Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Things To Do: Tequila Express, Guadalajara, Mexico


One of only two passenger trains left in Mexico (Copper Canyon is other), this festive, usually crowded, journey includes a two-hour-long scenic train ride, a distillery tour, a Mexican buffet, a folkloric dance show, and strolling mariachis, not to mention all the Tequila, beer, or soft drinks you can consume. Every weekend, this train journeys from Guadalajara through the agave fields to the town of AMATITAN, to the very old Hacienda San Jose del Refugio distillery, where Herradura tequila is produced (the one with a horseshoe symbol, and the only Tequila that doesn’t use yeast in production). Dedicated to partying, mariachis begin belting out tunes at the Guadalajara Railroad Depot. When travelers are on board, waiters pass by offering beer or a Tequila cocktail and return again and again, and no one is in any special hurry to arrive. Mariachis wander from car to car. It is a lot like one of those Mexican bay cruises, except on rails.
Tequila Express  F-Sun. Reservations advised.


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mariachis warm everyone up at the train station
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these kids keep the party going!
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