Learn to live like a local in Mexico with the help of a local!
You may have already done a lot of research and have a “shortlist” of places you are considering relocating to. And if you’re ready to go on a scouting trip because nothing will beat boots on the ground for you to determine if Mexico is right for you.
Then our Private Mexico Relocation Tours are a great option for you! Our Tours are a 1-3 day tour in a specific town/area.
A Private Mexico Relocation Tour is fully customized to do and see what interests you most.
A Mexico Tour Is Ideal For
- Those who would like to see what living in a specific city/town of Mexico is like
- You don’t want just a touristy tour- you want to move there
- You want to see neighborhoods, grocery stores, and learn local tips
- Fully customized tour based on your needs
We Have Recommended Private Tour Guides In These Cities:
- Barra de Navidad
- Boca del Rio
- Cabo San Lucas
- Isla Mujeres
- La Paz
- Lake Chapala
- Mexico City
- Nuevo Vallarta
- Playa del Carmen
- Puerto Escondido
- Puerto Morelos
- Puerto Vallarta
- San Jose del Cabo
- San Miguel de Allende
- Valle de Bravo
**And we’re consistently adding new cities and new tour guides to our list! If it’s not on this list, email me at [email protected], and I can connect you to someone***
A Private Tour Guide will share their knowledge and passion in their town. They understand the local customs, neighborhoods, shopping places, pros and cons of certain neighborhoods, and more. They have local expertise, relationships, and knowledge, allowing them to provide a worry-free, life-enriching experience.
Our Private Tour Guides are bi-lingual. Your Private Tour Guide will give you the “inside scoop” about the town you are most interested in relocating to and will help you see what life as a local is like. Because of their expertise, you’ll leave the Private Tour with a deeper understanding of what life is like in the town you explore. And you’ll see the REAL Mexico without sugar-coating.
Private Tour Cost
$200-300 USD per day (price depends on itinerary). The price is per couple or 1-2 people on the tour. Ask your tour guide for a final quote.
DATES: You decide! It’s completely customized to your schedule!
EXTRA PEOPLE – There is a $100 USD per person fee if there is a 3rd or 4th person on your tour. Ask your tour guide for a final quote.
A Basic Private Tour includes transportation during your tour, making arrangements for you to see and do the things you want to accomplish, visit neighborhoods that fit your lifestyle, learning about the local shopping options, and breaks for lunch and such. They will share their wealth of information about living in the area so you can really see what living like a local is like.
A Mexico Relocation Tour does not include hotels, airport pickup, meals, tips or entry fees.
Your tour guide can make recommendations for you on places to eat or places to stay but they will not cover your meals or hotel. They will meet you at your hotel or other accommodations to start your Private Tour unless you arrange for pickup at a different location.
You may want to do a Private Tour in one area, then do another Private Tour in a different city or town to see how they compare. Many of our customers do that, and they can accomplish what would normally take them months, in a few days.
Keep in mind that if you plan to do a multicity tour, you are responsible for your transportation between cities. Your private tour guide may be available to take you to a different city for an extra fee. It is up to you to discuss this with your tour guide. Otherwise, we recommend taking one of Mexico’s super comfortable and very affordable buses. Like the ADO, ETN, or ODM.
Mexico is a large country, and many cities are hours apart. Please keep this in mind when making arrangements for a multi-city Mexico relocation tour.
Ana was excellent, and this was the kick-off of our tour. She took us and showed us multiple areas, from rentals to new constructions to even existing properties. Ana was well-versed in the Ajijic and Lake Chapala area; we could not have asked for a better guide. Ana took us to a delicious Viva Mexico restaurant where we had lunch, addressing our dietary issues. Ana kept lines of communication open, although she knew we were traveling from Ajijic/Chapala region to Queretaro. She was personable, professional, and informative. You can’t ask for a better tour guide or house hunter; she was impressive.
