Cultural & Culinary Getaway to Guadalajara

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Days: 4

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Enjoy a cultural getaway to Guadalajara as you connect with the history, arts, and culinary traditions of the city and its surrounding towns. During your stay, take rest at the cool Hotel Casa Habita, a 1940s-retro design in the trendy Lafayette neighborhood.

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.

Day 2 will take you to wander 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. Here, wander the artistic streets and make a visit to local ceramicist, Paco Padilla´s workshop. You´ll peruse more museums and galleries with your guide, while soaking up the creative vibe of this pretty town.

On your final full day, continue your cultural journey to Tequila to learn about the generational work and processes behind the celebrated Mexican spirit. Admire striking blue agave fields, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, explore two distilleries with different production methods, and take a guided tequila tasting in an atmospheric VIP cellar.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Private Dinner in a Historic GDL Home – Savor a 4-course meal prepared by your private chef, in a classic city home from the 1880s. 

Guadalajara Historic Center & Tlaquepaque – Explore the Neocolonial architecture of Guadalajara´s historic city center before heading to the artistic streets and ceramics of Tlaquepaque, one of Jalisco’s Pueblo Mágicos.

Tequila: Town, Distilleries & Tasting – Visit the namesake town of Mexico´s famous spirit, enter modern and traditional distilleries to learn about different production processes, take a private Tequila tasting in a VIP cellar.

Day 1: Arrival in Guadalajara & Guadalajara Private Kitchen Gourmet Dinner with Mexican Wine Pairing

Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs (international flights) and will be privately transferred to your hotel, for check-in to settle in before meeting your transportation for your evening private experience.

On this 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

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/Master Tequila Expert

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. On the way, take in the extraordinary sight of majestic agave fields, where you´ll make a stop to admire the impressive panoramic vistas.
The historic El Tequileño distillery calls Tequila home, 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 2-course traditional lunch at a folkloric restaurant located in the town´s main plaza, Fonda Cholula. Following your meal, you can take an optional walk around Tequila. This pueblo mágico is almost 500 years old and picture perfect with its main plaza and church, cobblestone streets, and colorful houses.

Get back on the road and head to the second distillery of the day, Cava de Oro. In contrast to El Tequileño, this distillery employs a more artisanal process with a smaller production. Explore with your knowledgeable guide as you discover up close how Cava de Oro produces its tequila with a traditional, woodfire cooking process that takes 2 days to complete. You´ll then get to taste the results in the 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: Departure Day

Enjoy a private transfer from Tequila to Guadalajara 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.