in San Diego, United States

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

San Diego, United States

64.92 USD

1 - 12

6 hrs

From $64.92 USD
per person

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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.

  • Around:
    • San Diego, United States
  • Pickup: 727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

  • Cultural Tours
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Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 1:00 PM
  • Duration: 6 hrs

  • Price per person: $64.92
  • Size: 1 - 12 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide, English - Written

  • Food tasting.
    Local guide

  • Food and drinks.
    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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… We walk! Walking will allow us to fully experience the city in its truest form, getting a better sense of the people who live and work a normal life outside of tourism. Hearing the music that we listen to, smelling the food we enjoy eating after a long day of work, tasting the refreshing hoppy treat we drink to catch up with friends, seeing the people who make this city what it is through the perseverance and tenacity, making you feel what we feel when we say Tijuana. You just need to worry about having fun and explore Tijuana.

What's included?
• Tacos
• Craft Beer
• Ticket
• Water
• Transportation

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers


4.7 stars, based on 18 reviews
Romana N
Romana N

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!!!

Kenneth K
Kenneth K

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.

Suzette S
Suzette S

Javier was our tour guide through Tijuana yesterday. He was so knowledgeable about the history and current culture of not only Tijuana but Mexico in general. The tour lasted just the right amount of time and our group was small (4 of us), which made our experience even better. We loved the tacos and horchata, which are included with the tour. Javier also treated us to popular sweets in Mexico. I have to give the biggest shout out to Javier. Not only is he super intelligent, he is also a very kind and caring person. I felt very safe the entire time we were in Tijuana and I hope to go again and bring more family members next time. Don’t hesitate to book this won’t regret it.

Craig C
Craig C

Excellent tour and guide. Small group and personal service. Would reccomend this tour. Great day out to Mexico.

Tara D
Tara D

Tour consisted of walking around the same 6 square blocks multiple times. Was supposed to be a “cultural” tour but very little history or culture was discussed. It was mostly stories about the nightclubs of the city. Tacos were poor quality, pretty disgusting. Even the guide said they were only average. A complete waste of time and money. Do your research and pay more to book a better tour. We were brought to a few bad stores, obviously a kickback situation. Salespeople so aggressive II didn’t want to bother shopping. Came with money to spend but was so turned off didn’t spend a penny. Disappointed!

Nicole W
Nicole W

Joceline Valencia was our guide. She was fun to converse with, super nice and informative. Our excursion made us feel at ease. The included meal and drinks were delicious and it was affordable to buy more drinks. The people were nice and it was a great experience. Thanks Joceline!

Brett G
Brett G

This was a last minute decision for us
Our guide, josselyn was outstanding I’d recommend people to request her as she was so awesome
We had 2 children 13/16 and all enjoyed it. My daughter was bit sick (cold) and josselyn really accomodated her as well

Jeremy S
Jeremy S

Josselyn and Humberto were our guides and they took good care of the group we got to see parts of the city we would have not found of we were not on a tour. We fealt safe and had a great expeirence. I recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Tijuana.

Tara B
Tara B

Everything about this tour was incredible. After reading reviews about day tours to Tijuana, we settled on the Crossing Borders by Border Tours for a few reasons...primarily the high ratings across multiple sites (TripAdvisor, Viator, and Yelp). Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, Border Tours is a company local to Tijuana, operated by local guides.

Per instructions emailed along with our confirmation, we arrived at the U.S. side of the border center and met our guide, Lucy. As soon as we arrived, Lucy made us feel at ease, welcome, and excited to get started. We were fortunate to be the only people on the tour, which allowed for a more personalized experience. Lucy explained the process of how we would cross the border and then outlined options for our day. We began our tour at the cultural center, where Lucy walked us through an abbreviated history of Mexico and Tijuana. Lucy asked questions to determine our interests and then catered the rest of the tour to us. We walked up and down the main street, stopping to see local attractions, food markets, shops, tequila tasting, and breweries.

As a native Tijuanan, Lucy was incredibly knowledgable about the area, history, and culture, and answered all of our questions. I wish we could’ve spent days or even weeks there with Lucy as a guide. The culture of Tijuana is so rich and vibrant, an afternoon was a great teaser...we need more! We can’t wait to come back.

Tyrone T
Tyrone T

The tour was nice and very informative about Tijuana Mexico. Our guide person Fernando was excellent.

Charles H
Charles H

Our guide Javier was extremely friendly and helpful in everway. He made us feel comfortable and made our experience one to remember. Will certainly plan on going back to Mexico in the future.

Houssem Amara
Houssem Amara

That was an amazing tour. Special thanks to our guide Sergio Ramirez for his hospitality and advices.

mr n a k
mr n a k

Great experience in Tijuana, got to spend time with the locals. Our Guide Michael was very friendly and shared lots of knowledge of this vibrant country. Everything was just great.

Khasnavch B
Khasnavch B

Really enjoyed spending a day in Tijuana. Our guide Carlos was awesome. He took us pretty much to everywhere we need to see in one day. Highly recommendable.


I was fortunate to have Umberto and Fernando as my guides for my tour of Tijuana. Umberto escorted me from the rendezvous on the US side through customs into Mexico. There, we met Fernando who took me on a wonderful tour of the city! Fernando's like a human Google; he seemed to know everything there is to know about Tijuana. We spent a long time in the Tijuana History Museum, then wandered through markets and shopping areas. We had a delicious agua fresca and some steamed tacos and I got to buy some touristy stuff. We ended the tour at a bar where we shared a beer and stories about our mutual interest, cars and driving.I couldn't have had a better time in the city. Thanks, Umberto and Fernando!!!

Traci M
Traci M

Carlos was great. We felt safe walking around with him. He took us to more local spots than just tourist attractions which was very nice.


Andres, was a great tour guide. He was knowledgeable, listened tentatively, and was very respectful. He was vey proud of his city and showed us the untypical sights. We did shopping in shops where the items were made in Mexico and of good quality. We saw the true culture of Tijuana, town square, cathedral, shops etc. thank you Andres.

Sherry R
Sherry R

Tijuana was great and the quality of the handmade goods were like no other. All of Mexico is represented in one place. There are a lot of dental services offered here to border crossing Americans. The tour itself was friendly and casual and people were accommodating our broken Spanish. There were singers in the park and a festival at the cultural centre. It would have been 5 stars if the tour was structured with more history. Thankfully, a dress shirt shop owner gave us some directions to local, established, hand-made dealers.

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