Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

39 Reviews | San Diego, USA

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In order to understand how we got to this cultural awakening, which is making a people want to come and explore Tijuana once again. We must first show you a little of where we’ve been. This first tour is the perfect “toe dip” into Tijuana, and we do it the only way that will ensure you get a true local experience.


  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour



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Average 4.74 out of 5 stars based on 39 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Milan H, Feb 2021 Verified
Tequila tasting was big for me since trying it in the States didnt appeal to me. I didnt know there were flavored ones, so I tried four and liked the peach and pina colada the best. I was the only one on the tour, so I got a personal look at how Tijuana was without much distraction. It was very walkable and Humberto, my guide, provided great insight and answered all my questions while offering great tips, too. It was fun to watch people and how they never missed a chance for an opportunity. Entering Mexico was a breeze. However, coming back was an hour-long wait. Tip: Use your Global Entry card and get in the "ready line" so you don't have to wait like me. Remember to bring it so you can bypass the line. Other than that, everything was great, including the tacos. They were delicious. Try the spicy ones. They don't burn too much afterwards. I didn't have to take a drink. Do not bring your car or you will have to wait about 4 hours to cross back into the U.S. You can also call an Uber if you come on your own which will save you a lot of time. Even with the COVID, Tijuana was still crowded, but don't let that deter you. It was safe during the tour.
Sheree W, Oct 2020 Verified
Tadeo did an amazing job taking us around Tijuana. The food and entertainment was great. This was a very safe and enjoyable experience.
Akiko, Aug 2020 Verified
We are very enjoyed Tijuana tour. Our guide Fernando,he was very nice . We had fun day with him. Thank you.
Francis, Aug 2020 Verified
Tadeo was very pleasant. Knew history and was helpful in Navigating Tijuana. I recommend him highly.
Romana N, Mar 2020 Verified
Javier was an excellent guide! He explain what we were going do on the tour, but most importantly also ask us what we wanted to see! I enjoyed the tour, the beers, tequila and tacos were amazing! I would recommend this tour, I never felt unsafe (so don’t believe what you hear). Next year I’m going to Mexico and will probably visit Tijuana again! Thanks Javier!!!
David K, Mar 2020 Verified
Fantastic tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and truly loved his county...Mexico. Recommend as a day trip
Terri B, Mar 2020 Verified
This was the first time my wife and I traveled to Tijuana. Our guide, Tadeo Calles, was very knowledgeable and understandable. He showed us around areas we would have never found on our own. We went to the museum and he explain the history. He took us to a small street shop for lunch and the owner was very friendly. He also took us to a local establishment for tequila sampling and craft beers. I highly recommend this trip if you have never been to Tijuana. We had a small group of 3 couples.
Robert D, Mar 2020 Verified
Javier, our tour guide, was a class act. Wonderful experience and I would recommend this day trip to Tijuana to everyone. We chose to do a “true” TJ experience and we opted to stay away from the “touristy” areas. Thanks for a memorable experience !
Nyle S, Mar 2020 Verified
Javier met us in front of McDonald's . We ended up the only couple and he offered his personal car to take us around . Javier is a very knowledgeable and a pleasant young man. He knows the area and he gave us tips about coming back to visit. Javier is very professional and smart. Javier is very outgoing and he was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. He stayed with us and walked us back to the boarder and waited until we were out of sight , we felt very safe.
Kenneth K, Mar 2020 Verified
Wow. Had a great day with Javier. He was excellent and we had the the best time, his knowledge and passion for his city/country was apparent throughout. Highly recommended trip. Nice easy-paced day with frequent stops where Javier explained the local history.

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