Guadalajara, Tequila, and Punta Mita

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Discover the delights of Guadalajara, Tequila, and Punta Mita on this luxurious eight-day vacation.

Feel at home on your first evening with a private 4-course dinner, prepared by your own private chef in a historic city home from the 1880s. Unwind with a menu that showcases the freshest market produce, topped off by Mexican spirits and digestifs.

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco state, taking in the city’s most treasured landmarks. Explore the neocolonial architecture, emblematic buildings, and plazas of Guadalajara´s historic center with your private expert guide, before heading to the neighboring Pueblo Mágico of Tlaquepaque.

After, travel to the Pueblo Magico of Tequila to sample Mexico’s beloved spirit in its home before heading to Punta Mita for rest days in one of the country’s finest resorts. End the vacation with a wonderful free day exploring the cobblestone streets and boutique shops of Puerto Vallarta.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Guadalajara – Explore the capital of Jalisco with a privately guided tour of its most famous landmarks

Tequila – Visit the Pueblo Magico of Tequila for a tour around one of its most celebrated distilleries

Punta Mita – Unwind on the beautiful beaches of the luxurious Four Seasons Resort

Day 1: Arrive at Guadalajara / Guadalajara Private Kitchen Gourmet Dinner with Mexican Wine Pairing

After arriving at Guadalajara International Airport, enjoy a private transfer to the luxurious accommodation.

Later, enjoy a private, gourmet experience you´ll have dinner at one of Guadalajara´s classic old houses, perfect for sharing great food and conversation.

To begin the evening, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the casona, a historic city home from the 1880s. Receive a warm reception from your private chef (who´ll soon feel more like an old friend!) and enjoy a tasty welcome snack washed down with a tequila, mezcal craft cocktail, or Mexican beer.

At the table, enjoy a lovely four-course Mex-fusion menu that showcases the freshest produce from the local market. Your dinner will be accompanied by premium Mexican wine from boutique vintners and rounded up with Mexican spirits and digestifs.

After an unforgettable evening, a private driver will drive you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Habita

 

Day 2: Guadalajara Historic Center to Ceramics & Artisans In Tlaquepaque

Today, head out for a privately guided excursion to two artisanal hotspots near Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque.

On this privately guided experience, you´ll get to take in the neocolonial architecture of Guadalajara´s historic city center, before exploring the artistic streets and ceramics of neighboring Pueblo Mágico, Tlaquepaque.

To begin the day, your private guide will pick you up from your hotel, and together you´ll head to the heart of Guadalajara. Commencing at the Plaza de Armas, your knowledgeable guide will fill you in on the city´s history as you discover its most emblematic buildings and plazas, such as the Government Palace, Cathedral, Degollado Theatre, and Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres landmark. You´ll also make a stop at Museo Cabañas to admire captivating murals by José Clemente Orozco.

Next, you´ll journey south of Guadalajara to Tlaquepaque, arriving to the workshop of ceramicist Paco Padilla. The native artist´s work is representative of his hometown, and along with brother Rodo these third-generation ceramicists are well known for the quality of their work. Learn about the artist, his processes, inspirations, and passion for Mexico´s unique artisan craftsmanship.

You´ll have time for lunch at a local restaurant (not included), before taking a walk with your guide around the town´s charming streets, peppered with eye-catching sculptures. Get immersed in culture with visits to the Regional Museum of Ceramics, Sergio Bustamente Gallery, and El Refugio Cultural Center. To end the day, take a photo with the large, colorful letters that proudly spell ´ Tlaquepaque´.

Upon conclusion, you´ll be driven back to your hotel in Guadalajara.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Habita

 

Day 3: Private Tequila Experience History, Distilleries & Tasting

On this unmissable Jaliscan experience you´ll visit the home of tequila and witness its striking blue agave fields, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Accompanied by your own private Maestro Tequilero (Master in Tequila), learn about the value of the history and processes behind the celebrated spirit, produced through generations of work. You´ll visit the eponymous town of Tequila, explore two distilleries, and of course, enjoy a private tequila tasting.

To start the day, your expert will pick you up from your hotel and together you´ll drive around 1.5 hours to Tequila. This pueblo mágico is almost 500 years old and picture perfect with its main plaza and church, cobblestone streets, and colorful houses. The historic El Tequileño distillery calls the townhome, founded by Don Jorge Salles Cuervo in 1959. With a local distillery guide, learn about a more industrialized tequila-making method that uses steam pressure in the process, cooking the core of the agave plant in just 8 hours. Afterwards, there´ll be time for a delicious 2-course lunch at a restaurant in neighboring Casa Salles modern hotel boutique.

On the way to your second distillery, take in the extraordinary sight of majestic agave fields, where you´ll make a stop to admire the panoramic vistas. In contrast to El Tequileño, Cava de Oro employs a more artisanal process with a smaller production. Explore with your knowledgeable guide as you discover up close how the distillery produces its tequila with a traditional, woodfire cooking process that takes 2 days to complete. You´ll then get to taste the results in Cava de Oro´s VIP cellar with its atmospheric 300 barrels and 5-meter doors. Your Maestro Tequilero will guide you through a selection of premium tequilas as you learn how to conduct a tasting, identifying the spirit´s aromas and characteristics.

Upon conclusion, you´ll be privately driven back to your hotel in Guadalajara.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Habita

 

Day 4: Guadalajara Private Transfer to Punta de Mita Hotel

Today after breakfast and check out your driver Will meet you at your hotel lobby to drive you to Punta Mita Nayarit (3hrs 50 Min 273 Km) one and only Mandarina Hotel your home for the next 3 days

Overnight:  One&Only Mandarina

 

Day 5 – 7: Days at Leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure, taking advantage of the many luxurious amenities at One&Only Mandarina.

These days are yours to enjoy pristine white-sand beaches and relax on the beautiful property, or optional activities may be arranged.

Optional activities (not included):
• Privately Guided Excursion to Sayulita
• Surffing or SUP Lessons
• Excursion to Las Marientas Island
• Private Sailing Snorkeling or Sunset
• Puerto Vallarta City Tour

Overnight:  One&Only Mandarina

 

Day 8: Departure from Puerto Vallarta

Depart the beautiful Pacific Coast by private transfer to the local international airport.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $1,000 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.