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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 Feb 19 — Feb 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, February 19 - 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: Friday, February 20 - Orientation Lecture(s): History of San Miguel d...
Orientation Lecture(s): History of San Miguel de Allende & History of Mexico Walking Excursion: Downtown San Miguel de Allende Lecture(s): History of San Miguel de Allende and History of Mexico

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 w/stops at 6 sites of interest.

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: Saturday, February 21 - Field Trip: Dolores Hidalgo Visit a Pottery Fac...
Field Trip: Dolores Hidalgo Visit a Pottery Factory Lecture: Arts and Crafts of Mexico

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

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Lecture: Culture and Tradition in Mexico Field Trip: Dolores Hidalgo to visit buildings of importance to this historical site.

Lunch: Local Restaurant

Afternoon: Return to San Miguel de Allende. En route visit to handicraft (Pottery factory)

Dinner: Participants will be on their own for dinner.

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, February 22 - Optional - Independent Morning House and Garden T...
Note: Lecture(s): Culture and Tradition in Mexico.

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Lecture: Culture and Tradition in Mexico.

Lunch: Free Option

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: Tonight's cuisine will be served at a local restaurant.

Evening: Free

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, February 23 - Excursion: Escondido Place Thermal Spring Visit...
Excursion: Escondido Place Thermal Spring Visit 18th Century Church at Atotonilco Lecture(s): "History of Mining in Mexico" and "San Miguel de Allende Style of Life"

Note: Visit Thermal Spring w/option for a Thermal Bath, Spa and Massage Treatment Two lectures will be presented today: "History of Mining in Mexico" and "San Miguel de Allende Style of Life"

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Lecture: History of Mining in Mexico 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 presented by a local instructor "San Miguel de Allende Style of Life"

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: Tuesday, February 24 - Field trip: Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park a...
Field trip: Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park and La Aurora Art and Design Center House.

Note: This will be a leisurely day with 2 morning field trips and an early evening lecture..

Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

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

Lunch: Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own. Before dinner there will be a presentation.

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

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, February 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: 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: Thursday, February 26 -
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:
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
13 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips

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