Enrique, make our all those places where you eat and feel at home.

by the way I am still a tour guide.

Guadalajara Horse and Buggy

Panoramic tour of the most famous monuments in the historic district of Guadalajara Jalisco in a horse drawn carriage. Admire the majestic architecture of its buildings beautifully lit. Enjoy old Guadalajara from a traditional buggy ride . Our exclusive transportation will pick you up at your hotel so you enjoy this ¨must do¨ activity during the evening hours.

Your own private tour guide relating and pointing to the most interesting sites in the city. You just seat back and relax to the clopping of the horse’s hooves that remain us from the recent past in old Guadalajara life style.
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Train to tequila express

Jose Cuervo Express VS Tequila Express

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Tequila Express or Jose Cuervo Express???

If you are confused about what Tequila train is best for you read on. There are several differences between Jose Cuervo Express and Tequila Express Train.   Enjoy  the aromas, colors and history that surround this spirited drink. Make it a fun and educational experience.

For many of us in Mexico a train ride to Amatitan or to Tequila in the state of Jalisco is a journey to the past.  Nostalgic memories we keep from the not so distant past.   Regular passenger trains stopped covering the country in end of last century.

Over the past 150 years, the railways have been involved in the formation and development of modern Mexico. Besides its enormous economic and social contribution, this transport has generated an inseparable historical and cultural heritage, as part of a national collective memory.

After 14 years the train again has gone to work with Tequila Express staring in 2005.  This Tequila experience used to be on a train but nowadays takes place on a bus.  It is the same quality of service, same attractions as before but on a Bus.

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in now enriched by Cuervo Tequila Express,  responsible for dusting the tracks further west of Guadalajara making this magical town another option for a memorable vacation.  Several train carts brought from Europe had to be adopted to fit Mexico rail tracks.

The trains will return in the afternoon after about 60 kilometers, just for visitors to admire the sunset over the green landscape full of blue agave plants.  

 

For two hours commuting enjoyed every one of the exclusive cars including the bar, dining room and the VIP, where delicious snacks are offered Mexican, margaritas and a variety of distinctive cocktails.
At Tequila Town enjoyed the tour of the distillery’s Rojeña, the oldest in Latin America, where we learned the history of tequila, from agave jima up an experience for the senses in an unrivaled professional tasting tequila.

Traveling from Guadalajara to Tequila

 

You can also participate in an incredible journey through the agave fields nestled a few miles from the Tequila volcano, whose explosion 22,000 years ago, gave the land the minerals that make possible the sweet flavor of the blue agave type, known as “tequilana weber “.

There, in the midst of red earth and black obsidian stones, the jimadores (farmers) waiting patiently for agaves are 12 or 13 years and reach maturity to be processed. Once the blue agave plant is ripe, cut their long fronds (leaves) edged up to leave a huge ball that resembles a pineapple, the interior sugars will need to be cooked to be transformed into sugars,  after distillation process occurs, ancestral concoction that has brought fame to Mexico.

 

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A girl waiting for the Express Train to Tequila

Move to the center of the town of Amatitan, the birthplace of the renowned drink, involves being seduced by the more than 35 000 hectares of agave fields that populate the nearby hills and the villages surrounding environment where tranquility reigns and the colorful houses.
The distillery hacienda San Jose del Refugio, whose building dates to the colonial times was a hacienda and a library, retains traditional ovens for baking the agave and stills (containers) where tequila is produced since the XVII Century.
Equally ancient are the cellars, there are between the white oak and French oak a pleasant aroma that blends essences of chocolate, wood and alcohols, emanating from the tequila that is aged and rest there for a few years.

The treasure of both haciendas is definitely in the cellar, under a dim light that stores the “jugs”, small glass bottles that hold the tequila produced between 1800 and 1900, the taste of which have only tried a few.
The mariachi, always present in these lands, is the finale of a visit to the past, a history that began in pre-Hispanic times, when, according to legend, an agave lightning fire, with the goddess Mayahuel Tequila discovered , the Mexican drink that has swept the world.

 

Guadalajara Tour

Manuel Pena y Pena 2150
Guadalajara,
Jalisco
44840
MX

Phone: 33 3659 9379
Website: http://guadalajaratour.com/

 

Getting to Guadalajara by Air

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Guadalajara Tourism (Today 2013)

Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) is about 17 kilometers or 11 miles southeast of the city.  Several Airlines serve this City of Roses from the US, Canada, Europe, and within Mexico.  International Connections are usually via Mexico City or Puerto Vallarta half an hour away.   For airport transportation offers shared ride shuttle van service to and from any place in the metropolitan area.  For details phone +52 33 1578 0421 in Guadalajara Mexico or send an e-mail to gusmelor@gdltours.com.

