- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is the perfect out of town tour. Visit two villages to see their local activities and lifestyles, La Noria and El Quelite. Learn of the old and current process of tequila at la Vinata where you will witness the equipment that was used in the 1800's to produce tequila and you will see the equipment currently being used. Also don't miss your opportunity to sample the product being made there.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- All entrance fees included
- Fully narrated tour
- Bottled water
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Lunch (if option chosen)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Pick up service at your Hotel or cruise ship
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.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I have to say one of the best tour me and spouse have ever been on. I want to thank Jeancarlo for tge experience. Truly a wonderful, knowledgeable man. Out 1 through 10 I would give him a 11!!! Awesome tour must do it again soon. Thank you JeanCarlo for the awesome experience.
First of all, we had a great tour guide - JeanCarlos JC. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The countryside and tequila ranch was interesting to see. We had lunch in the El Quelite Village. It is very charming but not much shopping. The lunch at the restaurant was very good. Place was clean and staff friendly. Basically, a very enjoyable, low-key day spent outside of Mazatlan.
A very experienced and accredited guide, with only the 2 of us in the Van. Lunch and a brief walking tour of El Quelite small town were wonderful. We also learned a great deal about earlier and modern tequile production.
terrific guide. raul, i think. we also went to see horses dance. i think i was part of a private tour, that is why. the road to la noria was blocked, but we got the idea. the main point of the trip is el quelite. charming. i did not eat at the restaurant, but the other four said it was good. the tequila distillery was interesting. great day.
Would like to have seen tequila being made, not explained what each piece of equipment does. Maybe tours shouldn't be offered off tequila making season.
We loved our tour guide Carlos! Very informed. Tequila tour was very interesting. The food at lunch was delicious!!
Our tour could not have been better! It was informative and so much fun. Our tour guide, Jeancarlo was knowledgeable and engaging. He is experienced and knowledgeable of the history and culture of Mexico and in particular Mazatlan and neighboring towns. We had been told that the restaurant, El Meson de los Laureanos in El Quelite was beautiful and offered authentic traditional dishes. Imagine our surprise when we were taken to this restaurant for lunch, which we included in our tour. Jeancarlo handed us the menu and told us to select our favorite dish. The food was truly wonderful which included freshly made tortillas and a variety of salsas. When we return to Mazatlan we will take additional tours and will ask for Jeancarlo as our guide. He made our visit to El Quelite and the Osuna destillery most enjoyable.