The Lake Chapala lakeshore has been inhabited for over 13,000 years. A remarkable human and ecological legacy are left for us to explore and embrace. Take a three-hour walking tour of the Ajijic village and Lake Chapala shoreline with Greg Custer. The engaging tour will take in Ajijic historic and cultural attractions, while illuminating facets of Mexico for living.
Greg has lived lakeside since 2015. He has explored all of Mexico’s 32 states and been visiting the Lake Chapala area for over 40 years. He’s worked in the Mexico tourism industry for decades and will help you expand your Mexico for living horizons.
Limited Seats Available. Please register and book your slot.
When: Every Saturdays (subject to change), 9:00am-12:00pm.
Where: Tours meet at El Gato Feo Café and La Estrellita Hotel (Calle 16 de septiembre)
Confirmation: 24 Hours in advance
Ideal for: exploring the realities of Mexico living, while gaining a deeper appreciation for the unique Ajijic community
Difficulty: Moderately easy walking on city streets and lakeshore; comfortable shoes, hat, sense of humor
Cost: $40 per person; $75 per couple; larger group discounts available. (Prices are in US Dollars.)
Group Size: maximum eight guests.
See what people have to say, after experiencing Ajijic Walking Tour.
“This walking tour was absolutely enchanting! Gregory is a wonderful storyteller, and you will learn a lot of interesting details and secrets about the history of Ajijic. In addition, Gregory has an expertise in what it means to retire in Mexico. He has a lot of perspective and can offer insight and answer questions if you were thinking about retiring in this area. I accompanied my mom on this tour, as she's thinking about retiring in this area. I also got a lot out of the tour and really enjoyed the stories about the murals, The visit to Lake Chapala society, and the Tuesday market. We even got a chance encounter with one of the areas most famous artists, Javier Zaragoza! And because Gregory knows him, we were able to have a nice chat and listen to a story from his past. I highly recommend a walking tour with Gregory. You will explore and learn and laugh along the way.”Gina
“Excellent tour that exceeded my expectations . Aside from being knowledgeable about Mexican history etc and all things expat related to Mexico and Lake Chapala area in particular , Greg was also very personable as a tour guide . We thoroughly enjoyed being in his company . This is a great not to be missed tour if you are thinking about moving to the area .”Romina P
“Outstanding tour with an excellent look into the beautiful village of Ajijic. Greg provided a wonderful mix of local history, culture, cuisine, and its role within the Lake Chapala region. I am not usually one for city tours, but Greg's was interesting and engaging throughout - and he was an excellent person to spend a morning with.”Guyar
“Prior to becoming a travel agent 8 years ago, I designed training courses for corporate clients. I must say that Magic of Mexico Specialist course is THE best destination course I have ever seen or taken. It is very well designed and actually requires you to have studied and done all the homework to pass it. Which is quite unlike most destination courses that are so simple and really don't require any effort from the student. It has definitely helped me to improve my Mexico sales and increased my knowledge of that beautiful country.”Lorna Greenwood
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knowledgeable. Really enjoyed hanging out with him for a morning. The tour is a
great value and you'll appreciate Ajijic more once you've learn some of its hidden
“We had a wonderful time rambling about Ajijic with you last Saturday. Your tour was informative, interesting, and fun. You have a wealth of information. Thank you for sharing it. I loved Ajijic before the tour. I love it even more now. I highly recommend your walking tour to anyone who wants an enjoyable Ajijic experience.”Diane B