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From Guadalajara: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

1. 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: 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: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

3. 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

4. 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 Tour & Tequila Tasting in Hacienda

5. 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: “The Legends of Tequila Town” Night Tour

6. 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: La Rojeña Distillery & Jose Cuervo Train

7. From Guadalajara: La Rojeña Distillery & Jose Cuervo Train

Take a bus ride from Guadalajara to Tequila through agave fields. Visit La Rojeña Distillery to take your knowledge of tequila to the next level. Ride back to Guadalajara in the Jose Cuervo Express, one of the most beautiful train rides of Mexico. Begin your experience at the meeting point of Tlaquepaque Jalisco. Hop aboard a bus to head to the magical town of Tequila. On the way, you can get down the bus and enjoy the landscape of the blue agave and take memorable photos. Enjoy a Jima demonstration with an authentic Jimador. Once in Tequila town, have an educational tasting of tequila with an expert. Learn about tequila and how to drink it. Continue to a tour of La Rojeña Distillery to learn more about Tequila. Watch a Mexican show in Mundo Cuervo, and enjoy Mariachi, folkloric ballet, and a Mexican brindis. Then, board the Jose Cuervo Express train to go back to Guadalajara. Take in the beautiful landscape and play some traditional Mexican games such as "La Loteria" on the way. Conclude the tour upon arrival at Guadalajara's train station.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Town and Cantarito Making Tour

8. 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: Horse Riding on the Tequila Route with Tastings

9. Guadalajara: Horse Riding on the Tequila Route with Tastings

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Guadalajara and travels to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the scenic Amatitán and saddle up for an adventure. On horseback, ride through the center of this picturesque town and out into the surrounding landscapes, bursting with agave plants.  After about 45-minutes of riding, arrive at the 184-year-old Quinta Sauza facility for lunch. Next, arrive at the Rojeña of the Jose Cuervo factory for a professional tequila tasting and time to explore the town of Tequila. Then go to a small family distillery to learn about the process of making tequila. At this place, your guide will explain the process of tequila-making, followed by tequila and liquor tastings. At the end of an unforgettable and unique experience, it’s time for the return journey to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Pyramids & Jose Cuervo Tequila Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Tequila

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Our local Panoramex Tour was booked using GetYourGuide app which did great for planning so short notice available trips on the Thursday evening just after arrival to Guadalajara. Picked this one for Friday cuz the Train Tours only run Saturday. The guide Hector with driver Oscar arrived Friday morning to our hotel 10 min before the scheduled time 0935am in a 20 passenger Black Mercedes van. Fortunately we(4) were the first pick up to pick seats since the whole van filled up. Our guides did a great job to keep us informed & on time. First stop was a local family owned distillery Tequila Selecto de Amatitán tour with fun presentation & samples then off to experience the Cantaritos CheChe Margaritas but not my favorite (cuz made with Squirt) and continue drive to town of Tequila. At the time of booking there was an option to add on extra tour of Jose Cuervo OR Sauza distilleries which was not available to purchase the day of tour. Glad we added JC tour! Great lunch recommendations too!

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.

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.