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San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

1. San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

Depart Mexico City in the morning and take in the views of the countryside en route to the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. Upon arrival, join a 1.5-hour guided tour to see attractions such as the parish church of San Miguel Arcángel and the contemporary art museum of the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery. Admire the typical Spanish-Baroque façade of the San Francisco Church, and see the former home of Ignacio Allende, notable for his role in the Mexican War of Independence. Purchase typical handicrafts at the craft market and learn more about the history of Mexico outside the Municipal Palace, where statues of Miguel Hidalgo and Ignacio Allende are located. Get some free time to stroll the streets at your own pace. Use the time to visit galleries, or find a nice restaurant or local market to eat lunch. Drive back to Mexico City in the afternoon, with an estimated time of arrival at 9:00 PM.

San Miguel de Allende: Tacos and Tequilas Tour

2. San Miguel de Allende: Tacos and Tequilas Tour

Start the tour off at Baja Fish Taquito. Then, head to the next spot, along the way taking in the beautiful sights of San Miguel. Cultural sites include the Jardin, San Francisco Church, the Plaza Civica, and the Oratorio Church. On this guided food and city walking tour you'll get to try out 5 food-tasting spots carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors of San Miguel. Savor local delicacies at off-the-beaten-path eateries with their lively owners and staff.  Enjoy a sampling of mouth-watering food at family-owned restaurants and stands, all the while sipping on refreshing local drinks and picking up some insights into the city's history and culture from your passionate tour guide. You can look forward to San Miguel’s best tacos and delicious cocktails. All the snacking adds up to be enough for a satisfying dinner, and all the food and drinks are included in the tour price. End at the corner of Hidalgo and Insurgentes Street, just two blocks from the main square. You can walk downtown to continue your evening or your guide will help you find a taxi home.

Private Walking Tour of Exclusive Terraces of Guanajuato

3. Private Walking Tour of Exclusive Terraces of Guanajuato

At the appointed time we will meet at the meeting point (main square). There, a specialized guide will be waiting for you, who will accompany us on a tour of the best and most exclusive terraces with unparalleled views of the city of Guanajuato. In this exciting itinerary, we will visit four terraces located in the center of Guanajuato City. Each one of them offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the capital, while you enjoy a delicious drink that will be included at each stop. We will have 30 minutes at each terrace to enjoy our drink and capture numerous photographs. The architecture and contrasts of Guanajuato will undoubtedly surprise you. Finally, we will return to the starting point, concluding this exciting tour of two hours and fifteen minutes. Get ready for an unforgettable experience! Total duration: 2 hours 15 minutes Itinerary: 1.-Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique, Positos 33, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico, 30 minutes. Our specialized guide will accompany you to the first stop of our tour at the "Bartola" terrace. There, you will be welcomed with a tasting of signature mixology and you will have time to capture the best photos with its breathtaking view. The guide will be available to answer your questions and provide information about Guanajuato's nightlife. 2.-One Bar & Lounge, Jardin de la Union 7 Hotel Boutique 1850, Guanajuato Mexico, 30 minutes The second stop will take us to Terraza One Bar & Lounge, where you will be greeted with a welcome drink of signature mixology. You will have time to take pictures and appreciate the view of the city. Our guide will be available to answer your questions and provide information about nightlife in Guanajuato. 3.-La Notaría Hotel Boutique, De Sopena 5, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., México, 30 minutes At the third stop, our specialized guide will take us to the terrace "La Notaria", where we will enjoy a different perspective of the city with a unique view. We will be greeted with a signature mixology drink, and have time to take pictures. The guide will be available to answer questions and provide additional information about nightlife in Guanajuato. 4.-Hotel Fusion Antigua Trece, Antigua Pl. de Gallos 13, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico, 30 minutes Finally, at the fourth and last stop, our specialized guide will take us to Terraza Bar 360°. We will enjoy a guided tour and the last mixology drink of the house. We will be able to capture photographs of this last terrace and, if we wish, taste some additional food or drink (not included). Our guide will be available to answer questions and provide information about nightlife in Guanajuato. To end the tour in an unforgettable way and appreciate the city from the top.

