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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego

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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)

Departure Point

727 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173, USA

Front Doors of McDonald's *Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (customer will be advice)*

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Rtno Sentri, Cuauhtemoc, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Just near to the Border in the Side of Mexico so you can just cross the Border to US.

  • 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
  • Passport is required
  • Border Regulations it may change the meeting point (Customer will be advice)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Border Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
What is the social distancing policy during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Crossing Borders: Tijuana Day Trip from San Diego.

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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


168 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Tijuana VIP experience
, Nov 2021
Our guide Tadeo encouraged an inclusive ambiance where each client’s needs were met. It was great to walk Tijuana like a local keeping an open mind for what the city has to offer. I loved the comradeship we built in the hours we spent together. And, I felt safe all the time. Tadeo’s knowledge of the city’s history is obvious throughout, and he took care that our walks were nicely balanced with interesting stops.
Great to experience a new place
, Nov 2021
Victor was a great guide! We really enjoyed our time getting to know a city that we’d heard much about, but never experienced. It was a really fun time.
Nice experience
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed everything during the tour only thing was after we ate lunch at the restaurant we saw a roach crawling on the counter very nasty. But our tour guide was great at educating us about Tijuana. I believe his name was Victor and he was great. He was suppose to send the pictures we took with him to us. Can we please get those pics.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to get a sampling of the City
, Nov 2021
This tour was great if you want to just get a small taste of Tijuana. We ate at local restaurant. It is a LOT of walking, within a small radius of area, but its alot of walking, if any physical aliments maybe not be for you. Great opportunity to take pictures, and see the culture a bit. Only thing is due to the walking, there is NOT alot of area covered so you wont see a whole lot. However, you feel safe, our guide Victor was amazing he was nice, kind, and informative. Its a tasting of tijuana done safely. He met us at the border and safely walked us back, ensuring we got back through the gates. Walking w/ the guide, also diverts the peddlers, and what not from approaching you. Great opportunity to take some pic's get some souvenirs & get history on the city as well as feel secure.
Do this tour!
, Nov 2021
Our guide Victor was the best. I got a real view of Tijuana, so I booked the tour. I loved seeing the history of the city. But it was a nice mix of the historical and modern day.
Saturday Fun Day in Tijuana
, Oct 2021
It was a great time. I went with a good friend and we had a fantastic time. We were a bit confused at the meeting spot because the instructions still say meet at McDonalds. My recommendation would be to change the meeting spot from McDonald's to meeting across the border. It will cute down on confusion and prevent angry tour takers. The Pandemic has been going on for nearly 2 years and it does not seem to be letting up any time soon. At least update the meeting location
Very good!
, Oct 2021
We had a great time and met some very nice people! I was apprehensive at first about meeting in Mexico, but Tadeo was right there! He was knowledgeable, professional and a wonderful guide.
Never again!
, Sep 2021
The tour started an hour late, while we stood and waited. The guides were friendly, but it seemed like two native friends who just got together and figured they could walk groups around. There was SO MUCH WALKING, which I was prepared for, but whew! We did enjoy the tequila tasting, but felt the prices were a little high there. We were taken to the souvenir shops and bartered our way into some deals. It would have been nice to see the inside of some of the old buildings or something we can’t just Google. We were fed a tasty authentic lunch, but the place really didn’t have options nor an elaborate menu. HERES WHERE IT GETS SHADY: ok so time to go home - instead of walking us back, they put us into random taxis. We were told at the beginning of the tour that it would only be a ~15 minute line to re-enter the US. Surprise! The like was long and wrapped around the block. 90 minute wait. Our tour guides said we could wait in line, or pay a random group of men $20 to skip the line and be through to the US in 5 minutes. As it was getting dark, we gave the last of our money to these men. We were then escorted to stand outside of a parking lot two blocks away. As we stood there, we heard a man inside the lot cursing out the people who were supposed to be taking us to the front of the line, as he had been waiting for over an hour. We started asking questions and asking for a refund after 20 minutes. They brought us back to the main group and instead of giving our money back, they offered to walk us to the front of the line. We were stopped by the police and told to get to the back of the line. Luckily we were able to get our money back, but at this point we could have been through customs. We waited in line for two hours while infants and nursing mothers begged us for a dollar. Overall it was a decent cultural experience but I never need to go back to Tijuana ever again. Never again.
5 travelers found this review helpful
Tequila ! Quesadillas...
, Sep 2021
Tequila ! Quesadillas were So good with that cheese !! Big group safe ! Just had trouble with the directions to meet up
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth the money
, Sep 2021
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and The food was amazing. It’s lots of vendors so have cash ready

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