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“Meh” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tapatio Tour

Tapatio Tour
Jaliciences Ilustres Circle | Rotonda de los Jaliciences Ilustres, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
(0133) 3613 0887 / 3614 7430
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Goteed1
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“Meh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I normally don't do the Hop on Hop off buses but Guadalajara does not offer much on tours, so it's really the only game in town. I went on the general city tour and it was very disappointing. Cruise around for about 90 minutes with an occasional narrative about a building or statue. Mostly it seemed like the audio guide was an informercial for the local malls. Spent alot of time on the bus listening to the recorded mariachi music while we went past tons of neighborhoods without any comment. There was plently of time to add more history of the city, but none offered.

Visited November 2012
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La Paz, Mexico
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“Excellent Way to Get Oriented”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

An excellent way to begin your stay in Guadalajara. They offer a discount to senior citizens.

Visited February 2012
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Mexicali, Mexico
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“Fastest way to know about Guadalajara!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Tapatío tours are located just around the corner of the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Guadalajara at Rotonda de los Jalisciences Ilustres.

They usually offer three different tours, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Tonala tours. They also have the Zapopan tour but it's frequency is only on weekends and holidays. Each tour last around 2-3 hours at the most, but you can stay in each locations for as much as you want considering that every 30 minutes arrives another bus.

The service is good, buses are well kept and the staff is friendly.
This is good and inexpensive way to get around Guadalajara's many historic sites, you wont be disappointed.

Visited December 2011
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“A fun way to get around many of the sites to see in Guadalajara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I took the Tapatia tour bus this morning, jumping on at a stop near my hotel. We routed into the city center, where you get off and can spend some time or transfer to busses going to other zones. I wandered around the cathedral and surrounding areas then took a bus to Tlaquepaque. Had a terrific time. You can get on and off at the stops of your choosing, and can take all the time you need.

Now, some sights are seen as you pass, but overall, I found the bus easy to use, informative, festive and interesting. I spent all day and still didn't see Zapopan or Tonolo.

You can make this into a fun adventure, and do whatever you like in the various zones, for as long as you like. An inexpensive, entertaining way to check out Guadalajara.

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