Unique things to do in San Miguel de Allende
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Unique things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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A prehispanic journey to the stars
If you are interested in the relation between astronomy and the design of prehispanic architecture, choose this experience. So start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site known as Cañada de la Virgen (Canyon of La Virgin), while learning how it's ancient astronomers followed the cycles of the sun, the moon and Venus. Through the eyes of Dr. Rossana Quiroz -who was part of the excavation team-, we will explore the original pilgrimage route and understand how archaeological spaces, ceramics, burials, carbon dating and DNA, tell a long untold story about the Laja River original people, settlements and landscapes. Tune in with the sky and submerge under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. Also, take into account that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. I will love to give you the personal attention you diserve.
Mexican cooking lessons-Grandma's recipe
We will have a great experience learning and preparing a Mexican dish. The dish will be selected depending on the time the year and available natural ingredients. For example in August and September we prepare Chiles en Nogada, a typical Mexican dish to celebrate independence and is based in Chile poblano. Other times we can prepare cochinita pibil, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. During the cooking lesson we will share about different kind of chilis in Mexico and what kind of things you can prepare with them. The main part will be prepare our own dish and learn secrets about Mexican food. Cooking lesson (2 -3 hours): - Story about the dish of the day (chiles en nogada, enchiladas, cochinita pibil, quesadillas) - Types of chiles: We will share different kind of chilis you can find in Mexico, know the difference, how spicy they are and what kind of dishes you can prepare - Cooking the dish. - Enjoy your preparation! Other things to note Dishes could include Chili, even if we clean and apply natural methods to reduce spiciness, it could be a little spicy. We will inform the details of the dish before the session.
San Miguel en bici, incluye refrigerio
Conoce un lado más divertido y aventurero de San Miguel El recorrido consiste en partir del estacionamiento de la Estación de ferrocarriles en dirección a la localidad de San Miguel Viejo, en esta localidad conoceremos una pequeña capilla del siglo XVll donde tomaremos algunas fotos, en seguida haremos una parada de hidratación, para después dirigirnos a la orilla de la Presa Allende, por último rodaremos por un camino de terracería con lindas vistas panorámicas (Río Laja) hasta llegar a una casa de campo (San Miguel outdoors) donde haremos un refrigerio. Será una experiencia llena de aventura, naturaleza y sana convivencia. Durante el recorrido haremos varias paradas para descansar, hidratarnos, tomar fotos y comer, en algunas de estas paradas se cuanta con baño. El paquete incluye, uso de bici de montaña, equipo de seguridad, seguro contra accidentes, hidratación y un refrigerio. El recorrido es en español, pero no es necesario hablar español para participar. Esta actividad va dirigida a cualquier persona que sepa andar en bicicleta, las rutas se clasifican en nivel principiante e intermedio.
Cook & Dine: Mole & Mexican Salsas
Having met in a vast and beautiful courtyard, we will proceed to the large kitchen where the cooking lesson will commence. We will begin by preparing some delicious salsas, followed by an authentic and traditional Mexican mole, tasty enmoladas, and mexican rice. (Please let me know in advance if you have special dietary needs). I will educate you on the ingredients, tell you about the culinary and nutritional values, and how to prepare and cook each part of the meal. I will teach you the history and cultural importance of the Mole and how it used to be the “Food of the Emperors”, reserved only for the upper class of the Mayan and Aztec society. During the lesson you will enjoy a pure cacao chocolate drink, and be enticed to explore your environment: the cozy den with its fireplace, library and piano; and the surrounding courtyard with its organic gardens and gorgeous landscapes. Having prepared the delicious meal, we will sit down and dine, enjoying the meal and engaging in wonderful conversation. With the meal and throughout the class we will have delicious Mexican wine available as well as a cold authentic cacao drink and cool refreshing water. All while surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil environment. This is what people having been calling, a FUN experience. Check out the cooking class video at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKkJh24FEo"
Let´s take pictures, Let´s make art
When we meet,after greeting and introducing ourselves, we will review positions and ideas together, we will also organize the changing rooms and we will begin the path of our tour in wich we will find comfortable places to make the changes and make the tour as comfortable as possible , at the end we can have some time to review the material and stay only with the photos that go directly to edition. Other things to note During the time we spend together there is no limit for changes of clothes, Also during the tour we will take photos of everything that calls your eyes and your heart. All the material is delivered 48 hours after you finish the activity.

