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Mexico

Treasures of Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Art, Culture & More

Program No. 24832RJ
Tap your toes to the sounds of the mariachi bands as you explore the arts, foods and music of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta!

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Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2025
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2,949
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Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2025
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Jan 27 - Feb 3, 2025
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3,599
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Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2025
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3,599
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Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2025
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3,599
Oct 6 - Oct 13, 2025
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3,599
Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2025
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3,599

At a Glance

Art, architecture and tequila — all great reasons to experience Mexico! Journey to Guadalajara, the enchanting "Pearl of the West" and Mexico's second largest city, and its surrounding towns to immerse yourself in Mexican culture. Follow expert instructors through cobblestone streets and past iconic buildings, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral in Guadalajara, as you admire examples of Mexican artistry. From murals to galleries to local crafts, learn how art and tradition intersect to create a rich cultural tapestry. The journey continues beyond Guadalajara as well, with explorations of towns like Ajijic, Tlaquepaque and the area outside of Tequila, the birthplace of the drink of the same name. Enjoy picturesque views and Mexican cuisine as you complete your adventure in Puerto Vallarta, a coastal paradise where history and modernity collide.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking on uneven terrain, narrow cobblestone streets, steps. Elevations up to 5,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Delve into the world of muralism as you learn about artists including José Clemente Orozco and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of these murals.
  • Experience a behind-the-scenes look at a tequila distillery to learn about the process of making tequila and taste different varieties.
  • Take a cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional dishes after visiting local markets to shop for fresh ingredients.





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.