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From Guadalajara: Tequila and Distillery Tour with Tastings

1. From Guadalajara: Tequila and Distillery Tour with Tastings

Journey to the town of Tequila, world famous for the alcoholic drink made from agave plants. Marvel at the blue-green fields that have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit one of the oldest tequila distilleries as you get lost among the sprawling fields, savoring the fragrance of roasting agave. After touring the facilities, sample the distillery's liquor for a true taste of Mexico's famed artisanal tequila production. Then, explore the town to see the ancient haciendas and other widespread distilleries. Stroll down narrow streets, popping into some of the countless bars and tasting spots along the way.

From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

2. From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed agave fields of Jalisco on a full-day tequila tasting tour from Guadalajara, traveling by comfortable minivan. Drive into the countryside of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region for a tour and tasting at one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world. Pass the agave fields en route from Guadalajara. Then, learn about the fermentation process and enjoy a taste of this national drink after exploring the town of Tequila with your guide. During the 1-hour drive to Tequila, stop to admire mountain vistas and the fields of agave azul (blue agave), the succulent plant used to make tequila, Mexico’s national drink. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, these blue-green patches of agave plants blend beautifully with the earth tones in the natural landscape. Stop for lunch (own expense) in Tequila, before heading to the nearby town of Amatitlan for your tasting at the Jose Cuervo distillery. Learn about past and present-day tequila production techniques. Discover tequila’s indigenous origins and the Spanish who distilled the beverage into the tequila known today. Watch the modern fermentation and distillation process of blue Weber agave, before a tasting of several different types of tequila aged in oak casks. A master tequilier will guide you through the different aromas and flavors. By the end of the tour you will feel like a tequila connoisseur!

From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

3. From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

Learn all about Tequila on a guided tour. Visit the fields where agave grows, a distillery for a tasting, and the towns of Tequila and Amatitán with a certified guide. Start your adventure by being picked up from the lobby of your hotel or another address in Guadalajara. Head off along Mexico's Tequila Trail. First, stop to admire the Agave Landscape. Take photos and walk among the agave plants in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See how this raw material for Tequila reproduces. Next, discover how Mexico's national drink is made at an artisanal distillery. Watch all the steps involved in creating different types of Tequila. Then, enjoy a Tequila tasting experience before visiting the Magical Town of Tequila. Explore downtown Tequila, see the church, buy arts and crafts, and try the local food and drinks like 'cantaritos.' Finally, hop back into the van to return to Guadalajara.

Guadalajara: Shark Immersion at Acuario Michin

4. Guadalajara: Shark Immersion at Acuario Michin

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Acuario Michin aquarium in Guadalajara and experience a one-of-a-kind moment in a see-through acrylic cage, descending into a 750,000-liter tank to see shark species, rays, and more up close. Learn about marine life and conservation, go laser tagging, and pet goats as part of your entrance ticket. Listen to instructions before the immersion, don your swimwear, and put on a wetsuit before heading into the cage and into the water. Marvel at over 4,000 marine life species swim past you or bob out of rocks. See sharks, rays, and more up close. Dare to come face to face with sharks and fill your body with adrenaline as you observe these silent swimmers from the safety of a water cage. This unique experience will undoubtedly leave you in awe. After the immersion, visit the aquarium's five pavilions, the farm where you can pet goats, and the bird house to see see birds of every color. Jump on trampolines in the tumblings room and enjoy a game of laser tag — all of which are included in your entry ticket.

Guadalajara: Food Tour in Tlaquepaque

5. Guadalajara: Food Tour in Tlaquepaque

Start your day of adventure by meeting your tour guide in Tlaquepaque. After a brief introduction, walk around the beautiful streets of Tlaquepaque before heading to your next destination where you will enjoy various examples of Mexican cuisine. Taste local dishes such as tacos, tortas, tostadas, birria, mole, tamales, and pozole as your guide teaches you about the influences of other cultures on these classic Mexican dishes. You will also get to try flavored Mexican waters, "Aguas Frescas." Along the way, meet some of the locals and get familiar with some local industries. Get plenty of opportunities to take lots of photographs around Tlaquepaque. Before your trip comes to an end, follow your guide and visit a cultural and arts center. Taste the favorite royal drink of the prehispanic Emperor Moctezuma, made with cacao and aromatic spices.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Town and Cantarito Making Tour

