Mexican Culture in the State of Jalisco (Guadalajara - Puerto Vallarta)

Guadalajara, Mexico

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Moy Loza
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Apr 17 - 23, 2015
Group size: 1-6
Mexican Culture in the State of Jalisco (Guadalajara - Puerto Vallarta)
Guadalajara, Mexico

Moy Loza
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$600
Apr 17 - 23, 2015
Group size: 1-6

About this trip

What do these words all have in common? Mariachi, Tapatio, Tequila

These three words commonly used around the world are all synonymous with Mexican culture originating in the state of Jalisco.

Mariachi music is the folk music played by a band members wearing traditional clothing.
Tapatio, named after the famous hot sauce, refers to someone from the city of Guadalajara.
Tequila gets it’s name from a town by the same name in the state of Jalisco.  By law the distilled byproduct of the agave cactus can only be called tequila if produced in Mexico.


The journey begins upon your arrival at the Guadalajara International Airport (GDL). Guadalajara is Mexico’s second populous city, and the gateway for Mexican culture. Together we will travel around the state of Jalisco for an in depth exploration of Mexican culture by visiting the many places that identify with Mexican culture. You may even learn some new words. :)

Highlights include:
- Guadalajara cultural tours complete with mariachi music.
- Express train to Tequila with mariachi music.
- Old school Mexican town festival in San Marcos, Jalisco with more mariachi music.
- A trip to Mexico isn't complete without heading to the beach in Puerto Vallarta of course mariachi music.


What’s included

- Transportation to and from all locations.
- Tequila train tour
- Home stay accommodations with my family in Guadalajara, San Marcos,
- CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa (2-nights)
- Food

Not included

- Flights to and from Guadalajara International Airport ( RT $308-377)
- Visas if required (check with your consulate for more information); students must travel with their I-20 Form signed by their international education representative at their college/university.
- Extra Curricular activities such as excursions outside the planned itinerary.

Itinerary

Journey to Guadalajara begins
Day 1
08:00 AM 11:30 PM Guadalajara

Your Organizer


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Moy Loza
Moy is an San Francisco Bay Area native and self-proclaimed California expert. He posses a wealth of multi-cultural knowledge with an intrigue interest in ethnic food and beer. He's been told that he makes awesome quesadillas on camping trips, and that he has a knack for catching sudden falling objects in mid-air. His Korean friends will also say he's also an expert of all things Korean. He enjoys sharing his local knowledge on trips, with the goal to leave a lasting impression and memory. By tradition all memorable and successful journeys are loosely planned with the travelers directing their own unique adventure. After interacting with international students as a university mentor and tutor, it came to his attention that the university coordinated "Fun Trips" weren't always as they advertised. These university sponsored trips were subject to budgetary constraints that often limited them to time, unorganized and frequently visited the same locations. Since then he has been coordinating his own trips for over 5 years with the goal of sharing the beauty that California has to offer while offering a glimpse at American culture and experiences together. The term "Moy Trip" came about as a parody of the original name, and has become a cult favorite among foreign students. PREVIOUS JOURNEYS: Amusement Parks, Backpacking, Baseball Games, BBQ, Camping, Cave Spelunking and Rappelling, Exclusive Tours, Factory Tours, Festivals, Fishing, Football Games, Fruit Picking, Hiking, Historical Sites, Hockey Games, Ice Skating, Kayaking, Local Cuisine, Mountain Biking, Moy's Bay Area Experience, Oyster Farm, River rafting, Rock Climbing, Skiing and Snowboarding, Soccer Games, Street Fairs, Surfing, Tailgating, Wine Tasting PREVIOUS LOCATIONS: Armstrong Redwoods, Boston, Big Sur, Cache Canyon, Clear Lake, Death Valley, Del Valle Lake, Ensenada, Grand Canyon, Guadalajara, Lake Camanche, Lake Chabot, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mammoth Mountain, Moaning Caverns, Mount Diablo, New York City, Philadelphia, Point Reyes, Puerto Vallarta, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Louis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Stinson Beach, Sweetwater Regional Park, Tijuana, Washington DC, Yosemite National Park FUTURE JOURNEYS: STAY TUNED FOR WINTER SKI TRIPS & MEXICO

References

I have travelled with Moi to his YOSEMITE trip, it was amazing. I really loved it and I am planning to join his next trips also!!! Love it, keep doing it Moy!!!!
By Will David on Oct. 12, 2014