Tapalpa: a Magical Town


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Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

The Alpine Town of Jalisco

A Magical Town is a reflection of our Mexico, a place that over the time has been able to preserve, value and defend their historical and cultural heritage. Tapalpa proudly owns this title. This alpine town is south of Guadalajara, with pine clad hills, creeks, small lakes that surround the small colonial town with a name that speaks for itself, as it comes from the ancient nahuatl language and means "Land of Colors".

In the village, sturdy wooden columns support whitewashed houses with red tile roofs, neat cobblestone streets weave around restored churches, making it one of the most attractive towns in the state of Jalisco with a gorgeous landscape.


9:30 a. m. Pick up in your hotel in Guadalajara to drive south towards the mountain village of Tapalpa.
11:30 Arrival to the town of Tapalpa to begin a tour of the village, its Central Plaza, ancient churches and charming colonial architecture.
1:00 p. m. Free time for lunch in the village. Suggestions will be provided by the tour guide.
2:30 p. m. Drive to the indigenous village of Attaco, just putside of Tapalpa. This was the first town in which the Franciscans evangelized the area, buiding a hospital for the natives that we will be able to visit, besides walking around the living pharmacy with hundreds of medicinal plants used by the natives in a village that has preserved its ancient uses and customes.
3:30 p. m. Return to Guadalajara arriving to your hotel at approximately 5:30 p. m.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in the Guadalajara Metropolitan area

End location: Your hotel in the Guadalajara Metropolitan area

Duration: 8 hours


Audi Q3 SUV. Modern and very clean.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation and tour guide. We may suggest good restaurants for lunch.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 Mexican pesos - For lunch per person. You may want to buy gifts ans souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch. Milk base candies and dairy products are great here!

A Recent Review of this tour

Magic town, magic people, very enjoyable!!!!
Victor Gonzalez Quintero

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