“Me, my husband and our son came to Ajijic for the first time and we had a private tour guide in Ajijic. She picked us up at our hotel every day and drove us all around to look at properties. She was patient and sweet and even took us to her brother’s food truck right on the main street in Ajijic.. it was amazing! Our private tour guide was born and raised in Lake Chapala and knows the area and everybody in the area! We looked at one house, in particular, that was going to require major construction and Demolition and she brought over a contractor and they spent over an hour with us looking over the house. She even showed us where she lives and the beautiful house where she was dog-sitting!! In fact today she toured a house with us via video! We are coming back down in 2 weeks to look at more houses with her. We absolutely recommend her 100%!”
I just wanted to say that the recommended tour guide in Puerto Vallarta is fantastic! She is an amazing guide and will customize for whatever you need. We toured some schools and different neighborhoods. She even helped book our PCR test for our return flight to Canada.
Our private relocation tour was the highlight of our entire trip. We went through established neighborhoods, new developments, and local areas. I let our tour guide know my husband is the cook, we went to a grocery store to compare prices and look at all types of goodies. I picked up a few things to take home. Then we went to lunch at a local place not far from Playa del Carmen. Talk about yummy food!!! We walked 5th Avenue for a bit, and then it was back to looking around neighborhoods.
We learned SO much during our day with our local guide. I have been pushing for Riviera Maya, and this tour gave my husband new insight into the area. He didn’t want to come home.
How To Book A Private Tour?
The Private Tour Guides are local experts. But they are not immigration, international moving, or legal experts. So, to learn everything you need to know to relocate to Mexico the right way, you’ll need the Online Mexico Relocation Guide.
It contains detailed information about relocating to Mexico. The Relocation Guide has information about the most important topics you’d need to make a move to Mexico. Including important contacts for which immigration contact to use, real estate agents, how to bring pets into Mexico, where to buy health insurance, paying taxes in Mexico, safety tips, and even which scams to avoid. Plus so many other things you’ll need to know to have a smooth move to Mexico.
Plus, the Mexico Relocation Guide is vetted and fact-checked by professionals and consistently updated. So you’re not basing your most important decisions on hearsay or old information.
You’ll also get access to our exclusive private Facebook community, where you can interact and ask questions of people who have already moved to the area you are interested in.
THE MEXICO RELOCATION GUIDE
FIRST, you will need to purchase the Online Mexico Relocation Guide. There is a one time cost and you get lifetime access!
You’ll get INSTANT ACCESS to all Private Tour Guides’ names and contact information when you purchase the Online Mexico Relocation Guide. We also included a brief bio and of your Private Tour Guide so you can get to know her/him before contacting them.
SECOND, you will need to contact the Private Tour Guide by Phone, or WhatsApp to confirm the dates you want to take a tour. Your Private Tour will ask several questions about what you’d like to accomplish during your Private Tour.
Tell your Private Tour Guide where you want to go and what you’d like to accomplish, then we’ll help formulate a custom tour to fit your exact needs.
Of course, they’ll be glad to make suggestions too!
So you can work with your tour guide to adjust the time to fit your schedule. The Private Tour Guides will make sure you have an amazing experience. Your Private Tour Guide will customize the tour to exactly what you want to see, do, and learn!
Build Your Own Custom Private Tour
During your Private Tour, your Guide can arrange for:
- See a variety of different neighborhoods
- Discuss the town’s pros and cons
- Grocery Shopping options
- Local restaurant options
- Things to do in the local area
- Where other expats hang-out in that local area
- Take you to your appointments (lawyer, doctors, realtor, etc)
- Plus whatever else you would like to do or see
Between the Private Tour and the information in the Online Mexico Relocation Guide, you will come away with the knowledge you need to relocate confidentially and seamlessly to Mexico.
Plus, you get Ongoing Support before, during, and after moving to Mexico!
With the Online Mexico Relocation Guide, you’ll get exclusive lifetime access to our Facebook Private Community where we are readily available to answer your questions and help you have a smooth move to Mexico.
How to Prepare For A Private Tour?
To get the most out of your Private Tour, it’s important to communicate with your Private Tour Guide what you want to see and do.
If you want to see the neighborhoods that offer the things you want for your lifestyle, or if you want specific amenities nearby like grocery stores or public transportation- make sure you communicate with your private tour guide.
