2nd Best Tour: The Tequila Express

Mariachi music and Tequila are a potent combination. This combination is experienced first hand when you ride on the Tequila Express. If you ever wanted to get the feel for Mexican customs and culture all in one trip, then this is the tour for you. The Tequila Express is an all day tour that begins at the train station in Guadalajara. Once aboard, the decadence begins. As the train begins the one-and-a-half hour journey to the city of Amatitan, home to the famous Herradura Tequila distillery, Mariachis greet you with their trumpets and violins, severs dispense appetizers and of course, all the beer/tequila you desire.

The train ride itself was very cool.  At first, the scenery is of a busy, thriving city, then of corn fields, and then the grandest of them all – endless rows of agaves.   The train ride ends at Amatitan and your tour of the Herradura Distillery begins. Like other tours, all the production stages of Tequila are discussed and displayed. After the tour, folkorico dancers, ropers and even more Mariachis entertain you for hours. The Mexican buffet was awesome. The authentic food was to die for. I forgot my batteries for my new video recorder at the hotel, but I did find this video on You Tube that pretty much highlights the tour. Press here to check out this video

Writers Warning: I strongly feel that the objective of this train tour was for the guides/servers to get you as inebriated as possible. Personally, I was trying to stay sober to take notes and get great pictures. But, as you can see, I didn’t succeed. I blame not knowing how to use my new camera as the reason why I don’t have many pictures to share with you, but in reality, I was pretty much gone by 12 noon.


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