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Paparazzi staff in San Miguel
Recorreremos las calles mas pintoresca de San Miguel, para poder capturar tu visita y te lleves un hermoso recuerdo que puedas subir a tu IG. Desde una de nuestras coloridas y unicas puertas, hasta la majestuosidad de La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Te daremos ideas de poses, asi como tips viajeros de locales. Pero lo mas importante es que te diviertas y disfrutes cada foto durante la experiencia. ig: personal_paparazzi_sma
Walking Tour San Miguel de Allende
We will visit the most iconic places in town to learn about the fascinating history of the buildings, the architecture and the art origin that transform san miguel in the best city to live! visitaremos los lugares mas emblemáticos de la ciudad, así como sitios de interés, dare a conocer la historia de la ciudad así como su importacia artística y cultural y recomendaciones gastronómicas del lugar.//
Love for your soul and heart
Heart and soul massages and energetic therapies: Reiki, Chakra Alignment, Tethahealing, Past Life Regressions, 12 Chakras Activation, Christic Template, Heart Wound Healing and Soul Recovery, Therapies with angels and Oracle of angels. And Guardians of the light.
Discover and Explore San Miguel Allende
The best experience to explore the main points of the city. Parroquia San Miguel Arcangel, Museo de Ignacio Allende, Casa Mayorazgo de la Canal, Bellas Artes (Ancient Claustro of the Immaculate Conception), Temple of the Nuns, Ancient Mercedes or Posadas. On our way we will find galleries where you can get to know the Sanmiguelense Folklore and Art, Ceramics, Textile, we will see Architecture, History. We will visit a terrace part of an old 16th century Convent, now with more than 1300 pieces of decoration from all over Mexico. At our first stop we will taste natural fruit water and Tabasco Chocolate! if this is close you´ll get a ticket to go later in the day during your stay. We will stop by Benito Juárez Park, followed by Los Lavaderos del Chorro (Part of the San Miguel Foundation), passing through the Bullring and ending in San Francisco de Asis. After the Tour I will give you directions to visit the Fruit Market, vegetables, food, handicrafts, La Fabrica La Aurora in addition to recommendations for visiting art buildings, painting, food, wines, restaurants, fashion, jewelry. Other things to note Let's walk a bit. Wear comfortably, sunscreen, cap. The tour at the time of booking needs to notify us if it is in SPANISH or ENGLISH. To have the guide in the right language. We don't have an office downtown, nor in San Francisco de Assisi. Web page contact
Sacred Cacao a trip to open the Heart
Cacao is considered an ancient medicine for the Mayans, able to reconnect with the feeling, by opening our heart we expand our perception, allowing us a deeper connection with ourselves and with the environment. We will start by sitting in a circle, introducing ourselves to the history of cacao and its connection with the heart and the reason for its ceremonial use and the interpretation of the flower altars. We will take cacao accompanied by singing, drums and guided meditations that will help connect and heal emotions causing energy and emotional blockages as well as connect with our ancestral linen and the wisdom of our ancestors. With flowers we will awaken sensory responsiveness and subtlety, restoring our ability to feel. On this trip to the heart, spaces inside each guest will be opened to communicate lovingly inside and outside in every aspect of our walk through this land. Sacred cacao is medicine for our current collective change in awareness. It rustles the heart, which is the source of all true transformation. He is a subtle but deep master who whispers the deepest of our heart. It amplifies our creative power of knowledge and helps us remember our entire innate.
Learn to Weave with Natural Fibers
You will learn to weave in a frame loom 1-2 basic weaving techniques using free-themed recycling fabric or natural fibers to make a botanical weaving. You'll learn how to manipulate some fibers so you can weave through them and build your creativity from the basic domains of fibers. We will talk also about prehispanic natural dyes and fibers.
