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From Guadalajara: Molcajete Workshop and Tour

Product ID: 345316
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Make your own molcajete, a Hispanic kitchen utensil, on this tour and learn all about the Mexican salsas you can create with it. You will also visit a picturesque lake and a mine where the basalt is mined.
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Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Hike through a volcanic basalt mine
  • Make your own molcajete
  • Visit an artisanal workshop ran by 2 local craftswomen
  • Marvel at the beauty of Cajititlán lake
Full description
Dive into the fascinating world of the Mexican molcajete on this guided visit to an artisan workshop. A molcajete is a pre-Hispanic culinary utensil commonly used in Mexican kitchens. It has become popular worldwide for its unique shapes and for its use in the preparation of the best Mexican salsas. 

The molcajete is made from volcanic basalt, which is extracted directly from the hills by the same craftsmen who make it. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to hike to the mine and see how the basalt is extracted before heading to the workshop, where you will learn how to carve your own molcajete. By participating in this activity, you are directly supporting a local business run by two local craftswomen.

Finish your tour with a visit to the picturesque Cajititlán lake and samples of local food before heading back to Guadalajara.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified tour guide
  • Mine and lake visit
  • Molcajete workshop
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Person expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Cash
Know before you go
• The workshop visited is very dusty so please dress appropriately

From US$ 67.09 per person

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Aventurate por Jalisco

Product ID: 345316