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LA PUERTA DEL CAMINO REAL
MEXICO'S SILVER ROAD PART 1 

March 12-25, 2023
Custom Dates Available

MEXICO'S SILVER ROAD


There were three major trade routes of Mexico that intersected in Mexico City.  The first route was through the Port of Veracruz from Spain, while the next was the Manila Galleons that sailed from the Philippines into Acapulco.  What became a route of major riches, was El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, or The Royal Interior Road, which followed ancient indigenous trade routes through the silver-rich territory of Mexico to what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Coined "Mexico's Silver Road," this extraordinary region is bursting with opulent architecture and incredible UNESCO sites, all built from the riches of Mexico's silver mines.

 

Join us and explore the region known as "The door to the Royal Road," or La Puerta del Camino Real.  This adventure covers UNESCO sites and cities, Pueblo Magico's and ghost towns, bridges, important churches, a sacred Wixaritari temple and the sacred Peyote home of Wirikuta, a portion of the original road, and more.  Don't miss this epic and beguiling journey through Mexico's intercontinental trade route that was key to powerful transformations around the world.

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"We loved the silver tour.  We loved the magnificent architecture, native ruins and rich history.  Mexico is full of beautiful places and endearing people."

*****
Lisa Romary & Dave Mosher

QUICK INFO

PRICE DETAILS
Includes all meals (drinks + drink tips separate)
Includes all entrance fees
Based on shared accommodations for 2
10 Guests:  $75,000 MXN
12 Guests:  $70,000 MXN
14 Guests:  $66,000 MXN
TOUR LOCATION
Central Mexico
TOUR DATES
March 12 - 25, 2023
GROUP DETAILS
Age Group:  29+
Group Size:  8 (Min) - 12 (Max)
HOTEL LOCATIONS - 13 NIGHTS
CDMX - Mexico State x 1 Night
Tepotzotlan - Mexico City x 1 Night
Santiago de Queretaro - Queretaro x 2 Nights
Guanajuato City - Guanajuato x 2 Nights
Mineral de Pozos - Guanajuato x 1 Night
Real de Catorce - San Luis Potosi x 3 Nights
Zacatecas City - Zacatecas x 3 Nights

 
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INTERNATIONAL HUB OF THE WEST

Hotel Location:  Mexico City, Mexico

Date:  Sunday March12, 2023

 

Arrive in Mexico City with enough time to check into your hotel, and meet us for our welcome dinner. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6 PM. Tonight will be an early night, as many of our guests will have been travelling all day. Our dinner is for making introductions, handing out physical itineraries, and answering last minute questions. 

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Dinner Included – Drinks and Drink Tips are Separate 

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A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES

Hotel Location:  Tepotzotlan, Mexico

Date:  Monday March13, 2023

 

This morning we check out of our hotel by 8:00 AM, and head for breakfast at an old haunt of late Anthony Bourdain before we depart for the awe-inspiring Sitio del Arcos, which is a stunning aqueduct. We will check into our hotel in the Pueblo Magico of Tepotzotlan. Have lunch, and visit the Museo Nacional del Virreinato, housed in the Old College and Templo of San Francisco Javier.

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All Entrance Fees Included

All Meals Included

(Drinks + Drink Tips Separate)

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FRAGMENTS OF THE OLD ROAD

Hotel Location:  Queretaro, Queretaro

Date:  Tuesday March 14, 2023

 

This morning we check out of our hotel by 8:00 AM, have breakfast and depart Tepotzotlan to explore an ancient section of the original El Camino road, which was constructed by hand. We will visit Hacienda La Canada, then make a short stop at the ancient city of Tolan-Xicocotitlan, more commonly called Tula. We will arrive in Santiago de Queretaro by dinner time.

*****​

All Entrance Fees Included

All Meals Included

(Drinks + Drink Tips Separate)

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A CITY ONCE DIVIDED

Hotel Location:  Queretaro, Queretaro

Date:  Wednesday March 15, 2023

 

This morning we will explore two contrasting areas of the centro of Santiago de Queretaro – one of which has charming, meandering roads lined with interesting shops and restaurants, which was once the indigenous quarter, while the other is a traditional Spanish grid design. We will be visiting several important historical sites that have been earmarked as significant to the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

 

This evening, enjoy a very special dinner party at Queretaro’s top-rated restaurant Ticua. We will have a set menu, featuring special cuisine, and an interesting discussion about the exotic foods that arrived in and departed Mexico as a result of colonialism.

*****​

All Entrance Fees Included

All Meals Included

(Drinks + Drink Tips Separate)

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A CITY OF TUNNELS

Hotel Location:  Guanajuato, Guanajuato

Date:  Thursday March 16, 2023

 

Though now a very modern spa, the waters we will soak in this morning were once a pilgrimage site for indigenous groups, especially warriors, who revered these medicinal spring waters for their healing properties.

 

Following lunch, we will visit the magnificent Santuario de Jesus Nazareno, which is lovingly called Mexico’s Sistine Chapel.

 

Next we head to Dolores Hidalgo to learn about facsimile Talavera pottery that is handcrafted there and why it has not been certified.  We will also visit the famous church of Father Hidalgo's famous El Grito, an exciting aspect of the historical intersections of our journey.

 

We will arrive in Guanajuato City on time for dinner.

*****​

All Entrance Fees Included

All Meals Included

Drinks + Drink Tips Separate

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A STAR-CROSSED LEGEND

Hotel Location:  Guanajuato, Guanajuato

Date:  Friday March 17, 2023

 

This morning, our guide will introduce us to the most important and interesting sites of Guanajuato City, which will include the look-out from the Pipila for stunning views and photographs.

Following dinner, we will enjoy some entertaining street theatre that tells Guanajuato's own star-crossed "Romeo & Juliet" tragedy that hails from the city's mining history.

*****​

All Entrance Fees Included

Street Theatre Included

All Meals Included

(Drinks + Drink Tips Separate)

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WELLS OF THE EARTH

Hotel Location:  Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato

Date:  Saturday March 18, 2023

 

This morning we will explore the city a little more before heading to Cuna de Tierra Winery for a beautiful charcuterie plate and wine tasting for lunch.

 

Upon arriving in Mineral de Pozos, we will visit Mina San Rafael, where guests can descend a steep decline to a working gem-mine.  We will also visit the incredibly enchanting and somewhat haunting Ex-Hacienda Santa Brigida

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All Entrance Fees Included

Wine Tasting & Charcuterie Lunch Included

All Meals Included

(Drinks + Drink Tips Separate)

www.soulofmexicotours.com