Multi-Day Tour | Private

Spirit Of Mexico: San Miguel Allende & Tequila Experience (7 days)

Journey Mexico

San Miguel Allende, Mexico To Guadalajara, Mexico

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
San Miguel Allende, Mexico
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende None

Arrival to Guanajuato

Arriving at to Leon, Guanajuato Airport (BJX) you will meet your private transfer to San Miguel de Allende where you will settle into your beautiful hotel to rest and refresh. Enjoy rest of evening at leisure and dinner on your own.

Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 2
San Miguel Allende, Mexico
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende None

San Miguel Allende Private Tour & Fabrica La Aurora

Today you will meet your guide to enjoy a privately guided walking tour of San Miguel. Visit the most important attractions including the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. The history and lore of San Miguel are intertwined with the Independence Movement, and the energy and spirit of freedom of expression have continued on in the lively creative enclave of modern day San Miguel.

San Miguel de Allende is also known internationally by its great variety of handicraft works, today you will also visit Fabrica La Aurora a beautiful art and design center housed in a former textile factory that dates to the turn-of-the century. The Fabrica La Aurora is home to over forty galleries, studios, shops, and restaurants. Among old textile machines and hydraulic turbines, you will find artists busy at work in their studios, new exhibits in contemporary art galleries, furniture and interior design stores, antiques and jewelry boutiques. We suggest lunch at the Food Factory restaurant in la Aurora.

Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 3
San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende None

Evening Private Tour to Dos Buhos Vineyard & Gourmet Picnic

Today you will enjoy your morning at leisure to explore town on your own or relax at the hotel. In the evening, you will delve into the world of local wine with a visit to a boutique winery – Dos Buhos. A working organic farm, tour their property and wine making facilities in a special tour and deluxe wine pairing. Evening includes tasting of 5 wines, a gourmet meal with cheese platter, home-made marmalade, quiche, cookies, and chocolates a menu that can either be packed into a picnic basket or served under a beautiful Mezquite tree on an antique picnic table with elegant table settings.

Overnight: Rosewood San Miguel Allende

Day 4
Guadalajara, Mexico
Hotel Solar De Las Animas None

Tlaquepaque & Guadalajara

This morning you will be met by your guide for a private transfer to Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara Historic Center. Your first stop is in Tlaquepaque; experience the culture and see and shop the local artisan crafts. A pedestrian mall awaits, lined by precious 17th and 18th century houses that have been converted into art galleries, museums, souvenir shops and restaurants; our suggestion lunch for today is at El Parian to enjoy an authentic, local meal while listening to mariachi play. You continue on to Guadalajara Historic City Center discovering some of this colonial city’s most treasured sights including the Palacio de Gobierno, Hospicio Las Cabanas Cultures, Plaza Tapatia, and many other beautiful sites. You will finally end your journey with a drive to Tequila.

Overnight: Solar de Las Animas

Day 5
Tequila, Mexico
Hotel Solar De Las Animas None

Tequila Tradition Tour

Today you will enjoy a privately guided experience to discover tequila as a way of life, on a trip full of tradition, visual delights and pleasure for your palate. Meet the skilled teams who bring us this iconic drink: the agave harvesters, the men who work in the distillery ovens and the master tequileros.

Visit blue agave fields and see the jimadores at work, take a tour of la Rojeña (the oldest distillery in Latin America), enjoy tequila tasting in the private cellar where the Premium Reserva de la Familia is aged, and sample tequila straight from the barrel.

Overnight: Solar de Las Animas

Day 6
Tequila, Mexico
Hotel Solar De Las Animas None

Guachimontones Pyramids & Tequila Tasting at Hacienda Labor de Rivera

Today you will meet your private guide to discover the great archaeological wonder known as the Guachimontones Pyramids. These pre-Hispanic pyramids are near the Mexican town of Teuchitla and consist of circular stepped pyramids amidst circular building complexes. Here you will stroll the grounds, hike to the top for breathtaking views and visit the new state-of-the-art museum.

The day continues towards Hacienda Labor de Rivera for lunch & Tequila Tasting. Ancient shade trees welcome you to a beautiful old hacienda that has been lovingly restored into a luxury boutique hotel. At arrival enjoy a 3-course traditional meal with regionally sourced products and creative touchs. Afterwards experience a private Tequila Tasting at the lienzo charro rodeo which was once the center of colorful competitions by skilled horsemen and women. You will enjoy a brief demonstration of charro skills and admire the collection of beautiful horses while you discover the unique qualities of the Sprit of Mexico, the tequila.

Overnight: Solar de Las Animas

Day 7
Guadalajara, Mexico
None None

Departure Day

Meet your driver for your private transportation to the Guadalajara Airport.

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Description

Discover the Spirit of Mexico through tequila, visiting San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara, and the Mexican town of Tequila.

This 7 day trip will immerse you in colorful folklore and traditions of Mexico. Starting in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato and ending in Tequila, Jalisco, you will experience personalized private tours, exclusive tequila tastings, a visit to boutique wineries and more.

