PiCaSo Tours is a local tour operator that offers different in-depth experiences to get to know closely the productive chain of the leather, shoe and hat regional industry. PiCaSo Tours has received thousands of visitors from around the world since its creation in 2014. It received the 2014 Gto Award for Innovative Idea and the 2016 National Award for the Diversification of the Mexican Tourist Product in the Cultural Tourism category. It is accredited with the GTO Quality Label, the international Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification and the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program Distintivo Gto Sano.

1°/The Leather & Shoe Tour

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Description: Discover in an interactive way the interesting history of the leather and shoe industry in the historic downtown, learn about the art of transforming leather in a tannery, admire the way unique personalized shoes and leather goods are being handcrafted in traditional workshops.

Duration: 4 hrs. Hours: 9h10-13h10

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Note: If you are more than 5 people, please contact us

Optional: box lunch + MNX$ 50 / person

Watch the promotional video

See the report by blogger Mariel de Viaje

2°/The Leather, Shoe and Hat Route

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Description: Discover in an interactive manner the interesting history of the leather and shoe industry in the historic downtown, learn about the art of transforming leather in a tannery, admire personnalized handcrafted shoes in a family workshop and discover the world of hats in San Pancho.

Duration: 5h00. Hours: 9h10-14h10

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Note: If you are more than 5 people, contact us

Optional: box lunch $ 50 / person

Watch the TV Programm on México Travel Channel

Optional: Visit to the Hat Cultural Center in San Pancho

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional: Painted hat decoration workshop

3°) León Bike Tour

León Bike Tour

Description: Come and ride a bicycle on a pleasant flat itinerary during which you will get to know the main historical sites and emblematic buildings of the city of Léon, including the workshop of a designer shoemaker and taste the famous local refreshing drink. Duration: 3h00.

Includes: Bicycle, helmet, reflective vest, insurance, water, traditionnal local drink tasting

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Watch the promotional video

Watch the TV programm

4°) Suppliers Tour

Description: Do you have a plan to create your own footwear or leather goods brand but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for a manufacturer to make up your items? We propose a tailor-made tour with personnalized visits of  suppliers specialized in the Leather and Footwear sector.

Duration: 4 to 6 hours depending on the number of providers visited. Rate (from $ 2000). Transportation included.

5°) The Sustainibility Route

Description: Discover in an exciting day how sustainability is concretely landed in companies, public parks and institutions such as the Green Museum of León, the Metropolitan Park of León, an ecological tannery, the social foundation of a footwear company, a recognized hotel for its good sustainable practices, the Guanajuato Cultural Forum. Duration: 7h00.

Rate: $ 1100 / person (minimum 4 people).

Includes: Guide, visits, tasting, private transportation