El Cóporo & San Felipe Archaeological Tour - Full Day

Tour Number

Activity Level

368424


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

See ruins of the nomadic tribes that inhabited the area.


Travel back in time with a visit to the largest archaeological site in the region where you'll find the incredible remains of an extinct civilization on a mountain that provides astounding views of the landscape. Includes a visit and lunch in the town of San Felipe where you'll learn about Mexico's independence and get a taste of local life in the state of Guanajuato.

Itinerary

This incredible journey will take you to one of the most amazing archaeological sites in Central Mexico. El Coporo is one of the most important prehispanic settlements in the state, its name meaning "Over The Big Road" in the Purépecha language. From there, we'll have the option to hike up the mountain and see some of the most stunning landscapes in Guanajuato, photography enthusiasts should not miss this. After a 20 minute hike up the mountain, we'll reach the ceremonial center where the governants, priests, and astronomers used to live. In San Felipe, we'll visit the "Small France" museum, a house where Mexico's independentist priest started to plan his movement. It's a small hacienda with charm and some valuable information about the colonial period of Mexico and how life was like under the rule of the Spanish. We'll have lunch at a local seafood restaurant with a variety of Mexican tastes for everyone.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel.

End location: I will take you back to your hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Nissan Urvan 2011
A/C

What’s Included

Price includes all taxes and fees, transportation from and back to San Miguel de Allende, all entrance fees, unlimited cold purified water, a snack, full lunch and your own private guide who will accompany you in the van and at the sites.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

750 MXN - You can always find local ice-creams and handcrafts!

What’s Extra

Local ice cream
Local handcrafts

Restrictions

- I will be the tour coordinator, that will take you with different local guides that do not speak too much english, serving as a bridge to both, the locals and the tourists.

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