Tijuana & Baja public treks


The themes of our Tijuana and Baja California public treks rotate from weekend to weekend, and most itineraries — with the exception of seasonal tours — happen every six to eight weeks.


Tijuana market hop

10 am Sunday Mar 24
$45.30
Tickets

On Sundays, the hilltop streets of Tijuana are filled by swapmeets so massive – blocks and blocks of vendors selling mountains of the most random secondhand loot. Even if you make your way out of the bargain bin maze without dropping a single peso, you’ll walk away having lived an essential Mexican experience: the mercado.

We'll do stops at some of Tijuana's most iconic tianguis, including the city's longest-running flea market, the Mercado de Artesanías and Mercado Miguel Hidalgo, the city's oldest open-air market in Zona Rio, and Pasaje Rodriguez and Gomez.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and complimentary pan dulce upon arrival.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 5 p.m.


Tijuana 'hold the meat' vegan eats

10 am Saturday Apr 20
$67.46
Tickets

Be it de chile, lenteja, yuca, garbanzo, betabel, coliflor, huitlacoche or huazontle, nothing compares to the almighty taco. Join Turista Libre for a special vegan edition of our regular treks to the edges of Tijuana in search of the city's most authentic, incomparable incarnations of Mexico's culinary superstar.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, courses at three vegan eateries and dessert at an artisan ice cream parlor with more than 80 flavors, half of which are vegan, too.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 5 p.m.


Baseball south of the border with the Tijuana Toros

5 pm Saturday Apr 20
$41.08
Tickets

¡Vamos al beis! Grab your mitt and Big Chew and join Turista Libre in cheering on the Tijuana Toros as they take on the Aguascalientes Rieleros at Estadio Chevron, a 16,000-capacity ballpark that underwent a nearly $2 million renovation in 2013.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, en-route libations, a pre-game pint at one of Tijuana's many craft tap rooms and entrance to the game.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 5 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 11 p.m.


Easter Sunday Baja winery hop

10 am Sunday Apr 21
$170.85
Tickets

Eighty miles from the border lies the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, a cluster of some 150 vineyards scattered between the hills between Ensenada and Tecate. Often referred to as the Napa of Mexico, it's increasingly perking the curiosity of oenophiles from near and far.

Given the distance and rural terrain, we'll be forgoing our usual mode of bus transportion for a van with space for 12.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, tastings at three wineries and dinner at celebrity chef Roberto Alcocer's famed Malva.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 9 p.m.


Tijuana market hop

10 am Sunday Apr 28
$45.30
Tickets

On Sundays, the hilltop streets of Tijuana are filled by swapmeets so massive – blocks and blocks of vendors selling mountains of the most random secondhand loot. Even if you make your way out of the bargain bin maze without dropping a single peso, you’ll walk away having lived an essential Mexican experience: the mercado.

We'll do stops at some of Tijuana's most iconic tianguis, including the city's longest-running flea market, the Mercado de Artesanías and Mercado Miguel Hidalgo, the city's oldest open-air market in Zona Rio, and Pasaje Rodriguez and Gomez.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and complimentary pan dulce upon arrival.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 5 p.m.


Cinco de Mayo baseball south of the border with the Tijuana Toros

12 pm Sunday May 5
$41.08
Tickets

¡Vamos al beis! Grab your mitt and Big Chew and join Turista Libre in cheering on the Tijuana Toros as they take on the San Luis Algodoneros at Estadio Chevron, a 16,000-capacity ballpark that underwent a nearly $2 million renovation in 2013, in this special Cinco de Mayo edition of Mexican baseball.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation, en-route libations, a pre-game pint at one of Tijuana's many craft tap rooms and entrance to the game.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 12 p.m., with an estimated return to the border at 7 p.m.


'Mariscos & Margaritas' Tijuana-to-Ensenada progressive meal

10 am Saturday May 11
$98.05
Tickets

Albeit one of the most majestic stretches of freeway south of the border, the road from Tijuana to Ensenada makes for more than just sweeping ocean views. Join us for a progressive meal 80 miles down the Baja peninsula, a literal buffet of incomparably amazing mariscos.

We’ll do fresh oysters seaside in Popotla, a small coastal cove where fishermen haul their catches out of the waves for purchase atop the sand, and tostadas at Ensenada’s La Guerrerense, whose some dozen varieties of ceviche — from scallop to sea urchin — have been deemed the world’s best street food by Anthony Bourdain. And, being the birthplace of the fish taco, no trip to Ensenada would be complete without a taste of what is without a doubt the most authentic incarnation of the taco de pescado, at Tacos El Fénix.

The itinerary includes a stroll through Mercado Negro, one of Mexico’s most iconic fish markets, and a round of timelessly potent margaritas at Hussong’s, the first cantina to open in Baja California in 1892.

Given the distance, we’ll be forgoing our usual mode of bus transportation for a van with room for 12.

Tickets include roundtrip border transportation and courses at four food stops.

The group meets on the U.S. side of the Pedwest border crossing at the Virginia Avenue Transit Center at 10 a.m, with an estimated return to the border at 7 p.m.


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