Discovering El Antiguo Camino Real by Horse



Discover the Antiguo Camino Real, the original trail Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver and treasures, with stays at a vintage Hacienda in Morelos and a authentic Rancho in Guanajuato.

This one week itinerary explores the interesting history of silver and the importance it plays in Mexico’s history. Visit the charming town of Taxco, one of the oldest mining sites in the Americas, discover Guanajuato and La Valencia Mine, and horseback ride through the old Camino Real used by the Spanish.



Magical Towns – Visit the Pueblos Magicos of Taxco and Tepotzotlan

Xochicalco Archaeological Site – Discover this unique site which represents various cultures such as Tlahuica, Toltec, Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec and Aztec

Guanajuato – See spectacular colonial era architecture including barroque churches and facades and visit the La Valencia Mine

San Miguel de Allende – See the colorful buildings and beautiful parks and the iconic Parroquia San Miguel

Day 1: Arrival Day to Mexico

At arrival your privatedriver will be waiting to welcome you to Mexico City and transfer you to your hotel just outside Cuernavaca in the beautiful countryside.
Overnight: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas

Day 2: Horseback Riding and Taxco

Enjoy the tranquility of a guided horseback ride through rivers, sugar cane fields and natural springs. This afternoon you will go on a privately guided city tour excursion to the Mexican Magical town of Taxco.  Located in the hills, Taxco is one of the oldest mining sites located in the Americas and it has retained its natural charm with its colonial ambiance, red-tiled roofs, cobble-stoned, narrow winding streets and the towering, impressive 240 year old Santa Prisca Catheral.
Overnight: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas

Day 3: Xochicalco and Cuernavaca

Early today meet your guide for a privately guided tour of Xochicalco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of central Mexico’s most important archaeological sites. The collection of white stone ruins represent the various cultures – Tlahuica, Toltec, Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec and Aztec – for which Xochicalco was a commercial, cultural and religious center.

The journey continues to Cuernavaca, known as “the city of eternal springs” for a brief visit of the Historic City Center. After  free time for lunch, head back to Hacienda San Gabriel to enjoy rest of evening on property.
Overnight: Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas

Day 4: Tepotzotlán and San Miguel Allende

Your journey begins northwest towards San Miguel de Allende. En route stop for a guided tour at Tepotzotlán, a beautiful Mexican Magical Town that held one of colonial-era most important examples of religious architecture, from the facade of the San Francisco Javier Church to the Camarin de la Virgen (Chapel of the Virgin). Take time to shop artisan works and admire how the audacious hands of indigenous artists majestically transformed wood, mortar, quarry stone, and metal into works of beauty. After lunch your journey continues  toward San Miguel De Allende to check into the lovely Rancho del  Sol Dorado, located the countryside. The ranch is nestled among mature huizache and mezquite trees lies and features full horseback riding facilities where you can  experience true country living in the heart of old Mexico in a community that dates back 300 years.
Overnight: Rancho Sol Dorado

Day 5: Horse Back Riding Excursion & Afternoon San Miguel De Allende City Tour

Today you will discover old Mexico by riding through the countryside, practicing your riding skills and your Spanish at the same time. Enjoy an guided horseback along the majestic Antiguo Camino Real, where you’ll have a beautiful view of the Guanajuato Sierra and the Golden Corridor of San Miguel De Allende. Trek through some old hacienda remains, native villages and old 450 year chapels. If luck should shine, you can see native Mexican Eagles soaring in the open blue sky! Encounter locals herding their livestock and an occasional family of piglets.

After returning for some moments to rest, later meet your guide for a private excursion to beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Embark on a brisk walking tour of the colorful, art-filled city center where the history and lore oare intertwined with Mexico´s Independence Movement, and the energy and spirit of freedom of expression have continued on in the lively creative enclave of modern day San Miguel.  Overnight: Rancho Sol Dorado

Day 6: Guanajuato and La Valenciana

Today starts with  a full day excursion to Guanajuato City. On arrival explore the colorful city center. Guanajuato’s history is as rich as its mines and with your guide, you will enjoy a walking tour of the historic landmarks. Explore La Valenciana and its templo to learn more about the Colonial Era and importance of these silver mining towns that made Guanajuato rich.
Overnight: Rancho Sol Dorado

Day 7: Departure Day

Today meet your private Transfer from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro Airport (1:12 hrs) or Mexico City (3:30 hrs) to take your flight back home.


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


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.