Lake Chapala Tour: Mezcala Island and Ajijic Town
Quick Description
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Guadalajara and enjoy a unique, cultural and historical experience on the largest lake in Mexico. Tour the Ribera de Chapala and visit the magical towns of Mezcala, Chapala and Ajijic with a local expert. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to the island of Mezcala. The Island was an indigenous ceremonial center in pre-Hispanic times and became a military fortress and prison during the War of Independence from 1812 to 1816. You will visit the main attractions of Lake Chapala, its historical sites, colonial buildings, markets, temples and boardwalks with beautiful views of the lake. Enjoy lunch facing the lake in the gastronomic area. Sample delicious local cuisine, famous for its seafood, micheladas, and tequila cocktails. This tour is dedicated to lovers of nature and cultural heritage, ideal for families or couples.
• Expert local guide.
• Boat ride included.
• Private tour for you and your companions.
• Historical tour on Mezcala Island.
• Private round transport
From $100
Was $120
Duration: 2 hours
Number of people
Languages In-person::
8 hours
What’s excluded:
Monday to Sunday (subject to availability)
*Reservation with deposit required at least 24 hours before the date.
*Does not include food or tips.
What’s included:
Local guide, bottled water, boat ride, entrance fees and activities.
Meeting point:
Meeting instructions:
•Pick up at your hotel/airbnb (only in GDL).
•Boat ride to Mezcala Island.
•Mezcala Island Tour.
•Lunch stop.
•Tour in the Town of Chapala.
•Tour in the Town of Ajijic.
•Return to Guadalajara
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
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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