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Program #17262RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevation in San Miguel de Allende is 6,300 ft. Elevation in Guanajuato, Gto. is 6,550 ft.

Itinerary for Mar 19 — Mar 26, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Posada de la Aldea is located in the picturesque and historic city of San Miguel de Allende.

Contact info:
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #11 Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
phone: +011+52 -415-152-1022
web: www.naftaconnect.com/hotellaaldea

Room amenities: Private baths, cable TV , phone

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference room, lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, March 19 - Arrivals to the Hotel
Afternoon: Arrival at the Bajio Airport in Leon, Guanajuato. Motorcoach to San Miguel de Allende

Dinner: Meet in the hotel lobby for Road Scholar registration followed by Welcome Dinner at Hotel Restaurant.

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Posada de la Aldea is located in the picturesque and historic city of San Miguel de Allende.

Contact info:
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #11 Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
phone: +011+52 -415-152-1022
web: www.naftaconnect.com/hotellaaldea

Room amenities: Private baths, cable TV , phone

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference room, lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, March 20 - Orientation lectures of "History of San Miguel de...
Orientation lectures of "History of San Miguel de Allende" and "History of Mexico". Walking Excursion at downtown San Miguel de Allende.

Note: Visit Fine Arts School, Central Plaza, Parish Church of San Miguel Archangel, Plaza Civica, The Church of Our Lady of Health and the Museo Casa de Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga (Allende's House). Biblioteca Publica (Second Largest Billingual Public Library in Mexico and a Craft's Market. This is a mile of walking with stops at 6 sites of interest.

Breakfast: Served at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Program Orientation Lecture of "The History of San Miguel de Allende" with walking excursions of downtown that includes Nigromante Fine Arts School, Central Plaza, Parish Church of San Miguel Archangel, Plaza Civica, Church of Our Lady of Health and Museo Casa de Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga (Allende's House).

Lunch: Served at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Walking excursions continues with a visit to the Biblioteca Publica, the second largest billingual public library in Mexico. Continued will take place a visit to the Crafts Market. Lecture of "The History of Mexico" followed with a social hour.

Dinner: Dinner as free option. (Local restaurant directory will be provided)

Evening: Free time for a relaxing evening.

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Posada de la Aldea is located in the picturesque and historic city of San Miguel de Allende.

Contact info:
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #11 Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
phone: +011+52 -415-152-1022
web: www.naftaconnect.com/hotellaaldea

Room amenities: Private baths, cable TV , phone

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference room, lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, March 21 - Excursion at Escondido Place Thermal Spring, a v...
Excursion at Escondido Place Thermal Spring, a visit of the18th Century Church at Atotonilco. Lecture in the "History of Mining in Mexico" and "San Miguel de Allende Style of Life"

Note: Visit Thermal Spring with an option for a thermal bath, spa and massage treatment. Two lectures will be presented.

Breakfast: Served at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Excursion of Escondido Place Thermal Spring and the visit of the VXII Century Church at Atotonilco. Followed by a lecture in "The History of Mexico".

Lunch: Served at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Return to San Miguel de Allende and a lecture in "The History of Mining in Mexico".

Dinner: Dinner as free option.

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Posada de la Aldea is located in the picturesque and historic city of San Miguel de Allende.

Contact info:
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #11 Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
phone: +011+52 -415-152-1022
web: www.naftaconnect.com/hotellaaldea

Room amenities: Private baths, cable TV , phone

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference room, lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, March 22 - Independent Morning House and Garden Tour, optio...
Note: Lecture in "The Culture and Tradition in Mexico".

Breakfast: Served in hotel restaurant.

Morning: Lecture in "The Culture and Tradition in Mexico"

Lunch: Lunch as a free option.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: Served at hotel restaurant.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Posada de la Aldea is located in the picturesque and historic city of San Miguel de Allende.

Contact info:
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #11 Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
phone: +011+52 -415-152-1022
web: www.naftaconnect.com/hotellaaldea

Room amenities: Private baths, cable TV , phone

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference room, lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, March 23 - Field Trip to Dolores Hidalgo with a visit to th...
Field Trip to Dolores Hidalgo with a visit to the Pottery Factory. Lecture in "The History of Mexico" and "San Miguel de Allende Style of Life".

Note: Visit buildings of importance in Dolores Hidalgo. Total walk for the day is 1/2 mile with 3 stops.

Breakfast: Served at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Lecture in "The History of Mexico" Field trip to visit the buildings of importance in Dolores Hidalgo's historical site.

Lunch: Served at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Return to San Miguel de Allende and in transit visit the Pottery Factory.

Dinner: Served at hotel restaurant.

Evening: Lecture in "San Miguel de Allende Life Style".

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Posada de la Aldea is located in the picturesque and historic city of San Miguel de Allende.

Contact info:
Calle Ancha de San Antonio #11 Zona Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700 Mexico
phone: +011+52 -415-152-1022
web: www.naftaconnect.com/hotellaaldea

Room amenities: Private baths, cable TV , phone

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference room, lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, March 24 - Field trip to Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park ...
Field trip to Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park and a visit to La Aurora Art and Design Center House and Troller Craston's Home.

Note: This will be a leisurely day with morning field trips and an early evening lecture.

Breakfast: Served at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Field trip to Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park and La Aurora Art and Design Center House with a visit to Calderoni's Galleries.

Lunch: Lunch as a free option.

Afternoon: Visit Troller Craston's Home Gallery Lecture in "The History of Mexico"

Dinner: Served at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This quaint hotel set on a hill top overlooking down town Guanjuato and is within walking distance of the City.

Contact info:
Carretera Panoramica San Javier
Guanjuato, Gto, 36020 Mexico
phone: +011-52-473-102-3000
web: www.mexicoplaza.com.mx

Room amenities: Cable TV; Frigo Bar, Coffee Maker and Micro; In room Telephone

Facility amenities: Spa and Gym; AC; 24-Hr. Security. Restaurant and Bar plus meeting facilities on property.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $130-$150
Participants must make own reservations for additional night lodging

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Seven: Wednesday, March 25 - Guanajuato City Tour Farewell Dinner
Note: City tour of important buildings such as: Alhondiga de Granaditas, Diego Rivera's Museum and University of Guanajuato. Walking distance of 1/2 mile but there will be a possibility of 5 stories of stairs to climb.

Breakfast: Served at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Depart by Motorcoach to Guanajuato. City tour visiting the important buildings of Alhondiga de Granaditas, Diego Rivera's Museum and University of Guanajuato.

Lunch: Served at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: City tour field trip continues with a chance to view the colonial area Spanish Architecture and enjoy a panoramic view of Guanajuato. The group will be checking into the Mexico Plaza Hotel.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner served at the Mexico Plaza Hotel restaurant.

Evening: Following dinner we will have time to bid our new friends, who by then together we shall share a great learning adventure and along with the collected memories that will long remain with us.

Lodging: Hotel Mexico Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Thursday, March 26 - Travel Day Home
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Mexico Plaza.

Morning: Motorcoach transfer to Bajio Airport to get the flight that will departure to the United States.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips

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