Artisans of Tonalá & Tlaquepaque Private Tour with Local Expert

Guadalajara, Mexico
Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Tour

From $153.04

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a unique cultural tour through the art and history of the artisan towns of Tonala and Tlaquepaque. You’ll discover the beautiful old colonial buildings, public squares and markets of these pre-Hispanic towns with a local guide. Then, you will delve deeper into the streets and visit local workshops, art galleries and museums to learn the history and techniques of pottery. If you’re looking for an authentic and personal experience, this private tour is for you.
  • Enjoy a personalized tour with your own private guide who can provide insights into the local culture
  • Meet the local artisans while visiting live workshops and ceramic museums
  • Tour Tonala’s craft market, the largest such marketplace in Guadalajara
  • Taste the local cuisine with an included lunch at a traditional “cantina”

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Visit two Pottery Workshops
  • Knowledgeable Local Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Dropoff
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 AM

Pickup details

We pick you up at your accommodation in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara (Hotel, Hostel, or Airbnb). You need to notify us of your location at least 24 hours before.

What To Expect

Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Galería Bernabe

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palacio Municipal Tonalá

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tonala Craft Market

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pilar Núñez

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Tlaquepaque centro

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

El Parián de Tlaquepaque

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sergio Bustamante Gallery

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ceramic Museum (Museo Regional de la Ceramica)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    15 reviews
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    Great artists just ok guide
    Scott_W, Aug 2023
    We went to 2 artists shops. It was awesome! The artists took time were friendly and very informative. I would definitely do that part again. The day guide was just ok. We went back to Tonola and Tclaquepaqe. So glad we did because we saw so much more. The tour could have included this. Guide was very nice but just not into it
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Hi Scott, we appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologize. It would be important to know who it was as our guides are local experts. The Tour is with the Pottery Artisans since it is an ancestral legacy of the region. We have scheduled appointments with them, so it is not possible to go all over Tonala & Tlaquepaque since we have to drive on the highway and arrive on time to the artisan workshops. An apology again and thank you for booking with us.
    Great and informative experience!
    nadderz, Jul 2023
    Fernando was an amazing guide! We learned a ton during this trip about the histories of Tonalá and Tlapenaque, as well as about Guadalajara in general. The artisans we met at the pottery places were very friendly and informative, and they were excited to teach us about their techniques and family traditions. I’d highly recommend anyone to join a tour with Fernando and to visit these places.
    Awesome learning experience
    Rosalba_N, Jul 2023
    Loved the artisan tours. We learned so much about the processes of clay crafting and the families’ legacies.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hi Rosalba. It was a pleasure to be your local guide through the Tonalá & Tlaquepaque. You, Lupita, Alfredo, and Chris are very nice people. I appreciate your amazing review and feedback. We look forward to seeing you back at GDL soon!
    Amazing experience!
    C_B, Jun 2023
    Had an amazing day with Fernando visiting with artisans and seeing true craftsmanship in action. Loved walking through the marketplaces and learning of the rich history of the region. Would recommend to anyone and everyone visiting Guadalajara!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Hi Collin, it was a pleasure to be your local guide in Tonala & Tlaquepaque, we had a great time. I appreciate your amazing feedback and hope to see you again soon!
    Not to be missed
    CathyCreno, Jun 2022
    This is the ideal tour for anyone who wants to see how Tonolá and Tlaquepaque artisans work to create their beautiful ceramics and more. Your can be customized to meet your interests. We saw three workshops, the center of Tonolá and more. Very knowledgeable guides!!
    Excellent tour guide!
    Adriana_H, Jun 2022
    David was an excellent tour guide! Very pleasant and peaceful and helpful!! Very mindful of what we wanted to do not him. Ha e us options and helped out a lot.

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