Mexjourneys with Isabel and Jim
April 20, 21 & 22, 2010
Hacienda Ahuacatepec Hacienda La Sauceda
We leave by van on our tour from Guadalajara Farmacia in Ajijic at 9:00 AM and drive into the western
mountains of Jalisco. On the way we
visit Hacienda La Sauceda,
one of the oldest land grants in
Our second day begins with breakfast at
the hacienda prepared by Alicia. Then we are off to the towns of Talpa and Mascota. Talpa has long
been one of
Templo de la Preciosa Sangre Meal at Hacienda Ahuacatepec Sala at Hacienda Ahuacatepec
Mascota is one of the best preserved villages of Jalisco. Its streets are lined with one-and two-story homes and shops, some spruced up and others showing their original adobe brick. We visit two small museums. The first one is Rodríguez Peña Museum which contains artifacts, clothing and paintings of the area. One of the salas is devoted to Esther Fernandez, a famous Mexican movie star from Mascota. Raul Rodríguez, the owner, may be our guide and will tell us wonderful stories of Mascota. The second museum was founded by National Geographic. Here you will see what is said to be the oldest known faceted gem in the world which was discovered in this area. A short walk from the plaza is the interesting Templo de la Preciosa Sangre (Church of the Holy Blood). Construction began in the 19th century, but the quarry stone church was never finished. The entrance is framed in a Roman arch; inside, the altarpiece is neoclassic. Then back to our hacienda. At 6:00 o’clock we meet in the Great Room for libations before dinner which will once again be prepared by Alicia.
On our third day before breakfast you may
go to the barn and have pajaretes,
which is made of milk directly from the cow and flavored with chocolate, sugar
and alcohol. The best cappuccino you have ever tasted! Alicia has invited us into her kitchen to
watch as she prepares our breakfast. On our return home we stop in the town of
- Subject to Change-
Double Occupancy: $3980 pesos per person
Single Occupancy: $4650 pesos per person
Payment: A non-refundable full payment must be received by April 12th, 2010.
For reservations email Isabel at email@example.com or 766-0822
or Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 766-3070
Price includes transportation, two night accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch (botanas) and 2 dinners at the hacienda, first night wine and cheese party and museum fees.