Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende
You may not find the beach here, but you will find world class culture and food. What Mexico City and San Miguel lack in beaches and flashy resorts they certainly make up for it in charm. From the colourful architecture and to the vibrant culture and burgeoning culinary scene, these two cities have something for every type of traveller.
What we like
- Easy entry requirements; frequent flights to the region via Mexico City or USA.
- World class healthcare facilities
- Unobtrusive health protocols
- Little to no street solicitation
- World class laid back fine dining and hotels
- Culture, charm, excellent food and beautiful scenery
- Natural Hot Springs with breathtaking views
- Rooftop terraces with breathtaking views
Who is this destination for?
Ideal for couples, singles, friends and families as well as corporate retreats, events and wedding parties.
Catering to all budgets, this destination is for those seeking a laid back , slow paced holiday. Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende is for foodies, art lovers, outdoor lovers , wellness and spa seekers as well as art collectors.
Depart Canada or USA and board your direct non stop flight from Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal to Mexico City. Check in your hotel area and overnight.
** Hyatt Prive and Four Seasons preferred partner benefits apply including early-late check in-out privileges, hotel credits, daily breakfast for two, upgrade upon arrival.
Meet your local guide at your hotel for your private led tour of Mexico City. Your tour is designed around your interests and include 4 hours of sightseeing. Highlights include Diego Rivera wall, Zocalo, Bellas Artes Palace and local museums of your choice. Dinner suggestion at Maiz Tinto.
** This tour is entirely private and includes a one way transfer by car with your guide to old town.
It can be said that Mexico City is synonym to Museums. There are over 1000 ( we’re not kidding) museums to choose from!
This private art museum, owned and managed by telephone mogul Carlos Slim and filled with his private collection, is best known for its modern, innovative architecture at the Plaza Carso location in the Nuevo Polanco area.
The museum is named after Slim’s late wife, Soumaya, who passed away in 1999.
The museum’s collection holds over 66,000 pieces of art. The collection is quite eclectic, with the largest part being made up of European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century. However, the museum also contains Mexican art, religious relics, historical documents, and a large assortment of historical Mexican coins and currency. Slim has said that the collection’s emphasis on European art is to offer Mexicans who can not afford to travel the opportunity to appreciate the art of Europe. Entrance is free of charge for everyone. Our dinner suggestion this evening at Blanco Colima.
Check out of your hotel and head to San Miguel de Allende. Ride a luxury business class type seat on ETN motorcoach and arrive three and a half hours later in San Miguel de Allende.
Checkin to your hotel and settle in. Our dinner suggestion this evening at the iconic Quince Rooftop.
*** Belmond Bellini Club preferred partner benefits apply at Casa Sierra Nevada and include early-late check in-out privileges, hotel credits, daily breakfast for two, upgrade upon arrival.
Enjoy a free guided group visit of old town or ask us to arrange a private tour. Next, visit local wineries such as Dos Buhos or opt to go on a wine and food tour with Epicurean Expats, local experts who will customise everything around your own epicurean preferences. Discover the many flavours of the region. Dinner suggestion at the epicurean Aperi.
Enjoy a half day excursion today to learn about the local Otomi people and their traditions. You will be welcomed by the locals and witness the selection of the seeds, the sowing of the seeds and the thanking for the crop ceremonies. You will enjoy a traditional meal made with local organic products grown locally by the community including the traditional stamped tortillas ( hundreds of years old method) . Dinner and drinks suggestion at one of our favourites rooftops with armchair live Dj music at Bekeb bar inside Hotel Hoyos.
Enjoy a bit of adventure today in the local canyons by horseback with Cayote Canyon Adventures. Make your way to Canada de la Virgen Pyramids during your ride and learn about the Peralta (Abasolo) and Plazuelas (Pénjamo) archaeological sites with a specialized archaeologist and anthropologists guide. Lunch in the region and dinner suggestion views at the Luna Bar.
Brunch this morning is hosted at Casa No Name. Set in a balinese-mexican decor, the hostess Lourdes is always on hand to look over her guests. The food and decor are divine and the atmosphere is relaxed and very cozy.
Next, opt for some shopping time or head out to the picturesque town of Pena de Bernal for hiking and more delicious food.
Climb your way up to its enormous monolith of massive rock, the Peña de Bernal, the third highest on the planet.
Dinner and Drinks at Atrio Restaurant.
Meet your local host guide , for a workshop of your choice or opt to go on an art tour with SMA Art tours. You will meet local artists before ending your tour at the expansive Fabrica Aurora Art Gallery.
*** Art tours can be customized to suit your interests and can include: Sketching, Talavela pottery making, weaving, papier mache mojigangas figurines, ( for adults and children), ceramics, street art etc. In keeping with the art theme of the day, our dinner suggestion tonight is the funky and delicious Cafe Rama.
Check out of your hotel today and head our on an early morning departure. Transfer to the local Queretaro or Leon airports for your return home or choose to extend your stay to Mexico City, the Pacific or Caribbean coasts.