Chapala Lake, Mezcala Island, and Ajijic Private Tour with a Local Expert

Chapala Lake, Mezcala Island, and Ajijic Private Tour with a Local Expert

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a unique, cultural, and gastronomical experience. Travel from Guadalajara to the Chapala Lake area and discover the magical towns of Mezcala, Chapala, and Ajijic hosted by a local expert. Enjoy a boat ride (included) on the lake on the way to Mezcala Island, the most important site during the war of independence in Mexico. You will visit the emblematic colonial buildings, vestiges, and ruins in the region. Later you can enjoy an excellent lunch facing the lake in the gastronomic area. Try the delicious local cuisine, famous for its seafood. Stroll the boardwalk and its cultural handicraft market, you will find pre-Hispanic art, regional drinks, and crafts. Enjoy a real Mexican experience. This is a personalized, immersive tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Chapala, Chapala Mexico

You will tour and appreciate in one day the 3 main magic towns on the shore of Chapala Lake (Mezcala, Chapala & Ajijic). Indigenous origin villages with lots of history, tradition, and gastronomy. It may take several hours depending on the wishes of the traveler

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mezcala Island, Guadalajara Mexico

Enjoy a boat ride (included) to Mezcala Island in the company of a local expert where you will learn all about the ruins and vestiges of one of the most important military fort during the war of independence. You can also appreciate the chapel built in honor of the Virgin of San Juan de Los Lagos.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Antigua Estacion De Ferrocarril Chapala, González Gallo 1500, Sin Nombre, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico

Visit the old Chapala Railway station that formerly communicated the region with the city of Mexico and Guadalajara. Today it is a cultural center dedicated to sharing the history of the region.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Malecon de Chapala, Lake Chapala Waterfront, Chapala 48300 Mexico

Stroll and appreciate the beautiful Chapala boardwalk as well as its historic center.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chapala Handicrafts Market, Calle 5 de Mayo, Chapala 45900 Mexico

Right next to the Chapala boardwalk you can find the handicraft market where you will find pre-Hispanic crafts, jewelry, souvenirs as well as drinks and snacks typical of the region.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco Catholic church, Priv. Francisco I. Madero 403, Chapala Centro, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico

Visit the parish of Chapala and appreciate its neocolonial architecture.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ajijic, Ajijic

Stroll the historic center of Ajijic, a magical town on the shore of Lake Chapala.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Parroquia de San Andres Apostol, Calle Marcos Castellanos 14, Ajijic 45920 Mexico

Visit the Ajijic parish and appreciate its neocolonial architecture.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Malecon de Ajijic, Ajijic Lakefront Del Paseo & Morelos, Ajijic 45920 Mexico

Discover another of the magical towns in the Ribera de Chapala route. Appreciate its beautiful boardwalk and historic center. You will find also great coffee shops, regional crafts, and a craft beer brewery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"We comply with all the requirements established by the local government"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 10:00 AM
Duração: 8 To 10 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up at your accommodation (Hotel, Hostel, Airbnb). You need to notify your location at least 24 hours before.


  • Miguel Hidal Airport, Guadalajara Mexico

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water - Purified water
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Beers on board
  • Soda/Pop - Soda or mineral water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Chapala
  • Entry/Admission - Antigua Estacion De Ferrocarril Chapala
  • Entry/Admission - Mezcala Island
  • Entry/Admission - Malecon de Chapala
  • Entry/Admission - Chapala Handicrafts Market

Não Incluído

  • Lunch


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