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Masters of Tequila and Folk Art

By Colleen Besman

Audubon Eco Journeys  offers a small group tour with expert guides to Jalisco, combining nature, tequila tasting, ruins, and folk art.

Trip to Jalisco
Audubon Eco Journeys
“Jalisco: Masters of Tequila and Folk Art”
Nov 11-15
415 152 3644 or 415 101 9175.

The first day the group will visit Tlaquepaque for lunch and explore its remarkable museums and shops. Then they will be driven to the Pueblo Magico of Tequila where they will spend two nights at a lovely hacienda hotel. Travelers will have an opportunity to learn how tequila is made and visit agave fields and the distillery where tequila is made. The private tour includes tastings with a Maestro Tequilero (Master of Tequila), and each traveler will create and receive his/her own specially blended bottle of tequila.

On the third day travelers will have a private guided tour of the Guachimontones Archeological site and its outstanding museum and enjoy lunch at a nearby refurbished hacienda. Later the group will be driven south toward Lake Chapala and the small village of Ajijic where they will stay in a charming bed and breakfast for two nights. Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest freshwater lake and hosts hundreds of birds for excellent bird watching. Ajijic is an expat community with many galleries, shops, and good restaurants.

In addition to enjoying good food, shopping, and bird watching in Ajijic, the main goal is to visit the Annual Masters of Folk Art Fair at the Chapala Yacht Club in the nearby town of Chapala. The group will be driven to the fair early on opening day and have time to visit all the featured artisans, shop, and enjoy the festivities, and/or explore the town of Chapala and its lovely shoreline park. The group will be taken back to Ajijic that afternoon where they will have dinner and spend the night. There will be an opportunity to visit the Artisan Market again on Saturday morning before driving back to San Miguel de Allende. This small group five-day tour includes: expert guides, all accommodations, all breakfasts, transportation in a comfortable Mercedes Benz van, all entrance fees, a Master Tequilero Tour, gratuities, and a donation to Audubon de Mexico. Cost of the trip is US$1,069 for double occupancy accommodation. To make a reservation or get detailed information visit or write to . For further information contact Rodrigo Lopez at 415 152 1662, or 415 100 2798, or contact Colleen Besman at 415-152-3644 or 415-101-9175.


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