Eighty miles from the border lies the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, a cluster of some 100 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 13.
Tickets include roundtrip border transport, tastings at three wineries and dinner at Finca Altozano.
The group meets on the U.S. side of the border at the San Ysidro Transit Center at 10 a.m., with an estimated return to the border at 9 p.m.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is an 18-and-over tour. Passports are mandatory regardless of age.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We strongly recommend taking the San Diego trolley, as parking lots often costly – some charge up to $25US for eight hours – and often full. On weekends the last San Diego-bound trolley departs San Ysidro at 12:58 a.m. More info at sdmts.com.
If driving, take either Interstate 5 or 805 south and get off at the last exit, but be careful not to miss that last exit and actually cross into Mexico. Park at any of the lots – we recommend the ones next to Jack in the Box, a left at the exit and a right at the next light – but give yourself 20-30 minutes because, again, lots are often full.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the refund policy?
Turista Libre tours are nonrefundable regardless of notice. Tickets are transferrable from person to person, however. Turista Libre assumes no responsibility for anyone denied entry to Mexico or reentry to the United States nor provides refunds due to unexpected or unforeseen complications with passports, visas or any other migratory procedures. For more information regarding passports and visas, please refer to the official website of your country's embassy in Mexico or the United States. Turista Libre assumes no responsibility for delays in planned tour itineraries or delayed returns to the U.S. due to northbound border waits.