Highlands ‘Cabalgata’ with Don Pilar

Highlands ‘Cabalgata’ with Don Pilar

Cabalgata5This is the first time we are offering this unique experience, co-hosted by Tequila Don Pilar. Don Pilar, both the brand and the man, will host us for in in-depth visit to their agave ranch and distillery (El Campanario, NOM 1443). You will get a personally  guided, insider’s perspective into Don Pilar’s home village of San José de Gracia, including a visit to the local cantina.

The second day is the Cabalgata itself – a daylong horse ride through three villages and picturesque agave countryside with hundreds of local  pilgrims, enjoying tacos and tequila along the way.

Don Pilar Photo

Don Pilar Contreras, our local host

Upon reaching the remote town of El Señor de los Imposibles, the group will experience a beautiful outdoor mass, followed by a lively fiesta in the nearby cactus orchard, with food, drinks and music. Once that is over, we will all head back to San Ignacio for a another local festival that will be taking place.

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience Highlands hospitality at its most festive. You can check out photos from previous years’ Cabagatas to get you excited!

  • 4 days, 3 nights
  • Jan. 29 –  Feb. 1, 2015
  • Cost: $1445/person (double occupancy) – $1545/person (single occupancy)
  • Includes: lodging, ground transportation, meals, distillery and cantina visits, tequila tastings, horse and tackle,and professional guide