This exploration of La Puerta del Camino Real, or Mexico's Silver Road, began and ended in Zihuatanejo. We stayed in Guanajuato City, Zacatecas City, Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi, Mineral de Pozos and Morelia. The content of this tour included the indigenous roots of what later became a intercontinental trade route that connected the world, first through the Port of Veracruz, and later through the Port of Acapulco, with all routes intersecting in Mexico City. Our new tour for March 2023 begins in Mexico City, with a flight home from Zacatecas, to save from back-tracking. Please click here to learn more about this tour!
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DAY ONE - Zihuatanejo to Guanajuato City
We departed Zihuatanejo in the AM, stopping at Rancho la Mesa for lunch, and a short stop to explore the convent in the Pueblo Magico of Cuitzeo del Porvenir. We arrived in Guanajuato City on time for dinner.
DAY TWO - Guanajuato City
This morning, our day started with the controversial Mummy Museum. We learned that this experience isn't for everyone, so only offer it as an option now, when we tour Guanajuato City! From there, we embarked on a city tour that included the Pipila look-out, the birth home of Mexican artist Diego Rivera, the Hidalgo Mercado, and other markets. Our evening concluded with a magical street theatre performance, which tells the star-crossed tragedy of a young miner who fell in love with the daughter of a rich land-owner.
DAY THREE - Guanajuato City
Today, we were bound for Leon to have lunch with a dear friend of one of our guests! Israel's restaurant was a highlight of our day, including a demonstration for making salsa in a molcajete, fabulous entertainment and a delicious meal. We also visited Mercado La Luz, which is a leather supply market. This bustling market is fascinating, as the centre of Leon's most important industry - leather. We were also able to visit a high-end leather shoe maker, who gave us a tour of his family workshop. One of our guests order a pair of shoes, which were shipped to him in the US! We also toured Libertad Brewery and were amazed by their generosity at letting us have open tap while we were there! Needless to say, we left with a lot of their yummy artisan beer, and gave them a good tip!