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'Tis the Season for Tamales

Tamale Plaza at the Tamale Festival

Travel with us to Indio and delight in the tasty merriment of the 30th annual Tamale Festival.

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Travel with us to Indio and delight in the tasty merriment of the 31st annual Tamale Festival. Be sure to bring your appetite as there are dozens of booths selling every imaginable kind of tamale, including traditional, gourmet, strawberry, raisin, date, and more. The festivities include continuous live entertainment featuring Mariachis, Folklorico dancers, and Latin bands; cooking demonstrations; a rollerskating disco; luchador wrestling; along with many arts and crafts booths. This extravaganza of fun and food has been ranked as one of the Top 10 "All-American Food Festivals" by the Food Network and has been featured in magazines such as Sunset, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit, and many others.

All-day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

9:00am - 9:45am

Comfort stop at Temecula Farmers Market

11:30am - 3:00pm

Time on your own to explore the Tamale Festival

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Comfort stop at Hadley Fruit Orchards

4:15pm

Depart for local drop-offs

Tour Manager:  12/7 - Bus A: Keri Belisle*  Bus B: Patti Foley*

 

Activity Level: Moderate

Some stairs and or inclines are present at destination. Moderate walking is required. Elevators may not be present at all destinations. Persons of limited mobility should consult with a physician as to the appropriateness of this tour in relation to their physical abilities.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Admission to the Tamale Festival

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

Know Before You Go

1) The Tamale Festival is an outdoor event. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Moderate walking involved on uneven surfaces and terrain. A hat and sunscreen are recommended.

2) Please be aware that most vendors only take cash.

3) You are welcome to bring an ice chest as many of the vendors sell frozen tamales.

4) Lunch is on your own at the Tamale Festival.

 

How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.

 

14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.

 

* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Times
Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
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Escondido Escondido Transit Center
700 W. Valley Parkway 92025. Wait near Dock #4
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La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 8703 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
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Murietta 28023 Scott Road, Murietta, CA 92563
Heritage Marketplace. Bus picks up near Carl's Jr
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Rancho Bernardo Rancho Bernardo Transit Center
16785 West Bernardo Dr. 92127 white passenger curb
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University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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