Greet your guide at your Guadalajara hotel and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to the world-famous town of Tequila. As one of the only places in Mexico that can produce the national drink, the town is a perfect place to sample one of Mexico’s most treasured exports. On arrival at the Jose Cuervo Distillery, enjoy VIP access to the family’s private cellar for a unique experience exclusive to this tour.
Discover the distillery’s colorful history and international reputation on an immersive and informative tour; learn about how the succulent bulbs of the blue agave plants are roasted in underground ovens, and how the fields in which the plants grow have come to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage region. Observe elaborate production methods that have been maintained since the distillery’s 18th century establishment.
Tantalize your taste buds during the tequila tasting session as you sample three different flavors direct from the barrel; awaken your palate to the subtle difference in aroma and flavor. Upgrade your tour in order to create a special souvenir; select the flavor of tequila you’d like to fill a 750ml bottle with and personalize a label to stick on the front.
Continue your palate-pleasing tour with a gourmet 3-course lunch that bursts with fulfilling flavor. Select from three Mexican specialties per course, deliberating between spicy mole, soft tamales and crisp enchiladas. Return to the minivan to embark upon a 1-hour tour of the town of Tequila; digest intriguing information about the town’s history and culture as you journey to significant sights. Conclude the tour with some relaxed free time; peruse bespoke boutiques and craft stored before returning to your hotel in Guadalajara.