Guachimontones Archaeological Site Private Tour with a Local Expert

The most important archaeological site in the region! Learn all about the first civilizations (pre-Hispanic tribes) of Jalisco.


Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a unique cultural and archeological experience hosted by a local expert. Travel from Guadalajara to the town of Teuchitlan, Jalisco.

The place is considered a world heritage site by UNESCO since 2006. You will appreciate the most important archaeological site in the region and learn all about the first civilizations (pre-Hispanic tribes) of Jalisco.

After touring the pyramids you can try the pre-Hispanic drinks of the region such as Aguamiel, Pulque & Tejuino. After freshening up, we will visit a Pre-Hispanic Craft Workshop where musical instruments and other obsidian pieces are made.

Then we will visit the Teuchitlan lagoon also known as Presa de la Vega, there you can enjoy lunch with the delicious local cuisine in one of the traditional restaurants with an incredible front view of the lagoon.

This experience is dedicated to anyone looking for something authentic, immersive, and personalized.

Tour Information

Duration: 8 Hours

What’s included: 

  • Private transportation Hotel Pickup – Dropoff

  • Local guide specialized in Archeology

  • Access to Phil Weigand Interpretive Center

  • Access to Guachimontones Archaeological Site

  • Tasting of pre-Hispanic drinks.

  • Mexican Beers

  • Bottled water

  • Soda or mineral water

What’s excluded

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

**Your private tour includes hotel pickup and dropoff. We’ll contact you within 24h of your booking to confirm pickup details.**

We can pick you up at any hotel in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara.

Languages In-person:

  • Spanish
  • English

Health restrictions: 

Not recommended for travellers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travellers

Not recommended for travellers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions

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Tour rating & reviews

Mary C
Mary C
A wonderful way to spend the day!
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Our tour guide Fernando was very knowledgeable on every area we asked him about, from the artisans to the history to the current economy.... You name it, and he knew about it! We enjoyed meeting and talking with the artisans, watching them work, and hearing their stories. We had a delightful lunch in beautiful Tlaquepaque and then fun shopping. The night before our tour I injured my ankle (later found out it was broken) and asked Fernando if we could stop on the way to purchase a cane for me. He did better than that and brought his Abuella's wheelchair for me to use! It was a life saver. If I could rate this tour 10 stars I would!
Nancy A
Nancy A
Tonalá & Tlaquepaque Fun!
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Once again Fernando has out down himself! He was our tour guide for these amazing locations. He took us to galería Bernabé where you will learn about 4 generations of petatillo artistry, a tortillería de flor, how Lupita are made, and all along the way we learned amazing history about both cities. A great way to spend a day!!! Highly recommend. Gracias Fer 😁
Fun Tour
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Ask for Fernando he is a great guy, and very knowledgeable! we definitely recommend this tour, well be back for sure.
Edmundo Yrigoyen
Edmundo Yrigoyen
Mexican Complexity Revealed
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Our guide Berenice Miramontes took us on this walking tour from Colonia Americana thru historic center, ended in front of the Cabañas museum. Her English was very good and her knowledge of history and architecture styles was excellent and very informative. She also did a great explanation of the murals and made them very relevant to Mexico and world history. She answer all our questions, we now understand Mexican history a lot better. It was very interesting finding out about the war of independence from Spain and the revolutionary war which was internal more like a civil war. In any case I highly recommend this tour and take good walking shoes!
Geraldine Aves
Geraldine Aves
Passionate & Professional
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What an incredible walking tour with Fernando. He generously shared his knowledge and passion for history and art with us. He made history come alive and culturally engaged us right from the beginning. We highly recommend spending quality time with a professional and passionate tour guide like Fernando.

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