On the Tequila Trail - Mexico City to Pacific Coast

Mexico City, Guanajuato, Tequila & Punta Mita

From £6100 per person in low season
From £8200 per person in high season

based on 13 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Car rental

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Private transfers in Mexico City

Based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Enjoy a leisurely self-drive from the UNESCO heritage city of Guanajuato to the Pacific beaches of Punta Mita

  • Stay at Solar de las Ánimas, home to the largest private Tequila cellar in Latin America and owned by the Jose Cuervo family

  • Perfect combination of stylish boutique properties throughout, ending with a stay at the luxurious Four Seasons in Punta Mita

  • Sample some of Mexico's culinary delights, from upscale tequilas to the most delicious regional dishes

  • Can be tailored to your requirements and budget; let us know if you wish to explore more of the Colonial Highlands or would prefer more time at the beach

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The best months to visit are between November and April. On the Pacific Coast of Mexico, between November and March you can see nesting and hatching turtles, from December to March dolphins and whales and in April giant manta rays. The rainy summer season lasts from June to October, when it can be quite hot and humid.

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Insider's View

Arrive at Solar de las Ánimas on a Saturday and journey into Tequila aboard the Jose Cuervo Express and acquaint yourself with the local tequilas before you've even arrived!

Reserve a table at Pujol in Mexico City for an unforgettable culinary experience, sampling creations from one of the country's most renowned chefs

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday.


Delve deep into Mexico's rich heritage on this off the beaten path self-drive adventure. Soak in the sights of Mexico City and colonial Guanajuato before acquainting yourself with Mexico's favourite tipple: tequila, and relaxing on the Punta Mita beaches on the rugged Pacific Coast.

  1. Fly to Mexico City

  2. Days 1-4: Mexico City

    This two-week adventure begins with a three-night stay in the hub of Mexico City. Make the most of the city's top restaurants, bars and boutiques during your stay and enjoy everything from fine dining to street stalls selling mouthwatering tacos. A guided tour of the historic centre has been included as an introduction to the history and culture of Mexico, before you explore the southern neighbourhoods with your guide, paying a visit to the famous blue house of artist Frida Kahlo.

    Accommodation: Las Alcobas (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Guanajuato

    You will then be transferred back to the airport for a short, one-hour flight to Guanajuato where you will pick up your hire car. Make your own way to Villa Maria Cristina, a beautiful colonial style boutique property which is operated by renowned hotel group Relais & Chateaux. Guanajuato itself is a delight to explore; colourful buildings line cobbled streets and tree-filled plazas, houses twist their way up into the hillside and the vibrant energy spills over from the traditional theatres and buzzing markets, inviting you in. Gastronomy fans will be delighted with the offerings here, as a number of top chefs from Mexico City have begun to set up shop in Guanajuato and the city abounds with culinary delights. Spend three nights in this picturesque UNESCO city and enjoy a guided tour.

    Accommodation: Villa Maria Cristina (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-10: Tequila

    Next on the agenda is Tequila, a patchwork of fields protected by their UNESCO status and home to thousands of agave plants, the all-important ingredient for the infamous namesake tipple, tequila. Much like champagne must hail from France, true tequila has a Denomination of Origin, meaning that it must be produced in the western states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit or Tamaulipas. Stay at Hotel Solar de las Animas for three nights and gain a better understanding of the traditions behind the national drink. Owned by the Jose Cuervo family, this unique property is also home to the largest private tequila cellar in Latin America making it ideal for familiarising yourself with the variety of flavours. A tasting has been included, as well as a tequila and chocolate pairing which surprisingly makes for a delicious combination.

    Accommodation: Hotel Solar de las Ánimas (3 nights)

  5. Days 10-14: Punta Mita

    A leisurely four-hour drive will bring you to the Pacific coast of Mexico and the sparkling waters of Punta Mita. Base yourself at the Four Seasons for the ultimate in luxury and the perfect way to unwind at the end of your trip. Keep your hire car during your stay so you can explore the coastline, lounge on the comfortable sun beds dotted along the sand or make the most of the fabulous watersports on offer, and if travelling between December and April then we highly recommend a whale watching excursion. After a four-night stay, drop off your hire car in nearby Puerto Vallarta and fly back home.

    Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita (4 nights)

  6. Fly home from Puerto Vallarta


  • Chocolate and Tequila tasting

    Familiarise yourself with the flavours of Mexico on this two-hour tasting extravaganza, visiting the famous Jose Cuervo distillery before enjoying a mouth watering selection of traditional chocolate and extra aged Reserva de la Familia tequila.

  • Horseback riding in the agave fields

    This three-hour horse-riding excursion will allow you enjoy the unusual scenery of the dramatic agave fields from where the key ingredient for tequila is harvested.

  • Jose Cuervo Express

    Travel in style aboard the Jose Cuervo Express and explore Tequila. This 10-hour rail journey is a truly special way to experience the Jalisco countryside and the stunning agave landscapes in comfort, whilst sipping on locally distilled tequilas.

  • Maestro Tequilero blending

    Experiment with a combination of flavours and scents to create your own blend of tequila on this two-hour course, yours to take away and enjoy once you have devised the perfect tipple.

  • Mexico City's historic centre

    With a rich and diverse history, Mexico City's centre offers a perfect introduction to the empires of the Aztecs and the Mayans as you explore the vibrant Zocalo and its surrounding palaces, museums and cathedrals.

  • Mexico City's Southern Neighbourhoods

    Iconic artist Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul is a highlight of any Mexico City visit. Spend time here while visiting Coyoacan and San Angel, charming neighbourhoods of cobbled streets, leafy squares and bustling markets.

  • Private city tour of Guanajuato

    Enjoy a private guided tour of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former silver mining town. The thriving historical centre is full of interesting shops and architectural gems, its toy box houses adorning the surrounding mountains perfectly.

  • Rappelling in Los Azules Waterfall

    Discover the beautiful Los Azules waterfall hidden deep within lush jungle around 20-minutes away from the town of Tequila. Hike through the trees to reach this magical spot and try your hand at rappelling, the best way to experience the falls.

  • Tequila city tour

    Stroll around the cobblestone streets of Tequila, a charming colonial town in the Jalisco region of Mexico and one of a few 'magic towns'; the streets are alive with history, brought to life by the rich culture and complimented by the namesake drink.

  • Teuchitlán and Guachimontones archaeological site

    Enjoy a guided visit of Teuchitlán and discover its unique cultural heritage before a guided tour of Guachimontones archaeological site whose unusual concentric design was formed in around 350 B.C. Tour lasts approximately 6 hours.


Mexico City, Guanajuato, Tequila & Punta Mita

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday.

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