What do these words all have in common? Mariachi, Tapatio, Tequila
These three words commonly used around the world are all synonymous with Mexican culture originating in the state of Jalisco.
Mariachi music is the folk music played by a band members wearing traditional clothing. Tapatio, named after the famous hot sauce, refers to someone from the city of Guadalajara. Tequila gets it’s name from a town by the same name in the state of Jalisco. By law the distilled byproduct of the agave cactus can only be called tequila if produced in Mexico.
The journey begins upon your arrival at the Guadalajara International Airport (GDL). Guadalajara is Mexico’s second populous city, and the gateway for Mexican culture. Together we will travel around the state of Jalisco for an in depth exploration of Mexican culture by visiting the many places that identify with Mexican culture. You may even learn some new words. :)
Highlights include: - Guadalajara cultural tours complete with mariachi music. - Express train to Tequila with mariachi music. - Old school Mexican town festival in San Marcos, Jalisco with more mariachi music. - A trip to Mexico isn't complete without heading to the beach in Puerto Vallarta of course mariachi music.
- Transportation to and from all locations. - Tequila train tour - Home stay accommodations with my family in Guadalajara, San Marcos, - CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa (2-nights) - Food
- Flights to and from Guadalajara International Airport ( RT $308-377) - Visas if required (check with your consulate for more information); students must travel with their I-20 Form signed by their international education representative at their college/university. - Extra Curricular activities such as excursions outside the planned itinerary.