San Miguel de Allende: ATV and Ziplining Adventure Tour

4. 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: Tour of 2 Vineyards with Wine Tasting

5. San Miguel de Allende: Tour of 2 Vineyards with Wine Tasting

Discover 2 of the best local vineyards in the San Miguel de Allende area. Wander around the vines, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines with delightful food pairings of local cheeses and other organic products. After pickup from your accommodation in San Miguel de Allende, leave the downtown area to visit the first vineyard. Explore the family-owned vineyard, and learn about its distinctive personality, decoration, and small production of different types of grapes. Next, head underground to the wine cellar where the wine is aged, and find out the winemaking process while enjoying the delicious smells of the wine. After visiting the cellar, savor some of the wines with a delicious food pairing in a medieval-style room, also underground. A visit to the second vineyard, which has a very different concept but also has a small and exclusive production, follows. See the labs and shops where wine, as well as olive and lavender oil, are processed at this vineyard. Take a walk around the beautiful gardens and plots before sampling the wines with an expert oenologist, who will explain the different properties of each wine and how to better appreciate them. Enjoy this incredible learning experience surrounded by picturesque landscapes, and awaken your senses as you taste and smell the wines.

San Miguel de Allende: Zipline Adventure & Suspension Bridge

6. 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.

Guanajuato: Estudiantina Imperial Callejoneada Procession

7. 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.

Museums of Guanajuato Private Tour

8. 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.

San Miguel: Landmarks and Lunch Walking Tour

9. San Miguel: Landmarks and Lunch Walking Tour

Explore San Miguel's main sights and hidden treasures on a guided walking tour for up to 12 people. Learn about the history of a town founded in 1542, and replenish your energy after with a 3-course Mexican meal in a traditional family-run restaurant. Begin your tour at the Plaza of San Francisco. From here, discover the stories and histories of many different landmarks in San Miguel with a certified local guide. Find out how the city has developed from humble beginnings into a world-class destination. As you walk through the town, visit a range of sights like markets, schools, and churches. Learn about local merchants who breathe life into San Miguel and make some new friends along the way. To finish your tour, savor some fantastic food, including an appetizer, main course, dessert, and a drink.

San Miguel Allende: Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure

10. San Miguel Allende: Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure

Begin down in the mouth of the canyon along the edge of the river as you start to explore the landscape around you on horseback. Receive instructions on riding and an overview of your adventure. Have the opportunity to cross the river and gallop through traditional cattle ranches. Take a short rest on the top of dramatic cliffs, and admire the views as you snap some great pictures. Continue over the plains and amongst the cattle, reaching a further edge of the canyon and begin a 40-minute descent back down to find the winding river. Choose to add on either a hot springs or rappelling experience, for a touch of relaxation or some extra adrenaline. Opt for a soothing soak in some healing pools to reward yourself after your adventure. Select the rappelling experience to finish your adventure with a kick as you descend down 150 feet cliffs.  For the grand finale, when you get back to the ranch, you will have an organic ranch-style meal, freshly prepared for your arrival. This authentic meal includes freshly hand-made tortillas, organic cheese, beans, quesadillas among other traditional dishes.

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The most amazing experience. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel extremely safe. June spent time explaining tips for riding (we are beginners and felt comfortable). The cowboys made you feel safe throughout the ride. The horses were very calm-mannered. If you’re considering adding an experience, we recommend adding the rappelling! The lunch at the end of the ride was absolutely delicious. We would recommend this experience to anyone and would book again next time we visit!

This tour is excellent and our guide, Oscar, was the best. He is extremely knowledgeable about local food and the history of San Miguel. Oscar is also able to adapt quickly to the taste of his guest and always with a smile. He would highly recommend this your to any visitor and request Oscar as the tour guide if possible.

Fabulous evening tour with Les. Great tastes of some authentic Mexican dishes loots of great history - a very enjoyable evening.

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

Guide is knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Mexican history and different languages. Very interesting and enjoyable.