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Colonial Villages Trail

Accommodations for Colonial Villages Trail


Silver Route: This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations. You will be staying in 6 different locations total.
Horse Expedition: This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations. You will be staying in 8 different locations total.

All accommodations are chosen for authenticity and comfort. The variety allows you to appreciate the diversity of life in Mexico. The described accommodations, are used regularly and most of the time during our trips. However, if for reasons beyond our control, we have to use a different accommodation as the one described, we will use as a replacement a similar hotel, located as close as possible to the intended area.

Bathrooms are shared in most accommodations and laundry can be done for a small fee at the accommodations in Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende.

Silver Route Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Rancho Colomitos in Puentecillas
Night 2: Hotel Posada Santa Fe in Guanajuato
Night 3: Mountain Retreat in Santa Rosa
Night 4 & 5: Hotel Hidalgo in Dolores Hidalgo
Night 6: Nirvana Hotel & Spa in Atotonilco
Night 7: Hotel Acuarela in San Miguel de Allende

Horse Expedition Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Rancho Colomitos in Puentecillas
Night 2: Camping at Peregrina Mountain
Night 3: Hotel Socavón in Guanajuato
Night 4: Mountain Retreat in Santa Rosa
Night 5: Camping at Los Guamares Mountain
Night 6: Camping at Otomi Mountain
Night 7: Camping at Spring Waters Ranch
Night 8: Hotel Anber in Dolores Hidalgo

Rancho Colomitos in Puentecillas
This typical Mexican working Ranch is surrounded by farms, working fields, small communities and semi desert nature with mesquite trees. It offers a nice terrace with bbq, garden with sun loungers, practice pens, horse stables and plenty of space to walk around and enjoy the day. The ranch features a rustic décor, wooden furnitures and warm colors. The accommodation is in tents, “Glamping Style” (cowboy themed setting).
Bathrooms are shared and there is no WIFI.

Hotel Posada Santa Fe in Guanajuato
This beautiful colonial hotel is housed in a historic building, and first opened its doors to the public in 1892. It offers comfortable accommodations with cable TV and private bathroom in the historic center of Guanajuato. Free Wi-Fi is available at this property.

Mountain Retreat in Santa Rosa
The Refuge is surrounded by majestic forests and mountains. It is located on the path of the old Royal Road, a strategic place where tired horses were exchanged, for fresh horses, from the carriages of Spanish carriages laden with gold and silver.  
It has 7 comfortable rooms and 3 shared bathrooms. The terrace features a fireplace and a BBQ. The views from this place are absolutely AMAZING.
No Wi-Fi available at this accommodation.

Hotel Hidalgo in Dolores Hidalgo
Just 1 block from the main square of Dolores Hidalgo, Hotel Hidalgo offers a gym, steam bath and bright rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Each room has a cable TV, a ceiling fan and a safe. The ensuite bathrooms include free toiletries and a bathtub or shower.

Hotel Anber in Dolores Hidalgo
This small hotel offers simple rooms with cable TV, private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access in the heart of Dolores Hidalgo.   

Parador del Cortijo in Atotonilco
This boutique hotel offers simple with a colonial-style decor, each equipped with cable TV, wireless internet access and private bathrooms. The hotel also features beautiful gardens and a swimming pools heated by natural thermal springs

Nirvana Hotel & Spa in Atotonilco
The hotel is located on the banks of the Laja River, nestled among century-old mosques, huizaches and cactuses. The architecture is in perfect fusion with nature: adobe, palm, stone, earth and water. 
There is an extensive gardens with a Roman bath and swimming pools heated by natural thermal springs.

Hotel Acuarela in San Miguel de Allende
This small boutique hotel has only 12 rooms, allowing for a warm and personalized welcome. This hotel mixes beautifully Mexican colonial architecture with modern décor and features a terrace with panoramic views. Each room is simply decorated and has a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Hotel Socavón in Guanajuato
This colonial-style hotel provides rooms overlooking its charming interior patio. All rooms have cable TV and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is also available at this property.

Our camps are safely mounted in strategic sites that allow our guests to enjoy the natural environment surrounding them. We install a tent with awning for rain and a capacity for up to 4 people (used only by two people). The tents are approx. 2 m high and come equipped wit cot beds. We also have a dining gazebo, chairs for each rider, led lighting for the perimeter of the camp, and cooking utensils. We build a campfire every night. A small tent with shower is installed and a small toilet service is enabled.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.
Triple occupancy is possible at all accommodations. 

On the Silver Route Ride, meals are included from dinner on day 1 to dinner on day 7. Only breakfast is included while in San Miguel de Allende.
On the Horse Expedition Ride, meals are included from dinner on day 1 to dinner on day 7. Only breakfast is included on day 8 and 9 (no meals while in Dolores Hidalgo).

Meals are based on regional Mexican food and include beef, pork, chicken, eggs, fruits, vegetables, cereals, rice, milk, coffee, natural fruit juices, and purified bottled water. During the horse trail most of the food is prepared by the rural communities we visit, made with quality and hygiene, and in many cases with Prehispanic ancestral recipes so the flavors and textures are unique and can be very different.
Breakfast and dinners are eaten at the accommodations and lunches are eaten on the trail.

Cowboy Bar (only available on Silver Route Tour)
One of our additional services to our ride and one of the favorite from our customers , upon arrival after long hours on horseback, is without a doubt our "Self service bar". For an extra fee, you can enjoy Beer, Red Wine and Spirits during the picnics. In the afternoon, after the ride, you can taste the flavors' of: Tequila, Charanda, Mexican Brandy and a variety of soft drinks such as ; Coca Cola, Fanta . Sparkling water, etc.
It should also be noted that this service does not apply to drinks served in restaurants and/or bars.

Silver Route 2020

Horse Expedition

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions if given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Colonial Villages Trail
Tour Code: IT-MXIR05
9 days / 8 nights ~$0.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2021 08/16 - 08/24 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP- Horse Expedi... 4 /10 Expired
A 2021 09/01 - 09/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Silver Route 4 /10 Expired
B 2021 09/20 - 09/28 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP- Horse Expedi... 4 /10 Expired
A 2021 10/06 - 10/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Silver Route 4 /10 Expired
B 2021 10/18 - 10/26 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP- Horse Expedi... 4 /10 Expired
A 2021 12/01 - 12/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Silver Route 4 /10 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: Charro, Western. English on request
Horses: Quarter horse, Azteca and Mexican Crio...
Pace: Moderate riding pace according to terr...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Guanajuato International Airport (BJX)
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