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Oaxaca: Mezcal Adventure

Activity provider: Mexplorer Adventures

Oaxaca: Mezcal Adventure

Activity provider: Mexplorer Adventures

From US$ 56.60 per person

Discover the culture of mezcal with local experts, and meet authentic artisanal producers at different scales, techniques, and styles. Taste a great selection of agave spirits in the capital of mezcal.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
• Pick up is at Downtown Oaxaca • Please wait in the hotel lobby 30 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the agave fields with local guides
  • Meet 'maestros mezcaleros' at their distilleries
  • Taste extraordinary mezcals in the region
  • Learn about the production and culture of artisanal mezcal
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the production process
Full description

During this experience, you'll be taken through the Valley of Tlacolula to Santiago Matalan. During the ride, you'll be introduced to the culture of mezcal and its geographical context. Once in Santiago Matatlán, you'll be visiting an agave plantation to learn about these plants, their life cycle, varieties, and uses. Then, visit two different mezcal distilleries to see real production going on. From a home scale family-owned business with a long tradition of making mezcal in a rustic way to another way of production more sophisticated, yet artisanal.

As each maestro mezcalero gives a personal touch to every batch, each tasting on-site means immersion in the mezcal culture.

Afterward, you'll make a stop for lunch in a nice and neat last distillery with a great local cuisine restaurant. By this point of the trip, you'll already know how to taste mezcal as an expert. The premium quality mezcal you’ll taste here will be great for a last toast before heading back home.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mezcal tastings
  • Meals
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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It was an amazing day. Meplorer and our guide, Edd were terrific. Not only did we taste a lot of Mezcal, but the tour was also very informative and educational. We tried 3 different Mezcal establishments - all different sizes which was great. We also had a wonderful lunch stop. Edd was extremely interesting and our driver was also great. The day was filled with laughs. I highly recommend this tour if you want to learn and taste Mezcal.

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August 26, 2022

A complete and very comprehensive path on all Mezcal processing processes, from cultivation in the fields to final production. Personally I found the stop at Don Agave really interesting where Angel also explained in a pertinent way how to do a real tasting. Super recommended tour!

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 420460