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Road trip between forest and cities

  • Mexico City, Quéretaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí
  • Hostel, Cabin, Boutique hotel, Local house
  • 12 days

What will you do

In a 12-day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most emblematic corners of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Queretaro. The north-central region is one of the most privileged in Mexico; Guanajuato has one of the most beautiful colonial cities that has been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, we are talking about San Miguel de Allende; what about San Luis Potosi, with its natural and cultural jewels such as the huasteca potosina, which will captivate you with Xilitla and Real de Catorce. And last but not least, Bernal Querétaro will make you fall in love with its picturesque streets and the imposing monolith it possesses.
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Summarized itinerary

Day 1

Welcome! Let's explore San Miguel

  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Hostel
  • Not included
Day 2

Magical San Miguel

  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Hostel
  • Not included
Day 3

Walk in the forest at Xumu Park

  • Xumu Park
  • Cabin
  • Lunch
Day 4

Now it's time for San Luis

  • San Luis Potosi
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included
Day 5

San Luis at every step

  • San Luis Potosi
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included
Day 6

Arrival at Las Margaritas

  • Las Margaritas
  • Local House
  • Not included
Day 7

Wirikuta Experience

  • Las Margaritas
  • Local House
  • Not included
Day 8

Visiting Real de Catorce

  • Real de Catorce
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included
Day 9

Natural immersion at Bel Ha

  • Bel Ha
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast
Day 10

Extreme Bel Ha

  • Bel Ha
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 11

Surrealism in Xilitla

  • Edward James Surreal Garden
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included
Day 12

Enjoy Bernal

  • Bernal
  • Not included

Road trip between forest and cities

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in hot springs
  • Swim in Bel Ha waterfalls
  • Explore a surreal garden
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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome! Let's explore San Miguel

Your adventure in Guanajuato begins and what better way to do it than starting in San Miguel de Allende, a city declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. On your first day you will make a walking tour of the most emblematic corners of the city, such as the Parish of San Miguel Arcangel, a mandatory stop on your visit, the Temple and Convent of the Immaculate Conception, the House of Culture, the Angel Peralta Theater and the Municipal Palace.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Miguel de Allende
Hostel
Not included
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Hostel
  • Not included

Day 2: Magical San Miguel

You can’t get to know San Miguel in one day, that’s why today you will have the whole day free to continue exploring it, for this we recommend you to consult our travel guide. You already know the most emblematic spots, now it’s your turn to get to know those that keep a unique and captivating beauty, such as the botanical garden Charco del Ingenio, with a huge collection of cacti and other succulent plants, some at risk of extinction, or visit the archaeological site Cañada de la Virgen, located a few kilometers from San Miguel. But if you are an adventure lover, you can take advantage of your visit to the archaeological zone to go horseback riding at the Xotolar ranch located a few minutes away.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Miguel de Allende
Hostel
Not included
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Hostel
  • Not included

Day 3: Walk in the forest at Xumu Park

“Today you will live a pleasant experience in Xumu Park. The vast cloud forest will allow you to have a connection with nature while hiking. Lunch will be during the course of the hike. And what better way to end the day than with a warm campfire in the forest. Be sure to pack comfortable clothes and shoes to live this experience. “
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Xumu Park
Cabin
Lunch
  • Xumu Park
  • Cabin
  • Lunch

Día 4: Now it's time for San Luis

You will leave Xumu very early in the morning to continue this exciting trip through the heart of Mexico to San Luis Potosi. You will settle into your hotel and have the whole afternoon free to explore the city, if you wish you can consult our travel guide, you will find very good recommendations. An evening stroll through the city will be a must, especially if you like to admire buildings and watch the movement of the locals at night.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Luis Potosi
Boutique hotel
Not included
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included

Day 5: San Luis at every step

This day will be spent exploring the city during your free time. Start the day with a delicious breakfast at a food establishment in the market. For this day we recommend you to take the tourist streetcar that is in front of the cathedral, you will visit the most popular and emblematic points of the capital of San Luis Potosi, so you will get an idea of the place you want to visit later. Not only in Oaxaca there is mezcal, San Luis Potosi also has denomination of origin to produce mezcal, and for sure you will want to try it.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Luis Potosi
Boutique hotel
Not included
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included

Day 6: Arrival at Las Margaritas

You will leave very early in the morning for the ejido Las Margaritas, where Raul, your host, will be waiting for you. Later, you will live a relaxing experience, as you will be able to immerse yourself in the hot springs. While you relax, your host will share with you the medicinal powers of the waters.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Las Margaritas
Local House
Not included
  • Las Margaritas
  • Local House
  • Not included

Day 7: Wirikuta Experience

“On this day you will continue with the fascinating experience, as you will be able to hike close to the village to get to know the flora and fauna of the place. Around the ejido there is a great variety of cacti and a very beautiful landscape. During the hike you can visit the Wixárika altar known as Kauyumari or Bernalejo, and Las Ánimas, which is a well-known tank nestled in the mountains. These lands are witness to countless pilgrimages of the Wixaric or Huichol culture. “
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Las Margaritas
Local House
Not included
  • Las Margaritas
  • Local House
  • Not included