About Us

Journey Mexico specializes in crafting unique, authentic and unexpected travel experiences for the discerning and sophisticated traveler throughout the Mexican republic.Whether you would like to travel to Mexico to explore Mayan ruins, relax in a hacienda, visit islands in Baja’s Sea of Cortes, search for handicrafts in markets, or adventure in the Copper Canyon, we take great pride in sharing Mexico’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage in the company of our warm and welcoming people.2016 Virtuoso Peer-to-Peer Award Winner - "Best Destination & Experiences - In-Country Partner

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By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

We went back and forth several times with Journey Mexico planning our itinerary and were very pleased with their responsiveness and obvious knowledge of the Yucatan Peninsula. They put together a wonderful tour with highly professional and knowledgeable driver/guides, and the hotel recommendations were excellent. They also followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was satisfactory. Would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry

Delightful trip

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Trip was well planned and accommodation were excellent
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Great Customer Service

By: JJT


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

Upon our arrival in Mexico, Journey Mexico made it an easy trip. They had one of their employees with a sign outside the airport that greeted us, grabbed our luggage, gave us a folder of info of our contacts for our trip, and took us to our private transfer (we only had to wait a few minutes for the transportation to arrive). We left the airport with Journey Mexico within 10 minutes from us walking out of the airport. We arrived to the resort 25-30 minutes later - very easy! We had a little hiccup with the resort about what package we would supposed to receive. There was a miscommunication between the resort reservations and Journey Mexico. The resort and Journey Mexico hashed it out. During that process, we were being updated from Journey Mexico and our resort. Journey Mexico even sent a bottle of champagne to our room for the confusion which was a nice touch. Their rep even take you through the entire check in process at the airport for departure. Great customer service all week!

Yucatan Journey

By: Magritte's Hat


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

When I decided I wanted to visit Mexico for the first time, I spent hours online trying to plan a trip. Luckily, I came across an article recommending using travel advisors. Because I took that advice, I now have countless bad photographs and good memories of a trip to Mexico. Stacy was able to arrange a trip for me after a couple of phone calls and a few emails that was better than anything I could have done myself. I experienced the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Merida, explored Mayan ruins (culminating with the awesome ancient city of Chichen Itza), and spent a few relaxing days on a sugar-sanded beach in Tulum. My guide was terrific and the hotels were clean and comfortable without being impersonal and generic. The whole trip was great. After over a decade of staying close to home, I think I'm going to be hitting the road more often; and I'm sure I'll be using Stacy's services again.

Great Service

By: mh123


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Journey Mexico provided us with great guides and drivers. They were always on time and very pleasant.

attentive

By: kerri


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

they were on top of the logistic details. Very easy.

San Miguel

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

All was good,timely,courteous etc
Travel Advisor:  Kay Jones

Review Journey Mexico

By: DSL


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Journey Zmexico provided us with the best experience we could have wished for in the Copper Canyon. The logistics of the trip, including timing, transportation, lodging, food and guide services was outstanding. The only low point was the dining experience at the Best Western in Creel- the hotel was fine but the dinners were not to our liking and did not match the amazing food we had at all the other hotels. The high point was our guide Gustavo who was the most well informed and superb guide! We are so fortunate to have him as our tour guide-heads it a fabulous trip- forever grateful to him!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Puerto Aventuras

By: Rita


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Nice people. House was in good location. A few items not in good shape, but overall comfortable. Staff responded to our questions and needs.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

True Campions of their Beautiful Country

By: Partridge Travels


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

This was our second trip with Journey Mexico, and we were privileged to travel with the most wonderful guides! All of our drivers and guides have been professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, protective, and extremely well educated. I have heard and read so many negative stories about travel in Mexico, so the most important message I can convey to anyone considering travel with Journey Mexico is that I have never had to overthink my personal safety, and I have never felt as though I was in a place or situation that could be dangerous. Another great bonus about travel with their guides is that they know all the great places to eat (you will not get sick) and they are true gentlemen and will help you shop. Also, your Journey Mexico concierge (who is different from your guide), is a phone call away. Our concierge called us on our second night just to check in and see if we needed anything, which we didn't because our every need was already taken care of- they are first class!
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Luxury Interior Mexico

By: Kane


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Journey Mexico made our family of 4 Spring Break Trip to Interior Mexico a breeze. The drivers were all very professional and we felt completely safe with the adventure travel operators. It was the perfect mix of adventure family fun and luxury travel.
Travel Advisor:  Amanda Watkins

Perfect

By: KZB


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Our hotel was perfect and in a lovely location. Our guide Louis was well informed and friendly. Cesar our driver was prompt and showed up exactly where we needed him every time. I was very impressed with the skillful coordination of our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones

Journey Mexico in Mexico City

By: TECIV


Reviewed on: 01 May 2018

Journey Mexico was very easy to work with and completely enhanced our trip to Mexico City. We had the same driver for both tours who was wonderful and our guide at the pyramids, Isaias, was extremely knowledgeable and really made the experience there. I cant imagine having done the pyramids without his insight and guidance. I would highly recommend Journey Mexico to any friends and family.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Michaud