Things to do in Tequila

Our most recommended things to do in Tequila

From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

1. From Guadalajara: Jose Cuervo Distillery & Tequila Town Tour

Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed agave fields of Jalisco on a full-day tequila tasting tour from Guadalajara, traveling by comfortable minivan. Drive into the countryside of Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region for a tour and tasting at one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world. Pass the agave fields en route from Guadalajara. Then, learn about the fermentation process and enjoy a taste of this national drink after exploring the town of Tequila with your guide. During the 1-hour drive to Tequila, stop to admire mountain vistas and the fields of agave azul (blue agave), the succulent plant used to make tequila, Mexico’s national drink. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, these blue-green patches of agave plants blend beautifully with the earth tones in the natural landscape. Stop for lunch (own expense) in Tequila, before heading to the nearby town of Amatitlan for your tasting at a distillery. Learn about past and present-day tequila production techniques. Discover tequila’s indigenous origins and the Spanish who distilled the beverage into the tequila known today. Watch the modern fermentation and distillation process of blue Weber agave, before a tasting of several different types of tequila aged in oak casks. A master tequilier will guide you through the different aromas and flavors. By the end of the tour you will feel like a tequila connoisseur!

From Guadalajara: Tequila and Distillery Tour with Tastings

2. From Guadalajara: Tequila and Distillery Tour with Tastings

Journey to the town of Tequila from Guadalajara on this day trip by van. Discover the world-famous alcoholic drink made from agave plants. Marvel at the blue-green fields that have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit one of the oldest tequila distilleries as you get lost among the sprawling fields, savoring the fragrance of roasting agave. After touring the facilities, sample the distillery's liquor for a true taste of Mexico's famed artisanal tequila production. Explore the town to see the ancient haciendas and other widespread distilleries. Stroll down narrow streets, popping into some of the countless bars and tasting spots along the way.

From Guadalajara: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

3. From Guadalajara: Town of Tequila & Jose Cuervo Factory Tour

Embark on an insightful adventure in the state of Jalisco, perfect for all tequila fans. Take a guided tour of the town of Tequila with a transfer from Guadalajara. Explore the agave fields and learn everything about the production process at the most famous tequila factory. Upon arrival in Tequila, step into the agave fields, where the legend of this sacred drink's origins comes from. Your tour guide will teach about how the agave is planted, carefully pruned, and extracted. Once in Downtown Tequila, see the production of tequila at the place that created this process more than 200 years ago. Inside the José Cuervo factory of La Rojeña, the raw material is cooked, extracted, fermented, and distilled to obtain the traditional Mexican drink. Finally, take some time to explore the charming town. Feel free to purchase lunch from one of the many restaurants on the main square, including a high-end restaurant, property of the Jose Cuervo brand. You can also try some seafood, tacos, and street food, such as the traditional 'marquesitas'.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

4. From Guadalajara: Tequila Trail Tour with Tasting

Learn all about Tequila on a guided tour. Visit the fields where agave grows, a distillery for a tasting, and the towns of Tequila and Amatitán with a certified guide. Start your adventure by being picked up from the lobby of your hotel or another address in Guadalajara. Head off along Mexico's Tequila Trail. First, stop to admire the Agave Landscape. Take photos and walk among the agave plants in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See how this raw material for Tequila reproduces. Next, discover how Mexico's national drink is made at an artisanal distillery. Watch all the steps involved in creating different types of Tequila. Then, enjoy a Tequila tasting experience before visiting the Magical Town of Tequila. Explore downtown Tequila, see the church, buy arts and crafts, and try the local food and drinks like 'cantaritos.' Finally, hop back into the van to return to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Town and Cantarito Making Tour

5. From Guadalajara: Tequila Town and Cantarito Making Tour

Get to know tequila, Mexico’s national drink, on this guided tour to Tequila and Amatitán. Learn how to mix your own traditional cantarito before exploring the towns where the first factories of this ancestral drink were born. Visit a distillery, enjoy a tasting, and shop local products. Start your adventure by being picked up from your hotel or address in Guadalajara. From there, head along Mexico's Tequila Trail where the first stop will be to admire the agave landscape. At the agave fields, learn how to mix your own cantarito, a typical Mexican tequila cocktail and a must try if you are visiting Tequila. Visit the traditional distillery and watch all the steps involved in creating different types of Tequila. Enjoy a tequila tasting experience before visiting the magical towns of Tequila and Amatitán. Explore downtown Tequila, see the church, and walk on the slopes of Tequila Volcano. As you explore Tequila and Amatitán, shop unique arts and crafts and try local foods and drinks. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take photos of the picturesque landscape. At the end of your trip, hop back onto the van to return to Guadalajara.

Guadalajara: Horse Riding on the Tequila Route with Tastings

6. Guadalajara: Horse Riding on the Tequila Route with Tastings

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Guadalajara and travels to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the scenic Amatitán and saddle up for an adventure. On horseback, ride through the center of this picturesque town and out into the surrounding landscapes, bursting with agave plants.  After about 45-minutes of riding, arrive at the 184-year-old Quinta Sauza facility for lunch. Next, arrive at the Rojeña of the Jose Cuervo factory for a professional tequila tasting and time to explore the town of Tequila. Then go to a small family distillery to learn about the process of making tequila. At this place, your guide will explain the process of tequila-making, followed by tequila and liquor tastings. At the end of an unforgettable and unique experience, it’s time for the return journey to Guadalajara.