6. From Guadalajara: Tequila Town and Cantarito Making Tour

Get to know tequila, Mexico’s national drink, on this guided tour to Tequila and Amatitán. Learn how to mix your own traditional cantarito before exploring the towns where the first factories of this ancestral drink were born. Visit a distillery, enjoy a tasting, and shop local products. Start your adventure by being picked up from your hotel or address in Guadalajara. From there, head along Mexico's Tequila Trail where the first stop will be to admire the agave landscape. At the agave fields, learn how to mix your own cantarito, a typical Mexican tequila cocktail and a must try if you are visiting Tequila. Visit the traditional distillery and watch all the steps involved in creating different types of Tequila. Enjoy a tequila tasting experience before visiting the magical towns of Tequila and Amatitán. Explore downtown Tequila, see the church, and walk on the slopes of Tequila Volcano. As you explore Tequila and Amatitán, shop unique arts and crafts and try local foods and drinks. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take photos of the picturesque landscape. At the end of your trip, hop back onto the van to return to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Guachimontones Pyramids Full-Day Tour

7. From Guadalajara: Guachimontones Pyramids Full-Day Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Guachimontones pyramids to discover the pre-Hispanic cultures that have flourished in this region since 400 B.C. Get to know the culture, history, and mythology of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site on a guided tour. After pickup in Guadalajara, drive to Guachimontones. Walk through the beautiful archaeological site and admire the unique circular pyramids. Learn about this incredible place from your expert guide. Continue your day trip with a tour of Teuchitlán town. Here you’ll visit the archaeological museum of Guachimontones, filled with ceramic figures, models of tombs, and photos providing an aerial view of the archeological site. At the end of your tour you’ll be dropped off in central Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour & Tequila Tasting in Hacienda

8. From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour & Tequila Tasting in Hacienda

Discover the process of making tequila in a tour that will take you to the agave landscape and to appreciate the views of the agave fields. Take beautiful pictures of the agave landscape. Get a professional tequila tasting guided by an expert tequila master. Go to a family-owned small distillery to learn about the process of making tequila. In this place, your guide will explain the process of tequila making and then you will have another tequila and liquor tasting. Continue to the town of Tequila, stopping first at 'La Quinta Sauza' to have a professional tasting of Tequila of 'Sauza Hornitos'. Enjoy a delicious lunch in this beautiful property built in 1836, before visiting the old bottles collection. Then, head to the town of Tequila and visit the artisan market, the Jose Cuervo store, and other places to take unforgettable pictures.

From Guadalajara: Guided Tour to Mazamitla and Eco-Park

9. From Guadalajara: Guided Tour to Mazamitla and Eco-Park

Start your adventure by being picked up at the lobby of your hotel or address in Guadalajara and then start the journey to Mazamitla. On the way, you will stop at "Los Vampiritos" in San Luis Soyatlán, where you will learn about the traditional drinks of the area. Next, arrive at the Eco Park where you can visit the great waterfall with a short hike. Additionally, stop to visit a place with traditional wooden cabins and admire local architecture. Afterward, reach Mazamitla where you will learn about local history with your guide. Then, take some free time to eat some lunch and to explore this charming town. Admire the surroundings of oaks, pines, and waterfalls that shape its architecture. Stroll through the local market and find many arts and crafts made by local people. Afterward, hop back on the bus and return to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

10. From Guadalajara: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

Enjoy a fun and culturally enriching night tour of the town of Tequila where you will ride on a trolley around the town, listen to the town’s exciting stories and legends, do a tequila tasting, and end with a delicious Mexican feast. Begin your tour with a pick up at 6:30 PM in Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, and drive to the beautiful town of Tequila. Once in Tequila, the excitement begins with a tour on a unique trolley as your guide tells you enchanting stories and legends of the famous town. Next, visit Casa Sauza, a hacienda built in1836, which is one of the most beautiful places in Tequila and also a renowned distillery. At Casa Sauza,  go on a tour around the distillery and enjoy a tequila tasting. Afterward you will have a delicious three-course dinner in the restaurant "La Cueva De Don Cenobio" accompanied by traditional Mexican music. After dinner, head back to Guadalajara at around 11:30 PM and be dropped off at the same point where you were picked up.

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What people are saying about Guadalajara

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 84 reviews

It is super beautiful, there are many species and very well cared for. In addition there are many other activities included in the entrance ticket. We had fun like midgets. We were two adults and two children aged 7 and 12, and we were all very pleased with the visit. We were pleasantly surprised. We didn't think it would be this pretty.

Norbero was great, place is magnificent, good guiding, good company, good food at the end in restoran. I had really vivid day.

Carmelita and Oscar were excellent. Truly enjoyed the tour. Diffently will recommend

Hector was an informative, helpful and personable tour guide. We had a great day!

Aurturo fue un guía excelente!! Se sabe su historia y sus dichos.