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Half-Day Tour to Tequila Factory and El Quelite Village from Mazatlan

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    After picking you up at your hotel/cruise ship, you will head north of Mazatlan to visit the village La Noria, where you will see the local activities being done the old fashion way, leather belts and leather sandals being hand made, small coconut purses and a variety of souvenirs all made while you watch, wooden horse saddles being carved by hand and a local artist working the pottery.
    Not far from this village is La Vinata where you will drive through acres and acres of the blue agave plantation to arrive to the tequila distillery where you will be briefed on the ancient and current process of producing tequila. This tequila factory is unique because it maintains its old equipment that was used in the 1800's for you to witness both processes, and then to sample their product. From here it's off to the charming village of El Quelite on of the most picturesque towns in the area with the colorful houses, cobblestone streets and relaxing environment. This town is known for its cock farm where you can see the roosters first hand, with a stop at the local bakery with an adobe brick oven offering freshly baked pastries.
    Then it's time to head back to the center of the village where you can enjoy a delicious local typical lunch, then wander a bit around the plaza and church before heading back to Mazatlan. This tour is highly recommended to enjoy the beautiful sights and to learn about a lot of the culture and history in this area of Mexico.
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    All reviews a wonderful tour guide through tripadvisor jean carlos first stop entire tour highly recommend this tour tequila factory booth towns stories geography countryside
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We booked this on our own through Trip Advisor while on a cruise ship. What a great tour. Our guide Jose Verlarte was great, so informative. He even had a ice chest with cold water and cokes. He was very informative telling us stories of...More

    2  Thank debbiesM4520RC
    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    The pick up at your hotel is fantastic and prompt. Eduardo was an amazing guide, friendly, knowledgeable, speaks both English and Spanish. He brought his daughter, Stefanie, she had so many stories and was very sweet. The tour was everything we imagined and more. From...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Jakelin R
    Reviewed 22 May 2019

    My wife and I had a great tour with Ivan as our very knowledgeable guide. The drive into the countryside was very pleasant and the first stop at a farm where they raise roosters to be cock fighters was educational. The tequila factory was very...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank ronaldh182
    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    Our first stop was La Noria de San Antonia where we watched leather sandals being made, a demonstration on clay pottery on a foot powered wheel and saddles and belts being made. We then stopped at the local church and it was off to Los...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Otazman-Ron
    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    Buy two bottles: one to drink at home, the other to gift your sainted grandmother! The local brand is not available in the US last time I checked.

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Peter M
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    23 July 2019|
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    Response from ronaldh182 | Reviewed this property |
    We booked it 3 weeks in advance
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    Response from JoyLauM | Reviewed this property |
    Worst case you'll have to walk to the nearest hotel for pick up like we did.
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    • Mazatlan Van Tours
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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