Follow the ruins of a 140-year-old tequila distillery during this one-of-a-kind hiking and tasting tour. With a local guide on-hand to deliver entertaining commentary, you’ll make your way through tropical forests and agave plantations. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, like chachalacas and wild boar. Learn about artisanal tequila production before sampling your own glass, then dig into a fresh, local lunch spread.
Your trip starts when we pick you up at 5.00AM at the lobby of your hotel and take the highway to Teacapán. After an optional stop for a cup of coffee, we keep going and by 7.00AM you’re already fishing. When we're finished, we have lunch at the one of the typical local restaurants where you'll be able to try your catch in "Zarandeado Style" (grilled with fire wood)…..Delicious!
Mazatlan is much more than sun, sand, and sea. The lands of the municipality of Mazatlán and the south of Sinaloa have a rich history: the production of mezcal, the Revolution and other events. The first "Vinata"; as it is known to the haciendas where mezcal was produced, was founded before 1850.The industry expanded until it reached more than 30,000 hectares of agave plantations. The mezcal produced in these “Vinatas” awarded at different European fairs during the first decades of the last century and became the second most important producer in Mexico. The Osuna family settled in the village of La Noria, one of the most picturesque in the region. La Vinata “Los Osuna” is the only one that survives today.
The ancient past feels very close at Las Labradas, where petroglyphs—some dating back to 2000 BC--can be found on the rock walls beside the beach north of Mazatlan. These are believed to be the only beachside petroglyphs in the Americas, which makes this site very important archeologically. Enjoy some time on your own after the tour, as well as a delicious lunch hosted by a local family.