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Venture to the land of tequila and discover everything about agave spirits.

Learn from local experts every day and get exclusive insights into their production.

The expedition doesn’t require any previous experience - just a passion for agave spirits!

Have the ultimate experience in Mexico

You’ll explore both wild and cultivated agave fields, and if the timing’s right, experience the harvest. You’ll then follow the agave through its cooking, fermenting, distilling, and maturation process. Finally, you’ll taste the end product straight from the still, you can’t do this outside Mexico!

Experience all stages of production: from agave to your glass

You’ll explore both wild and cultivated agave fields, and if the timing’s right, experience the harvest. You’ll then follow the agave through its cooking, fermenting, distilling, and maturation process. Finally, you’ll taste the end product straight from the still, you can’t do this outside Mexico!

Visit pulquerias and taste fresh pulque, a 2000-year-old agave drink that’s part of the tequila and mezcal family. Eat delicious traditional food such as chilaquiles, tostadas, tamales, pozole, and much more at local cantinas. Experience one of Mexico’s most famous traditions, Mexican wrestling at the Coliseo de Lucha Libre.

Live like a local and explore Mexico’s extraordinary culture

Visit pulquerias and taste fresh pulque, a 2000-year-old agave drink that’s part of the tequila and mezcal family. Eat delicious traditional food such as chilaquiles, tostadas, tamales, pozole, and much more at local cantinas. Experience one of Mexico’s most famous traditions, Mexican wrestling at the Coliseo de Lucha Libre.

Discover both ends of the manufacturing spectrum. See how huge brands handle large scale production and get priceless insights in to traditional, family run production. It is only due to our special connections in Mexico that you’ll be able to go behind the scenes of these local distilleries, it’s impossible for an average tourist.

Explore multiple distilleries in Tequila, Los Altos, and Oaxaca

Discover both ends of the manufacturing spectrum. See how huge brands handle large scale production and get priceless insights in to traditional, family run production. It is only due to our special connections in Mexico that you’ll be able to go behind the scenes of these local distilleries, it’s impossible for an average tourist.

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Course Highlights

Join us in Mexico for the adventure of a lifetime! We have teamed up with Björn Kjellberg, one of Europe’s most-respected tequila maestros, and a team of local producers and experts to bring you the ultimate agave expedition. You’ll go on an immersive journey through the world of tequila, mezcal, agave, and the rich Mexican culture.

Course Content Overview

Your expedition begins in Jalisco, the heart of tequila country and the home of its namesake, the town of Tequila. You’ll see how big producers like Sauza and smaller producers like Don Fulano handle all levels of their production. Explore the blue agave fields, and if the timing’s right, experience the harvest.

Head down to La Capilla bar to quench your thirst at the birthplace of the Batanga. It’s one of the oldest bars in Tequila and perhaps the most culturally significant in Latin America.

Learn how the CRT (Consejo Regulador del Tequila) work to govern and protect tequila. Learn about the challenges and future for the industry from the people who know it better than anyone.

Head into the highlands of Jalisco to visit brands like Olmeca, Cabeza and Calle 23 to see how different but beautiful one can be from the other. Spend a day and a night in Mascota, Jalisco to get to know the ancient and until now forgotten agave spirit raicilla.

For the mezcal lovers and those looking to go off-road and behind the scenes, we’ve got you covered – big time! Visit family producers of wild agave mezcal in surprisingly small and traditional operations. These types of interactions are not available to tourists. They’re the outcome of years spent forming relationships.

Real Mexico is all about knowing where to go and who to talk to; luckily we’ve got that covered too. Visit traditional Pulquerias and Cantinas and taste fresh Pulque. Experience one of Mexico’s most famous traditions, Mexican wrestling at Coliseo de Lucha Libre. Drink a Mexican hot chocolate in the shade of the world’s widest tree, El Árbol del Tule.

Relax, We’ve Got You Covered

Yes! You’ll stop in various hotels as you move around the country. You’ll stay in good standard hotels and will share a bedroom with one other person. The hotels will mainly be used as a base to crash between tequila-filled days!

No. Students from all over the world attend our courses; therefore, you need to make your own way to Mexico. However, transport within and around Mexico is included as part of your course.

Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to your chosen destination.

Yes! You can book the course now and spread the cost.

Use our flexible payment option to pay for your course in 3 instalments. The first one is only 20% of the course price. The second and third payments are 40% each.

Why Should You Choose This Expedition?

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Things to Remember

Seasons change and things don’t always go as planned so we may have to adjust the schedule at times. Some of the events described above are dependent on the weather, timing, and availability.

Whilst we can’t guarantee every single activity; we can guarantee that you’ll learn things you can’t anywhere else and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with like-minded compadres.

This is an expedition like no other, it has a limited number of places and is the ultimate experience for anyone who loves agave and has a desire for discovery.

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Discover agave fields, multiple tequila and mezcal distilleries, and the local culture

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