The Bufadora private Tour

Ensenada, Mexico
The Bufadora Tour
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine a city tour, visit to a world-famous geyser, and free time to shop at your own pace during this private Ensenada day trip, ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time in the region. Plus, soak up the sights over Ensenada as someone else drives, cover more ground than you could on foot, and don’t waste time waiting on large tour groups.
  • Visit the Bufadora geyser and enjoy time to shop for souvenirs
  • Choose from flexible departure times to suit your schedule
  • Learn about the city from your driver-guide
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Museo Caracol, Bahia Ensenada, 22880 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

    It's on the right hand side of the port. A big white building.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

La Bufadora

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Slow and easy
Mauri_J, Apr 2024
We had a great experience on our Bufadora private tour. To start off, our guide was 10 minutes late to the pick up point. But we were called to let us know that they would be running late. Alejandra (Ally) was our guide. She was safe driver. She worked well with my parents who are in their 70’s and move a little slower. She helped us to find someone to braid my daughter’s hair. If we were looking for a specific item in the market she knew where to guide us. And she knew the owners well enough to help us get the best price. She also let us know what was an exceptable amount to pay and what was ridiculous. Ally helped us find a yummy and safe place to eat lunch. We never felt rushed and she let us take as long as we wanted. Thanks for helping us have a safe and fun trip to the Blowhole!
good times happened
David_G, Apr 2024
Alejandra was very patient with us. She stayed with us the entire way. She knew where to go to find certain things.
Great Bufadora private tour
Jimmy_A, Mar 2024
Brian did an absolute amazing job on our tour, he helped us with the ins and outs of bargaining with the shops at La Bufadora as well as which ones had the best deals. Brian was with us the whole tour!
Great Tour Guides
Anita_P, Feb 2024
Our guide, Bryan, was super knowledgeable and helpful and made our experience EXTRA! We had a great time. Highly recommend.
Alejandra is awesome
Alana_M, Jan 2024
Alejandra was an excellent tour guide for us. Her English is excellent and she took her time to show and tell what we were seeing along the drive
A great way to see Ensenada
Christina_K, Jan 2024
We had Brian as our tour guide, and he was an amazing guide for my family! He really knows the area super well and customizes your tour to what you want to do and see. It felt like we were visiting an old family friend, and he was taking us around his hometown. Definitely ask him to take you to his favorite ceviche place because that was the biggest highlight for us. Thank you, Brian!
First visit to Ensenada, Mexico
bob, Dec 2023
Meeting our host Brayan was the start of the most wonderful tour experience we have had. We didn't realize we had a private tour until Brayan greeted us. He asked what we wanted to see and do. We explained we had never been to Ensenada; could he give us the Bufadora Tour and show us the highlights of Ensenada. He asked us our time frame and came up with a wonderful tour. He is very knowledgeable of the area. Right off we determined we were all cat lovers. He told us about the fabulous big cat sanctuary. Due to our time limit, we were unable to stop there. He stopped at several beautiful locations for picture taking opportunities and told us significant details about the locations. He took us on an escorted walk through the business district of the Bufadora area. He is acquainted with all the vendors. It felt like a walk through a neighborhood. We were also able to see another cat sanctuary. He gave us plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful blow hole. On the way back to the ship, he continued the tour showing us the various neighborhoods and telling us their history. We also discussed the cuisine of Mexico. He suggested some restaurants, but we didn't have time. Brayan is a very nice person and a wonderful guide. He knows Ensenada and the Baja peninsula very well. We would highly recommend him to family and friends. Thank you for a fabulous first time visit to Ensenada. Hope to see you next time.
Brayan was the best! Great tour!
hiejin, Dec 2023
Brayan was the Best! He was so informative, professional, kind and involved! You could really tell he wanted my family to have a great time! Highly recommend this tour! Thank you Brayan!
Fab time in Ensenada Mexico. La BufadorA
RICKWELT, Nov 2023
we all shared a great tour with Erik Morales as our tour guide From ship to La Bufadora is 20 miles. about 45 minutes. Lots of Shops . Be prepared to bargain . Walk to Bufadora first and ask guide for tips. The Blow hole is interesting Spend at least 10 minutes there taking photos. if u need meds stop @ Del Mar. There are 3 of them. Very special driving up mountain. . Ask driver to stop at Tacos del Original on way back for lunch. Absolutely Fab and clean…..,
Amazing tour with an amazing guide
merickson5, Nov 2023
Brian and Eric were amazing!! Would definitely recommend and book again with this group. Eric was at the cruise pier for us and took our group safely around. He really took great care of us.
Best Tour Ever!
Donnita_O, Nov 2023
This is a really great tour. We had Eric and he was AWESOME!!! Second time around for me, so I had to bring the family. We had the best time. Will do this tour again on our next visit.
Bryan, our driver/tour guide was very pleasant, informative, and responsive to our inquiries.
John_M, Nov 2023
My wife and I went to La Bufadora. We were pleasantly surprised that the "private tour" was just us. My wife has walking issues. Bryan went out of his way to accommodate us.
Highly Recommended Tour
Gatsby_G, Nov 2023
We had a great time doing this Private Bufadora tour. Brayan was our tour guide and he was awesome and made us comfortable right from the beginning. He was very knowledgeable and made our tour very memorable. We book this tour while we are on our 5 Day NCL Bliss Cruise. The meeting point was a short 5-10 minute walk from the port. Book this tour instead of booking it thru the Cruise line and save money. We will definitely book this again on our next Cruise and request Brayan as our tour guide again.
Very interesting.
dafydd_w, Nov 2023
Guide was helpful and accommodating. Took good care of us. Finding the meeting place was difficult the description too vague. Took us 30 mins to find the car. Needs to be more specific. Ie front of building, back of buildings, side of building, near the steps etc etc would have helped. Having anna4 sign in the car would help!! But still a great trip!!!
Amazingly unexpected
Connie_K, Oct 2023
This was absolutely the best time we have ever had in Ensenada. We were expecting a boring trip up to the market then back but our tour guide Bryan not only gave us a very personal tour but recommended additional things to do and took us there. On our way to La Bufadora we stopped and got a one hour experience with tigers (additional cost), spent time shopping in the la bufadora market, then he took us to his favorite taco spot where we had amazing Mexican tacos for an affordable low cost. Every tip he gave helped us have an amazing experience on an affordable budget. We only had one day available to visit since we were in a cruise but it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We will definitely use this company again.
Jorge_A, Oct 2023
Bryan was excellent 👏 he knew his city recommending all activities a d keeping us busy. He was understanding especially traveling with family
Wonderful and fun
darcy_a, Oct 2023
Eric our guide was the best…. Would recommend your service 100%. My whole family felt special…. All day and safe in n good hands
If you have more than...
Eunsook_P, Oct 2023
If you have more than five people, don’t reserve a local travel agency due to to the car having not enough space for riding. You can have cruise’s operating bus at front of the cruise i at Ensenada port.
Bufadora Tour
nsalinas, Oct 2023
My husband and I were met just a few steps outside the cruise terminal. We had a private tour which was absolutely wonderful as we avoided the bus tour crowds!! Our tour guide and awesome driver was Alex. Her patience and knowledge was a plus!! Highly recommend this tour. We loved it! Gracias Alex!!
Great experience!
Ciara_t, Sep 2023
Bryan was great & pointed out a lot of different sites to see! The Bufadora is very busy & he told us exactly where to go to get the best view.

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