Cultural Tours Mexico
Here at the rancho you can you can choose what you would like to do the next day: Join one of our great rides through incredible countryside, suitable for experts as well as for beginners or take one of our cultural tours to incredible places like Teotihuacan with the pyramids of the sun and the moon, or visit the colorful colonial town of San Miguel de Allende or whatever tour is programmed for that specific day.
ATLANTES OF TULA - half day excursion
Tula is thought to be the most important Toltec site in Mexico it gives a great insight into the rich history of this region. The great Atlantes are four huge warriors (remarkable sculptures over 6 m high) in black basalt on a pyramid. This platform is encircled by a low relief frieze depicting jaguars and coyotes, and Tlaloc masks adorn the walls. Additional to the archeological site you have also time for shopping “Charro” and Western items and to enjoy a fresh fruit ice cream in the “Zocalo” (town square) of the city of Tula.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE - full day
Many beautiful towns keep you at bay. A traveler can admire, shop, eat, sleep but never break the surface. San Miguel, however, takes you in, befriends you. Here, the town is the thing, the promise of community. The streets and sidewalks are narrow. People talk to each other, engage easily. Colonial charm and style are here in abundance. The architecture and cobbled streets invite a stroll and the shopping is outstanding.
TEOTIHUACAN - half day
Teotihuacán ("the-oh-tee-WA-KHAN") is an ancient sacred site. The ruins of are among the most remarkable in Mexico and some of the most important ruins in the world. Teotihuacán means "place where gods were born," reflecting the Aztec belief that the gods created the universe here. Constructed around 300 AD, the holy city is characterized by the vast size of its monuments, carefully laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. Its most monumental structures are the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun (the third-largest pyramid in the world) and the Pyramid of the Moon.
TEQUISQUIAPAN - full day (except... See winter special)
Tequisquiapan is another tile of the beautiful Queretaro's mosaic. The town keeps its colonial image, with narrow streets leading into small, and sunny squares. It is also characterized because of its production of excellent wines. In this town you can purchase beautiful handicrafts such as cane, wicker and rattan baskets and jewelry with semi-precious stones.
WEEKLY MARKET IN JILOTEPEC ON FRIDAYS - half day
This small town offers a vast market on a Friday, where you can find everything from chilies and sombreros to live sheep and great food. On the way back, stop at some local ceramic and cloth stores for a bargain.
MEXICO CITY - full day
Museum of Anthropology - Considered one of the world's finest archaeological museums, the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City houses a vast collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar. Other major highlights include a replica of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma's feathered headdress (the original is in Vienna); a stela from Tula, near Mexico City; massive Olmec heads from Veracruz; and vivid reproductions of Maya murals in a reconstructed temple. Or MERCADO at SAN ANGEL - One of those places that will stay in your mind for long time. This setting is as close as you are likely to get to the colonial neighborhoods of Old México. Shaded plazas, narrow winding streets paved in cobblestone and walls of ancient stone covered with multi-colored bougainvillea all seem to etch a spot in your heart. The Saturday market is famous for quality art work, handicrafts and pottery.