Mezcal Matriarchs: Discovering Oaxaca’s Female-Led Palenque

(1 customer review)


This 6-hour Oaxaca Palenque Tour is 20% off when you purchase with the Oaxaca Insider Travel Pass.

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Experience the art of mezcal-making at a women-run Oaxaca palenque tour. Learn the traditional methods behind this iconic spirit while supporting female artisans. A unique and empowering mezcal tour that offers an authentic taste of Oaxacan culture.

Oaxaca Palenque Tour: Quick info

  • 💸 Private tour: This is a private tour exclusive to your group
  • ⚡ Booking Window: 7 days
  • ⏰ Duration: 6 hours
  • 📅 Availability: Once a day, all year round
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Participants: Minimum of 2 pax, maximum of 6
  • 🍲 Food options: You may also book this tour without lunch. Just get in touch if you don’t want to include food.

What you’ll do in this Oaxaca Palenque Tour

  • Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9:30 AM
  • Drive out of Oaxaca City to the palenque (45 minutes approx)
  • 11:00 AM – Learn about traditional mezcal production from women entrepreneurs
  • Start the tour with a mezcal tasting (up to 10 mezcal types)
  • 1:00 PM – Go to the mezcal fields and learn about the agave plants used in mezcal production
  • 3:20 PM – Eat a home-cooked meal prepared by the locals! (vegetarian option upon request; lunch is optional – just let us know!)

What’s included?

  • Door-to-door pick up to and from your accommodation in Oaxaca
  • English-speaking guide and driver 
  • Mezcal tasting and palenque tour
  • Agave fields tour
  • Lunch (3-course) with drinks [optional]

What’s NOT included?

  • Tip for the driver and guides
  • Meals and activities not mentioned above

Cancellation policy

This tour is non-refundable due to the demand and limited spots. 

1 review for Mezcal Matriarchs: Discovering Oaxaca’s Female-Led Palenque

  1. Ralph Schultheiss

    We did two mezcal tours with Mexico Insider and I must say that this is my favorite! I visited with my kids and they had fun in the agave fields! The lunch is amazing so don’t skip it! Highly recommended and thanks to all the women entreprenuers who welcomed us! More power!

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