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San Miguel de Allende Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended San Miguel de Allende Family-friendly activities

San Miguel de Allende: Chocolate Tasting and Walking Tour

1. San Miguel de Allende: Chocolate Tasting and Walking Tour

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a guided chocolate tasting tour in San Miguel. Learn about the history of chocolate in Mexico, its humble beginnings and the surprising ways to use chocolate in Mexican cuisine. Sample 5 different chocolates carefully chosen to highlight the best regional flavors San Miguel has to offer. Between the locations, wander through the beautiful colonial sights in town and marvel at the amazing landmarks. Enjoy the company of fellow chocolate lovers and meet local merchants for a delicious sampling of chocolate treats. Your guide will also tell you stories about how Europe has shaped the Mexican chocolate culture.

San Miguel de Allende: Zipline Adventure & Suspension Bridge

2. 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: Full-Day Ranch Adventure

3. San Miguel de Allende: Full-Day Ranch Adventure

Meet your guide in San Miguel de Allende and head towards a small community that is 30 minutes away by car.  Once arrived, visit the ranch animals, collect the eggs for your breakfast and learn how to prepare hand-made tortillas and Mexican sauces before enjoying a delicious home-made breakfast. After breakfast, your guide drives you to the canyon where the horseback riding will start. Explore the beautiful area with a river and the traditional cattle ranches. Enjoy the amazing views to take some memorable photos. During this adventure, you will also have the possibility to do activities such as hiking, swimming or get some roping lessons.  Witness a delicious campfire meal prepared by the cowboys on the trail and expand your knowledge about daily ranch activities.  This is a great family-oriented adventure that is a very special experience for everyone.

San Miguel de Allende: Overnight Horseback Riding Excursion

4. San Miguel de Allende: Overnight Horseback Riding Excursion

After heading to the meeting point, a guide will take you first to a ranch where you will visit the farm animals and search for eggs for breakfast. After having a traditional home-made breakfast prepared by local women, the guide will take you to Boca de la Cañada, where the horseback riding adventure will start. You will receive a brief introduction about how to ride the horse, before riding to the deepest part of the nearby Coyote Canyon, crossing the river and enjoying the flora and fauna of the area on the way. There will be different opportunities to gallop, rest and search for quartz in the river. You will reach the highest part of the canyon from where you will enjoy a spectacular view. The cowboys will set up the tents here, so you will be able to admire the stars at night. Comfortable tents, sleeping bags and camping chairs will be provided. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to rappel down the 150-foot cliffs of the canyon. This horseback trail riding excursion gives us enough time to take a midnight ride all the way to a neighboring village, where you can stock up on some essentials, or pick up a good tequila to help keep the stories flowing around the campfire. For the more extreme riders, this horseback riding excursion also includes a section where you can gallop or even race full speed at nighttime. The next day, after breakfast, you will continue discovering the great canyon and the natural landscapes before going back to San Miguel. If you are not ready to go back to reality, you can choose to add on a visit to a local hot springs.

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What people are saying about San Miguel de Allende

Our full day ranch and horseback riding adventure was the highlight of our trip. I took my two kids, ages 11 and 7, neither of whom had any experience with horseback riding. They both we were hooting and hollering on the trails. Loved the ranch cookout food. It was so much fun for me to see then having an amazing adventure. Our guide Frederico was so patient and kind, showed us all sorts of interesting areas and fun facts. I would recommend light long sleeves and long pants. We bought cowboy hats in town sort of for fun but they ended up being crucial for sun protection on a full day at the ranch. I will always remember my son kicking his horse and trying yelling, “Yee haw’”. Highly recommend this tour, especially with little kids.

Sam was out tour guide for the chocolate tasting tour and he was great! We got to try traditional Mayan hot chocolate, which is different than the Mexican Hot Chocolate that we're accustomed to in the U.S. He also let us swap out parts of the tour, when he found out that we wanted to try local churros. He was very knowledgeable about the history and traditions of San Miguel. And when I ran into a friend unexpectedly, he was very accommodating in letting my friend join the tour too.

It was pure joy to join Sam on the chocolate tour. I felt like it was time well spent with an old friend. He is just such a genuinely kind soul. He shared lots of amazing history of San Miguel and the food and chocolate stops were divine. The mole sauce was pure heaven. I would encourage anyone who loves chocolate and great company to take this tour. Hope you will be able to tour with Sam!

Really fun range of chocolate based treats - not all sweet - savory too! Lots of history and interesting stories that really rounded out our experience here while keeping the kids engaged. Great choice for families.

Les/Alex was wonderful. Each chocolate and food experience was combined with fantastic stories that captured Mexican and local culture and history!