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Published: March 29th 2010
This is the Tequila Express Train that takes you to the Herradura Distillery.
When heading to Mexico, my sister had told us about a little place called Tequila where tequila originated. We couldn't believe this and immediately thought "We need to go there!!" So here we are...we realized that in Guadalajara there is one of two remaining train lines that still function for people and it goes to Tequila, Jalisco. AMAZING! The price of the train to Tequila was 75$, but well worth every penny!! You arrive at the train station around 9:30 a.m. and enjoy music by the Tequila Express Mariachi band. Then at 10 a.m. you board the Tequila Express train and ride throughout the agave fields all the while enjoying as much tequila, mixed drinks and beer that you can muster. The train ride lasts about 2 hours and in that time you enjoy music from the Mariachi band as they make rounds serenading each train car. We arrived at the Herradura Distillery and learned the process of tequila making, starting with the agaves then prepping them for the piña ovens. We then made our way through the large Herradura property and learn about how tequila was made way back, and get to view the old methods of tequila making. At
This band played for us on the train and on the grounds of the distillery.
the end of tour, we sit down to a buffet lunch with about 15 different mexican food options as well as salad bar and desserts. After dinner the Mariachi band plays again along with different traditional folk dancers, hat dancers and rope handlers. Once the show ended we boarded the train back to Guadalajara and ended the night by passing out at 6:30 p.m.
Ooooh tequila how we loved you that day.
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