From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour & Tequila Tasting in Hacienda

7. From Guadalajara: Tequila Tour & Tequila Tasting in Hacienda

Discover the process of making tequila in a tour that will take you to the agave landscape and to appreciate the views of the agave fields. Take beautiful pictures of the agave landscape. Get a professional tequila tasting guided by an expert tequila master. Go to a family-owned small distillery to learn about the process of making tequila. In this place, your guide will explain the process of tequila making and then you will have another tequila and liquor tasting. Continue to the town of Tequila, stopping first at 'La Quinta Sauza' to have a professional tasting of Tequila of 'Sauza Hornitos'. Enjoy a delicious lunch in this beautiful property built in 1836, before visiting the old bottles collection. Then, head to the town of Tequila and visit the artisan market, the Jose Cuervo store, and other places to take unforgettable pictures.

From Guadalajara: Pyramids & Jose Cuervo Tequila Tour

8. From Guadalajara: Pyramids & Jose Cuervo Tequila Tour

After getting picked up from select hotels in the Guadalajara area, begin your experience with a ride to the Teuchitlan town where the Guachimontones Archeological Site is located. Head into the mountains towards the site, and meet your certified guide who will share many interesting stories with you. In the first part of the tour, watch an introductory video and learn about the civilization that lived in the area for more than 700 years. Then, start your visit to the interpretative center where you can learn about the archeological work, traditions, and lifestyle of these peoples. Continue the tour by visiting the pyramids where you must walk uphill for a couple of minutes. Once you arrive at this magical site, the guide will give you an explanation about the area and discuss the different hypotheses that are still being researched about its history. Next, continue the tour to the town of Tequila, where your guide will show you the difficult task of the Jimadores, the crop workers who take care of these plants in the agave farms. See how they plant and harvest the crops. Then, discover the process of making the tequila spirit inside the historic Jose Cuervo Distillery. Learn about the drink and its properties with tastings included. After the tour, discover the main plaza of Tequila where can you find restaurants, cantinas, and souvenir stores.

Tequila, Jalisco, and Toriles from Puerto Vallarta

9. Tequila, Jalisco, and Toriles from Puerto Vallarta

Begin your tour with a pickup from the lobby of your hotel. Travel to Tequila in Jalisco for an adventure full of history, culture, and tastings. Your first stop will be at a little town on the way to taste a delicious Mexican breakfast (included in the tour price). Then, you will arrive in Toriles, the unique Aztec archeological zone in the northeast of Mexico. Head onwards to Tequila, where you will visit the Main Square, walk through the streets, visit its churches, and take a Tequila tour in Jose Cuervo - the first Tequila Factory in Latin America. Here, you will learn about the proccess of making Tequila and taste its different flavor possibilities.

From Puerto Vallarta: Guadalajara, Tequila and Tlaquepaque

10. From Puerto Vallarta: Guadalajara, Tequila and Tlaquepaque

Discover Tequila, San Pedro Tlaquepaque, and Guadalajara on this 2-day, 1-night adventure from Puerto Vallarta. Begin your trip early with pickup from your hotel lobby, then savor a delicious included Mexican breakfast on the way to Tequila. Upon arrival in Tequila, Jalisco, spend some time exploring the home of your favorite drink. Walk around the town and visit the Main Square, the church, and other attractions, such as the famous Jose Cuervo Gallery. If you like, you can also purchase a tour to visit the tequila factory at your own cost. Next, continue to San Pedro Tlaquepaque, a beautiful place full of color, architecture, and tranquility. Enjoy time to walk around the gardens and taste delicious typical ice cream from the region. Feel the vibe of a Mexican town all around as you walk the cobblestone streets lined with galleries, market places, and mariachis on every corner. After this adventure, you'll be taken to Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco. Stay overnight in a comfortable hotel in the Historic Center, close to everything. On the second day, after breakfast, spend time exploring the Historic Center, admire the architecture, and take lots of pictures. After lunch, begin the trip back to Puerto Vallarta, where you'll be dropped off at the hotel you were picked up from.

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What people are saying about Tequila

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 72 reviews

I want to recommend the tequila tour... From the time they picked me up at the meeting point, until they returned, my experience was very pleasant. The lady guide who sent us (Carmen) very friendly, nice, pleasant and always attentive to us. I hope to have another tour to another destination with the same attention.

The truth was a very nice experience we shared with other people. The group was very pleasant, the part that we liked the most was that they took us through the artisan process. Super recommended!

It was a great experience! Despite me not clicking “English” our guide tried her best and along with some help from from bilingual people in the crowd everyone had an excellent time!

Excelente servicio, más de lo que esperábamos! Edgar un excelente guía, muy atento y pendiente de nosotras. Lo recomendamos ampliamente!

Hector was an informative, helpful and personable tour guide. We had a great day!