For our second day in Guadalajara we decided to visit the Jose Cuervo factory in Tequila, Mexico. Where they make the famous and delicous tequila we all know. This is part of a tour, which you can book here.
We woke up at 7am to had a quick breakfast at the hotel, from there we took a taxi (From the city center to the Guadalajara Expo will cost around 180 Peso’s). From there on we took a very luxerious train. Basically there are 2 options to take the tour on.
- Sunrise option: You will take the train in the morning, it takes around 2 hours to reach Tequila. In the train they will give you good food and enough Tequila (Try the Paloma drink). They will also teach you on howto taste the Tequila. Once the day is finished (The whole day will take around 10 hours)
- Sunset option: You will take a bus towards to Tequila which will take around 1,5 hours, you do the regular tour and once the day is finished you will take the train back to the expo, where you will have the same as the sunset train.
Furthermore, there are 3 options you can book for the train.
- Premium Plus
After the amazing train drive, we were going to get an English tourguide, because I don’t speak that good Spanish yet. There was a small van waiting for all English speaking tourist. It was quite amazing that English speaking persons had either a Mexican boyfriend or Girlfriend.
Once we arrived to the Small town of Tequila, we had another Tequila tasting, this time in English of course. From there on we shortly visited a small museum and then we went to the Tequila factory itself. We learned a lot of interesting stuff. I didn’t even know there were 5 types of Tequila! (From young to old, to even the Cuervo family special one). We even tasted like 60% alcohol Tequila. Which nearly burned our tongues.
After the very cool tour. I bought a Tequila bottle for my dad at home. We had a very nice buffet and after that we went to a Mexican show. There was a Mariachi band, dancers with knifes and very nice music.
Finally we headed to the Agave fields, where they showed us how the Agave plant is farmed and that is quite a hard job. Did you know that it takes around 7 to 12 years for an Agave plant to fully grow? Next time you drink your Tequila, think about that!
This tour is truly amazing and I recommend anyone visiting Guadalajara, to book this tour. You will sure love it!