Tequila 101 Weekend Experience

This brand-new offering is perfect for guests looking an introduction to the world of Tequila. It packs all the education and fun of the single-day Valley of Tequila tour into a stress-free weekend, with hotels, airport pickups and transportation all arranged in advance – all you have to do is show up in Guadalajara!

And because it runs all the time, there is no need to try and match dates – just book when it’s convenient for you, with at least 1 week’s notice.

World class distilleries, and world-beating prices. It's a combination that cannot be found through any other provider.

Upon Your Arrival

The trip starts out when you arrive at the airport in Guadalajara (guests can also be picked up from bus terminals, or other locations, with advanced notice). You will be met by our friendly driver, and ferried to the town of Tequila, where you will check in to Hotel Solar de Animas [link]. You’ll enjoy a relaxing evening in this small, charming town, with restaurant recommendations and sights to see provided by Spirit of Jalisco.

Tequila Tour

The next day you are off to the races on an all-day Valley of Tequila tour, returning that evening to the town of Tequila, and hotel Solar de Animas. 10:00: Pickup at hotel, depart for Tequila
11:00: “Agave Orientation” overlooking Tequila volcano
11:20: Tour and tasting Tequila Tres Mujeres (NOM 1466)
13:00: Depart Tres Mujeres for Tequila Selecto de Amatitán (NOM 1459) – “Los Tres Toños”
13:30: Tour and tasting at Tequila Selecto de Amatitán
14:30: Depart Tequila Selecto de Amatitán for agave field
14:45: Photo opportunity in the agave field
15:00: Depart agave field for the town of Tequila
15:20: Typical Jaliscan Lunch in the Tequila municipal market
16:20: Visit either the National Tequila Museum or the Sauza Family (Los Abuelos) Museum
16:45: Tour of the main attractions of Tequila’s historic center (central plaza, church, arches, City Hall). Tequila tasting at various boutiques, optional shopping opportunity
17:30: Depart Tequila for Guadalajara
18:30-19:00: Dropoff at ZMG hotel (arrival time depends on traffic conditions)

Shopping, Sipping, Relaxing

The final day is a relaxing, open one, where guests will have the opportunity to purchase bottles for their trip home. Transportation back to the airport is included with the package.

Distilleries & Tastings

Although every distillery we visit on our tours produces great Tequila, each will have their own distinct philsophy and process. For some, that means using autoclave ovens and roller mills to extract sugars from the agave. For others, it calls for old-fashioned stone ovens and a 2-ton stone wheel named a 'Tahona'. After traversing the grounds of each distillery, guests will be able to see first hand how different techniques contribute to the final product by tasting a flight of Tequila.