Raicilla Day Tour

Our Puerto Vallarta-based raicilla day tour is a fun, educational, single-day experience designed for anyone curious about raicilla, rural distillation, or regional cultures of western Jalisco.

 We visit two traditional raicilla distilleries (tavernas), learning about production and tasting one of the most small-batch spirits in the world. You’ll see first hand how raicilla differs from all other regional mezcals.

*MAKE IT PRIVATE: We also offer this as a private experience, for those with a strong interest and specific dates in mind. With a private group, we can also tailor the itinerary to visit more than two different raicilleros

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Two raicilla distillery visits and tastings

We make every effort to schedule visits during times of active production. Please bear in mind that the rustic, traditional nature of raicilla production means that our timing will not always be perfect. 

Traditional Jaliscan lunch with a local family

Doña Juana prepares whatever is fresh —it might be fish, it might be wild game from the mountains. There will always be plenty of hand-made tortillas, local cheese, beans and rice.  

Included:

  • Professional bilingual tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • Two distillery visits and tastings
  • Lunch

Not Included:

  • Tips
  • Raicilla to take home
Jalisco Map

Public Tour Details

Duration:
9am-5pm

Dates:
TBD

Group Size:
Up to 10

Cost (US Dollars):
$200/person

A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to book. The remainder is due one week before the tour starts.

Private Tour Details

Duration:
Up to 8 hours, customizable

Availability:
Offered seasonally (December-March), by appointment

Group Size:
Four to 10, contact us for larger groups

Cost (US Dollars):
$300/person

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Tour FAQ

We generally try to get out of Puerto Vallarta by 10am, but will coordinate pick-up times with you.

We choose tavernas in the municipality of Cabo Corrientes, with an aim towards maximizing your exposure to active raicilla production. Raicilla production takes place during a very short season, and production schedules are unpredictable. We cannot guarantee active production on any particular day, but you will definitely see centuries-old production methods that will blow your mind.

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

Private day tours have a firm minimum of two guests or $400 US dollars.

Yes! You should carry Mexican pesos. The raicilleros are not able to accept credit cards or foreign currencies. Please be respectful and don’t attempt to haggle with the hard-working families who allow us into their homes.

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