- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit the top two attractions in the nearby town of Zapopan on this 4-hour tour from Guadalajara with a local guide. Just a 25-minute drive from Guadalajara, Zapopan is known for its stunning Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, which houses a sacred statue of the Virgin, attracting millions of Catholic pilgrims each year. See the venerated statue and learn about its history, and then visit the adjacent Huichol Art Museum, dedicated to the detailed artwork of the native Huichol people. Hotel transport is included.
- Led by a local guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Transport by car, van or coach (depending on the group size)
- Entry/Admission - Museo Huichol Wixarica de Zapopan
- Food and drinks
Tour departs from most centrally located Guadalajara hotels
Returns to original departure point
After hotel pickup, your tour starts with the 25-minute drive to Zapopan, about 7 miles (11 km) northwest of central Guadalajara. On the drive, your guide will tell about the two attractions you’ll visit — the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Zapopan) and the Huichol Art Museum (Museo de Arte Huichol Wixárica), which is adjacent to the basilica.
When you arrive at the large, 17th-century basilica, marvel at its Spanish Baroque façade, and then enter with your guide to explore its ornate interior. Admire the many paintings and sculptures, and see the relic that makes this basilica so special to the millions of Catholics who make their pilgrimage here every October: the 10-inch (25-cm) statue of the Virgin (Our Lady of Zapopan) that dates back to the Middle Ages.
Then head next door to the Huichol Art Museum to check out its collection of colorful clothing, figurines and other artwork from the indigenous Huichol people. Natives of the state of Jalisco, the Huichol are known for their intricate beadwork and embroidery. Learn a bit about their culture as you admire the collection, and then browse the gift shop to pick up some beautiful souvenirs.
Next, walk about a block with your guide to Calle 20 de Noviembre, also known as the Andador, Zapopan’s popular pedestrian-only street, lined with bars, restaurants and shops. Stop for a drink or bite to eat here if you wish (own expense) before returning to the tour vehicle for the drive back to Guadalajara, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.