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The Rancho Tour

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“rug hooking”(8 reviews)
“local women”(6 reviews)
“from scratch”(4 reviews)
The Rancho Tour is an opportunity to meet the weavers of Las Rancheritas and experience life in a rural village. The 16 women are the descendants of the Otomi pyramid builders. . This is an intimate hands-on experience where you will be invited into...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Callejon Del Cardo 3 | St. Pauls Episcopal Church, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+1 512-447-2150
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All reviews rug hooking local women from scratch co op sweet potato tortillas delicious lunch grind corn dona maria papas fritas chile rellano aqua fresca hooked rugs final stop fruit water excellent opportunity fresh salsa
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I've been to San Miguel five times and this is the first time I've been on the Rancho Tour. It was a wonderful experience, with delicious food, a birds eye view of native handicrafts and expert commentary by our guide, Donna. Watching local women create...More

Thank EleiseT
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This well-run full day adventure allows the visitor an in-depth look at small village life, from the inspiring women with their rug-hooking industry to the unbelievable traditional noon meal, visits to other craftsmen, and introduction to rarely seen indigenous culture. We always recommend this to...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Drove out to the country in a nice AC van. Met some wonderful people. Made corn and then the tortillas and had a DELICIOUS lunch. The “grandma” who taught us her indigenous language, the woman who made us fruit water and schooled us on various...More

Thank Stampercin
Reviewed 13 July 2018

my wife and I went on this tour last week. It's only about 20 minutes out of town(transportation is included) so you aren't tired from a long bus ride when you get there. This is a village or campo of about 1000 people who are...More

Thank diandira
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I did this tour in June of 2017. It was absolutely one of the highlights of my trip to SMA. The tour was packed with experiences, from a delicious meal served to us by the women of the Rancho made from all ingredients grown there...More

Thank digbugsgotravel
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This was a delightful experience. My wife and I enjoyed all aspects of this tour, from the food preparation, the extensive meal, the interaction with the local people, the charming introduction to the Otomi language, the demonstration of rug hooking and the opportunity to purchase...More

Thank kevin27974
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A brief excursion into reality. Only a short drive (provided by the tour) from San Miguel's bustle and low key commercialism is this genuine slice of life in rural Mexico. The focus of the tour is a cooperative venture run by a dozen or so...More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This tour was well orchestrated with a wonderful, English speaking tour guide. It took about 30 minutes to get the location, with a pleasant view along the way. The Rancheritos community was very interesting and totally authentic. The tour helps raise money for the community,...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

An excellent opportunity to meet and interact with Mexicans living outside of the city.. They are hospitable, talented , and always smiling. I felt like I encountered the real Mexico..

Thank CarolandRichard
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I can't add any details that other reviews haven't already covered other than to say that at no point did the activities feel hokey or contrived. It was a most enjoyable tour and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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