According to the secretary of national tourism: Jalisco is Mexico. We definitely have enough reasons to make that claim because the state of Jalisco brings together several of the cultural and historical traditions of Mexico. Without excluding or discriminating against other states of the Mexican republic that have much to offer, Jalisco has five Mexican emblems: mariachi, tequila, charrería (Mexican rodeo), typical regional food and folkloric dance (Jarabe Tapatío). As soon as it is said that mariachi music comes from Cocula, Jalisco, although several towns claim their origin. A national symbol that has been forged for at least 300 years and that gained worldwide recognition. Some of its most famous representatives are Mariachi Vargas from Tecalitlán, José Alfredo Jiménez, Javier Solís and Vicente Fernández. As for Tequila, we are speaking not only of the spirit par excellence in Mexico, but of a magical town founded by the missionaries in 1521 during the Spanish conquest. Today it is a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Tequila “mezcal wine” has been produced since the 1700s and has become popular throughout the world since the 20th century.
The Charrería (Mexican rodeo) is the national sport par excellence. It arises during the time of the conquest in the sixteenth century with the horses brought by the Spaniards. Although their purpose was to transport and raise cattle, over time the Indians and Mexican mestizos began to look for new ways of riding horses and making their own saddles. Then it spread throughout the country thanks to the “hacendados” landowners who had free time and resources to practice their skills and invent new tricks. The charrería equestrian tradition was declared from December 1, 2016 Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and every year in August the National Charro Championship (CNC) is held in Guadalajara as part of the International Encounter of Mariachi and Charrería.
The “Jarabe Tapatío” is a popular Mexican dance that is constantly considered the national dance of Mexico, and is best known internationally as the Mexican hat dance. The dance represents the courtship of the man towards the woman, beginning with an invitation that makes of this his companion to begin a loving relationship. It is said that it arose in 1910 during the time of the Mexican Revolution. When dancing, the man wears the typical Mexican charro costume with long pants and vest; While the woman uses a one-piece suit with a long skirt that usually carries embroidery and colorful ornaments that end up being very striking. All the weekends you can see these dances in the traditional restaurants of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco such as El Parían, El Patio and El Abajeño.
For all the reasons mentioned above, Jalisco Trip emerges as a company dedicated to providing a comprehensive, personalized and high quality tourist service focused on the interests of the visitor. We offer cultural tours and educational tastings of Tequila, Mezcal, Pulque and Mexican Craft Beer assisted by local experts in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, the main city; and excursions and trips to the magical towns of Jalisco such as Tequila, Amatitán, Chapala, Ajijic, Guachimontones, Tapalpa, Mazamitla and Mascota. Only a couple of hours from the city of Guadalajara.
We work with bilingual guides and trained drivers who will transport you safely on your trips, transmitting the culture, traditions and history of the places in a social, friendly and fun environment. We offer walks on foot or by transport, private or in groups, with food and drink or without them. Activities adapted to the client according to their wishes, interests and budget. Our main objective is to transmit the culture of Jalisco to any person or visitor interested in discovering the beauties of the State. We work the 365 days of the year.
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