Early Risers Hike & Coffee
Seize the day while you are here in San Miguel de Allende and wake up before the sun. (make sure to set your alarm with the correct time zone) Once you reserve I will send you the exact time we meet which obviously varies depending on the season. We'll meet in the main square in front of the Parish church and start with some easy stretching and from there we will hike up the cobblestone streets to catch the sunrise and see some beautiful views. Bring layers as it can be cool in the morning and warmer as we walk back down. This is a great opportunity to take some pictures without the crowds. This is for people who enjoy nature, who don't mind waking up very early, can walk up steep hills at a steady pace and be able to handle uneven terrain. The entire hike is about 5.4 miles. On top of the hill we'll take a moment of silence to reflect on our intentions for the day or just listen to the birds. Then we will meander our way back down for more beautiful views via a different route unknown to most tourists and even some locals, culminating in a little cafe for coffee or tea!
Explore the Underground Nightlife of San Miguel
We will meet at my art gallery where you will be given a brief tour and drinks. Then we will walk to local Mexican owned artist bars, cantinas, and clubs where you will find mostly locals, bohemians and creative creatures. We will explore 2 bars/clubs with alternative music and or a dj that celebrates diversity and inclusion. Entrance to these places are free. Most of the places are what we call in Mexico, "clandestina" or unknown. Try homemade PreHispanic drinks, mezcal, tequila, Mexican micro beers and mixed Mexican cocktails at reasonable prices. A list of bars will be given so that you can continue to enjoy the night life in San Miguel. SPANISH: Nos reuniremos en mi galería de arte donde se le dará un breve recorrido y bebidas. Luego caminaremos hasta bares, cantinas y clubes de artistas locales mexicanos, donde encontrará principalmente locales, bohemios y criaturas creativas. Exploraremos 2 bares/clubs con musica alternativa en un club nocturna que celebra la diversidad y la inclusión. La entrada a estos lugares es gratuita. Estos lugares son lo que llamamos en México, "clandestina" o desconocida. Prueba bebidas prehispánicas caseras, mezcal, tequila, microcervezas mexicanas y cocteles mixtos mexicanos a precios razonables. Se dará una lista de bares para que puedas seguir disfrutando de la vida nocturna en San Miguel.
A prehispanic journey to the stars
If you are interested in the relation between astronomy and the design of prehispanic architecture, choose this experience. So start your day visiting a unique prehispanic ceremonial site known as Cañada de la Virgen (Canyon of La Virgin), while learning how it's ancient astronomers followed the cycles of the sun, the moon and Venus. Through the eyes of Dr. Rossana Quiroz -who was part of the excavation team-, we will explore the original pilgrimage route and understand how archaeological spaces, ceramics, burials, carbon dating and DNA, tell a long untold story about the Laja River original people, settlements and landscapes. Tune in with the sky and submerge under the cosmological spell of Mesoamerican sacred entities and philosophical concepts. Also, take into account that the astronomical features of this antique temples and traditions are best understood when explained by the same researcher that actually discovered such features. I will love to give you the personal attention you diserve.
Dye your textile pieces with natural colors from México
We will meet at the Oasis offered by the colorful terrace of La Cabaña Azul, in the center of San Miguel de Allende. A space full of magic, outdoors, surrounded by many trees. To get you started, I'll show you three dyes prepared with fruits, flowers, and other natural items to enjoy the surprise colors they generate. Then I will provide a short intro class on natural dyes and each guest will be provided with a cotton tote bag and a scarf so they can experience with their own hands the dyeing of the fabric. These fabrics will be folded with the Shibori method to create different designs. Then we'll dye these pieces with the natural dye of your choice. We will have three different colors for dyeing and we will prepare a dye together to witness the process. While we wait for the fabrics to obtain their color in the dye baths, we will meet on the terrace to share snacks and drinks Then we'll take our dyed pieces out of the dye buckets to discover the designs we made! Each guest will take home two dyed pieces and the experience of a day full of art, creativity and lots of color
Create a Silver Ring with Mexican Opal
You'll forge your own Silver ring with Mexican Opal! You'll learn the properties of Mexican Opal, you'll experience the process to make a silver ring and you'll leave with a unique silver jewel made by yourself! First, we'll explain the mystical properties of the Mexican Opal and you'll select the gem that has the greatest connection with you. Then you'll take the measurement of your finger and you'll cut the silver by yourself using jewelry techniques, you'll solder the ring, you'll forge it by hitting it and once your ring has the required shape, I'll solder the cabochon of your gem and I'll set the stone while I explain each technique step by step. Finally, you'll finish your ring by filing and polishing to give it the finish that you like the most ... shiny, matte, oxidized ... If you come as a couple or with your best friend you can make each other's ring! Just an idea! The experience will take place in our Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, which is located in our own house, we are just 10 minutes walking from the center of San Miguel! During this experience you'll learn about the mysticism of the Mexican Opal and about the work and techniques used in jewelry to work precious metals and create a ring. At the end, we'll taste a delicious homemade guacamole accompanied with fresh Mexican fruit water, to relax and conclude this wonderful experience.
