Tequila Express (23 pics)
A very special trip during your vacation in Mexico is the "Tequila Express" tour. The trip starts at around 11 am in the train station of Guadalajara, where all guests are received with live mariachi music. Once the passengers are registered and assigned the color of the car, the train boards to depart at 11:00 am sharp. On the way to the town of Amatitan (lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes), snacks and drinks (open bar) are offered and you can listen mariachi music on the train. also, there is a narration of the history of the hacienda "San Jose Del Refugio" (home of "tequila herradura").
On the train you have the attention of the porters and hosts to make the trip a pleasant one. Upon arrival to Amatitan, you board the buses that take you to the "Hacienda San Jose Del Refugio". Later you will visit the manufacturing area of tequila, including the steam ovens, where the "Agave" is cooked. Then you go to the old distillery from the last century, where you can see the "Tahona", pulled by a mule and the ancient vats. After that, it is still time to visit the museum where a video is shown that illustrates the everyday tasks of the hacienda, and the "Jima (cutting) of the Agave".
After arrival in Tequila, you will be offered lunch (buffete-style) with typical Mexican dishes, with a show of folkloric dance, "Suertes Charras" and impressionists, along with mariachi music. There is a dance contest where the winning couple wins a gift from our hosts. The day ends dancing and singing in a kind of "Fiesta Mexicana" in gardens among trees, flowers, plants and animals. Later you will be transferred back to the train station by bus and the train will arrive in Guadalajara in the evening. Our driver will wait for you at the train station and will bring you back to your hotel.
On Sunday our driver will pick you up from the hotel to show you for 4 hours all interesting places of Guadalajara.