Travel to Mexico's pre-hispanic past.
Experience two of the most important archaeological sites in the state in a single day! Learn the history of the pre-hispanic tribes that inhabited this region, explore the recently restored remains of their temples and centers with the stunning desert landscapes and top it up with a delicious traditional Mexican lunch for an exciting day full of culture and history.
We'll start our day heading towards Plazuelas, a prehispanic archaeological site in the state of Guanajuato. The site is known for its central plaza with pyramids around it, a massive ball court and boulders with carvings of glyphs and maps made by the many cultures that merged there at different times of history.
After our visit to Plazuelas, we'll head to Pénjamo, a town where we'll have lunch at a lovely Mexican restaurant with a beautiful garden and regional music. The food is varied and delicious, with many Mexican staples available for all sorts of preferences. We'll end lunch with some coffee or a small taste of tequila from the region before heading off to our second destination.
Peralta is our final stop. This is another Mesoamerican archaeological site with dozens of structures many of which are still unrestored and laying underneath the soil. The site was settled around the year 100 and was busy until around 650 when the tribes went back to nomadism.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your Hotel.
End location: Back to your Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
6 passenger Nissan Urvan Van
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
500 MXN - On our tours, you will have the chance to buy some local handcrafts or souvenirs if you like.
This tour is all inclusive, but you will always find local handcrafts that you might want to buy!
- 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.