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Turista Libre Private Tours

San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing, Tijuana, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 6 Activities in Tijuana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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San Diego
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family, friends and I took an all-day tour on 8/16. Booked with Derrick, who was very responsive, had great suggestions for our custom tour, and handled the payment. Our guide was Alejandro (Alex). First snafu, which was totally not a problem, but I bring it up for the sake of providing guidance -- our pickup point was on the... More

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This glowing review is a bit tardy but nonetheless deserved. We booked a 6 hour private tour with Turista Libre about 3 weeks before the date, in the middle of July. Derrik was prompt in all email communications and answered all of our questions. We wanted to see Tijuana and Rosarito, which is much further south. This was our first... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend, cousin from Australia, and I just went on the Mercado tour with these guys. Derrick who really has this tour organized professionally and energetically is a super great tour guide. We also met Alex, who my cousin and i got to hang out with during one of the mercados. He was awesome! He helped us speak spanish to... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Totally cool afternoon/evening with Derek. We really wanted to go to Mexico while over on a conference in SanDiego and this was such a great way to do it. Trolley down to the border and then taken across on foot for a tour including tacos, beach, market and margaritas. Took a while to get back into the US but we... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I live in San Diego with my husband and two daughters and have been wanting to take them across the border for years but have been fearful because of the press reports of violence. This past year, the news about Tijuana became more positive and when I heard someone reference Turista LIbre tours on KPBS, I contacted Derrik. He is... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Today all of our fears and misconceptions of Tijuana were changed forever. Thanks mostly to Derrik. Travelling with our 24 year old son and 22 year old daughter (we are in our 50's) we all immediately felt like we had known Derrik forever. He took us for an amazing Taco lunch and then delicious ice cream. When he heard that... More

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L.A.
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17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I don´t have words to describe the amazing experience that we got to have while traveling Tijuana with Turista Libre!!! He know his way around and there is so many things to discover TJ that a day wasn´t enough...we are coming back for more!!!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was slightly hesitant that Derrik's tours might have been aimed more at the 30-somethings of this world - but speaking as 2 adventurous 50-something explorers we had a fantastic day. We would have been utterly lost if we'd tried to do our own thing in Tijuana and would probably have ended up disappointed. But Derrik introduced us to a... More

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NYC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Really great and delicious tour of Tijuana food scene, from carts to trucks to breweries and sit down restaurants. Ate too much but very happy. Derrik knows everything in Tijuana and you would never find these particular places without him...also, touring around on a (chartered) local Mexican municipal bus is hilarious fun, with music and shots of tequila en route.... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Not your typical canned speeches, boring tour company. Derrick really knows Tijuana and his love of the city is conveyed genuinely. We took the "Street Food" tour, and it was awesome. Tacos, ceviche, tortas, ice cream, and a brewery stop. And to add to the fun, Derrick passed out libations (the good kind) on the bus throughout the trip. The... More

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