Welcome to Guanajuato

The city is best known internationally for its acclaimed annual arts event, the Festival Cervantino. Yet this colorful and lively place holds center stage all year; much of the youthful vibrancy and prolific cultural activities – callejoneadas, films, theater and orchestras – can be attributed to the 20,000 students of the city's own University of Guanajuato. In short, Guanajuato is the state's slightly gritty but fascinating capital city and should not be missed by anyone traveling in the region.

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$95.25 Outdoor Activities

Santiago de Queretaro to Paso de Vaqueros Canyoning Adventure

For this adventure, you will visit the state of Guanajuato, which is only approximately an hour away from Queretaro. Over there, spend the day in a beautiful canyon full of of waterfalls, nature, wildlife and adventures. You'll be taken down to natural slides with specialized gear for your safety. You'll jump into a 4 meters pit and an 8 meters pit, which is challenging, but no previous expertise is required. Then you'll abseil (rappel) about 20 meters into the waterfalls. Enjoy a day full of adrenaline and new experiences. Don´t forget to bring comfortable shoes with a good sole, biodegradable sunscreen, swimsuit and a change of clothes.

$1010 Cultural & Theme Tours

Colonial Treasures, Four City, 10-Day Tour from Mexico City

Day 1: Arrival transferWelcome and transfer from Mexico City “Benito Juarez” international airport to the hotel of your choice and accommodationDay 2: Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende (B) Departure to Querétaro. Visit San Miguel’s Parish with the Holy House Chapel, the San Francisco church and the Allende´s house.Day 3: San Miguel, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato (B)Departure to Dolores Hidalgo. Then, visit to Guanajuato to see its streets and subterranean avenues. See the classic "callejoneada" accompanied by students dressed in typical clothes, singing and playing music through the streets and alleys. Other attractions are the Museum of Don Quixote, and the Guanajuato Mummies.Day 4: Guanajuato - Zacatecas (B)Head to Zacatecas, a World Heritage Site. From "La Bufa" Hill you will be able to appreciate an interesting panoramic view of the city. We will descend in funicular and afterwards an educational visit of the mine of Eden.Day 5: Zacatecas - Guadalajara (B)Continue on to Guadalajara the capital of state of Jalisco, where tequila and mariachi were born. Day 6: Guadalajara, Tequila (B)Departure from the City of Guadalajara to visit the Tequila town. Day 7: Guadalajara, Patzcuaro, Morelia (B) Depart from Guadalajara to Patzcuaro which in the Purépecha language it means “The door to heaven”. Accommodation in Patzcuaro or Morelia, according to the operation.Day 8: Morelia - Mexico City (B)Visit Morelia, a World Heritage site, worldwide known for its student habitat and its magnificent colonial constructions of “pink cantera”: the Cathedral, the Government Palace, Clavijero Palace, the Major Plaza, the market of typical candies and the Aqueduct. Departure to Mexico City. Day 9: Mexico City (B)Start a city tour visiting the Cultural and Historic Heritage downtown district. Later, you will visit Chapultepec Park and one of the most important Residential areas of Mexico City, and the "Pink Zone".Day 10: Departure Transfer At the time indicated, transfer to the airport to board your return flight home.Hotel Options:Four-Star HotelsMexico City - Galeria Plaza or Hampton Inn (depending on time of the year)San Miguel de Allende - Mision or similarGuanajuato - Emporio or similarGuadalajara- De Mendoza or similarMorelia – Mision or similarFive-Star HotelsMexico City - Geneve or similar (depending on time of the year)Note: Five-star hotel options are in Mexico City only. Hotels in the rest of the towns all four-star.

$310 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guanajuato City Tour

Starting 9-10 am in San Miguel de Allende or Queretaro Trip to Guanajuato Visit to the mine or Ex Hacienda Lunch Visit to historic center: Teatro Juarez, University of Guanajuato, museum, Hidalgo market, kissing alley, El Pipila viewpoint. Return to Starting point. We will travel in a sedan 2015 with air conditioning. For larger groups please send a message. In this tour you will understand the economical importance of silver and gold in the colonial period, and how it was transported to Spain from the silver towns like Guanajuato. We'll also admire the buildings made over the mountains, beacuse there is no more space for people to build their houses.

$95 Day Trips & Excursions

San Miguel de Allende

This tour will take us to know one of the most beautiful cities of the State of GuanajuatoIts attractive and cosmopolitan appearance make it one of the favorite destinations for art lovers. Among all there is to visit highlights its historical and architectural heritage.One of the places you should see is the Parish of San Miguel Arcángel that has become the hallmark of the city. It is a beautiful temple of the end of the century. Other places to see in San Miguel de Allende are the Craft Market of the city or the archaeological zone of Cañada la Virgen.In the Market there is a sample of local crafts made with metals, papier mâché, blown glass and more. Its cobblestone streets, tree-lined courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors will make you fall in love; Maybe that’s why CN Travel declared it one of the twenty-five best cities chosen by travelers.Visit the craft workshops of metal, paper mache, blown glass, stained glass, ceramics and wooden furniture and blacksmithing. Talk with the creators who are always willing to tell you the secrets of their production techniques

$10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guanajuato Spanish Language Lessons

Take a Spanish lesson in Guanajuato at "Escuela de Lenguas Adelita." The school will ensure that each of the students receive an interactive, methodical education including constant interaction and immersion in the 'real world'. The modern teaching methods are effective and result in a natural progression of learning for our students. You'll be part of a learning curriculum that is designed for all kinds of interests and needs of language learning. The courses are flexible enough to adapt to the needs of the students. The curriculum has been carefully developed for both long-term and short-term learners. You'll enjoy a complete, varied and affordable learning experience with the right educational level and knowledge to support you no matter what your learning experience has been before pursuing Spanish lessons. Special abilities or knowledge of the language is not necessary to achieve the desired level of fluency and the fundamental principles are: diversity, respect and inclusion. The Spanish programs allow you to design a schedule that works best for you and your learning style. You can pick and choose from one to four group classes daily, private classes or a combination of both. Take as many or as few classes as you'd like. The classes start every Monday throughout the year and include Grammar, Practical Grammar, Conversation, Mexican Culture, History, Literature, and Politics. Additionally, there are classes in special fields of study (ie. Business, Law, Medicine, etc.) with a professor or professional in the designated field.

$115 Cultural & Theme Tours


We begin the tour full of history, legends and traditions. Visit the famous "Mummies of Guanajuato"The mummies of Guanajuato are a group of naturally mummified bodies, which have been discovered after the exhumation in the tombs of the cemetery of Guanajuato, Gto. Being currently one of the main tourist attractions of that Mexican state, the mummies are exhibited in the "Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato". Currently there are more than one hundred mummies that are part of the museum's inventory. It has a thematic exhibition that annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. we continue along the now known "underground street (one of thirteen wonders of Mexico made by man). Will visit the monu-ment Pípila where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, then climb through the foothills of the mountains and we will enter into the bowels of the earth through a mine entrance, there will be time for shopping, we finally go to the center city to end our tour.