A Colonial Gem: San Miguel de Allende
February 3-10, 2024
Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2024 (Day of the Dead)
Delicious Expeditions would like to introduce you to colonial Mexico, with its charm and elegance, colorful culture, and delicious and varied cuisine. Delve into the country's rich heritage with hands-on Mexican cooking classes, day trips to fascinating areas, and a feast of local and regional foods. Itineraries will vary depending on festivals and holidays.
San Miguel de Allende, a historic treasure in the mountains of central Mexico, stands still in time with its pastel-colored houses, centuries-old churches, and cobblestone streets. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, rated by Condé Nast Traveler as the best city in the world to live, San Miguel offers a laid-back escape full of delicious experiences.
Experience San Miguel
$3200 per person, double occupancy
$600 single supplement
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Our San Miguel tour includes 7 nights accommodations at a private villa or Casa de la Cuesta B&B (depending on group size), all ground transportation after arriving in San Miguel, all group activities, cooking classes, and all meals specified in the itinerary.
The tour price does not include transportion to San Miguel (however we'd be happy to help you with arrangements), tips to guides and hotel/house employees, or alcoholic beverages other than what's served to the group during our scheduled events.
A $1000 deposit is required to secure your place in our San Miguel tour. Since the number of participants is limited and accommodations vary, early registration is advised.
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Arrive to San Miguel, enjoying the rugged countryside that is typical of Mexico's central highlands along the way. In the evening, we'll gather for introductions and cocktails before heading to a dinner of local specialities on a picturesque rooftop.
See San Miguel photo gallery
Discovering a Colonial Gem
Enjoy a walking tour of San Miguel, known as "The Cradle of Independence" for the important role it played in Mexico's independence from Spain. We'll visit colonial churches, wander past 400-year old homes and get a feel for how San Miguel manages to be both a vibrant contemporary town as well as a true colonial gem. After breaking for churros and hot chocolate, we’ll head to the market to peruse the stalls piled high with tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, chiles, herbs and flowers. Then delve into the secrets of the traditional Mexican kitchen, including homemade tortillas, with a cooking class and late lunch. Free evening.
Ceramics & Wine Tasting
Visit the ceramics workshops of Dolores Hidalgo, watching as artists mold and paint their creations, before lunch at Vicente's. Indulge in their famed carnitas and gorditas with an array of flavorful salsas. We'll sample exotic ice creams in the main square: avocado, tequila, beer, before heading to Santisima Trinidad for a wine and olive oil tasting. Free evening to wander the charming cobblestone streets and discover San Miguel’s vibrant restaurant scene.
The pre-Hispanic World
Discover the pre-Hispanic world of central Mexico with a guided tour of Cañada de la Virgen, our local pyramids, followed by a country lunch of indigenous cuisine. Late afternoon cooking class featuring the country's national dish–-Chiles en Nogada.
Guanajuato & the Silver Rush
Today, we’re off to Guanajuato, an historic jewel one hour from San Miguel. This colonial town features underground tunnels, colorful shops and houses climbing up the steep hillsides. We’ll lunch on specialties from the Bajio region. Visti the Diego Rivera museum. Free evening.
Folk Art & Moles
Discover the village of Atotonilco with its historic church before touring Galeria Atotonilco, famous for its folk art as well as Casa Rana, a nearby artist’s home, made of mosaics. Country lunch at Nirvana. Late afternoon cooking class featuring moles. We’ll learn how to make the traditional black mole, as well as green mole, and then incorporate them into a fabulous dinner, starting with tortilla soup.
Mask Museum & Mexico’s Haute Cuisine
Free morning to enjoy the town at your own pace. Head to the Fabrica Aurora to see what our local artists are up to, visit our reknown mask museum or shop until you drop--a favorite pasttime of many visitors. Farewell dinner at the Sierra Nevada, San Miguel's original premier restaurant.
After breakfast, return to your airport of choice or another destination in Mexico.
*Itinerary subject to change depending on local festivals and concerts.
**In addition to the above, the Day of the Dead itinerary features a visit to a local cemetery, as well as neighborhood alters, to celebrate the holiday festivities.