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Pulque Tour Plus: Aguamiel Harvest in the Field with Zapotec Dinner provided by Mezcal Educational Tours

Pulque Tour Plus: Aguamiel Harvest in the Field with Zapotec Dinner

Pulque Tour Plus: Aguamiel Harvest in the Field with Zapotec Dinner
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Even Oaxacans rarely if ever have an opportunity to accompany an indigenous family into the fields for the aguamiel harvest. And most, certainly of the middle classes, typically don’t ever have a chance to break bread with them. You do it all, learning about pulque first hand, assisting in the phases of production, and spending a couple of hours chatting, learning, eating and drinking, and listening to music, all right in their home alongside members of their family.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Our pulque tour for groups six or more begins with pick up from Oaxaca at 4 pm, then out to a village to be met by an indigenous Zapotec family of “tlachiqueros,” in their home. We then head into the field in back of their pick-up for harvesting aguamiel (honey water), the juice which is derived from the majestic Agave americana. Aguamiel naturally interacts with environmental bacteria causing fermentation, forming pulque. Assist in the harvest; sample aguamiel as it is extracted from the center of the agave. We tap several plants, walking between agaves, going from one to the next. Participate in each phase; removing the plants’ rudimentary cover, scooping out the aguamiel, scraping the well to induce further seepage over the ensuing hours, etc. We also sample pulque now and later in the home of our hosts. At the homestead, wash up before drinks, dinner and song. There will be unlimited mezcal from different agave species. You can also imbibe dark or light Mexican beer. Assist your hostess making tortillas by hand, and perhaps participate in dinner prep. Then sit down with our host family for a traditional Zapotec dinner, while imbibing and being serenaded with live music.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Our pulque tour for groups six or more begins with pick up from Oaxaca at 4 pm, then out to a village to be met by an indigenous Zapotec family of “tlachiqueros,” in their home. We then head into the field in back of their pick-up for harvesting aguamiel (honey water), the juice which is derived from the majestic Agave americana. Aguamiel naturally interacts with environmental bacteria causing fermentation, forming pulque. Assist in the harvest; sample aguamiel as it is extracted from the center of the agave. We tap several plants, walking between agaves, going from one to the next. Participate in each phase; removing the plants’ rudimentary cover, scooping out the aguamiel, scraping the well to induce further seepage over the ensuing hours, etc. We also sample pulque now and later in the home of our hosts. At the homestead, wash up before drinks, dinner and song. There will be unlimited mezcal from different agave species. You can also imbibe dark or light Mexican beer. Assist your hostess making tortillas by hand, and perhaps participate in dinner prep. Then sit down with our host family for a traditional Zapotec dinner, while imbibing and being serenaded with live music.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 199609P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All alcoholic beverages including pulque, mezcal, beer. Complete three course meal.
  • Private transportation
  • The charge per person is for all expenses from when we pick you up until we drop you off.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up your group from any downtown Oaxaca hotel, B & B, house or apartment, as well as from a select number of closeby suburbs.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All alcoholic beverages including pulque, mezcal, beer. Complete three course meal.
  • Private transportation
  • The charge per person is for all expenses from when we pick you up until we drop you off.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up your group from any downtown Oaxaca hotel, B & B, house or apartment, as well as from a select number of closeby suburbs.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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