Lake Chapala Tour: Mezcala Island & Ajijic with a Local Expert

Lake Chapala Tour: Mezcala Island & Ajijic with a Local Expert

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Guadalajara city and enjoy a unique, cultural, and historical experience in the biggest lake of Mexico.

Travel from Guadalajara to the Chapala Lake area and tour the magical towns of Mezcala, Chapala, and Ajijic hosted by a local expert.

Enjoy a boat ride (included) on the lake on the way to Mezcala Island. The Island was an indigenous ceremonial center in pre-Hispanic times and became a fortress and prison during the War of Independence from 1812 to 1816.

Visit the main attractions in Lake Chapala, its historical sites, colonial buildings, markets, temples, and boardwalks with beautiful views of the lake.

Enjoy lunch facing the lake in the gastronomic area. Try the delicious local cuisine, famous for its seafood, micheladas, tequila cocktails, and steaks.

This Private Chapala Lake Tour is dedicated to nature and heritage lovers, someone looking for an authentic, personalized, immersive experience.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Chapala, Chapala Mexico

You will tour and appreciate one day the 3 main magic towns on the shore of Chapala Lake (Mezcala, Chapala & Ajijic). Indigenous origin villages with lots of history, tradition, and gastronomy. It may take several hours depending on the wishes of the traveler

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mezcala Island, Guadalajara Mexico

Enjoy a boat ride (included) to Mezcala Island in the company of a local expert where you will learn all about the ruins and vestiges of one of the most important military forts during the War of Independence. Formerly it was also a ceremonial center of the Coca indigenous community.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Antigua Estacion De Ferrocarril Chapala, González Gallo 1500, Sin Nombre, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico

Visit the old Chapala Railway station that formerly communicated the region with the city of Mexico and Guadalajara around the 1920s. Today it is a museum dedicated to sharing the history of the region.

*The museum is subject to the availability of local authorities*

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Malecon de Chapala, Lake Chapala Waterfront, Chapala 48300 Mexico

Stroll and appreciate the beautiful Chapala boardwalk as well as its historic center.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chapala Handicrafts Market, Calle 5 de Mayo, Chapala 45900 Mexico

Right next to the Chapala boardwalk you can find the handicraft market where you will find pre-Hispanic crafts, jewelry, souvenirs as well as drinks and snacks typical of the region.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parroquia de San Francisco, Priv. Francisco I. Madero 403, Chapala Centro, 45900 Chapala, Jal., Mexico

Visit the parish of Chapala and appreciate its neocolonial architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ajijic, Ajijic

Stroll the historic center of Ajijic, a magical town on the shore of Lake Chapala.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Centro Cultural de Ajijic, 45920 Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

In this cultural center of Ajijic you can appreciate murals related to the history of the region as well as art and photography exhibitions, folkloric ballet presentations and theater plays.

*The place is subject to the availability of local authorities*

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parroquia de San Andres Apostol, Calle Marcos Castellanos 14, Ajijic 45920 Mexico

Visit the Ajijic parish and appreciate its neocolonial architecture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Malecon de Ajijic, Ajijic Lakefront Del Paseo & Morelos, Ajijic 45920 Mexico

Discover another of the magical towns in the Ribera de Chapala route. Appreciate its beautiful boardwalk and historic center. You will find also great coffee shops, regional crafts, and a craft beer brewery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 09:30 AM
Duración: 8 To 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up at your accommodation (Hotel, Hostel, Airbnb). You need to notify your location at least 24 hours before.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water - Purified water
  • Soda/Pop - Soda or mineral water
  • Boat Ride on Lake Chapala
  • Historical tour of Mezcala Island
  • Knowledgeable Local Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Dropoff
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Chapala
  • Entry/Admission - Antigua Estacion De Ferrocarril Chapala
  • Entry/Admission - Mezcala Island
  • Entry/Admission - Malecon de Chapala
  • Entry/Admission - Chapala Handicrafts Market

No Incluye

  • Lunch


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