For example, if you want a $1000 a-month 3-bedroom 2-bath house with a pool facing the ocean, it will be almost impossible to find that in Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, or Playa del Carmen. But there are other areas like Mazatlan or Puerto Morelos where that property may be available. Talk with your private tour guide, and together, you can create a realistic and custom experience!
If you want to meet with your immigration facilitator during your Private Tour, be sure to let your Private Tour Guide know so they can add that to your customized itinerary. They won’t schedule your consultation with your immigration facilitator, but will gladly take you to meet with him/her.
If you are traveling with young kids and want to see what school options you have, let your private tour guide know, and they can schedule you and your family to visit the local private schools.
In addition, tell your private tour guide what you are NOT interested in seeing. By clearly communicating what you do and do not want to see or learn about, your Private Tour Guide can create the ideal itinerary. Of course, your Private Tour Guide can make suggestions too.
To get the best experience during your Private Tour, only pick a Private Tour Guide from our list in the area you are interested in. For example, if you want to learn about living in San Miguel de Allende and see rentals in San Miguel de Allende, you should only pick a Private Tour Guide from our San Miguel de Allende list. If you want to learn about living in Ajijic and see rentals in Ajijic or other Lake Chapala areas, you should only pick a Private Tour Guide from the Lake Chapala list.
These Private Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In some towns, we have multiple Private Tour Guides. But in some areas, we only have one expert Private Tour Guide.
BOOK EARLY to make sure you get the dates you need for a Private Tour. We suggest booking at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Our private tour guides usually have busy schedules, and if you want to make sure you’re on their calendar, reach out to them with as much notice as possible.
Not Employees: The Private Tour Guides are NOT Mexico Relocation Guide employees. They are independent contractors. You will pay for them directly. Sometimes, your Mexico relocation tour guide will ask you for a deposit upfront. This is common, and Mexico Relocation Guide DOES NOT get a commission on any of the Private Tours. Mexico Relocation Guide will not be involved in coordinating your Private Tour.
COVID Rules: Mexico does not require you to have proof of vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test to enter Mexico.
Refund Policy: You will pay your Private Tour Guide cash when your tour begins. If you need to cancel, notify your guide as soon as possible, ideally 15 or more days in advance. They may or may not be available to reschedule you. There are NO refunds for the Online Mexico Relocation Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you add a 3rd or 4th person?
You’ll need to ask your Private Tour Guide if they can accommodate additional family members on your Private Tour and what the fee would be, if any. Most tour guides have compact cars.
Can you book hotels for us?
Your tour guide may or may not be able to schedule hotels for you. However, in the Mexico Relocation Guide, you also get access to our recommended travel agent. Our travel agent in Mexico gets exclusive rates through certain hotels. The cost of the hotel rooms is not included in your Basic Private Tour.
Mexico Relocation Guide does not help with hotel reservations for Private Tours, but you can ask for hotel recommendations in our private Facebook community.
Do you offer airport pick up?
In some areas, yes, your Private Tour Guide can offer airport pick-up for an additional fee. Ask your private tour guide for more information.
How Many Days is A Mexico Relocation Tour?
Private relocation tours are usually 1-2 days. Depending on how many cities you want to see and what itinerary you choose with your local relocation guide.
How do I pay for my Private Tour Guide?
Most of our private relocation tour guides accept either cash or bank transfers. Some of them may ask for a deposit upfront. Contact them to find out how to pay for your private tour and if a different payment method is available.
What if I want to book multiple cities?
You may want to do a one-day Private Tour in one area, then do a two-day Private Tour in a different area to see how they compare. Many of our customers do that, and they can accomplish what would normally take them months, in a few days.
Keep in mind that if you plan to do a multicity relocation tour, you are responsible for your transportation between cities. Your private tour guide may be available to take you to a different city for an extra fee. It is up to you to discuss this with your tour guide. Otherwise, we recommend taking one of Mexico’s super comfortable and very affordable buses, like the ADO, ETN, or ODM.
Come see how you can LIVE BETTER for LESS in Mexico. Join us for a Private Mexico Relocation Tour.