Tequila Express from Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
If you are looking for a fun and interesting day trip the Tequila Express could be for you.
The National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism Guadalajara welcomes you to the train tour which organizes and operates the Tequila Express, The Legend.
Culture, recreation, entertainment and much more awaits you on this magical journey.
The Tequila Express, The Legend is a train tour which was founded in 1997 to achieve 3 goals:
To Rescue and revive the passenger train.
To pioneer a new form of tourism.
To keep the three pillars of national identity: mariachi, tequila and rodeo.
The Tequila Express runs every Saturday of the year and makes a single trip per day (9:00 am – 6:30 pm) to visit Hacienda San Jose del Refugio (House of Tequila Herradura) located in the municipality of Amatitan, Jalisco.
The trip is one hour and 45 minutes and is a distance of 40 kilometers.
The cost is $950.00 M.N. for adults and $550.00 M.N. for children (6-11 years) which includes transportation by train, dry snacks (morning), tasting beverages (tequila, soda, beer, New Mix, cocktails made with tequila), live mariachi music (inside the train and the Treasury), take a tour inside the Hacienda San Jose de Refugio (House of Tequila Herradura), lunch buffet of Mexican dishes, musical folklore, culture and entertainment.
My daughter and some of her friends took the Tequila Express and thought it was a wonderful adventure. The train trip was through beautiful country side and there was lots to eat and drink during the trip. They particularly enjoyed the tequila tasting segment of the journey.
The Hacienda San Jose de Refugio is very old world Mexican and very well kept and interesting with lovely manicured gardens. There are also many mementos you can purchase to share with your friends and family
It is a wonderful way to experience Mex