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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!

Puero Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

2. Puero Vallarta: Sayulita and San Pancho Beaches Tour

Discover and explore two of the coolest beach towns in the world in this guided tour from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll head up the coast to Nayarit to enjoy a day of fun in the sun in Sayulita and San Pancho. Throughout your experience, your friendly bilingual guide will share the history and folklore of both towns whilst showing you around the main attractions. You’ll visit traditional fruit markets for exotic treats, sample delicious local candy, and enjoy a tequila demonstration with a tasting. You can hang out on the coolest beaches in the world, and if you want to check out the famous waves, optional surf classes are available on the day.

Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Sightseeing Tour

3. 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.

From Guadalajara: Pyramids & Jose Cuervo Tequila Tour

4. From Guadalajara: Pyramids & Jose Cuervo Tequila Tour

After getting picked up from select hotels in the Guadalajara area, begin your experience with a ride to the Teuchitlan town where the Guachimontones Archeological Site is located. Head into the mountains towards the site, and meet your certified guide who will share many interesting stories with you. In the first part of the tour, watch an introductory video and learn about the civilization that lived in the area for more than 700 years. Then, start your visit to the interpretative center where you can learn about the archeological work, traditions, and lifestyle of these peoples. Continue the tour by visiting the pyramids where you must walk uphill for a couple of minutes. Once you arrive at this magical site, the guide will give you an explanation about the area and discuss the different hypotheses that are still being researched about its history. Next, continue the tour to the town of Tequila, where your guide will show you the difficult task of the Jimadores, the crop workers who take care of these plants in the agave farms. See how they plant and harvest the crops. Then, discover the process of making the tequila spirit inside the historic Jose Cuervo Distillery. Learn about the drink and its properties with tastings included. After the tour, discover the main plaza of Tequila where can you find restaurants, cantinas, and souvenir stores.

Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin Watching Cruise with a Biologist

5. Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin Watching Cruise with a Biologist

Cruise from Puerto Vallarta in search of dolphins with a team of biologists and naturalists. Eat a delicious breakfast and snack onboard and stay hydrated with soft drinks. Snorkel through the protected waters of the Los Arcos Marine Park. Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office in Marina Vallarta. Start with an informative talk about the biology and ecology of these incredible creatures. Embark on your dolphin-watching adventure in Banderas Bay. Sail in a small craft that allows you to get close to the dolphins while ensuring their welfare. Feel confident knowing that the staff is respectful of marine life and will work to ensure that the welfare of marine life is a top priority during your trip. Have the chance to spot female dolphins with their newborns or observe groups swimming calmly, bow surfing, or frolicking playfully. Depending on the behavior of the dolphins, you may have the option to swim with them. Stop to snorkel through the colorful marine life in the Los Arcos Marine Park. Look for eels, rays, trumpetfish, and sea turtles in the turquoise waters before ending your tour at Marina Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta: Mole Poblano Workshop

6. Puerto Vallarta: Mole Poblano Workshop

Join a 3-hour Mole-making workshop at 10:30 AM from Monday - Saturday. Start with a visit to the local market, where you’ll be able to select and buy the ingredients for the workshop. Learn about the Mole Poblano making process and the history of Mole from your instructor. Spend time learning to identify the different chilis. Make your Mole with a variety of nuts, spices, and cacao beans. Once you’ve prepared your Mole, put some in a jar to take home with you. Prepare and eat your Mole with rice and chicken or a vegetarian/vegan option.

From Guadalajara: Tapalpa and Attaco Private Tour

7. From Guadalajara: Tapalpa and Attaco Private Tour

A Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is a reflection of Mexico, a place that over time has been able to preserve, value, and defend its historical and cultural heritage. Tapalpa, an alpine town south of Guadalajara, proudly owns this title. On this private tour, discover the picturesque pine clad hills, creeks, and small lakes that surround this small colonial town before visiting the indigenous village of Attaco. Get picked up from your hotel in Guadalajara at 9:30 AM and drive 2 hours south to Tapalpa. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, its Central Plaza, ancient churches, and charming colonial architecture. See why Tapalpa's name speaks for itself, as it comes from the ancient nahuatl language and means "Land of Colors". In the town, sturdy wooden columns support whitewashed houses with red tile roofs and neat cobblestone streets weave around restored churches. Admire one of the most attractive towns in the state of Jalisco and its surrounding landscape. At 1 PM, enjoy some free time for lunch, with suggestions provided by your guide. At 2:30 PM, drive to the indigenous village of Attaco, just outside Tapalpa. This was the first village the Franciscans evangelized in the area, building a hospital for the natives that you'll visit. Walk around the living pharmacy of hundreds of medicinal plants used by the natives in a village that has preserved its ancient uses and customs. At 3:30 PM, begin your return journey to Guadalajara and arrive back at your hotel at approximately 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Jalisco

Excellent tour an experience like no other! On the tequila route

The kindness and flexibility with foreigners. They were very understanding that it is not only going and taking pictures but really knowing about Tequila. Highly recommended to go alone in couples or groups.

It was an entertaining day, very interesting. David was very knowledgeable in many areas. I will do this tour again next time I come. I would prefer more time in San Pancho and less in Sayulita.

Miguel is an Excellent tour guide, funny and interesting facts about the areas. Our driver was very safe! Enjoyed our day trip immensely. Highly recommend this to all

Dante, our guide, was AMAZING and conveyed passion for the history of Guadalajara. He is a 5 Stars tour guide!!!

Very good, many interesting facts, very rich food, very good service