Visit Haciendas Tequileras
"Day Excursion to Tequila: Haciendas Tequileras" - Reviewed by Lisa
You’ve come all this way to the home of the legendary spirit, tequila – famed for its powers to make people go crazy, party like rock stars and act inappropriately. Aficionados know it as a superb, finely-constructed spirit which can hold its own – especially when aged – with brandy and Scotch whiskey.
Go directly to the source – the town of Tequila itself. This is a long, but worthwhile, day excursion with the option to spend a night in the area in five-star accommodations.
Tequila is made from 100% blue agave plants and your magnificent drive will take you through the jungle, over mountain tops, past volcanic lava fields and acres of dusky blue agave cacti.
Take a private plane to Guadalajara’s private airport. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at a traditional restaurant in the artistic town of Tlaquepaque (20 min from the airport). The group will then head for the most rustic hacienda tequilera: Hacienda Fortaleza, for a 1-hour tour followed by a visit to the beautiful Hacienda Cuervo for a 3-hour experience including tour, tasting and a 3-course meal with tequila pairing.
The perfect ending for this deep dive into tequila culture will be a 1-hour visit to historic Hacienda Herradura in the neighboring town of Amatitán. Snacks will be available on the way back to the airport.
This tour can also be taken by road instead of by private plane – please ask your local host for a quote.
Duration: 8+ hrs round trip
Rates: Upon request
Attire: Be sure to bring warm clothing and a sweater or jacket.