Mezcal Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

553876


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (conversational), German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Spiritous beverage from Oaxaca


Mezcal is a distilled spirit made from many different kinds of agave plants. It is produced mainly in south Mexico and more so in the state of Oaxaca.
It has become trendy in the last years and is now in the focus of interest of lots of tourists visiting Oaxaca.
Contrary to Tequila which is produced from only single kind of agave, MEZCAL is produced from at least 12 different kind of agave, each of them having their own peculiarities in flavor and taste: woody, floral, herbal, fruity… and so on.
There are also different ways to produce mezcal: ancestral, traditional and industrial process are used to produce it.
The high demand of mezcal has produced lots of different brands. Finding the best mezcal, the ones produced in ancestral and traditional ways is the purpose of this tour: going to places where mezcal being produced with the best care and quality.

Itinerary

The tour starts when you are picked up at your hotel. From there the tour goes to the south area of the Valley, to Santa Catarina Minas to visit one 'Palenque' - the local name of the mezcal producing units- where the "ancestral way" of producing mezcal is used. Here we will have a fist class experience in the tasting of different kinds of mezcal. After this the tour continues to Matatlán, the so called "World Capital of Mezcal" to visit two other places of traditional production.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 6 hours

This is the typical duration of the tour visiting 3 different mezcal factories.
Weather conditions, traffic and accidents or similar fact can make it longer.

Transportation

VAN of recent model, in excellent conditions and with A/C

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Tolls and parking fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 pesos - Tasting fee and if you buy some mezcal you will need that much

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Tasting fee, meals, beverages

A Recent Review of this tour

My phone wouldn't allow the 5 stars that Juan so rightly deserves. We had a wonderful day learning about Mezcal. Juan is knowledgeable, smart, personable. Highly recommend his tours when visiting Oaxaca.
JoAnn Oser

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    Tour Price

    350 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    553876


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (conversational), German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)

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