Our most recommended things to do in Guanajuato City

San Miguel de Allende: Zipline Adventure & Suspension Bridge

1. San Miguel de Allende: Zipline Adventure & Suspension Bridge

Get your adrenaline pumping on a seven-zipline adventure above the Cañon Aguila Cola Roja — the Red-Tailed Eagle Canyon. Enjoy a different perspective on the canyon, tiptoe across an extreme suspension bridge, and take memorable photos with your family and friends. Make your own way to the park where your hosts will welcome you. Receive the safety equipment and instructions you need for a safe adventure, then hop in a van to the canyon and take in the panoramic views once you arrive. Before riding the first zipline, get more safety instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your zipline rides. Then, start your tour on the 7 ziplines, beginning with the longest 300-meter zipline. While on the ziplines, marvel at the magnificent views of nature and a unique perspective on the canyon. Test your nerve on a 110-meter-long suspension bridge — don't look down. During the whole experience, have your photos taken by your guide on your own cellphone. Once you finish the activity, the van will take you back to the main entrance of the park where the experience ends.

San Miguel de Allende: ATV and Ziplining Adventure Tour

2. San Miguel de Allende: ATV and Ziplining Adventure Tour

Get your heart pumping with an action-packed ATV tour at the San Miguel Adventure Park in San Miguel de Allende. Admire the countryside and pass over a stunning canyon as you complete 7 zipline courses.  Check in at the San Miguel Adventure Park and get fitted with equipment that will ensure your safety throughout your ATV adventure. Learn how to operate the ATV and set off through the Red Tailed Eagle Canyon. Look for wildlife as you ride thorugh the canyon like golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, and prairie falcons. Stop and get fitted with your zipline harness. View the canyon from above as you fly thorugh the air on each zipline course.  Challenge yourself to crossing a suspension bridge that is over a hundred meters long with a protective helmet and safety rope. 

San Miguel de Allende: Hot Air Balloon Shared Experience

3. San Miguel de Allende: Hot Air Balloon Shared Experience

Rise with the sunrise for an amazing experience on a hot air balloon. Listen to a safety briefing and then set off for a ride you'll never forget. Take in views of the whole area of San Miguel de Allende. Top it all off with an American breakfast. Head early to the meeting point and get ready to watch the landscape unfold in front of and beneath you. Find your captain at the meeting point, where you'll be provided with some safety instructions in order to get you ready to fly. Then, you will be taken from the meeting point to the balloon port. At the port, watch how the experts build the hot air balloons with fire and set them up for your flight. Hop in the nest and get ready to soar. Once in the sky, admire beautiful panoramic views of San Miguel de Allende: the downtown from far off, the Presa Isabel Allende, the open fields, and the other hot air balloons decorating the landscape. Snap unforgettable photos of your surroundings and, of course, some selfies. When the balloon lands, you'll have the chance to share a cheers with the captain and crew with a non-alcoholic cider. You'll then be transferred in a van back to the meeting point for a tasty American breakfast and to receive your flight certificate.

San Miguel de Allende: Walking Tour of Houses and Gardens

4. San Miguel de Allende: Walking Tour of Houses and Gardens

Discover a different side of San Miguel De Allende on this walking tour with a bilingual guide. Visit the old, quiet, and romantic part of the town, walking through the cobblestoned streets and past colorful houses with a picturesque blend of architectural styles. Meet your guide and be introduced to the town’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Behind half-open doors, see Baroque and neo-Gothic mansions, many of which function as boutique hotels, designer shops, and art galleries today. Walk through the winding paths of the tranquil Parque Benito Juarez with colorful flowers and benches under shade trees. Then see the fountain of El Chorro near which lie many old public washing stations, some of which are still sometimes used. Next, go to the viewpoint of Mirador de San Miguel de Allende for panoramic views of the city, from the towering pink spires of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel all the way to the dry hills of the Guanajuato countryside in the back. Before ending the tour, visit the house where El Pípila, a local hero who played a significant role in the struggle for Mexican independence, was born.

