Mexico

Mexico’s Origins: Silver, Culture and Revolution

Program No. 3290RJ
Gain a deeper understanding of Mexico as you visit historic sites, cultural centers and archaeological treasures while enjoying expert-led lectures on this fascinating country.

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At a Glance

From revolutions to religion, art to silver mining, unearth Mexico’s storied past in the cities of San Miguel de Allende, Quéretaro and Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The spirit of this complex yet fascinating country is brought to life through expert discussions on the indigenous groups, the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors and the Mexican Revolution.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on cobblestone streets, narrow sidewalks and stairs. Elevations up to 6,300 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn about the “Cradle of Independence.”
  • Visit the site where Emperor Maximillian was executed.
  • Explore the National Museum of Anthropology.

General Notes

Program locations not equipped for wheelchair mobility.
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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María Teresa Peniche View biography
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.
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Born and raised in Guadalajara, Sylvia Ruiz was never far from the cultural milieu that defines her birthplace. She chose to pursue a degree in tourism and business administration at the University of Guadalajara. Sylvia worked for the Jalisco Department of Tourism before attending Cochise College in Arizona to pursue a degree in international business communications. After graduating, she began working with Road Scholar at Geronimo Educational Travel and Studies and is now Geronimo’s vice president of international programs.
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