On the Wagon: Tequila Express

• The Tequila Express runs on Saturdays only.

• Advance tickets are on sale from the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce. As there are limited seats on the train, it's wise to buy tickets a few days in advance.

• Tickets cost about $60 for adults and about $36.50 for children.

• The trip begins at 10:20 a.m., with registration and welcoming at Guadalajara's Train Station (Washington Avenue and Calzada Independencia). The train departs at 11 a.m.

• The train tours through fields of agave, the plant from which tequila is distilled, to the Hacienda San Jose del Refugio. Here, you see the current procedure for making tequila. There is also a visit to the old distillery, which was built in 1860.

• The trip includes entertainment, a Mexican buffet luncheon and ample tequila tasting. The train returns to the Guadalajara station around 8 p.m.

• For information, call (011) 523-880-9099 or go to www.tequilaexpress.com.mx.

• Particularly for business travelers, a top hotel in Guadalajara is the Hilton, across from Expo Guadalajara and four miles from the financial center.

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