Guanajuato: Estudiantina Imperial Callejoneada Procession

5. Guanajuato: Estudiantina Imperial Callejoneada Procession

A Callejoneada is a traditional musical procession that takes place in the streets and alleyways of Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico. It is a unique and vibrant cultural experience that combines music, dance, and folklore, and is popular among locals and visitors alike. During a Callejoneada, a group of musicians and dancers, known as the Estudiantina, lead a procession through the narrow streets of the city, playing traditional Mexican music on instruments such as guitars, violins, and trumpets. The Estudiantina members wear colorful traditional costumes and hats, and the procession is often accompanied by dancers who perform traditional Mexican dances such as the Jarabe Tapatio. As the procession moves through the streets, the musicians and dancers interact with the audience, encouraging them to join in the singing and dancing. The Callejoneada typically ends in a central plaza or open space, where the musicians and dancers perform a final set of songs and dances. The Callejoneada is an important part of the cultural heritage of Guanajuato and has been celebrated in the city for over a century. It is a lively and joyful celebration of Mexican music, dance, and culture, and is a must-see for anyone visiting the city.

San Miguel De Allende: Downtown Walking Tour

6. San Miguel De Allende: Downtown Walking Tour

Walk through the most interesting and beautiful streets of the downtown of San Miguel De Allende along with a local tour guide, who will help you discover the most emblematic monuments of the city, such as the Parish of San Miguel Arcangel, and the house of Captain Ignacio Allende. Then, visit the famous Temple of the Immaculate Conception and its old cloister which today is the school of fine arts. Explore the Angela Peralta Theater, the historic Plaza de la Soledad, and the Paso del Camino Real. Discover the Franciscan Monastic Complex where you will learn about the tireless work of the religious people in the old town area of San Miguel El Grande. Your guide will also share important facts about the Independence of Mexico and how it's related to the "House of the Conspiracy". Stroll through the colorful and charming streets and gain a deeper understanding of the town's importance in the context of Mexican history throughout the centuries.

From San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato City Tour

7. From San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato City Tour

Discover the incredible city of Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day tour from San Miguel de Allende. Explore the history of the city, visit wonderful churches and the Diego Rivera Museum, and savor lunch at a local restaurant. After pickup from your accommodation in San Miguel de Allende, drive toward Guanajuato and make your first stop at Pípila Monument. Delight in views of the city from above from the lookout as your private guide introduces you to Guanajuato's history. Then, ride a cable car to the downtown area and visit the first church built in the city. Next-door, marvel at the Juarez Theater, one of the most emblematic buildings of Mexico's Porfirian era. Go inside to see its unique architecture, and learn about the history of both buildings with your certified guide. After exploring the Juarez Theater, walk the colorful streets of Guanajuato to the Church of Jesus' Company to see its beautiful facade and unique style. Enter the temple to discover paintings from the 17th century, then make your way to the university, another unique architectural landmark, and learn about its history. A visit to the Diego Rivera museum comes next. View the art show that always has Mexican artists on display, and explore Diego's life, murals, portraits, and cubist paintings. From there, head to the Plaza de la Paz, the aristocratic center of the city to admire its architecture. Marvel at the Basílica of Our Lady of Guanajuato, where you'll find the oldest statue of the Virgin Mary in the Americas, which dates from the year 714. Lunch at a local restaurant follows. Enjoy great regional food with high-quality options for everyone. After lunch, take the cable car back up to begin your return journey to San Miguel de Allende. On your way back to San Miguel, you can stop at the San Cayetano church, one of the most adorned and beautiful churches that represents the golden age of the city of Guanajuato.

Tour & Hotel: Queretaro, Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende

