Welcome to San Miguel de Allende

Many people say that San Miguel is a bit like a Mexican Disneyland for foreign (mainly American) retirees and visiting chilangos (those from Mexico City). While there is a certain contrived fairy tale feel to the place – and not a colonial brick out of place in its historic center – it is, nevertheless, a beautiful city, with colonial architecture, enchanting cobblestone streets and striking light (especially... Read More

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$55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

The best way to visit the site of Cañada de la Virgen is with a team of archaeologists and anthropologists. The site is located just 25 kilometers West of San Miguel de Allende and you will see it along highly specialized guides who will share their knowledge of the Otomi people and of other cultures of the Bajio region, as well as the Mesoamerican cultures in general.You will be able to leisurely walk a total of approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) within approximately 2 hours. This way your tour will encompass all of the archaeological site. You will leave with a more thorough knowledge of this wonderful, historical site.

$150 Outdoor Activities

Romantic Horseback Riding Through San Miguel de Al

Enjoy a romantic ride through San Miguel de Allende and discover this magical town. Although these in-town rides are available anytime, the best way to do this is at sunset. You will enjoy San Miguel’s peculiar urban landscape from this different perspective, heading to a nearby panoramic viewpoint to admire the breathtaking sunsets in this region of Mexico. On your way back, you can ride through Benito Juárez Park and even stop and visit one of the historical and traditional cantinas/swinging-door saloons in town to drink a toast to future adventures. At the end of this romantic ride you are serenaded my mariachis while still seated on the backs of our faithful horses with the illuminated Parroquia (Cathedral) as our backdrop. After your ride a romantic candlelit dinner awaits you in one of our favorite restaurants.

$118 Outdoor Activities

Canyon Horseback Riding Tour from San Miguel de Al

The day begins with an 8am hotel pickup from your downtown hotel in San Miguel de Allende. From there, you'll head to a working horse ranch located 45 minutes southwest of town to start the tour. On the way to the ranch, can see the Cañada de la Virgen pyramid in the distance. Participate in a comprehensive riding lesson when you arrive at the ranch, then set off on horseback. Descend for 40 minutes to the bottom of the canyon until you reach the winding La Virgen river. Enjoy views sheer cliffs on every side as you gallop along the river. Arrive at the village of Boca de la Cañada, then stop for a rest and a hike to search for geodes and quartz crystals. On your way back to the ranch, you can opt to rappel down a 120-foot cliff, then sit down for a traditional Mexican lunch. Dig into homemade tortillas, organic beans and cheese, quesadillas, nopales (cactus), and more; the tour concludes when you are dropped back off at your hotel around 1pm.

$235 Outdoor Activities

Horseback Riding and Ranch Visit Combo Tour from S

You will be picked up from downtown San Miguel de Allende and head to the ranch to start the tour. You will first begin with a great horseback riding adventure where you will have a chance to explore the canyon. Then, you will get off your horse and do some hiking to remote places where the horses cannot access and, if the weather abides, having a nice swim in the river! On the way back to the ranch, you will enjoy a delicious lunch and start activities in the afternoon. These include cow milking and cheese-making. You'll also be able to visit and see the various farm animals (goats, sheep, pigs, chicks, bunnies, turkeys, calves, etc), take roping lessons, cattle-herding and top off the tour with a  delicious campfire meal.You'll head back to San Miguel de Allende downtown and you will sleep well after this beautiful day.

$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Trip from Queretaro: Exploring The Mexican Ind

After hotel pickup in Queretaro, you will head to Dolores Hidalgo; a small and beautiful colonial town that is now a National Heritage site. This "Pueblo Magico" was the cradle of country's most emblematic patriotic act: Independence. Every old building and street has its histories and legends.Here, you will explore the house of Miguel Hidalgo; a Catholic priest named by the Mexicans as Father of the fatherland. You will know how Hidalgo took the standard of the Virgen Guadalupe as symbol of Mexican War of Independence. After that, you will discover the route of the insurgents, in Atotonilco. There, you will find the America Sistine Chapel.Finally, you will visit San Miguel de Allende. In 2008 UNESCO recognized San Miguel de Allende as World Heritage of Humanity site, due to its cultural and handicrafts diversity, buildings and monuments of great historical importance, as well as its importance during Mexico's battle for Independence from Spanish Empire. You will admire its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and ostentatious interiors; San Miguel de Allende is definitely the most beautiful town in Mexico.Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

$1089 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mexico Colonial Jewels 4-Day Tour from Mexico City

Day 1: Toluca - Morelia (B)In the morning, you will leave Mexico City towards the colonial city of Morelia. You can be picked up from your hotel or airport. On route, stop at Toluca where you will visit its Cathedral; the Cosmovitral and the botanical garden or simply stroll through the Civic Plaza. Continue to the historical center of Morelia considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, not only for its historical importance, but for its monuments. You will visit the Governors Palace, the Main Square, the Candy Market and a gorgeous church named Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Day 2: Michoacan - Guanajuato (B)This day you will go through the green state of Michoacan and you will get to Patzcuaro just in time to visit it and cross the lake to the island of Janitzio to enjoy the panoramic views from the monument to Morelos. On the way you will visit the archaeological zone and the monastery at Tzin tzun tzan town. Continue to Guanajuato for overnight.Day 3: San Miguel de Allende – Guanajuato (B)After breakfast, you will depart to San Miguel de Allende. This appealing colonial village features several unusual buildings such as the Parroquia de San Miguel, the Municipal Palace (formerly the Casa Consistorial), and the Casa de Mayorazgo de la Canal. Return to Guanajuato.Day 4: Guanajuato – Mexico City (B)Start the day with a walking tour of this magical and historical downtown, considered as a World Cultural Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The Juarez Theatre, the Church of our Lady of Guanajuato, the University, the Hidalgo Market and its legendary cobblestone streets full of stories are some of the highlights of this city. In the afternoon you will return to Mexico City and be dropped-off at your hotel or the airport.