Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

Guadalajara: Mexican Charro and Charreada Cultural Tour

From US$ 30.28 per person

Put on your sombrero and live the day as a Mexican Charro learning about this iconic cowboy tradition and joining a celebratory horse parade.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Private group
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend the day as a Mexican Charro surrounded by beautiful horses
  • Admire the craftsmanship of the iconic Charro costumes and accessories
  • Get an introduction to the art of the lasso and learn how to use
  • Witness the exciting horse parade that opens up the rodeo event
  • Celebrate with your new Charro friends over tequila and mariachi
Full description
Spend a day in the ‘boots’ of a traditional Mexican Charro and be part of a Charreada (rodeo) on a guided tour where you will learn why the Charro is a UNESCO recognized identity of  Mexican culture. Get picked up and begin your tour with a bit of city history as you drive through historic neighborhoods that were very important at the beginning of Charrería history.  Arrive at the Lienzo, a type of cowboy arena, where a Charro will welcome you and give you an introduction to the origins of the Mexican Charro in the arena’s museum.  See the fantastic collection of different accessories and traditional costumes that Charros use every Sunday in the Charreada, which is a competitive event similar to a rodeo. Get a lesson on how to use the lasso’s used by the Charros and learn the differences between a Mexican lasso and those used in other cultures in the world. Brush and saddle up the horses and see how they are chosen for the parade that begins the Charrería. If possible, ride a horse along with other Charros so you can be part of this exciting parade. Take part in some traditional tasks as your Charro guide explains each of the different activities that take place during a Charreria. Celebrate the end of this unique cultural experience alongside your new Charro friends drinking some tequila and listening to the sounds of mariachi guitars.
Includes
  • Pickup service
  • Entrance fee
  • Bottle of water
  • 2 alcoholic drinks (Beer or Tequila)
  • Snacks
  • Drop-off service
  • Food
  • Tips

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Important information

Know before you go

  • Some people present allergies to dust or horses during the tour. In case you have allergies, bring medication with you.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
Sort by

We had a slightly different experience due to covid but it turned out for the better! Our guide, Jesús, took us to a local lienzo for a private family-and-friends-only charro practice session. We still got to see charros lasso wild horses and bulls, but not everyone was a professional or dressed in full charro gear. Instead, the atmosphere felt like a big Mexican fiesta with taco, beer, music, and tequila. Everyone was so friendly and very welcoming to us - the only foreigners! Thank you, Jesus, for sharing with us this important Mexican tradition, and I will highly recommend it for anyone visiting Guadalajara.

Read more

12 October 2020

Organized by

Product ID: 385358