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Lake Chapala 3-Day Tour Itinerary

The tour itinerary listed below represents our typical tour itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change.

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Day 1 – Tour starts at 10 AM

  • Your Private Tour Guide Meets With You At Your Hotel at 10 AM (have breakfast before your tour guide arrives)
  • Drive to Tlaquepaque
  • Learn about driving in Mexico
  • Explore the Artesanias Market (Art Market)
  • Learn about long distance buses in Mexico and how to buy tickets
  • How to rent a car in Lake Chapala
  • Lunch in Tlaquepaque
  • How to buy and register a car in Jalisco
  • Drive back to Ajijic
  • Explore the Ajijic Malecon
  • Free time to explore Ajijic centro before dinner
  • Dinner in Ajijic

Day 2 – Tour starts at 9 AM

  • Your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 9 AM (have breakfast at hotel before meeting with the tour guide)
  • Visit the Tianguis in Chapala
  • Learn about the different stalls and foods in the mercado
  • Your tour guide can explain how to properly negotiate at mercados
  • Lunch in Chapala
  • Drive to Racquet Club
  • Visit rentals in either Chapala or San Antonio Tlayacapan
  • Learn about renting in Mexico- common mistakes to avoid
  • You’ll see the differences in neighborhoods Lakeside
  • Free time to explore any area you like on your own
  • Dinner in Chapala

Day 3 – Tour begins at 9 AM

  • Meet your tour guide at your hotel at 9 AM (Have breakfast at hotel before meeting your tour guide)
  • Visit The Lake Chapala Society
  • Visit the Mercado in Ajijic
  • Learn about integrating into Mexican culture- common mistakes expats make
  • Learn where expats hang out Lakeside
  • Visit various rentals in Ajijic (based on availability and budget)
  • Learn the differences between Ajijic and other Lakeside towns
  • Discuss the pros and cons of living in these areas
  • Lunch in Ajijic
  • Visit Super Lake or similar grocery stores
  • Drive to Chapala
  • Free time before dinner- We suggest exploring the Malecon and Churches
  • Dinner in Chapala
  • End of tour
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Important Information

**If you are flying back to the U.S. or a country that requires a 1 day COVID-19 test, your private your guide can drive you to a recommended testing site. During the tour, we’ll provide you with information on COVID testing options in Lake Chapala. Otherwise, you can get tested at the Guadalajara airport.

**Note your private tour guide can only pick you up from a hotel in Chapala, San Antonio Tlayacapan or Ajijic. We will provide a list of hotel recommendations after you book**