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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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San Diego, United States

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore Tijuana, Mexico, without getting lost on this day trip from San Diego, a great choice for first-time visitors. Visit cultural attractions, sample authentic Mexican street food at a sidewalk taco stand, and do some shopping and sightseeing. Opt to walk or take public transportation and experience the city like a local. Your guide can suggest stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of the group.
  • Explore San Diego’s sister city, Tijuana, without getting lost with a guide
  • See more of Tijuana in less time—ideal for first-time visitors
  • A small group tour for a personalized experience
  • Lunch and bottled water included on this San Diego tour
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Food tasting
Local guide
Food and drinks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Rtno. Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Border Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Do not bring your car or you will have to wait about 4 hours to cross back into the U.S. You can also call an Uber if you come on your own which will save you a lot of time." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour, I never felt unsafe (so don’t believe what you hear)." See review
  • "I recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Tijuana." See review


98 Reviews

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This Tour Is An Absolute Must
, May 2021
Gregorio was our guide and he was one of a kind. My friend and I were fortunate in that we were the only people touring with Gregorio so we were able to make it our own. We were shown the historic sites and were allowed to casually taste various food and alcohol. I bought some very nice candles and strawberry tequila! I also had the opportunity to dine at Caesar's, where the Caesar salad was created and I fell in love!!! I would definitely recommend this tour and would even do it a second time as I would love to spend a night in the city. The only thing slightly varying from the original description was that we had to cross the border and meet our guide and it was not at the McDonalds as listed on the description.
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Fantastic Tour
, May 2021
Everything was awesome. Gregorio was a fantastic tour guide and made the trip very interesting and fun. The line to get back into the US at the end was a very long wait. But totally worth it. Such a great day.
Great Experience
, May 2021
Gregorio was very informative in Tijuana’s historical marks, art, & shopping areas! His personality was the frosting on the top.
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Great tour in Tijuana
, Apr 2021
Our guide Tadeo was the bomb! He was very knowledgeable about Tijuana and its history. We went all over the place to include the city arch, a traditional market, a candy store/dulceria, tequila museum, etc. He catered to our group's every need and answered every question. We will definitely bring back more people! It was worth doing again. AND ooohhh, the TACOs were delicious! Crossing the border was very easy and Tadeo met us right outside of the gate with his ID card in-hand to show to us.
Cool and safe Tijuana day trip!
, Apr 2021
Gregorio Perez was an awesome guide! He shows you the traditional spots but also the hidden gems if you’re willing to stray off the beaten path. Visited markets, craft breweries and ate some amazing Tijuana style tacos!👍😎
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Excellent Tijuana Walking Tour
, Apr 2021
Overall excellent experience. Our guide, Todeo, was engaging, knowledgeable and flexible. He designed the itinerary around our wants and expectations. He was an awesome tour guide! Due to COVID19 guidelines the guide could not meet us on the US side so we had to navigate crossing the border on our own, but directions were sent and it was really simple to meet Todeo on the other side. We then took a taxi bus to the downtown area and walked the remainder of the tour. Todeo was able to find us some amazing deals on items we were looking to purchase and the lunch tacos were authentic and very tasty!!
Excellent experience
, Apr 2021
Tadeo was our tour guide and is now a life long friend. He is a wonderful guide very intelligent and well educated on Tijuana history. We felt safe the whole time he kept very good watch on us he showed us such a good time we totally recommend a booking with border tours. We will be back.
Awesome authentic experience!
, Apr 2021
Put your reservations aside. This experience is safe, educational, and fun. Our tour guide Humberto was an absolute pleasure and was able to show us the “real” Tijuana. We also got to try some of the best beer, tequila, and tacos. We enjoyed everything and really appreciate Humberto’s knowledge & hospitality.
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April walk in Tijuana
, Apr 2021
Nice weather, food, architecture, super guide, Tadeo! Loved the warm fresh tacos and margaritas tasting.
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Great trip, amazing food/drinks, great guide!
, Apr 2021
My family and I had the best time on this trip! Our guide Humberto was so friendly, knowledgable, and gave us amazing recommendations to give us a more local experience. Tijuana is a beautiful city with so much to do and explore, I feel like we just scratched the surface! Definitely plan on returning to Tijuana, and I would strongly recommend this experience if you don't even know where to begin with exploring the amazing city!
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