Mexican cooking lessons-Grandma's recipe
We will have a great experience learning and preparing a Mexican dish. The dish will be selected depending on the time the year and available natural ingredients. For example in August and September we prepare Chiles en Nogada, a typical Mexican dish to celebrate independence and is based in Chile poblano. Other times we can prepare cochinita pibil, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. During the cooking lesson we will share about different kind of chilis in Mexico and what kind of things you can prepare with them. The main part will be prepare our own dish and learn secrets about Mexican food. Cooking lesson (2 -3 hours): - Story about the dish of the day (chiles en nogada, enchiladas, cochinita pibil, quesadillas) - Types of chiles: We will share different kind of chilis you can find in Mexico, know the difference, how spicy they are and what kind of dishes you can prepare - Cooking the dish. - Enjoy your preparation! Other things to note Dishes could include Chili, even if we clean and apply natural methods to reduce spiciness, it could be a little spicy. We will inform the details of the dish before the session.
Crystal Bowls Sound Healing
Treat yourself to an amazing Guided Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Journey with a full set of seven, highest quality, large Alchemical Bowls, rattles and chimes~ offered by an Integrative Psychotherapist & Yoga Therapist with over 20 years experience playing the crystal bowls in diverse settings. * Note: The AirBnB fee listing might be a bit confusing. It is $1100mxn per person whether you come alone or as part of a couple or a group. I will extend the session to 1.5 hours for groups of 4.* My beautiful Sound Studio has excellent sound transmission ~ and is airy, clean, artful, equipped with a heater, and a private client bathroom. Lie upon a rug, yoga mat, and blanket with props to enjoy a truly comfortable and transcendent experience. Reconnect with all aspects of yourself ~ physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally . . . and beyond! Our bodies are crystalline structures, so Crystal Bowls affect us at a deep cellular level and I am skillful with creating binaural beats for optimum brain and body relaxation. Strong sound vibrations flowing through the body enable deep relaxation, the release of stress, and the restoration of equanimity ~ all while experiencing a pleasantly heightened state of awareness which serves up various delights. Yes, it's a self-care trip!
Original Downtown San Miguel Food Tour
My name is Vail and I am a Licensed Federal Tour Guide who is bilingual in English and Spanish. If you are ready for the best regional local Mexican food are on your list of things to do while in San Miguel de Allende this is the tour for you! To keep things balanced we will dine at local family own restaurants and street food .Authentic and made with fresh local ingredients! You will learn our city’s humble beginnings, how we got our name, and how we’ve grown to be a world-class travel destination. Along the way, you will learn San Miguel food heroes stories and eat their delicious regional dishes!
San Miguel en bici, incluye refrigerio
Conoce un lado más divertido y aventurero de San Miguel El recorrido consiste en partir del estacionamiento de la Estación de ferrocarriles en dirección a la localidad de San Miguel Viejo, en esta localidad conoceremos una pequeña capilla del siglo XVll donde tomaremos algunas fotos, en seguida haremos una parada de hidratación, para después dirigirnos a la orilla de la Presa Allende, por último rodaremos por un camino de terracería con lindas vistas panorámicas (Río Laja) hasta llegar a una casa de campo (San Miguel outdoors) donde haremos un refrigerio. Será una experiencia llena de aventura, naturaleza y sana convivencia. Durante el recorrido haremos varias paradas para descansar, hidratarnos, tomar fotos y comer, en algunas de estas paradas se cuanta con baño. El paquete incluye, uso de bici de montaña, equipo de seguridad, seguro contra accidentes, hidratación y un refrigerio. El recorrido es en español, pero no es necesario hablar español para participar. Esta actividad va dirigida a cualquier persona que sepa andar en bicicleta, las rutas se clasifican en nivel principiante e intermedio.