JALISCO MASTERS OF FOLK ART
San Pedro Tlaquepaque and Lake Chapala

  • Teotihuacan

Tour at a Glance

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TRAVELIAN JOURNEYS  
  Limited to 16 guests                   4 Days / 3 Nights                Physical demand: Level 1  
     
TOUR DATES  
  Nov 8-11, 2017      Nov 7-10, 2018      
Nov 6-9, 2019
 
     
2017 - COST PER PERSON:    

 
  Sharing room:                     $ 950 USD ( $ 1,250 CA)  
  Single supplement:            $   150 USD ( $ 200 CA)  
  Charges will be processed in MXN.  
     
  JALISCO ~ TLAQUEPAQUE  
     

Tour Details

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Join Travelian Tours for an extraordinary cultural shopping journey to Jalisco. Travel in comfort and safety on this rich excursion with a small group of travelers and our expert guides!

On our first day of travel the group will be driven to the charming town of San Jose Tlaquepaque, one of Mexico’s preeminent centers for decorative arts and crafts.  A relaxing lunch at one of Tlaquepaque’s fine restaurants will await travelers. After time for exploring and shopping in Tlaquepaque, we’ll be driven to the lakeside village of Ajijic where we’ll be staying at a comfortable lakeside inn. Ajijic is an expat community with many galleries, shops, good restaurants, and its Malecon (lakeside walkway).

In addition to enjoying good food and exploring the village of Ajijic, our main goal is to visit the first-rate Annual Masters of Folk Art Fair at the Chapala Yacht Club nearby. The third day, after breakfast, travelers will be driven to the fair on Opening Day and will have time to visit all the featured artisans. Take in the festivities, and purchase the works of prize-winning master artisans from all over Mexico. The group will head back to Ajijic mid-afternoon allowing time to rest or have a cold drink at our hotel before dinner.

On our final day, after breakfast and checking out of the hotel, the group will head back to San Miguel de Allende.

Discover Jalisco’s delicious food, outstanding artisan works, and first-rate shopping in comfort and style on this tour with Travelian’s friendly professional guides! 

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Itinerary - 4 Days


DAY 1 - EXPLORE AND ENJOY SAN JOSE TLAQUEPAQUE
7:00 am Depart from St Paul’s Church (Cardo #6) ~ A detailed itinerary with maps will and a sack breakfast will be provided en route to San Jose Tlaquepaque. Enjoy lunch* together upon arrival. Depart for Ajijic, check into our hotel. Walk from hotel and visit shops, museums, market and churches. Meet in hotel lobby and walk to dinner* at another great restaurant.

DAY 2 - DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE AJIJIC
8:30 am Breakfast at hotel. Then have free time to visit downtown Ajijic, walk through town and explore its shops, galleries, and the Malecon. Enjoy lunch* on your own at a casual restaurant in town. Later in the evening, meet with the rest of the group in hotel lobby and walk to dinner* at a great local restaurant.

DAY 3 - VISIT THE MASTER ARTISAN FAIR
8:00 Breakfast at our hotel. Depart for Lake Chapala Yacht Club for the Master Artisan Fair. Enjoy its festivities and meeting Master Artisans. Depart mid afternoon for Ajijic hotel. Rest or continue exploring town. Meet in hotel lobby that evening and walk to dinner*.

DAY 4 - RETURN TO SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
8:00 Breakfast at hotel. Pack and check out of hotel. Stop at the fair on the way out for last purchases, then depart for San Miguel de Allende. Stop for sandwiches* en route. Arrive in San Miguel de Allende across the street from St. Paul’s Church mid to late afternoon.

* Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the tour's fee.
This itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.

 
 

WHAT TO TAKE

 
     
  Official ID your current Passport, Mexican residency ID (copies are fine)
  Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
  Credit Cards, Debit card, Cash in Pesos for the first day (Cash machines are available)
  Active Cell Phone with recharger
  Bring sufficient funds for meals and beverages not included in trip cost 
  Money Belt
  Water Bottle
  Binoculars
  Camera
  Travel Flashlight 
  Hat
  Sunblock 
  Sunglasses
  Insect Repellent 
  Day Pack
  Swim Suit and Flip Flops for the pool 
  Light-weight Walking Shoes 
  A fleece garment or light jacket can be useful in case of chilly mornings or evenings 
  Simple comfortable clothing for day and evening wear 
  Pack your binoculars, toiletries and travel documents in your day pack, a supply of Ziplock plastic storage bags can be handy for storing food items from the breakfast, to be used as mid-morning snacks 
  Be sure to bring your own Kleenex and small change for bathroom fees 
  Personal prescription drugs
  First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder)
 


     
 

Further details about this tour

 
 
 
.   Travel Physical Demands
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.   Cancellations
.   Trip Insurance
     
 

Travelian Tour Leader

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Colleen Besman
Photo of Rodrigo LópezColleen grew up in Central and South America, and is English-Spanish bilingual. She has traveled extensively in Mexico, both on her own and with tours she has organized for 17 years.
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Tour Map

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Tour Cost

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$950 USD ( $1,250 CA)

  Price per person, double occupancy.
For a single-room, add:
 

$150 USD ( $ 200 CA)

     
 
INCLUDES:
  Accommodations (3 nights)
  Breakfast daily
  Entrance fees
  Comfortable private transportation with driver
  Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
  Travelian tour leaders
  Small group experience: 16 travelers maximum
     
  Eventbrite - JALISCO ~ TLAQUEPAQUE
 

Physical Demand

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    LEVEL 1
    Includes simple relatively level walking in town or on improved (paved or gravel) trails. Stop, stand and go for up to two hours at a time.

Click here for a description of all activity levels.
 
 

Featured Photo

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  The Chapala Masters of Folk Art fair gathers the most important artisans of Mexico in one single spot, this is a very rare and excelent opportunity to purchase top of the line folk art.

 
 

 

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