8. Tour & Hotel: Queretaro, Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende

This captivating tour, complete with accommodation, offers you a chance to explore the most iconic attractions of remarkable cities. Your adventure starts with a breathtaking panoramic view of Queretaro from Mirador Los Arcos, accompanied by fascinating historical insights shared by your guide. Leave no stone unturned as you visit the city's most significant landmarks, including Santa Cruz de los Milagros Temple and Exconvent. Discover the grandeur of the Santiago Apostol Parish and its famed baroque patio. Stroll through the picturesque gardens of Plaza de la Corregidora and conclude your guided tour at the Teatro de la República. After indulging in free time, you'll be whisked away to your comfortable three-star hotel in Guanajuato. As night falls, brace yourself for a captivating nocturnal expedition through the city's enchanting streets. Marvel at the beauty of the iconic Garden of La Paz. Be amazed by the oldest sculpture of the Virgin Mary in the Americas at the esteemed Basilica of Guanajuato. Admire the architectural masterpiece that is Teatro Juárez, inspired by the grand temples of ancient Greece. Complete your Guanajuato experience with a traditional Callejoneada, a delightful journey through the city's emblematic alleys accompanied by the tunas, a lively musical group reminiscent of a Spanish tradition from the seventeenth century. The following day, venture back in time as you explore the picturesque Plaza del Baratillo, a must-see spot that embodies the essence of Guanajuato. Traverse the former birth house of the renowned artist Diego Rivera and immerse yourself in the captivating history and architectural splendor of the University of Guanajuato and the Alhondiga de Granaditas. Before bidding farewell to Guanajuato, you'll have free time to meander through a Handicraft Market, where you can marvel at local craftsmanship and acquire a meaningful souvenir. San Miguel de Allende, a city celebrated for its traditional Spanish Baroque architecture and vibrant cultural festivals, sets the stage for the grand finale of your tour. Begin your journey at the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, an exquisite parish that stands as an iconic symbol of the city. Delve into its captivating gardens, uncovering the rich history and intriguing secrets. Continue your exploration with a visit to the intriguing Temple of San Francisco, a subject of architectural debate among experts. Acquaint yourself with iconic sites such as the Casa de Allende, the School of Arts, and the Civic Plaza.

Museums of Guanajuato Private Tour

9. Museums of Guanajuato Private Tour

A private tour of Guanajuato's museums offers visitors a chance to explore the rich cultural and artistic heritage of this fascinating Mexican city. The tour includes visits to some of the most important museums in the area, allowing visitors to discover the history and traditions of Guanajuato's past. Beyond the museums themselves, the tour also allows visitors to take in the stunning colonial architecture, plazas, fountains, and historic buildings of Guanajuato. The private vehicle ensures that visitors can explore the city in comfort and style, without worrying about the logistics of getting around. With knowledgeable guides on hand to provide historical and cultural context, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the artists and cultural icons that have shaped Guanajuato's identity, making this private tour a truly immersive and enriching experience. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning traveler, a private tour of Guanajuato's museums in a comfortable private vehicle is an excellent way to discover the wonders of this beautiful city's cultural heritage. On the tour you will be able to appreciate important venues such as the Museo de las Momias, the Mirador del Pípila, the Alohóndiga de Granaditas, the interior of a mine and more.

Private transfer from Guanajuato Airport to Guanajuato City

10. Private transfer from Guanajuato Airport to Guanajuato City

Our private transportation service from Guanajuato International Airport to your hotel in Guanajuato City offers a comfortable and hassle-free way to travel from the airport to your destination. Our service is perfect for individuals, families, or groups who want to avoid the inconvenience of waiting for public transportation or hailing a taxi. Our experienced and professional drivers will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and will take you directly to your hotel in Guanajuato City. We use modern and well-maintained vehicles to ensure your safety and comfort during your journey. Our fleet includes sedans, Suv's, and vans, depending on the size of your group and your transportation needs. We offer competitive and affordable rates, with no hidden fees or charges. Our service is available 24/7, so you can book your transportation at any time of the day or night. You can also easily make a reservation online or by phone, and we will confirm your booking promptly. Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free and comfortable transportation experience, so you can focus on enjoying your stay in Guanajuato City. With our private transportation service, you can be sure that you will arrive at your hotel safely and on time, ready to start your adventure in this beautiful city.

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Luis was an excellent guide. He showed us all of the highlights of Guanajato in 8 hours and pointed out destinations that we could explore further when we had more time in the city. He was also really great at taking pictures and allowing us the time to take pictures.

Diego was an amazing guide! We enjoyed the history and the stories and his passion for the city of Guanajuato. He was amazing and patient especially with my 6 yr old son who wanted to hold his hand walking through the streets. Thanks for everything.

This is the most fun thing I have done in my life. :) The folks are the absolute best. I highly, highly recommend riding the ATV’s in San Miguel.

Great people working here and looking out for your safety. Amazing experience flying over that canyon. Muchas gracias !!!

Amazing Tour! Highly recommend! Highlight of our trip!