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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Tour

Discover the picturesque villages of Tlaquepaque and Tonala with this fascinating four-hour tour from Guadalajara. These two charming towns are renowned throughout Mexico for their fine handcrafted goods. Visit bustling markets, workshops and factories and watch artisans at work. An expert local guide will provide you with plenty of insider information about the different crafts and the best buys. The tour starts with a visit to the scenic village of Tlaquepaque where you will find a representative selection of the best of local arts and crafts. You'll be able to see the artisans at work as we visit the main workshops, often located in beautiful old colonial mansions. At one time Tlaquepaque was a resort where the elite of nearby Guadalajara would build magnificent mansions in order to escape the heat and bustle of the city in the summer and at weekends. Many of these mansions have now been converted into shops and galleries. Next stop is Tonala, a village where you will find a huge variety of arts and crafts at prices that you will not find anywhere else. This tour is of special interest on Thursdays and Sundays, when you can explore the tianguis, huge street markets spreading out over several of the main streets, when numerous vendors of ceramics, pottery glass objects and all kinds of hand-crafted items and souvenirs come from all over the region to the streets of Tonala to sell their products. Discover the picturesque villages of Tlaquepaque and Tonala with this fascinating four-hour tour from Guadalajara. These two charming towns are renowned throughout Mexico for their fine handcrafted goods. Visit bustling markets, workshops and factories and watch artisans at work. An expert local guide will provide you with plenty of insider information about the different crafts and the best buys. Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotels. Duration: 5 hours. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: Operates everyday.