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OAXACA MEZCAL DAY TOUR

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Our private, Oaxaca City-based mezcal day tour is a fun, educational, single day experience designed for travelers looking for exclusive access to small, traditional mezcal producers.

Our expert local guides know mezcal inside and out, are bilingual, and were born and raised in Oaxaca. Their knowledge, passion, and friendliness are second to none.

Our focus is on small, family-owned producers of artisanal and ancestral mezcal. However, your custom requests are welcome. You’ll visit at least two palenques (artisanal mezcal distilleries) that are chosen just before your tour to maximize your exposure to active mezcal production and a variety of maguey varietals. Interested in pulque? We can make that happen too.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Two palenque visits and tastings

The itinerary is set within a day or two before your experience, to maximize your exposure to active mezcal production and a variety of maguey varietals. We focus on the real people and families that have been making mezcal for generations, rather than brands, though we are generally able to accommodate your requests as well.

Traditional Oaxacan lunch at a village eatery

We love food just as much as we love mezcal, and Oaxacan cuisine is widely regarded as the best in Mexico. Get ready to try local favorites like memelas, empanadas, and tlayudas direct from a traditional, wood-fired comal. If you’re interested in pulque, there is an excellent producer we visit regularly for tastings and pulque to go.

Valley of Tequila Day Tour

Duration:
8 hours

Dates:

TBD, 2021

Group Size:
Up to 12

Cost (US Dollars):
$135/guest

Guided by our Guadalajara-based colleagues, these daylong experiences are the perfect introduction to tequila. Offered year round.

Payment in full is due at time of booking. If you are reserving less than two business days before your requested date, please contact us for confirmation of availability.

Valley of Tequila 4 Day Experience

Duration:
4 days, 3 nights

Dates:
TBD, 2021

Group Size:
10 guests max

Cost (US Dollars):
$200/guest

This comprehensive tequila tour is designed for tequila aficionados and their family and friends who may not know they love tequila yet.

Payment in full is due at time of booking. If you are reserving less than two business days before your requested date, please contact us for confirmation of availability.

Private Tour Details

Duration:
Up to 8 hours, customizable

Dates:
Year round

Group Size:
2 to 12

Cost (US Dollars):
$225/person

We are currently requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all guests. 

Included

  • Professional local bilingual guide
  • Private transportation, including pickup and drop-off anywhere in Oaxaca City
  • Two palenque visits and tastings
  • Traditional Oaxacan lunch
  • Optional pulque tasting

Not Included

  • Tips
  • Mezcal to take home

Tour FAQs

Private day tour guests will be picked up at 10:00am. We begin picking up public day tour guests at 10:00am, and continue to pick up guests as we head towards the highway to Tequila. Please be ready by 10:00am, but understand that it may be closer to 11:00am if you are one of the last guests to be picked up. Please bear in mind that Guadalajara is a rapidly growing city of over five million people, with serious traffic problems. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our day tours typically visit two of the following four distilleries: Casacahuín (NOM 1123), Tequilas Selectos de Amatitán (NOM 1459), Tres Mujeres (NOM 1466), La Alborada (NOM 1445). We choose each day’s distilleries based on their production schedules. With a private day tour, we can accommodate requests for which two distilleries you would like to visit. For other distilleries, please see our Custom Experiences page.

No. For reasons of safety and liability, all tour transportation is provided by our professional insured drivers in comfortable, late-model vehicles.

Yes! We host many solo guests on our public day tours, and they quickly settle in with the group of fellow tequila travelers. All day tours require a minimum of two guests, and in the event that no one else has booked on that day, we will contact you to try and make other arrangements. In the event that we cancel a tour, you will receive a full refund. Private day tours have a firm minimum of two guests or $400 US dollars.

Yes! You should carry Mexican pesos. Distilleries and other stops on the tour are generally not able to accept credit cards or foreign currencies.

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