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San Miguel de Allende Neighborhood tours

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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: Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

2. San Miguel: Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

The archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen is located just 25 kilometers west of San Miguel de Allende. Occupied between 540 and 1050 A.D., it is perched upon a small mesa surrounded by canyons. The site is made up of four patio/pyramid complexes, an ancient, artificial pond and a ceremonial causeway covering the 16 hectares. Your highly specialized guide will share their knowledge of the Otomi people and of other cultures of the Bajio region, as well as the Mesoamerican cultures in general.  After the tour, you will head to a small village located just 10 minutes away to enjoy a real ranch-style meal prepared by the ladies of the community. The meal consists of fresh ranch style cheese prepared on site daily, fresh tortillas al comal, organic cheese, rice, beans, fresh salsas, and guacamole. Also on the menu are quesadillas, nopales (cactus), salad, potato patties and fresh fruit.

San Miguel de Allende: Horseback Riding Cantinas Tour

3. San Miguel de Allende: Horseback Riding Cantinas Tour

Start off with an intensive riding class and explore San Miguel de Allende on the back of a horse. Riding through the urban landscape of this 450-year old colonial town you will stop in three cantinas for drinks.  You will first head to the Colonia San Antonio neighborhood, where the ride will go past its colorful houses and beautiful church. Once downtown, the group will ride right through Benito Juárez Park, before riding down one of the town's most emblematic streets. It finishes at the illuminated Parroquia Church, a gothic-style church located in the El Jardin main square. On the ride you will visit three of the most historic and traditional cantinas in town. Riding from one to the other you will have the opportunity to hear funny anecdotes that the bartenders and locals have to share.

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

4. 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: Landmarks and Lunch Walking Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

San Miguel: Evening Food Tour

7. San Miguel: Evening Food Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour guided food tour through downtown San Miguel. Learn about the cultures which have come to define Mexico as a country - Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, Moorish, Spanish, and even French - through a series of 5 tastings at carefully selected restaurants and vendors. Discover why in 2010, UNESCO added Mexican cuisine to its list of the world’s 'intangible cultural heritage'. Enjoy how the aromas, textures, and colors create a memorable experience you won’t soon forget. This foodie adventure showcases the city's highlights and hidden gems. Learn about the real local merchants who breathe life into the city with their powerful personal histories. Experience San Miguel’s history and beauty unfold through its stunning architecture, impressive natural terrain, and fascinating locals. Walk away armed with new knowledge and a host of recommendations so you can explore San Miguel further on your own.

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What people are saying about San Miguel de Allende

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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!

Thoroughly enjoyed both wineries. Gorgeous properties. Sommeliers were very knowledgeable and their exclamations were very clear and informative. We very much enjoyed the wines and the tastings and pairings. Our driver Brandon was a very sweet young man. We highly recommend it!

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

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

Well worth the experience, I would suggest handing out a map of San Miguel as we had time on our own.