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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 Nov 15 — Nov 22, 2013

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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: Friday, November 15 - Arrivals to the Hotel
Afternoon: Arrival Bajio Airport (Leon Gto.), Motorcoach to San Miguel de Allende

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. meet in 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: Saturday, November 16 - Orientation Lecture(s): History of San Miguel de...
Orientation Lecture(s): History of San Miguel de Allende & History of Mexico Walking Excursion: Downtown San Miguel de Allende

Note: Walking excursion : downtown San Miguel de Allende 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), Biblioteca Publica and Craft's Market.

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant.

Morning: Program Orientation Lecture: History of San Miguel de Allende Walking excursion : downtown San Miguel de Allende 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: Local Restaurant.

Afternoon: Walking excursion contines; Biblioteca Publica (Second Largest Billingual Public Library in Mexico) and visit a Craft's Market. Return to hotel Lecture: History of Mexico Social Hour

Dinner: Hotel Restaurant.

Evening: Free time for a relaxing evening.

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 Three: Sunday, November 17 - Lecture: History of MX (2)
Note: Independent Activities i.e. Optional: Independent Garden House and Garden Tour

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Lecture: History of MX (2) Optional: Independent Morning House and Garden Tour

Lunch: Free Option

Afternoon: Free Option

Dinner: Group Dinner at a local restaurant

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 Four: Monday, November 18 - Lecture: San Miguel de Allende Lifestyles Field ...
Lecture: San Miguel de Allende Lifestyles Field Trip: Dolores Hidalgo Excursion: Pottery Factory

Note: Walking on Flat Hard Surface

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Lecture: History of Mexico (3) Field Trip: Dolores Hidalgo - visit buildings of importance of this historical site.

Lunch: Local Restaurant

Afternoon: Visit Handicraft Pottery Factory Lecture: San Miguel de Allende Lifestyle.

Dinner: Free Option - Dinner.

Evening: Free

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 Five: Tuesday, November 19 - Excursion: Escondido Place Thermal Spring Visit ...
Excursion: Escondido Place Thermal Spring Visit 18th Century Church at Atotonilco Lecture(s): History of MX (4) and History of Mining in Mexico

Note: Visit Thermal Spring w/option for a Thermal Bath, Spa and Massage Treatment

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Lecture: History of MX (4) Excursion: Escondido Place Thermal Spring Optional: Thermal Bath, Spa and Massage Treatment On the way we will visit an XVIII Century Church at Atotonilco

Lunch: The group will enjoy lunch in restaurant at Escondido Place.

Afternoon: Return to San Miguel de Allende Afternoon lecture: History of Mining in Mexico

Dinner: Participants will be on their own for dinner.

Evening: No scheduled evening activities.

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 Six: Wednesday, November 20 - Field Trip: Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park V...
Field Trip: Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park Visit La Aurora Art and Design Center House

Note: Walking on hard surface

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Field Trip: Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park. Visit La Aurora Art and Design Center House

Lunch: Group lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Early evening lecture - TBD

Dinner: Tonight's diner will be served at the Hotel Posada de la Alenda.

Lodging: Posada de La Aldea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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: Thursday, November 21 - 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: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Depart by Motorcoach to Guanajuato. Upon arrival to Historic Guanajuato enjoy a City tour visiting important buildings i.e.: Alhondiga de Granaditas, Diego Rivera's Museum and University of Guanajuato.

Lunch: Lunch at Local Guanajuato Restaurant .

Afternoon: City tour field trip continues. This will be a chance to view the colonial area Spanish Architecture and enjoy a panoramic view of Guanajuato. The group will check into the Mexico Plaza Hotel about 4:PM. There will be time to refresh before the farewell dinner.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at the Mexico Plaza Hotel.

Evening: There will be a chance to bid our new friends farewell following dinner. It has been a great learning adventure and the memories will long remain with us.

Lodging: Hotel Mexico Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Friday, November 22 -
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the Hotel Mexico Plaza.

Morning: Travel Day Home Motorcoach transfer to Bajio Airport Flight Departures to USA (Home)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips

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