Día De Los Muertos
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
October 29 – November 5
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The cuisine of a country cannot be separated from its customs, its traditions, and its history. It is the very soul of the people of the land.
The town of San Miguel de Allende is the crown jewel of colonial cities in Mexico with an average weather of 70 degrees. This World Heritage Site was founded in 1544 and it is where the heroes of the Mexican independence movement conspired to overthrow the Spanish.
Join our small group for the mystery and color of Día de los Muertos in this colonial town located in the heartland of Mexico.
Learn from Gilda Carbonaro, group leader, Mexican food blogger, and cooking teacher how easy it is to make anise scented 'pan de muertos.'
Try your hand at some of the regional traditional dishes of Mexico with Gilda along with a local well-known chef, immersing yourself in this welcoming culture.
During the festivities of Día de los Muertos you have the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the smells, sounds, and sights that are the curious fusion of the indigenous and Catholic rituals in the unique country that is Mexico. You will learn what composes a typical indigenous altar so that you can make one yourself with offerings you've purchased, made, or brought along with you.
In San Miguel de Allende you will find a large variety of restaurants to sample any type of traditional or modern Mexican food. San Miguel de Allende was nominated twice in the past five years in Travel Leisure and Condé Nast as one of the 10 best places to live in the world. This year it was selected by the readers of Condé Nast as the best city in the world for its culture and ambiance.
Culinary tour includes:
7 nights accommodation at boutique hotel in the center of this historic town
Breakfast and lunch daily and two dinners
Walking tour of the historic colonial city of San Miguel de Allende
Three cooking classes with a trip to the market to identify and choose the produce to be used
Dinner and tour of Vineyard Cuna de Tierra on the road to Dolores Hidalgo
Tour of Dolores Hidalgo to understand its importance in Mexican history. The cry for Mexican independence from the Spanish crown broke out here. The town of Dolores is also famous for its unique ice cream flavors. We will also observe how hand painted talavera is made and stop for opportunities to purchase these ceramic works of art along the way.
Full-day excursion to Guanajuato, Diego Rivera's birthplace, and one of the wealthiest silver mining cities in the entire world in the 1700s. It is a fascinating city on a hilly terrain, with a European flair. You'll have an opportunity to sample, on your own, the cuisine of this town.
Services of your trip leader
Transfers from airport to hotel
NOTE: Not included are airfare, travel insurance, beverages, alcoholic or otherwise, laundry, souvenirs, items of a personal nature, and 4 evening dinners.
To get there: You can fly to Leon, Guanajuato, a 1 1⁄2 hour away, Queretaro, an hour away, or Mexico City, which is a 3 1⁄2 hour bus ride away.