- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit three villages to see their local activities and lifestyles, La Noria, La Vinata 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. You will see the equipment currently being used, and learn the local activities in these towns at your own pace. Also don't miss your opportunity to sample the quality tequila produced there.
- Family friendly
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Includes free admission to top local attractions
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
If you are staying in a hotel please provide name and location of hotel & we will pick up/drop off at lobby of your hotel.
If you are arriving on a cruise ship there will be a courtesy shuttle provided from the gangway of your ship to the cruise ship terminal, the Welcome Counter is located inside the terminal building next to the ladies room.
8am, 9am, 10am, 11am
Returns to original departure point
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 handmade, 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 one of the most picturesque towns in the area with the colorful houses, cobblestone streets red roofs 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 El Quelite where you can enjoy a delicious local 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, comfortably in your private van/suburban.
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
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Jorge was an excellent guide. He knows the history of Mazatalan and all of the villages we visited. He is a wealth of knowledge. The van was very comfortable with great air conditioning. We loved the Tequila Distillery tour with the tastings and the old machinery. It was a very picturesque setting. El Quelite was a charming town and we had a lovely lunch on a beautiful patio. We even stopped at the Tropic of Cancer for photos. A visit to the small candy factory, a one man pottery shop and two leather stores enhanced the trip.
JeanCarlo is an excellent driver and guide. All six of us had an unforgettable experience with his local knowledge and history of the area.The only other comment I wish to make is the couple in the back of the van could not hear all of JeanCarlo's commentary. A portable microphone would make all the difference, thanks again