Discovering El Antiguo Camino Real by Horse

Dive into Mexico's colonial past through horseback rides, city tours, and more

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Days: 7

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Tread in the footsteps of the Conquistadors on this luxurious vacation, discovering colonial Mexico on seven unforgettable days.

Along the way, enjoy guided horseback rides through the gorgeous countryside, stop at Pueblos Magicos, and marvel at stunning colonial architecture.

Also visit two of Mexico’s most celebrated colonial cities – San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato — and stay at a beautiful hacienda and on an authentic Mexican ranch.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Pueblos Magicos – Visit Taxco and Tepotzotlan, two beautiful Mexican towns, granted Pueblo Magico status by the Mexican government for their “magical qualities.”

Xochicalco Archeological Site – Tour this pre-Columbian city and explore its wonderfully well-preserved ruins.

Guanajuato City – See spectacular colonial-era architecture including baroque churches and visit La Valencia Mine.

San Miguel de Allende – See San Miguel’s colorful buildings, beautiful parks, and its iconic pink church, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

Day 1: Arrive in Mexico City

After arriving in Mexico City, enjoy a private transfer from the airport to a gorgeous hacienda just outside Cuernavaca in the picturesque countryside.

Overnight: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas

 

Day 2: Horseback riding and Taxco tour

Enjoy the tranquility of a guided horseback ride through rivers, sugar cane fields, and natural springs.

Then, in the afternoon, go on a privately guided tour of the Pueblo Magico, Taxco. One of the oldest mining sites in the Americas, Taxco, has retained its charm with its colonial ambiance, red-tiled roofs, cobblestone streets, and the towering 240-year-old Santa Prisca church.

Overnight: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas

 

Day 3: Xochicalco and Cuernavaca

Embark on a cultural excursion, first visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xochicalco, one of Mexico’s most important archeological sites. Enjoy a privately guided tour of its ruins, visiting ancient temples, ball courts, and palaces.

The journey continues to Cuernavaca, known as “the city of eternal springs,” for a brief visit of its historic city center. After free time for lunch, head back to Hacienda San Gabriel to enjoy the rest of the evening on property.

Overnight: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas

 

Day 4: Tepotzotlán and San Miguel de Allende

Today, journey northwest towards San Miguel de Allende. En route, stop for a guided tour of Tepotzotlán, a beautiful Mexican Pueblo Magico. Take time to shop for artisanal wares and admire how the indigenous artists majestically transform wood, mortar, quarry stone, and metal into works of beauty.

After lunch, continue to San Miguel De Allende to check in to the lovely Rancho del Sol Dorado, located in the countryside. The ranch, nestled among mature huizache and mezquite trees, boats full horseback riding facilities for true country living in the heart of old Mexico.

Overnight: Rancho del Sol Dorado

 

Day 5: Horseback riding excursion & San Miguel De Allende city tour

Discover old Mexico with a countryside horseback ride, traveling along the majestic Antiguo Camino Real, the trail the Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Guanajuato Sierra and the Golden Corridor of San Miguel de Allende.

Also, journey past hacienda remains, native villages, and a 450-year-old chapel. If luck should shine, see native eagles soaring in the open blue sky!

After returning to rest, take a private excursion to beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Embark on a brisk walking tour of the colorful, art-filled city center where history and lore intertwine with Mexico´s Independence Movement.

Overnight: Rancho del Sol Dorado

 

Day 6: Guanajuato and La Valenciana

Dive into Mexico’s Colonial past with a full-day excursion of Guanajuato´s city center, traveling through underground passageways and visiting its greatest landmarks.

Then, head to La Valenciana mine to learn more about the Colonial Era and the importance of the silver mining towns that made Guanajuato rich.

Overnight: Rancho del Sol Dorado

 

Day 7: Departure Day

Enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to either Queretaro Airport or Mexico City for return flights home.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.