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Aerocalifornia
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440 , Colonia Arcos Vallarta
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44130
Entre las Calles: Francisco de Quevedo y Lope de Vega
Teléfono: (33) 3616-2525 reservaciones

Aeromexico connect
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: (33) 3688- 5341 Reservaciones

Aeroméxico
Domicilio: Rincón de las Acacias #122 , Colonia Rinconada del Sol
Zapopan, Jalisco.
C.P: 45050
Entre las Calles: Rincón de Primaveras y Rinconada de las Ceibas
Teléfono: (33) 3658 0799
Lada 800: 01 800 021 40 00
Fax: (33) 3122-1089

Airfrance
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #1540-103 , Colonia Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Chapultepec y Marsella
Teléfono: (33) 3630-3707
Lada 800: 01 800 00 67 700
Fax: (33) 3630-3644

American Airlines
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440 L E , Colonia Arcos Vallarta
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Francisco de Quevedo y Lope de Vega
Teléfono: (33) 3616-4402/ 3616-4408
Lada 800: 01 800 90 460 00
Fax: (33) 3616-4217

Interjet
Guadalajara
Plaza Los Arcos Local C1
Avenida Vallarta 2440
Col. Arcos Vallarta
Teléforno: (33) 3630-5203, 1613
C.P. 44100

Continental Airlines
Domicilio: Moctezuma #3515L-6G , Colonia Astral Plaza
Zapopan, Jalisco.
C.P: 45050
Entre las Calles: Lopez Mateos y Quetzalcoatl
Teléfono: (33) 3647-0107
Fax: (33) 3647-6675
Lada 800: 01 800 900 5000

Copa Airlines
Domicilio: Moctezuma #3515L-6G , Colonia Astral Plaza
Zapopan, Jalisco.
C.P: 45050
Entre las Calles: Lopez Mateos y Quetzalcoatl
Teléfono: (33) 3647-0107
Fax: (33) 3647-6675
Lada 800: 01 800 900 5000

Delta Airlines
Domicilio: López Cotilla #1701 , Colonia Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Simón Bolivar y General San Martín
Lada 800: 01 800 1234 710
Teléfono: (33) 3630-3130
Lada 800: 01 800 90 221 00
Fax: (33) 3616-5910

Iberia
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #1540-106 , Colonia Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Cruza con: Esq. Marsella
Teléfono: (33) 3630-2811/ 3630-1833
Fax: 3615-8227

KLM
Domicilio: Oficinas en Cd. de México
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Lada 800: 01 800 90 008 00 Reservaciones
Mexicana de Aviación
Domicilio: Mariano Otero #2353 , Colonia Verde Valle
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44550
Entre las Calles: Ambar y Granate
Teléfono: (33) 3112-0050 / 3112- 0011
Fax: (33) 3112-0040
Lada 800: 01 800 36 654 00

TACA
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440 , Colonia Plaza Los Arcos Local 14 D
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44130
Entre las Calles: Francisco de Quevedo y Lope de Vega
Teléfono: (33) 3630-1235 / 3615- 9428
Lada 800: 01 800 718 89 38

United Airlines
Domicilio: Av. Vallarta #2440-A13 , Colonia Arcos Vallarta
Guadalajara, Jalisco.
C.P: 44140
Entre las Calles: Lope de Vega y Francisco de Quevedo
Teléfono: (33) 3616-9489 / 3616-7993
Lada 800: 01 800 00 307 00

Magni Charters
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

U S Airways
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

Viva Aerobus
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

Volaris
Domicilio: Aeropuerto Internacional , Colonia Aviación General
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco.
C.P: 44640
Teléfono: Reservaciones

The major domestic airline is Aeroméxico, with flights linking the city.  Smaller regional airlines operate in different parts of the country.  Traveling between destinations within the country often involves changing planes in Mexico City.  Schedules, fares and routes all are subject to change. All arriving pasengers muste present valid proof of citizenship and their filled out tourist permit (distributed on the flight)  No visa is necessary for US citizens (as of 2013)  Although policy keeps  changing to enter Mexico, generally anyone with US visa and their passport in sufficient to enter as tourist.  (Check before you purchase your airline ticket).  Present your enter to the Immigration ounter before proceeding to the baggage claim area.

The last stop is Mexican customes; make sure your declaration form is properly filled out.  Mexico uses a random ¨Red Light – Green Light¨ system.  If you have nothing to declare, you will be asked or directed to push a button.  If the light is green you may proceed without inspection.  If the light flashes red your luggage will be routinely searched.  If you do not declare items over and above what is allowed and pay all applicable duties and are then caught by a red light, you will be fined.  (This process takes between 1 – 2 hours after you arrive)

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