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 2017 - Semana Santa

Easter - Holy Week Culinary Expedition to San Miguel de Allende   $1,900

 

 

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.

 San Miguel De Allende

Join our small group for the magic and color of the Easter Holy Week celebrations in this colonial town located in the heartland of Mexico. You will learn to make some of the regional traditional dishes of Mexico with two local well- known chefs and immerse yourself in the welcoming culture from which this cuisine originates.



On your last day, Holy Friday, 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.

The town of San Miguel de Allende is the crown jewel of colonial cities in Mexico with an average weather of 70 degreess. This World Heritage Site was founded in 1544. This is the city where the heroes of the independence movement conspired to overthrow the Spanish. Here you will find a large variety of restaurants to sample any type of traditional Mexican food or the creations of some of its up and coming chefs. San Miguel de Allende was nominated twice in the past five years in Travel Leisure and Conde Nast as one of the 10 best places to live in the world.

Culinary tour includes:



  • 7 nights accommodation 

  • Breakfast and lunch(*) daily and two dinners

  • Walking tour of the historic colonial city of San Miguel de Allende

  • Four cooking classes with a trip to the market to identify and choose the produce to be  used

  • 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.

  • A tour of Cuna de Tierra, a vineyard near Dolores Hidalgo where you will be served dinner

  • ​Services of your trip leader

 


NOTE: Not included are airfare, travel insurance, beverages, alcoholic or otherwise, laundry, souvenirs, items of a personal nature, lunch in Guanajuato, and 4 evening dinners.
To get there: You can fly to in Leon, Guanajuato, a 1 1⁄2 hour away, Queretaro, and hour away, or Mexico City, which is a 3 1⁄2 hour bus ride away.