17262
Mexico
Exploring San Miguel de Allende
Discover one of Mexico’s most artistic cities as you join experts to explore, San Miguel de Allende’s magnificent architecture, local crafts markets and historic center.
Rating (4.78)
Program No. 17262RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,699

At a Glance

Considered a national monument in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is a nostalgic, uncommonly beautiful throwback to the Mexico of a more romantic era. Originally called San Miguel el Grande and founded by a 16th-century Spanish friar, the city’s magnificent colonial buildings, combining baroque and neoclassical elements, offer clear examples of an eclectic mix of architectural styles that has evolved over five centuries. Get to the heart of this handsome, tranquil city with is varied architecture, meandering cobblestone streets and deep-set traditions and culture.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking on uneven terrain, narrow cobblestone streets, steps. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet local people and observe handcraft at a pottery factory and other centers of regional commerce.
  • Visit Charco del Ingenio Ecological Park to learn from staff of efforts to protect it from encroaching urban sprawl.
  • Understand local art, architecture and ways of life as expressions of the culture and history of the region in which the Mexican War of Independence began.

General Notes

Select dates of "Great Global Get-Together in Mexico City" (#22668) are offered in conjunction with this program.
Featured Expert
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María Teresa Peniche
Maria Teresa Peniche, who prefers to be known simply as “Teri,” is a highly regarded addition to Geronimo’s Road Scholar staff. Teri pursued a career in higher education, preparing school curriculums designed as well as teaching English in secondary education. After retiring, Teri’s vast knowledge of Mexico’s history and culture paved the way towards her becoming a Group Leader. Blessed with a caring disposition and a great desire to share her love of her country, Teri’s capacity for sharing her considerable knowledge is unrivaled.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Arturo Vertiz
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