Day 8: Visiting Real de Catorce

Very close to Las Margaritas is the iconic Real de Catorce. Today it is time to walk through its cobblestone streets, its main attraction. In case you didn’t know, Real de Catorce was a mining town, which had its heyday in the 18th century, so it keeps mining vestiges and old mansions worth visiting. Be sure to pack your camera in your backpack so you can take pictures during the experience, as this magical town offers unparalleled views from any point.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Real de Catorce
Boutique hotel
Not included
  • Real de Catorce
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included

Day 9: Natural immersion at Bel Ha

You will start the day with a delicious breakfast at the local house in Real de Catorce and then you will head to live a unique experience in Bel Ha, an ecotourism center located in the heart of the Huasteca Potosina, surrounded by lush vegetation, where fauna, flora and beautiful turquoise waterfalls, make this place a natural paradise. It will be the perfect moment to connect with nature while hiking around the park.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bel Ha
Cabin
Breakfast
  • Bel Ha
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast

Day 10: Extreme Bel Ha

YYou will start as it should, with a delicious breakfast, because today will be a long day full of adventure. First you will go to the Bel Ha waterfalls to practice canyoning, the activity lasts approximately 2 hours. During the excursion you will have lunch, then you will have the afternoon free to continue exploring the place. Dinner with the hosts.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bel Ha
Cabin
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Bel Ha
  • Cabin
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Surrealism in Xilitla

You will leave very early from Bel Ha to Bernal, but you will take advantage of your passage through Xilitla to visit the Edward James Surrealist Garden in the heart of the huasteca potosina, its fantastic routes that cross the river and the jungle around it, will give you the sensation of being in another world. After this surreal experience you will continue on your way to Bernal.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Edward James Surreal Garden
Boutique hotel
Not included
  • Edward James Surreal Garden
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included

Day 12: Enjoy Bernal

On your last day you can explore this magical town, wherever you look you will always get the best views. You can’t miss walking the trail that leads to Peña de Bernal, or if you prefer you can consult our travel guide and see other options to enjoy your last day in Bernal.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Bernal
Not included
  • Bernal
  • Not included
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Includes

  • 24/7 personalized attention, travel insurance, travel guide
  • Lodging, meals and activities mentioned as "included"
  • Car rental or transportation

Does not include

  • National and international flights
  • Personal expenses (Tips, laundry, souvenirs, room service,cabs, alcoholic beverages, etc.)
  • Services or activities suggested or not indicated as "included"

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Very special mention for this local tour operator. we recommend it! the team is available at all times, hyper responsive, attentive to your needs, desires and above all to your budget. everything is organized to make your trip unforgettable and with a reasonable budget! You can trust them with your vacation with your eyes closed.
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Excellent local travel agency for an authentic stay in Mexico. Allows you to define a tailor-made itinerary, fully adapted to your travel needs. Support, original proposals and a strong emphasis on local and sustainable initiatives for authentic tourism. If you plan to travel to Mexico with an agency, it is clear that this is where you should go.
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By traveling this way, you contribute to the preservation of forests and natural resources and the empowerment of indigenous communities.

By traveling this way, you contribute to the preservation of forests and natural resources and the empowerment of indigenous communities.

The main objective of the projects involved is the preservation of forests and natural resources, and thanks to the sustainable tourism activities they practice, they are able to achieve it. With your visit, the locals revalue their natural resources, and contemplate changing the excessive exploitation of natural resources by providing sustainable tourism services, in addition to generating jobs for young people and contributing to the empowerment of communities.
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The main objective of the projects involved is the preservation of forests and natural resources, and thanks to the sustainable tourism activities they practice, they are able to achieve it. With your visit, the locals revalue their natural resources, and contemplate changing the excessive exploitation of natural resources by providing sustainable tourism services, in addition to generating jobs for young people and contributing to the empowerment of communities.

Traveling like this, you create a positive impact, and connect with local cultures

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By traveling this way, you contribute to the preservation of forests and natural resources and the empowerment of indigenous communities.

The main objective of the projects involved is the preservation of forests and natural resources, and thanks to the sustainable tourism activities they practice, they are able to achieve it. With your visit, the locals revalue their natural resources, and contemplate changing the excessive exploitation of natural resources by providing sustainable tourism services, in addition to generating jobs for young people and contributing to the empowerment of communities.

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Why travel with Rutopía?

Private and flexible trips

They are not scheduled trips or in massive groups. You choose when to travel and with whom.

Personalized

Build the trip to fit your needs, with the help of our travel designers.

Safe

Our suppliers are verified, meet all quality and hygiene standards and you will also have 24/7 assistance during your trip.
 

Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

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Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

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