Visit the Archaeological Zone Guachimontones at Teuchitlán on our Private Tour
The Guachimontones archaeological site is located in the municipality of Teuchitlán. The settlement belongs to the Teuchitlán Tradition – located between the years 350 B.C. and 350 AD- and is characterized by its monumental staggered conical structures surrounded by a circular patio and rectangular structures that form concentric circles called guachimontón, located in the heart of the site to which two ball courts, terraces, buildings, and funeral contexts are integrated.
Although it was in the late 1960s when Art Historian, Acelia García born in Jalisco, accidentally found a huge obsidian workshop. She and her husband, Anthropologist Phil Weigand realized the importance of this discovery that later would lead them to Guachimontones; restoration work began in the late 1990s.
Currently, the Guachimontones archaeological site, unique in its type, is one of the most important in the western part of the country and the only one in the world with this kind of architecture, is open to the public and is complemented by the services of the Guachimontones Interpretive Center, which together receive an average of 170,000 visitors a year.
Located 165 miles from Puerto Vallarta, we will take the road via JAL 544 and México 70 which will take us approximately 4.5 hours to get to our destination at Guachimontones. We will stop at Mascota for a typical Mexican breakfast.
ACTIVITYDURATION: 13 HRS with round trip transportation
ACTIVITYAVAILABLE: ON REQUEST
Note: Minium 6 maximum of 15 people. Please provide departure time & hotel in the ‘Special Requirements’ box upon booking.
Pick up and drop off at your address, hotel or Maritime Terminal.
This is the timing recommended, but we can adjust it to your timings because it is private.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE GUACHIMONTONES PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES:
Transportation from and to your hotel.
Mexican breakfast at Mascota town.
Admissions to activities.
Guided tour by certificated site guide.
Free time to explore.
Traditional Mexican Lunch and non alcoholic drinks.
¡ESCAPE WITH US! To get out of everyday life, the city's urban sound changes the sun, sand, and sea for a wide range of green colors in nature at the unique archaeological zone of Guachimontones.
Where you will go back more than 2000 years in time with this antique culture.
We are going to your accommodations, so don't worry about the departure point, relax and wait for us.
During the transfer we will pass through the agricultural and cattle villages on the way
During the tour, we will pass through the agricultural and cattle village on the way.
Stop at the viewpoint of the canyon "Puente el Progreso"
Stop at the viewpoint of the canyon "Puente el Progreso," don't forget your camera, and take all the pictures you can.
Stop for Tasting of Homemade Bread
On the way to San Sebastian del Oeste, we will stop at the bakery factory beside the road and the viewpoint "Puente El Progreso." The first bread and coffee Tour Pass invites.
Tequila and Raicilla Tasting in "Don Lalo Factory"
Taste the unique liquor of the zone "Raicilla," which is like Tequila but better.
Stop for the Welcome Picture in San Sebastian
Welcoming Picture, upon entering San Sebastian
Stop at the coffee factory with Doña Maria
Explanation of the process of making coffee at Doña Maria Casa-Café
Lunch with Doña Lupita
Is lunchtime, probably you will be hungry at this point, so why not take Mexican lunch before continuing the way to the heart of San Sebastian.
Walk through the town San Sebastian del Oeste
Walk through the town visiting: Museum, Plaza, Church, Nieves de Garrafa, Jewelry, La mina, etc.
Return to your Hotel / Accomodation
After a long day in San Sebastian, it is time to return to your hotel accommodations.
Entrance to local activities
Free time to explore
Traditional Mexican Lunch and non alcoholic drinks
Tequila & Raicilla Tasting
Return to Hotel.
Guachimontones, Teuchitlán Jalisco, México
When am I allowed to take off my face covering?
Guests are allowed to take off their face masks during the tour inside the UNIT but are recommended to use them outside.
Is it safe to leave my belongings in the unit?
It is not recommended to leave valuable things inside the unit because the guide person will be with you all the time. It is recommended that security carry valuable items such as wallets, watches, money, and sunglasses.
Is it necessary to change my currencies?
Not necessarily, all the stores and restaurants accept American and Canadian currency and even Euro, but also they accept credit and debit cards.
In case of an emergency, do you have medical service?
Yes, we have medical insurance for the units and the tour; if you have any emergency, we can help you.