Tequila Trail Drive and Horseback Riding with Tasting & Lunch
- Drink up: Gain entrance to and tour a famous, classic distillery, discover how Mexico's national spirit is made, and sample different kinds of luscious tequila.
- Saddle up: Trek across the legendary blue agave fields by horse, admiring the area's beautiful natural setting and incredible cultural features as you ride.
- Hacienda la Cofradia: Enjoy a welcome cantarito cocktail and lunch in an underground tavern, on the grounds of one of the country's finest distilleries.
- Designated driver: Round-trip and between stops, travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by a helpful, English-speaking GoBe guide.
About This Guadalajara Tour
Still trying to forget some of those younger party days, braving bottles slapped with labels of dubious distinction? Fear not. This magical part of Mexico is unlikely to remind you one lick, slam, or suck of those distressing nights. Around Tequila, an actual town in the state of Jalisco, explore mile upon amazing mile of blue agave fields, unfurling over hilly earth.
Across this unique landscape, all of the world's tequila is produced. In fact, Tequila conjured a Pueblo Magico ("Magical Town") recognition by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. As the birthplace of tequila, this locale's "enchanting" properties are drinkable. And though a quite physical and chemical trick, even the process of making its native nip seems mysterious.
who pass down centuries-old cultivation wisdom through generations, still plant, tend, and harvest the plants mostly by hand, with the same tools from the past. They know exactly when the pina core is ready for baking, mashing, and fermenting. That's when science takes over, in a series of complex, potentially perilous steps you'll hear all about.
Tequila can be considered a serious business too. Strict Mexican and international laws decree that tequila is only really tequila when made in Jalisco and a few municipalities nearby. And while similar to mezcal (created from any type of indigenous agave plant), official tequila uses blue agave plants exclusively. It's not just the alcohol talking. Today adds a whole other dimension to, and demands newfound respect for, this national spirit.
A toast to Quetzalcoatl!
While some methods have been modernized, mucho tequila production remains similar to its homegrown 1500s origin, when Aztecs made a fermented agave potion. Years later, Spanish conquistadors, fresh out of their own brandy, started distilling agave themselves. Then, around 1600, the Marquis of Altamira mass-produced it. Wonder if any of them ever predicted an entire industry that now yields sixty million gallons each year?
Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Guadalajara hotel, our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.
Lunch will be served in an underground tavern, so remember a light jacket, just in case.
Due to the nature of the activities, this is a strenuous tour. It is not a suitable tour if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Cultural, Food and Wine, Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife.
Air-Conditioned Van or Bus.
Beverages Alcohol-Tequilla and Local Tastings.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 12 years of age or older to participate in this tour. Minimum age to consume alcohol in Mexico is 18 years.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only recommended if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back, neck, shoulder, knee or respiratory problems and are not pregnant.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.
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