San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende

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Destination for this trip:

San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3050

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Upon Request - 4 person minimum Nestled in a stunning mile-high setting, world heritage, history, nature, art, colonial culture and architecture, and ancient sites are just a few of the things San Miguel de Allende has to offer, not to mention a world class selection of fine restaurants, galleries, jewelry craftsmen, spas, and shops that cater to even the most seasoned travelers. Come with us to experience the magical beauty and spirit of San Miguel, the colonial and prehispanic heart and soul of Mexico.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - San Miguel De Allende

    Morning walking tour of the city’s main historic features including the churches, parks and civic areas that still retain a breathtaking image of Mexico’s colonial past. Afternoon is free to wander the streets and investigate the shops, markets, galleries, museums and fine restaurants that San Miguel has to offer, perhaps enjoying a margarita in a place with a spectacular view of the sun setting behind the sierra. Breakfast.

  • Day 2 - San Miguel De Allende

    Morning walking tour of the city’s main historic features including the churches, parks and civic areas that still retain a breathtaking image of Mexico’s colonial past. Afternoon is free to wander the streets and investigate the shops, markets, galleries, museums and fine restaurants that San Miguel has to offer, perhaps enjoying a margarita in a place with a spectacular view of the sun setting behind the sierra. Breakfast.

  • Day 3 - San Miguel De Allende

    A day to enjoy some of the optional activities that abound in San Miguel and the surrounding old hacienda country including: cooking classes, massage, meditation, yoga, temascal (indigenous sweat bath or sauna), horseback riding, garden tours, bike and 4 wheeler rentals, art classes, a visit to the Charco del Ingenio botanical sanctuary, visits to the world famous art schools Instituto Allende and Bellas Artes, bathing in the nearby thermal springs, and more. Breakfast.

  • Day 4 - San Miguel De Allende

    A half day trip to Dolores Hidalgo where the rebellious catholic priest, Father Hidalgo, screamed for the first time, “Viva Mexico!,” and united the indigenous and Mestizo population along with his fellows Ignacio Allende and Juan de Aldama to rise up in arms against their Spanish oppressors in 1810. Today, Dolores Hidalgo is the center for lovely Talavera pottery, with one factory and shop after another. On the way back we pass by the Atotonilco Church, also known as El Santuario, which is one of the best preserved 16th century catholic churches in the world and for that reason is also an UNESCO World Heritage site where the faithful still come on pilgrimages to pray to the virgin Mary. Breakfast, lunch.

  • Day 5 - San Miguel De Allende

    This is a day set aside to learn about and appreciate the prehispanic roots of Mexico and in particular this highland area of the Guanajuato Chichimeca. A combined class and field trip with the support of the Instituto Allende to one of two possible sites: 1)The Cañada de la Virgen (Virgin Canyon) is the site with Toltec era ruins, pyramids and sunken patios aligned to an assortment of astronomical movements and an extremely well preserved ecological area just now being prepared to be open to the public. A tour of the ruins and talk with the archaeologists will leave you spellbound, or 2) the magical rock and cliff paintings at Victoria left by the earliest inhabitants of the continent and overlooking an awe inspiring landscape. Afterwards, we pass through the old colonial town of Pozos, famous for its colonial ruins, wells and silver mines, to dine in one of the several gourmet restaurants and listen to a local group who specialize in prehispanic music using instruments modeled after actual artifacts recovered throughout the area. Breakfast.

  • Day 6 - San Miguel De Allende

    Free day (requests for special interests accommodated). Breakfast.

  • Day 7 - San Miguel De Allende

    Free morning and afternoon, with farewell wine dinner in the evening. Breakfast.

  • Day 8 - San Miguel De Allende

    Departure for home the following morning includes transport to the airport.

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