Excursions, Trips, and Activities

Take a Day Trip to Explore Attractions & The Best Things to Do in Guadalajara

In addition to the volunteer activities, free local events, and additional arrangements available in town, our program also offers a variety of field trip excursions to local sightseeing destinations. These trips are typically full-day events, so keep that in mind when planning them. Our staff is happy to help you with scheduling and to answer questions, and many of these trips can also be booked yourself at the correct local office or tour site.

 

Guadalajara City Bus Tour
If you’re interested in a more detailed guide to the city than our orientation program and resources offer, the local city tour includes a variety of historic and cultural destinations that tell the story of the city’s past, present, and future.
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Lake Chapala and Ajijic
On top of all the things to do in Guadalajara, there are also shopping and tourism destinations nearby in both the villages of the Lake Chapala region. The town of Chapala itself includes an old American residential colony that may be of interest to students from the U.S.
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Tequila
You will be taken to the land of Tequila in a comfortable bus. Visit a hacienda and see the cultivation of the blue agave. After experiencing the Mexican ranch, you will visit the processing plant where the distilling process is explained
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Tequila Express
Take a trip to the town of Tequila, and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. Once the bus arrives, you will head directly to Casa Sauza where a tour guide shows you the premises and explains the rich history of Casa Sauza. …Read
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Guachimontones Pyramids
The “Guachimontones ” are located in Teuchitlan, located just one hour and 30 minutes from Guadalajara. Considered one of the most important archaeological zones of Mexico, the complex and pyramids were built around 200 B.C. and 400
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Mazamitla
Discover the small town of Mazamitla in the mountains of the state of Jalisco. Its name comes from the Nahuatl and means “place where arrows to hunt deer are made. ” Take in beautiful mountain and forest scenery as you explore hiking
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Tapalpa
Discover a picturesque place that invites meditation. Located in the southern region of Jalisco, along the Sierra Madre mountains, Tapalpa is a tranquil destination with a beautiful forest and the Big Stones, a scenic hiking spot with
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Puerto Vallarta
Sun-kissed Puerto Vallarta is a world-renowned beach resort in southern Mexico. With beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and endless outdoor adventures, the city is a popular vacation destination to travelers from around the world.
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