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$53.33 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Chapala and Ajijic Half-Day Tour from Guadalajara

After hotel pickup, your guide will transport your small group by comfortable minivan to the town of Chapala, located approximately 27 miles (45 km) south of Guadalajara on the shore of Lake Chapala. Surrounded by mountains and renowned for its lovely scenery, the lake has become a hotspot for North American retirees who are drawn to the region’s incredible year-round weather. Take a scenic boat ride across the beautiful lake to Scorpion Island, a small and secluded isle accessible only by watercraft, including popular canoes. While you take in the gorgeous landscape, your guide will point out the many types of birds, including pelicans, that inhabit the lake. You’ll see a unique perspective of the lake from the middle of the island, which offers a few outdoor restaurants serving local specialties like charales – tiny, crunchy dried fish eaten with salt, lime and chili. Just 10 minutes from Chapala on the lake’s north shore, an enormous tree welcomes visitors to the small town of Ajijic, famous for its many horseback riders and moderate summer temperatures. Your guide will provide an overview on the history of the town and the importance of the lake to the region. Enjoy more lakeside views as you walk down the cobblestone streets lined with charming restaurants, bars and art galleries abundant with local textiles. Admire the colonial-style whitewashed buildings and enjoy some free time to explore the quaint boutiques on your own.If you’d like, you can purchase lunch (own expense) before your guide returns you to your hotel in Guadalajara.

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Lake Chapala Full-Day Tour from Guadalajara

During this tour, we will visit Chapala and walk thru its beautiful malecon, enjoy the wonderful landscape of the largest lake in Mexico. Visit the beautiful San Francisco Church and the one in Ajijic dedicated to Saint Andrew. The weather is so nice most of the year that was chosen by the snowbirds to live. Finally, our tour ends with the visit of one of the traditional restaurants in the surroundings of Ajijic, where the gastronomy is plenty and delicious. Itinerary:9:00 – 9:15 – Pick up from your hotel.10:00 – Departure to the destination.11:00 – 12:00 – Arrival to Chapala13:00 – Arrival to Ajijic and time for lunch.15:00 – 15:30 – Return to Guadalajara.