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From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

1. 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 and Distillery Tour with Tastings

2. 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: 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.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Town and Cantarito Making Tour

4. 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.

Guadalajara: Sightseeing Night Tour

5. Guadalajara: Sightseeing Night Tour

Start the trip at 7:30 pm with a smooth pick-up from your accommodation. You’ll head to downtown Guadalajara, known for its colonial-style buildings and famous landmarks, and visit Guadalajara Cathedral and Expiatory Church, both built in the neo-Gothic style. Admire the craftsmanship and fine details of the churches before moving on to the next stop. Next up is the Degollado Theater, a neoclassical Mexican theater known for its artistic architecture. After marveling at the theater, you’ll head to the Rotunda of the Illustrious People of Jalisco. This mausoleum serves as a tribute to the important men and women in the history of the state of Jalisco. Head to Avenida Vallarta next, where you’ll visit the Minerva Roundabout. This features a large statue of the Roman goddess with indigenous facial features, surrounded by a circular fountain. You’ll also visit Arcos Vallarta and Arcos del Milenio, two iconic structures in the city that serve as great backdrops for photos. After that, you’ll pass the stately buildings of Expo Guadalajara and World Trade Center GDL before heading to Avenida Chapultepec – an area known for its buzzing nightlife – and Avenida Libertad, to view a few grand mansions that date back to the late 1800s.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour & Tequila Tasting in Hacienda

6. 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: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

7. From Guadalajara: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

The first part of the tour takes place in the agave fields, where the legend of the gods who give us the tradition of this drink comes from. Here, your tour guide will give you the most important information about how the agave is planted, carefully pruned, and finally extracted. Once in Tequila downtown, see the production of tequila inside the place that created this process more than 200 years ago. At the José Cuervo factory of La Rojeña, the raw material is cooked, extracted, fermented, and distilled to obtain the traditional Mexican drink. Finally, it's lunchtime. There are hundreds of options in the main plaza to choose from, including a high-end restaurant, property of the Jose Cuervo brand, as well as street food, seafood, tacos, and even traditional marquesitas and coffee.

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

8. 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.

From Guadalajara: Lake Chapala and Ajijic Tour

9. From Guadalajara: Lake Chapala and Ajijic Tour

Begin your tour to Chapala starting with a visit to the old station of the French facade train whose construction was completed around 1920. Continue with the beautiful boardwalk, walk and admire the view of the largest lake of Mexico. It is because of its pleasant climate that it is a place of bird migration. By December 1955, Lake Chapala was in one of its worst droughts, that is why it was decided to take the virgin of Zapopan and make a pilgrimage looking for the miracle of rain. As a result of this event in June 1956, it rained so much in the storm that it recovered and thanks to this miracle a thank you mass is celebrated every year on the 1st July. Continue your visit through the Floresta, a place where foreigners go to retire, fleeing the extreme climates of their cities. Stop in Ajijic where free time is given to explore. Board the truck and transfer to Piedra Barrenada, where you can get some food at your own expense. Conclude at the meeting point indicated by the guide and undertake your return.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

10. Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

Begin your panoramic tour by visiting the roundabout of the Minerva, the representative guardian of the city erected in the 50s. Continue toward the arches of the old entrance to Guadalajara, which marked the start of the Guadalajara-Morelia highway. These are 20-meter high neoclassical arches, where one can appreciate the colors of the coat of arms of the state of Jalisco. Head then to Chapultepec Avenue, the cultural corridor and one of the liveliest areas of Guadalajara. Continue your journey of old houses on Libertad Street, where you can travel to the end of the 1800s and marvel at architecture from the city's most beautiful time. Proceed with a visit to the Gothic temple of Expiatorio, also known as the Cross of Squares of the Historical Center of the city.  Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral and discover the murals of the Government Palace created by José Clemente Orozco. Walk through Liberation Square, stopping outside of the Degollado Theater, headquarters of the mariachi galas held every September. Finish the tour in Tlaquepaque, where you can taste food in one of the restaurants of the Independencia, followed by some typical sweets in a local store.

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What people are saying about Guadalajara

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3.8 / 5

based on 5 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.

The Michin Acuario is excellent place to visit in Guadalajara, my whole family enjoyed to see the varieties of sea animals that they have, my children had fun feeding the baby pigs, sheeps, turtles, fishes and more, my children enjoyed played laser tag. I highly recommend this place to visit you will have an unforgettable experience.

I want to recommend the tequila tour... From the time they picked me up at the meeting point, until they returned, my experience was very pleasant. The lady guide who sent us (Carmen) very friendly, nice, pleasant and always attentive to us. I hope to have another tour to another destination with the same attention.

The truth was a very nice experience we shared with other people. The group was very pleasant, the part that we liked the most was that they took us through the artisan process. Super recommended!

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