Road trip between forest and cities

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

What you're going to do

In a 12-day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most emblematic corners of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí and Querétaro. 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 Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, we are talking about San Miguel de Allende; what to say about San Luis Potosí, possessor of natural and cultural jewels such as the Huasteca Potosina, which will captivate you with Xilitla and Real de Catorce. And last but not least, there is Bernal Querétaro that will make you fall in love with its picturesque streets and the imposing monolith that 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 the forest at Xumu Park

  • Xumu Park
  • Cabin
  • Food
Day 4

Now it's 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

People in Real de Catorce

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

Natural immersion in 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

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome! Let's explore San Miguel

The adventure begins in Guanajuato and what better way to do it than starting in San Miguel de Allende, a city declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity, by UNESCO in 2008. On your first day you will take a walking tour of the most emblematic corners of the city, such as San Miguel Arcángel church, an obligatory stop during your visit, the Temple and Convent of the Immaculate Conception, the House of Culture, the Ángel Peralta Theater and the city Hall
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Miguel de Allende
Hostel
Not included
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Hostel
  • Not included

Day 2: Magical San Miguel

You do not finish getting to know San Miguel in one day, that is why today you will have the whole day free to continue exploring it, for this we recommend you to consult our travel guide. You have already known the most emblematic points of visit, now it is your turn to discover those that have a singular and captivating beauty, such as El Charco del Ingenio botanical garden, with a huge collection of cacti and other succulent plants, some at risk of extinction or visit the Cañada de la Virgen archaeological site 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 take a horseback ride at the Xotolar ranch that is just a few minutes away
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Miguel de Allende
Hostel
Not included
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Hostel
  • Not included

Day 3: Walk the forest at Xumu Park

“Today you will live a pleasant experience in Xumu Park. The wide cloud forest will allow you to have a connection with nature while you go hiking. Food will be taken along the way. And what better way to end the day with a warm bonfire in the woods. Make sure you pack comfortable clothes and shoes for this experience”.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Xumu Park
Cabin
Food
  • Xumu Park
  • Cabin
  • Food

Day 4: Now it's San Luis

You will leave Xumu very early to continue this exciting journey through the heart of Mexico heading to San Luis Potosí. You will settle in 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. A night walk through the city will be mandatory, especially if your thing is to admire buildings and see 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

You will spend this day exploring the city during your free time. Start the day with a rich breakfast in a food establishment in the market. For this day we recommend you take the tourist tram that is in front of the cathedral, you will visit the most popular and emblematic points of the capital of San Luis Potosí, so you will get an idea of ​​the place you want to visit later. Not only in Oaxaca is there mezcal, San Luis Potosí also has a designation of origin to produce mezcal, and you will surely want to try it
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
San Luis Potosi
Boutique hotel
Not included
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Boutique hotel
  • Not included

Day 1: Arrival at Las Margaritas

You will leave very early to the Las Margaritas ejido, where Raúl, your host, will be waiting for you. Later, you will live a relaxing experience, as you can 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, because you will be able to take a walk near the town 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 walk you can visit the Wixárika altar known as Kauyumari or Bernalejo, and Las Ánimas, which is a well-known tank nestled in the mountain. These lands are witnesses of innumerable pilgrimages of the Wixárica or Huichol culture”.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Las Margaritas
Local House
Not included
  • Las Margaritas
  • Local House
  • Not included

Day 8: People in Real de Catorce

Very close to Las Margaritas is the iconic Real de Catorce. Today it’s time to walk through its cobbled 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 has mining vestiges and old houses worth visiting. Make sure to put your camera in your backpack to take photos during the experience, as this magical town offers incomparable 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 in Bel Ha

You will start the day with a rich breakfast at the local house of Real de Catorce and then you will go to live an unbeatable experience in Bel Ha, an ecotourism center nestled in the heart of the Huasteca Potosina, surrounded by lush vegetation, where the fauna, flora and beautiful turquoise waterfalls, make this place a natural paradise. It will be the perfect time 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

You will start as it should, with a rich breakfast, because today will be long and full of adventure. First you will go to Bel Ha waterfalls to practice canyoning, the activity lasts approximately 2 hours. Food will be taken during the excursion, 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 Bel Ha very early for Bernal, but you will take advantage of your visit to 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 make you feel in another world. After this surreal experience you will continue 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 Magic Town, wherever you look at it you will always get the best views. You cannot miss walking along the path 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

Includes

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

Does not include

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

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Reviews

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Trusted, responsive agency, attentive to our expectations. Very professional, friendly and available advisers. You can go with your eyes closed and we will go with them without any problem!
  • 5 stars
CDMX, Quéretaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí

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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, wishes and above all to your budget. Everything is organized to make your trip unforgettable and on a reasonable budget! You can entrust your vacation with your eyes closed.
  • 5 stars
CDMX, Quéretaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí

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Excellent local travel agency for an authentic stay in Mexico. It allows you to define a tailor-made itinerary, fully adapted to your travel needs. Support, original proposals and a great emphasis on local and sustainable initiatives for authentic tourism. If you plan to travel to Mexico with an agency, it is clear that you should go here.
  • 5 stars
CDMX, Quéretaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí

Traveling like this, you contribute to forests and natural resources preservation and to the empowerment of indigenous communities

Traveling like this, you contribute to forests and natural resources preservation and to the empowerment of indigenous communities

The main objective of the projects involved is the preservation of forests and natural resources, It is thanks to the sustainable tourism activities they practice that they can fulfill it. With your visit, the locals revalue their natural resources and contemplate changing the excessive exploitation of natural resources to provide sustainable tourism services, in addition to creating jobs for young people and contributing to the community empowerment
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The main objective of the projects involved is the preservation of forests and natural resources, It is thanks to the sustainable tourism activities they practice that they can fulfill it. With your visit, the locals revalue their natural resources and contemplate changing the excessive exploitation of natural resources to provide sustainable tourism services, in addition to creating jobs for young people and contributing to the community empowerment

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

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Traveling like this, you contribute to forests and natural resources preservation and to the empowerment of indigenous communities

The main objective of the projects involved is the preservation of forests and natural resources, It is thanks to the sustainable tourism activities they practice that they can fulfill it. With your visit, the locals revalue their natural resources and contemplate changing the excessive exploitation of natural resources to provide sustainable tourism services, in addition to creating jobs for young people and contributing to the community empowerment

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