An artful, culinary urban adventure

This 4-night WorldScout-designed, self-guided adventure is based near picturesque Ajijic, (pronounced Aah-hee-HEEK), a colonial village with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful houses, beautiful ornate murals, and vibrant local markets. Nestled on the shores of Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Chapala, Ajijic has a vibrant and bustling energy while still holding onto its relaxed, charming colonial vibe. Ajijic is a tucked away gem, perfect for wandering the streets, perusing the small boutiques and galleries, chatting with vendors selling fresh produce and crafts, and of course, tucking in for a delicious Mexican meal.

From this vibrant basecamp, you will explore all that this diverse, rich region has to offer. On this trip, WorldScout will connect you with the studios of local artists, urban clothing, and jewelry designers. We will schedule a visit to the naturally-detoxifying, mineral-rich, healing thermal pools that surround Lake Chapala (rumor has it, these healing waters will deliver the best night sleep of your life!) and plan a traditional sweat lodge experience (by request). We will help you connect with the budding food scene, which artfully combines both the traditional and the modern.

By booking this WorldScout-designed, self-guided experience, you will gain insider access to this unique region of Mexico and rest-assured knowing that you have an amazing trip planned for you. We do the hard work, you enjoy this incredible and unique adventure - when it works for you, and with the group of your choice!


Insider-access to the rich culture, traditions, and food of dynamic Chapala, Mexico

what's Included:

  • 4 nights accommodation in modern, boutique hotel (rooms are single or double occupancy).

  • Transportation to and from Guadalajara International Airport.

  • Your WorldScout Chapala Guidebook: recommendations to nearby villages, local studios, markets, and the region’s best restaurants.

  • Private artisan studio tours.

  • One private, rooftop mezcal tasting overlooking Lake Chapala.

  • Access to healing thermal pools and sweat lodge experience.

  • One spa treatment of your choice.

Trip Cost

  • $895 - double occupancy (shared with one other person, two queen beds)

  • $1,250 - Single occupancy (one king bed)


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Boutique accommodation based on single or double occupancy. All with private bath.

Trip cost does NOT include:

RT airfare to Guadalajara, food/meals, transportation within Mexico, alcohol (other than WorldScout sponsored mezcal tasting), incidentals and staff gratuities. 


  • $250 deposit due upon booking.

  • Full trip payment due within 30 days.

*We accept check, credit card or paypal for payment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable

  • Cancellation - 14+ days prior to trip start date, 50% of remaining trip cost will be refunded

  • No refunds within 14 days of the trip start date.