Explore the archeological sites, colorful markets and colonial towns that make up this extraordinary country. Trade time in the saddle for any of our optional excursions. Our English-speaking staff will take care of all the details so you won’t miss a thing.
Colonial San Miguel & Shopping
Many beautiful towns keep you at bay. A traveler can admire, shop, eat, sleep but never break the surface. San Miguel, however, takes you in, befriends you. Here, the town is the thing, the promise of community. The streets and sidewalks are narrow. People talk to each other, engage easily. Colonial charm and style are here in abundance. The architecture and cobbled streets invite a stroll and the shopping is outstanding.
Monastery & Craft Market in Tepotzotlan
This colonial town, just 45 minutes from the ranch offers culture, history and shopping in abundance. The history of the Jesuits in Mexico is brought to life at this old monastery. On a Sunday, the arts and crafts market is vibrant and colorful and offers an opportunity to buy some great souvenirs.
Famous pyramids of the Sun and Moon…
Teotihuacán (“teh-oh-tee-wa-KHAN”) is an ancient sacred site. The ruins of are among the most remarkable in Mexico and some of the most important ruins in the world. Teotihuacán means “place where gods were born,” reflecting the Aztec belief that the gods created the universe here. Constructed around 300 AD, the holy city is characterized by the vast size of its monuments, carefully laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. Its most monumental structures are the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun (the third-largest pyramid in the world) and the Pyramid of the Moon
Mexico City offers a sumptuous feast for all of your senses…
The biggest metropolis in the world is at your feet. Museo de las Bellas Artes, the Zocalo, the statue of Diana La Cazadora or the Angel de la Independencia and much more to see on this fantastic excursion. You can also visit the Anthropology Museum or the Blue House of Frida Kahlo.
The Atlantes of Tula & Charro Shops
Tula, thought to be the most important Toltec site in Mexico gives a great insight into the rich history of this region. The great Atlantes are four huge warriors (remarkable sculptures over 6 m high) in black basalt on a pyramid. This platform is encircled by a low relief frieze depicting jaguars and coyotes, and Tlaloc masks adorn the walls. After visiting the archeological site you have will have time for shopping for “Charro” and Western items and to enjoy a fresh fruit ice cream in the “Zocalo” (town square) of the city of Tula.