Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tequila Exrpess: a train travel through time.

The spirit named Tequila is world known but not many people know the region were it is produced: Jalisco, Mexico. The name of the spirit actually came from the little town called Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico. The best way of knowing this region is by the tour called "Tequila Express". In this tour you will travel by train to the "Hacienda San José del Refugio" were Tequila is produced in the traditional way (since 1820). The train has 4 cars with a capacity of 68 tourists, all equiped with: AC, restrooms, music, security, medic service, English speaking guides and Live "Mariachi" music.

  • 10:00 am - Check in
  • 10:15 am - A welcome with Mariachi
  • 10:30 am - Train boarding (at Guadalajara, Jalisco)
  • 12:45 pm - Arrival to Amatitán Station
  • 1:00 pm - Tour to Hacienda San José del Refugio in small groups, to the brewery (tequila tasting), to the museum of tequila brewing, presentation of a video explaining the tequila production process and a tour to the "Casa Grande" (big house).
  • 2:20 pm - Traditional food tasting buffet
  • 3:30 pm - Artistic variety: Mariachi, folkloric ballet, traditional singers, "charrería" tricks (like rodeo rope tricks) and open dance floor for everyone.
  • 5:30 pm - Trip to the Amatitán Station
  • 6:20 pm - Train boarding to Guadalajara, Jalisco.
  • 8:00 pm - Arrival at Guadaljara Station

Mariachi musicians

Traditional Tequila brewery

Folklore ballet

Hacienda San José del Refugio


Wear comfortable cloths and shoes, have breakfast in advance, bring your camera and be at the Guadalajara Station (Washington Avenue and Independencia street) by 10:00 am with your tickets ready. Pets and weapons are not allowed in the train.

For more information visit: www.tequilaexpress.com.mx
(Phone number: 01800 5939720)

Tickets could be purchased at any Ticketmaster dealer in Mexico. If you are visiting Mexico City you could ask for information about a complete tour at this addresses:

Trenes y otros servicios S. de RL de CV
Praga 27, Col Juárez
México, D.F.
C.P. 06600,
Phone: (52 55) 52072258
Fax: (5255) 52077154

Cóndor Verde Travel
México Incoming Operador
Insurgente Sur 1833-4 with Juventino Rosas No 118
Colonia Guadalupe Inn. México, D.F.
Phone: 5255- 5663-3512, 5661 0925

Information in Guadalajara, Jalisco at:

Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Guadalajara, Delegación Centro Histórico
Morelos #395 altos with Colón street
Centro Histórico de Guadalajara
Phone: 0133-3614-3145 y 397

Costs (prices): about $90 dollars for each adult and about $ 50 dollars per child ( 6 to 11 years old), child under 5 years old without cost.

Hotels recommended at Guadalajara Jalisco:

Hotel Aranzazu Catedral serán atendidos por la Señorita Marisol Ribera

Hotel Misión Carlton
Gerente de ventas, Señor Sergio Alarcón

Enjoy your trip.

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