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Exploring San Miguel de Allende

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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.
Agnes from Memphis, TN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/20/14 - 03/27/14
This is a fascinating program -San Miguel is a wonderful old colonial town!!!

Nancy from Brownsville, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/20/14 - 03/27/14
I just returned from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and it is a delightful, educational and fun trip! I highly recommend this program to anyone. It is a lot of walking on cobblestone and up hill so we got lots of good exercise! N. Meidinger, Texas

David from Highlands Ranch, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/20/14 - 03/27/14
I enjoyed this trip immensely. San Miguel is a beautiful colonial city with lots of interesting architecture, art galleries, shops, restaurants and a large expatriate Amercian population. We also explored areas outside of the city, including Dolores Hidalgo, a botanical garden and a natural hot spring. There is time for wandering and exploring on your own. Guanajuato, another colonial city, is extremely photogenic with lots more to explore. THe lectures were very informative and added to the overall experience. I'd like to see an option to spend additional time in Guanajuato, and perhaps other nearby colonial cities, such as San Luis Potosi.

Alison from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/20/14 - 02/27/14
This was my 1st trip with RS. San Miguel is delightful. The 1st hotel we stayed at was charming. Food there was just okay. I liked the guest lecturer who spoke about what it's like living in SM as an expat. Other lectures on the history of SM were interesting but a bit plodding and repetitive. I wish there had been some planned evening excursions to theater or to hear music. The visit to the botanical garden was a highlight, especially because the guide there was so easy to understand, passionate and funny. Excursions to the tile making factory and the hot springs could be nixed, as far as I'm concerned. A cooking class or in making papel picado(traditional Mexican style paper making) or some other hands-on activity would have been a lot more fun. The final day in Guanajuato felt rushed. More time there at some of the less touristy places, would have been appreciated. I enjoyed getting to know so many interesting world travelers and storytellers.

Carolyn from Monument, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/20/14 - 02/27/14
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We thought that Hidee, Salvadore & John were the best and their passion for Mexican culture was contagious. I loved learning about the Mexico struggle for Independence and even enjoyed the lectures which I initially thought I wouldn't! We plan on looking into more of the Road Scholar trips to Mexico because of them!

Carlene from Longview, TX Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/20/14 - 02/27/14
San Miguel is beautiful. It is a great and safe place to explore. My new friends really enjoyed time to shop and eat together. Our field trips were great. My only negative is in the style of teaching. Mexican history--especially of the revolution times--can be presented with a style that takes advantage of the educated students. We were just read to from slides during Salvadores lecture. By the way, we were not asked to evaluate Salvedore-- only John
Overall this trip needs some reorganization

Donna from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/21/13 - 02/28/13
Both my daughter and I loved this program which balanced group activities with free time to explore on our own, but also provided an opportunity to meet interesting people and to make new friends. The guides were excellent and the program very well organized.

Sandy from Normal, IL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/21/13 - 02/28/13
It's hard to see how this trip could be made better--unless it was longer. We all had such a wonderful time, and are looking forward to going back for a longer stay.

Marjorie from Boulder, CO Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 02/21/13 - 02/28/13
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