Discovering the real Tijuana

Chula Vista, California, Сполучені Штати

Враження, яке організовує Ricardo

  1. 5,5 годин
  2. Проводиться такими мовами: Англійська

Що ви робитимете

Guests will be transported from a centrally-located site in San Diego county to the international border in San Ysidro. With a Permit application already completed by host from information provided by guests, crossing the border will be cut from a potential 1 hour to about 10 minutes. Along with a brief historical account and cultural explanation, the experience will include a visit to the Friendship Park, a stroll through historic Revolucion street, as well as a the visit to several iconic areas of the city which will lead to a better understanding of its development. Visitors will also explore a colorful local market, where they will interact with local vendors, learn about, and have the opportunity to sample indigenous foods. The tour will conclude with a visit to a local food court where guests will have the opportunity to savor Tijuana's fusion cuisine, also known as Baja-Med. Finally, they will be driven to the international border, picked up and taken back to the original meeting location in San Diego. The host will escort guests the entire time.
Other things to note
-Valid passport
-Money for optional meal/souvenirs (small bills no larger than $10's so that guests don't end up with many pesos)
-Guests need to provide information needed for host to complete the visit permit, or complete and print it themselves.
Guests will be transported from a centrally-located site in San Diego county to the international border in San Ysidro. With a Permit application already completed by host from information provided by guests, crossing the border will be cut from a potential 1 hour to about 10 minutes. Along with a brief historical account and cultural explanation, the experience will include a visit to the Friendship Park, a stroll through historic Revolucion…

Що включено

  • Food

    Sampling of indigenous fruits, vegetables and candies
  • Транспорт
    San Diego To/from border.
    Within Tijuana - from and to the internation...
  • Обладнання
    Assistance with the completion and printing of the required Mexican entry p...

Ваш організатор – Ricardo

Приймає гостей на Airbnb з 2017 року
  • 909 відгуків
  • Верифікований користувач
I was born and spent the first years of my life in Baja California. Migrating to the US at 15 allowed me to better appreciate the differences between our two cultures. After earning a Ph. D. in Psychology, I spent the next 30 something years working in the field of Criminal Psychology trying to better understand the various factors contributing to criminal behavior. I have traveled extensively and visited over 52 countries in 4 continents. Adhering to the belief that "when ignorance is the problem, traveling is the solution", I always try to pinpoint and explain some of the more subtle observed behaviors and customs to help visitors gain a better understanding of Mexican people.
I have been leading this type of excursions for approximately 3 and 1/2 years.
I was born and spent the first years of my life in Baja California. Migrating to the US at 15 allowed me to better appreciate the differences between our two cultures. After earning a Ph. D. in Psychology, I spent the next 30 something years working in the field of Criminal Psychology trying to better understand the various factors contributing to criminal behavior. I have traveled extensively and visited over 52 countries in 4 continents. Adhering to the belief that "when ignorance is the p…
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Де ви побуваєте

We will explore Revolucion Street, set of some of the iconic sites of Tijuana's history. We will also visit Mercado Hidalgo, where local residents shop for original ingredients used in traditional Mexican cuisine. The Friendship Park, and its rich hi story will be an important stop in our experience. Finally, a food court and brewery representative of Tijuana's booming fusion cuisine and craft beer will be our last stop

Оцінено на 4,99 із 5 на основі 909 відгуків.

Rebecca
листопад 2021
Ricardo was a delight! I loved this day trip for our group of four. Ricardo drove us to some key points of interest in Tijuana, shared lots of stories, and made sure we were comfortable, entertained, and well fed. Best churros of my life! There wasn’t too much walking so this tour would be doable by pretty much anybody.
Meghan
листопад 2021
I couldn’t imagine a better experience! Ricardo was lovely, a day filled with all the good, bad, sad, and so much more. Truly a visit I’ll never forget- as well as such wonderful food I won’t be able to forget!!
Amanda
жовтень 2021
It is difficult to write this review because there is too much positive feedback to give. As a young female traveling alone, I couldn’t have felt more safe. Ricardo is so charismatic, you feel as if you’ve known him forever after a couple hours. He has built great relationships with the business owners in Tijuana so everywhere he brings you, they treat him (and consequently you) like family. Ricardo’s is very knowledgeable and insightful, while at the same time, he does force any political opinions on you. He educates you and makes you feel comfortable enough to ask questions. My tour was on October 30, which I highly recommend because you are able to see & learn about the day of the dead. I appreciated that Ricardo is mindful of those with special diets. I am pescatarian & he will bring you to eat where there are plenty of options for whatever your diet needs. I even asked him to order for me. By the end of the tour, you will want to stay longer. If I do nothing else on my trip to San Diego, it would have been worth it just because of this experience. Thank you for being you Ricardo.
Nikki
жовтень 2021
Just do it! Seriously. Ricardo was an incredible host and guide, and really made me and my friend feel safe and fully immersed in the tour. Ricardo is very welcoming, knowledgeable, and accommodating, and did not sugarcoat or gloss over the history of Tijuana. I learned so much from this tour, and appreciated the time, care, and attention to detail he put into making our experience a memorable and interactive one. As others have mentioned, definitely take his recommendations! If you have an appreciation for good food, history, and culture, this is the tour for you.
Reynaldo
жовтень 2021
The trip was extremely well planned with a lot of history and culture. Ricardo did a great job and I would highly recommend this tour to anybody. I felt safer in Tijuana than I do in most major US cities. The people are amazing as well as the food.
Charlotte
жовтень 2021
Ricardo made sure that we had such a perfect, meaningful day exploring Tijuana. He took us to such incredible locations and places we would never had been able to experience on our own. He was so knowledgeable and kind. You won’t regret spending your day with Ricardo!!

Важлива інформація

Вимоги до гостей

Для підтвердження особи фактичного учасника враження знадобиться фотографія, яка відповідає фотографії в посвідченні особи.
До участі допускаються гості віком від 14 р., максимальна кількість учасників – 4.
Усі учасники повинні носити захисну маску й дотримуватися соціальної дистанції.

Що взяти із собою

Valid Passport (Enhanced ID's or Drivers License are not accepted by Mexico)
Comfortable shoes
Provide passport information prior to experience date in order to expedite Visa application

Правила скасування бронювання

У разі скасування бронювання не пізніше ніж за 7 днів до початку враження або протягом 24 годин із моменту бронювання (якщо бронювання зроблено більш ніж за 48 годин до початку враження) вам повернуть усі кошти.