La Fiesta Charra: Mexican Cowboy Experience with Snacks and Drinks

La Fiesta Charra: Mexican Cowboy Experience with Snacks and Drinks

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      Guadalajara, Mexico
      6 Hours
      Mild
      From (USD)
      $ 149
      • Feel the soul of Mexico: To experience “La Fiesta Charra” means feeling the soul of Mexico. It means going deep down into our most sacred traditions
      • Rope up charreria: Score access to the Charros de Jalisco museum, stables, and farmyards and a real arena; hear the sport's story and secrets behind charro tricks.
      • Mucho mas: Your dominical charreada promises "much more" at a stop filled with a tequila tasting and yummy Mexican appetizers and accompanied by festive music.
      • Expert escort: Travel between today's attractions in total comfort, aboard an air-conditioned vehicle, as an English-speaking guide shares revealing commentary.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Guadalajara hotel, our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.

      Helpful hints

      Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.

      Getting around

      Although minimal walking, there is uneven terrain. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.

      Activity type

      Wilderness/Wildlife, Cultural

      Transportation used

      Air-Conditioned Van or Bus.

      Included amenities

      Mexican Appetizers
      Beverages - Tequilla.

      Tour ID

      TR-CAB-MEX-GUAD-EN-1001

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Minimum age to consume alcohol in Mexico is 18 years.

      If you want to know this country better, explore Charreria, its official national sport. On this GoBe tour, be immersed in this meaningful competition and the interconnected customs of the people who celebrate it.

      Welcome to the fascinating domain of El Charro, the legendary regional cowboy. In Jalisco, being a charro is synonymous with Mexican pride, and his image embodies core, homegrown values, strong family ties, and ingrained honor and rituals. You'll learn how the sport represents being competitive and successful in every task and being able to enjoy with friends the rewards of hard work.

      The history of charreria begins on haciendas, evolving from traditions that arrived with Spanish settlers in the 16th century. Workers turned daily duties into an art form, topping each other and opponents on rival haciendas with their horse-riding and roping skills. But after the Mexican Revolution, haciendas dissolved. To keep the culture alive, enthusiasts transformed it into a sport with formal competitions dubbed charreadas.

      Teams vie in nine scored events, like horse riding, reining, and heeling, steer tailing, bull riding, and team roping. In "The Pass of Death," a charro leaps from the bare back of his horse to that of another loose, unbroken one, and rides until it stops bucking. Sometimes, backwards. A tenth skirmish engages the ladies, executing precision displays while riding sidesaddle in Adelita dress. It's utterly thrilling, and today, you are genuinely Mexican.

      Who can resist a crooning cowboy...or cowgirl?

      Charreria and mariachi music have long been linked, both emerging simultaneously in west Mexico. At competitions, mariachis perform their traditional tunes while dressed as charros, only in brighter, more ornately embellished garb. Cinema in the 1940s and '50s played a part too, with actors including Jorge Negrete and Pedro Infante handsomely portraying singing cowboys, endowed with strength, nobility, and masculine swagger.

      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.

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      Guadalajara, Mexico
      Guadalajara, Mexico
      Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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