Book Now - Oaxaca-Based Mezcal Day Tour

You’ve got one or two days, and you’re staying in or near Oaxaca City. You aren’t tempted by the massive bus tours that hustle you to and from multiple destinations crammed into one day. These fun, educational, single day experiences were designed specifically for people in your situation.

Our local guide Darinel knows mezcal inside and out, is bilingual, and has lived here his whole life. His knowledge, passion, and friendliness are second to none. Since this is your private tour, your custom requests are most welcome. Our private mezcal day tours visit at least two artisanal mezcal distilleries (“palenques”) that are chosen just before your tour to maximize your exposure to active mezcal production and a wide variety of mezcal tasting. In addition to a delicious, traditional Oaxacan lunch, there will generally be some surprises along the way, and if you’re lucky, you may learn some of Dari’s secret mezcal spots.

Average Duration: Day tour (7-8 hours)



About Oaxaca-Based Day Tours

If you just have a few days in Oaxaca and want to learn about traditional mezcal production straight from the source, these tours are for you. You'll be accompanied by our local, bilingual guide Dari to visit family-run mezcal palenques in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca. There you'll see each stage of the production process, taste mezcales and spend time with the mezcaleros learning about their history. You mustn't miss out on mezcal country while in Oaxaca!

Carretera Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Km 7.5,
Oaxaca, Oaxaca 71230

Dress Code

Dress in comfortable clothes and good walking shoes. Many streets are cobblestone and sidewalks aren’t always well-maintained, so don’t wear cowboy boots or heels. We will be at high elevation with lots of sun, so bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen. Plan for warm days and cool nights – you’ll want a light jacket, sweater or wrap for nighttime. If you're coming on tour in September or October you'll catch the tail end of the rainy season so a raincoat and waterproof shoes are recommended just in case.

In general, Mexicans dress more formally than Americans. Men do not wear shorts unless swimming. As a foreigner, it is fine (for both men and women) to wear shorts and tank tops, though you will stand out, and women should expect some stares.

Weather Information

Weather from September - May should be warm, with the occasional afternoon shower in September-October. Expect highs in the 80s and overnight lows around 60. However, climate change is a reality in Mexico and there has been a recent cold snap. Bring a light jacket just in case.

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